The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses is a nationally recognized program that celebrates the wonderful nurses we encounter during some of the most worrisome — or joyful — moments in our lives.  Three Rivers Hospital wanted to bring a more meaningful voice to the feedback we hear from patients and their loved ones, so we’ve partnered with the DAISY Foundation to offer the annual DAISY Award.

The DAISY Foundation shares our commitment to honor nurses for the work they do in helping provide the ideal patient experience at Three Rivers Hospital.

2017-2018 DAISY Award Honoree

Please join Three Rivers Hospital staff and providers in congratulating our first DAISY Award winner, Jesse Hodges!

Years at Three Rivers Hospital: 2

Department: Acute Care

What is your favorite part about being a nurse?  “Bonding with patients is the most gratifying part of my job. You learn something new about people every day you work. Involving the situations where you are able to provide a level of support to a patient is the most rewarding part of nursing. Whether that be listening, educating, being present, giving tough love. The list goes on and on. If you can find your niche to serve in a person’s healing process you have done your job. That’s what sends me home feeling satisfied.”

2017-2018 Nominees


Dan Smith, RN
Acute Care


Jesse Hodges, RN
Acute Care


Annetta Truitt, RN
Emergency Department


Eric Tollefson, RN
Acute Care

Nominate a Nurse for the DAISY Award

DAISY at Three Rivers Hospital

To nominate a nurse directly through our website, please scroll down this page to the online fillable form on the left. You may also click the following link to download and complete a PDF form to nominate a nurse for the DAISY Award: DAISY Nomination Form

Nomination forms in English and Spanish are also available at Three Rivers Hospital and Three Rivers Family Medicine. Simply ask the Patient Registration Clerk for assistance.

Please note:

  • Only Registered Nurses (RNs) and Licensed Nurse Practitioners (LPNs) may be nominated for a DAISY Award.
  • Patients, visitors, physicians, and other hospital staff may nominate a nurse.
  • The hospital’s employee recognition committee reviews all nominations to select two nominees per month, based on criteria established with the help of our Chief Nursing Officer.
  • One of the 24 nominees will become the year’s DAISY Honoree and will be recognized in a celebration during National Nurses Week each May, to which hospital staff, providers, and the nominating individual or family will be invited.