About Valley Regional Hospital's Daisy Program

The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

The DAISY Award honors the compassionate care that our nurses give our patients and their families every day.  The recipients of this award personify Valley Regional Healthcare’s  dedication to patient-centered care through our guiding principles of Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Compassion. Throughout the year, we request nominations for exemplary service provided by members of our team, who are the backbone of our care. Valley Regional holds  a ceremony twice a year, dedicated to all our nurses, where we recognize one nurse with the DAISY award.

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Do You Want to Nominate a Nurse for The DAISY Award?

If you have received extraordinary care by a nurse and would like to nominate them, fill out a nomination form:

Option 1: Fill it out online using the link below.

Option 2: Download and print the nomination form, then fill it out and send it back.

  • Scan and email the nomination form to [email protected]. If you have any questions please call Sandra Fish at 603.542.3420.
  • Mail to Attn: Sandra Fish 243 Elm St. Claremont, NH 03743 
Daisy Award Winners at Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont NH

What does DAISY stand for?

An acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System, The DAISYFoundation was formed in November, 1999, by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died at age 33 of complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP). The nursing care Patrick received when hospitalized profoundly touched his family.

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The DAISY Award Winners

2023 DAISY Award Winner

Diane Friend, RN, Resource Team
Diane Friend RN Resource Team DAISY award winner Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont NH
Megan Vaughn RN Surgical Services DAISY Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont NH

2023 DAISY Award Winner

Megan Vaughn, RN, Surgical Services

2022 DAISY Award Winner

Gary Gray, RN

“I wanted to say thank you to the many people that helped my husband this morning…They were unbelievable professional, and thoughtful. He was so kind and thoughtful and had such a sense of humor. He made what was an anxious time much less anxious… He felt like family. He listened and understood me. He made me and my significant other feel comfortable.”

Gary Gray, RN​ at Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont NH