One of William Newton Hospital's Difference Makers recognitions, this award was created by the DAISY Foundation to say “thank you” to nurses everywhere. The DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses ® honors the super-human work nurses do for patients and families every day. 

When will it be awarded?

Once a year. Nominations will be accepted each fall. 

Who can be nominated?

Any clinical nurse (RN, LPN, or APRN) employed by William Newton Hospital for at least one year.

Who nominates?

DAISY Award recipients are nominated by their peers, physicians, patients and families, and other staff and administrators.

What does a nurse who wins The DAISY Award receive?

  • A certificate held in a handsome portfolio, proclaiming the recipient an "Extraordinary Nurse"
  • A DAISY Award pin
  • A unique, hand-carved serpentine stone sculpture from Zimbabwe, entitled "A Healer's Touch"
  • A Spotlight page on the DAISY Foundation website featuring a photo and telling the story of why this nurse was honored
  • Presentation in the nurse's unit including: Cinnamon rolls and a celebratory banner hung in the recipient's unit for a month
  • Recognition on William Newton Hospital social media

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2022 Winner: Angie Brooks, BSN, RN

The fifth annual DAISY Award recipient at William Newton Hospital is Angie Brooks, BSN, RN. The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses® is part of the DAISY Foundation's mission to recognize the extraordinary, compassionate care nurses provide patients and families every day.
Angie is a Labor & Delivery nurse in our Family Birthing Center and has been with WNH since March 1991. Angie's nomination states “She made me feel super comfortable, loved, and was such an easy person to be around. She got me everything I needed and was so knowledgeable about every concern I had with anything - breastfeeding or pain. She has such a radiant personality. You couldn't help but cling to her. I wish I could take her home. We appreciate everything you did for us and hope to have you again one day."
Angie was surprised by her family and friends who visited our campus to help present the award, along with the WNH senior administration team and our Quality Improvement Manager. While receiving the recognition, Angie signed a traveling DAISY Award banner that will be displayed on the OB unit for the rest of the year. 

Please join us in thanking Angie and all of our extraordinary nurses for their continued dedication to their field.