Awards for Nursing Excellence

Beaumont has earned several awards in honor of its excellent nursing staff. From national designations, to private awards given through generous donations from families touched by the nursing care they, or a loved one, received, Beaumont consistently recognizes its nurses for their work and achievements.

The Magnet designation, earned by Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak and Troy, recognized the hospitals and nursing staffs for their quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations to the nursing practice. Having the designation helps the public identify nursing excellence more easily and boosts the nursing profession by encouraging and recognizing professional achievement.

Here are some of the other awards Beaumont nurses are recognized with each year: 

Nightingale Awards - celebrates the profession of nursing and the contributions of exemplar registered nurses. Awards are given based on nurses' achievements and community and professional involvement.  Leadership, quality of care given, innovative practices, and advances in research are also valued in the selection process. 

Daisy Award - given to recognize the achievements of our nursing staff Beaumont, each year, the DAISY award is given to recognize the super-human work nurses do every day all over the country. DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. It was developed by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died at age 33 of complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP.)

Maggie Allesee Scholarship Award - as one of metro Detroit's number one community supporters, Maggie Allesee's gift to Beaumont is to award two of our nurses with a $1,000 scholarship to be used towards either completing a baccalaureate or master's degree in nursing. The award is available for nurses at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak.

Len & Roz Kolins Nursing Excellence Award - this award, made possible through the generous donation of Dr. Mark D. Kolins, Maria Abrahamsen and the Kolins Family. The gift is in honor of Dr. Kolins' parents. It grew out of their personal experience caring for elderly parents and the critical importance of quality nursing care to achieving the best patient outcomes.

The Phyllis E. Edwards Endowed Nursing Scholarship Fund - established in memory of Phyllis E. Edwards who spent her 30-year career in pediatric nursing. The award is designed to encourage others to dedicate themselves to nursing and support those who wish to pursue a career in pediatric nursing.