Recognize an Exemplary Employee

DAISY and Sunshine Awards

At Baylor Scott & White Health we've set forth a culture where each and every staff member strives to make your visit the very best it can be. And because our staff cares so deeply for those we help, there are those who often go beyond the call to provide great care – they are the extraordinary members of our team whose skill and unsurpassed compassion deserve to be recognized. That’s why we have implemented the DAISY and Sunshine Awards.


The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day. Baylor Scott & White Health is proud to be a DAISY Award Partner.

Every month, we recognize one nurse in each of the following areas:

  • Austin/Round Rock Region – now including Lakeway
  • College Station/Brenham Region
  • Hill Country Region
  • McLane Children's Scott & White
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Hillcrest
  • Scott & White Memorial Hospital - Temple
  • Baylor Scott & White Continuing Care Hospital

Each DAISY Award Honoree will be recognized at a public ceremony in her/his unit and will receive: a beautiful certificate, a DAISY Award pin and a hand-carved stone sculpture entitled A Healer’s Touch. Additionally, every one in the unit will celebrate with Cinnabon® cinnamon rolls.

Nominate a nurse

About The DAISY Foundation

The DAISY Foundation was established in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died of complications of the auto-immune disease Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP) at the age of 33. (DAISY is an acronym for diseases attacking the immune system.) During Pat’s 8 week hospitalization, his family was awestruck by the care and compassion his nurses provided not only to Pat but to everyone in his family. So one of the goals they set in creating a Foundation in Pat’s memory was to recognize extraordinary nurses everywhere who make an enormous difference in the lives of so many people by the superhuman work they do everyday.

To find out more about the program, including the growing list of partners, please go to

Sunshine Award

This award is available to non-nursing employees who demonstrate compassion and dedication to their job and the patients we serve. These employees go above and beyond and are recognized as role models.

Every month, we recognize one employee in each of the following areas:

  • McLane Children's Scott & White
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Hillcrest
  • Austin/Round Rock region
  • Hill Country region

Nominate a staff member

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