Recognize a Nurse


The DAISY Award is a nationwide program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by bedisde nurses every day.

Do you know an extraordinary Holy Cross Hospital or Holy Cross Germantown Hospital nurse who took excellent care of you or a patient you know?

Nominate a Holy Cross Hospital nurse for the DAISY Award.

Nominate a Holy Cross Germantown Hospital nurse for the DAISY Award.


Nurses who are selected for a DAISY Award personify a remarkable patient experience at Holy Cross Health. Awardees consistently demonstrate excellence through their clinical expertise and extraordinary compassionate care and they are recognized as outstanding role models in the nursing community.


Congratulations to Our Most Recent DAISY Award Honorees!

Martha Valero, RN 
Emergency Center 
Holy Cross Germantown Hospital 
Third Quarter Fiscal 2019 
Awarded June 2019 

Erin McDowell, RN 
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit 
Holy Cross Hospital 
Third Quarter Fiscal 2019 
Awarded June 2019

Aurora Muana, RN 
4 Acute Care 
Holy Cross Germantown Hospital 
Second Quarter Fiscal 2019 
Awarded January 2019

Ana Martinez, RN 
6 Acute Care 
Holy Cross Hospital 
Second Quarter Fiscal 2019 
Awarded January 2019




Who Can Nominate an Extraordinary Nurse?

Patients, families, visitors and physicians may nominate a deserving nurse by filling out the online DAISY Award nomination form.

About the DAISY Foundation

The DAISY Foundation was established in 2000 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died of complications of an auto-immune disease at the age of 33. DAISY is an acronym for diseases attacking the immune system.

During Pat's eight-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 through the work they do everyday.

Holy Cross Hospital and Holy Cross Germantown Hospital, DAISY Award Hospital Partner

Holy Cross Hospital and Holy Cross Germantown Hospital are proud to be DAISY Award Hospital Partners. Each month, we recognize one of our nurses with this special honor. To find out more about the program, including the growing list of hospital partners, please go to