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Employee Recognition Awards

Gove County Medical Center is committed to recognizing and rewarding employees who exhibit outstanding performance and service excellence. Please share your gratitude by nominating an employee of how they made a meaningful difference in your care, the services they provided or the outstanding traits they show as a co-worker. Nominations can be made by providers, patients, family / visitors, volunteers and GCMC employees.

Gove County Medical Center is pleased to partner with The DAISY Foundation to present The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses here at our facility. The DAISY Award is an international recognition program that honors and celebrates the skillful, compassionate care nurses provide everyday.

The DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Foundation was established by the family of J. Patrick Barnes after he died from complications of the auto-immune disease ITP in 1999. During his hospitalization, they deeply appreciated the care and compassion shown to Patrick and his entire family. When he died, they felt compelled to say “thank you” to nurses in a very public way. Please say thank you by sharing your story of how a nurse made a difference you will never forget! The DAISY Award is presented in May during Nurse’s Week.

To learn more about the DAISY Foundation and the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, please visit: https://www.daisyfoundation.org

The Sunflower Award was created to recognize non-nursing clinical staff who go above and beyond in their roles at Gove County Medical Center. Sunflower Award nominees display skill, compassion, kindness, dedication and enthusiasm – exemplifying the kind of person that our patients, their families and our staff recognize as an outstanding role model.

Clinical Staff eligible for The Sunflower Award include Laboratory, Patient Care Technician, Nurse Aide, Scrub Technician, Medical Assistant, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Cardiac Rehab, Speech Therapy, Infection Prevention, Radiology, and Respiratory Therapy. The Sunflower Award is presented in October.

The Maple Award was created to recognize the outstanding individuals working behind the scenes in our support services departments who go above and beyond in their roles at GCMC. A Maple Award nominee consistently displays teamwork and excellent interactions with staff, patients and visitors.

Non-clinical Support Staff eligible for the Maple Award include Accounts Payable / Accounting, Administration (Chief Nursing Officer, Administrative Assistant, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Executive Officer), Hospital/Clinic Business Office, Emergency Preparedness, Risk Management, Quality, Lab Secretary, Physical Therapy Secretary, Dietary, Environmental Services, Hospital/Clinic Health Information, Human Resources, Information Technology, Marketing, Materials Management, Patient Registration, Maintenance, Transportation, Patient Financial Counselor, and Early Learning Center. The Maple Award is presented in October at the same time as the Sunflower Award.