Recognizing Excellence

The Bee Awards

BEE Award

The BEE Award was established to recognize non-nurse staff members who go Beyond Exceptional Expectations.

The support of other health care providers is the foundation upon which a patient’s health care team can maintain phenomenal care and advocacy.

Who is eligible? 

The BEE Award recipients exemplify quality service, extraordinary care, and help create a great experience to patients and their families. These professionals consistently demonstrate exceptional care by promoting wellness, healing and hope to all.

All non-nurse hospital employees are eligible for the BEE Award. Examples include: nursing assistants, physical therapists, transporters, housekeepers, dietary team members, physicians, etc.

Nominate an exceptional team member

Remarkable Nurses Doing Remarkable Things

The Daisy Award

DAISY Award

Nominate an Extraordinary Nurse

The DAISY Award is a nationwide program that rewards excellence in nursing. It was created by the DAISY Foundation to recognize the clinical skills, extraordinary compassion and care exhibited by nurses every day. The award is given quarterly to outstanding registered nurses in hospitals throughout the world. DAISY Award recipients personify the remarkable patient experience at UofL Health.

Eligible nurses are recognized by our patients, their families, and our staff as outstanding role models who consistently meet all of the following criteria:

  • Make a special connection with the patient or their family
  • Excel at educating their patients and families
  • Work well with the multidisciplinary health care team
  • Have a positive attitude and demonstrate professionalism in the workplace
  • Job performance exemplifies the mission, vision and value of UofL Health
  • Model great assessment and decision-making capabilities
  • Demonstrate great interpersonal skills with peers and co-workers

Patients, visitors, employees or physicians may nominate a deserving registered nurse by filling out the nomination form.

About the DAISY Foundation

The DAISY Foundation was established in 2000 by the Barnes family in memory or J. Patrick Barnes, who died from complication of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) at the age of 33. The DAISY Foundation is dedicated to funding research to help fight diseases of the immune system, like the one that struck Patrick, and supporting ITP patients and their families. Having been touched by the remarkable care, clinical skills and compassion demonstrated by nurses during Patrick’s illness, the Barnes family made it their mission to recognize exceptional nurses across the country.