Caregiver Recognition

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Providence Alaska Medical Center celebrates its hardworking caregivers by participating in regular recognition programs to recognize their commitment to high-quality patient care.

DAISY Award 

An acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System, The DAISY Foundation was formed in November, 1999, by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died at age 33 of complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP).

Through the struggle of falling ill for eight long weeks, what kept Pat going was the compassionate care from his skilled nurses. His family expected great clinical care, but they did not expect the way his nurses delivered that care – the kindness and compassion they gave Pat and all of his family every day. Pat’s family truly believes nurses are the “unsung” heroes who made his last eight weeks a positive experience, and as such should be recognized for the education, training, skill, and heart they put into everything they do. 

The DAISY Foundation was thus founded in honor of Pat’s great legacy to remind generations to come of his spirit and care that will live on. Each month, patients, families and visitors nominate clinical nurses who embody excellence in patient experience. The nurse’s clinical skill and especially her/his compassionate care exemplify the kind of nurse that our patients, their families, and our staff recognize as an outstanding role model. She/he consistently meets all of the following criteria:

  • Demonstrates in daily practice the Mission and Core Values of Providence 
  • Employs evidence- based care using current best practices 
  • Mentors and educates fellow colleagues using a supportive and positive approach 
  • Exemplifies the art and science of compassionate nursing by providing the right care, at the right time 
  • Values and participates in interdisciplinary teamwork 

How to nominate an employee for the Daisy Award:

Patients, visitors, nurses, providers and employees may nominate a deserving employee

If you have any questions about the DAISY award program at Providence Alaska Medical Center, please contact: 

Leslie M. Bagley, MSN, APRN-PCNS-BC, CPN, WCC 
PAMC Recognition & Retention Council 
DAISY & FIREWEED Coordinator  

Fireweed Award

The Fireweed Award is a Providence Alaska Medical Center recognition program that celebrates the extraordinary skills and compassionate service of our non-nursing caregivers. PAMC, which was built on philanthropy, has served those is need with kindness and respect, consistently adhering to a high standard of excellence. We truly believe we have a moral obligation to our patients and their families to provide high quality, safe health care which can only be provided by exemplary staff. The Fireweed Award recognizes that these staff members have gone above and beyond in their daily service and acknowledges that through their daily actions, they are a part of a rich legacy of caring. 

Each nominee receives a fireweed pin and a copy of their nomination. One honoree is selected by the PAMC Recognition & Retention council monthly. Each recipient is recognized at a public ceremony and receives a certificate, recognition pin, a stunning fused-glass award, and more for their outstanding service. Any patient, visitor, nurse, provider or colleague may nominate a caregiver they feel is deserving of the reward by submitting the electronic or printed form you can navigate to below. 
 
She/he consistently meets all of the following criteria:

  • Models compassionate care to patients, families, and other caregivers 
  • Embodies the Mission and Core Values of Providence
  • Actively supports patient-centered care 
  • Is committed to teamwork to ensure quality and safety in patient care 

How to nominate an employee for the Fireweed Award:

Patients, visitors, nurses, providers and employees may nominate a deserving employee.

If you have any questions about the Fireweed award program at Providence Alaska Medical Center, please contact: 

Leslie M. Bagley, MSN, APRN-PCNS-BC, CPN, WCC 
PAMC Recognition & Retention Council 
DAISY & FIREWEED Coordinator  

Or send an email

Aspen Award

The Aspen Award recognizes a Providence Leader that demonstrates the Providence Mission, Core Values, and a Caring Reliably culture.  The Aspen Award is presented to a different Leader every Quarter with a description of how their leadership has positively impacted the Caregivers that they serve.

Brought to you by the PAMC Recognition & Retention Council. Send a nomination.

Birch Award

The Birch Award recognizes a Providence Provider (physician, nurse practitioner, physician’s assistant) that demonstrates the Providence Mission, Core Values, and a Caring Reliably culture.  The Birch Award is presented to a different Provider every quarter with a description of how their leadership has positively impacted the patients that they care for.

Hero Award 

The Hero Award recognizes a caregiver who identifies a potential issue using their Caring Reliably tools and helps Providence avoids an error or safety event.