The Sunflower Award for Extraordinary Nursing Support Staff was created to celebrate the devotion, strength and compassionate care given by nursing support staff to patients, families and staff.

Patients, visitors, nurses, physicians and staff may nominate a nursing support staff member by filling out the nomination form below. Nursing support staff include:

  • Certified nursing assistant
  • Critical care technicians
  • Emergency department technicians
  • OB technicians
  • Surgical technicians
  • Cancer center technicians

Sunflower Award nominees display skill, devotion, compassion and enthusiasm — exemplifying the kind of support staff that our patients, their families and our staff recognize as an outstanding role model. Nominees consistently meets all of the following criteria.

  • Exceeds expectations
  • Promotes a culture of excellence
  • Builds healthy relationships
  • Commitment to advancing the profession of all patient care support staff

Each Sunflower honoree will be recognized at a public ceremony in their unit with a certificate, a Sunflower Award pin and a hand carved stone sculpture titled, "Supporting Heart." We recognize one staff member every quarter.

The sunflower was chosen as the award theme because the sun symbolizes warmth and strength, and the flower represents devotion, compassion and enthusiasm.

Nominate a Nursing Support Staff Member

Thank you for taking the time to nominate extraordinary patient care support staff for this award. Please provide us with the following information.

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The nominee displays skill, devotion, compassion and enthusiasm — exemplifying the kind of support staff that our patients, their families and our staff recognize as an outstanding role model.

The nominee consistently meets all of the following criteria.

  • Exceeds expectations
  • Promotes a culture of excellence
  • Builds healthy relationships
  • Commitment to advancing the profession of all patient care support staff