Nominate for the BEE Award

What is The BEE Award?

BEE stands for Being Exceptional Everyday: The award celebrates and honors the exceptional skills and daily compassion given by our non-nursing staff. Acknowledging the strength behind teamwork, the BEE Award was conceived by the DAISY Foundation—because a DAISY can't survive without a BEE and a BEE can't survive without a DAISY.

How are BEE Award Recipients Honored?

Each BEE Award honoree will be recognized at a public ceremony in their unit and will receive: a hand-carved stone sculpture entitled Circle of Friends, a BEE Award pin and commemorative certificate.

Share Your Story 

Share your story of a non-nurse staff member who delivered extraordinary, skillful, compassionate care to you or a patient by filling out a nomination form today—it’s an important way of saying thank you to an extra special clinical or non-clinical person who has made a difference in your life or another’s.

BEE Award nominees personify Valley Medical Center’s remarkable patient experience. Potential nominees include those that work within any of the following clinical non-nursing roles: Patient Care Assistant (PCA), Medical Surgical Technologist (MST), respiratory therapist, rehab therapist/aides, technologists, transporters, pharmacists, social workers/case managers, Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), medical assistants as well as those in non-clinical roles: Environmental Services, security, IT/informatics, engineering, dietary, Hospital Unit Coordinator (HUC), and Patient Services Representatives (PSR).

Recognize a Remarkable Team Member

Patients, visitors, physicians, volunteers, and other employees are encouraged to nominate a deserving team member. There are two options for nomination:

  • bee-qr.pngTo complete an online submission for BEE nomination, scan the QR code with your smart phone to route to the online survey

  • You can also enter the following URL to route to the online survey 

  • Print and fill out a nomination form to mail to the address above, drop in a drop box located throughout the hospital, or email at the above email address.
    • Email a copy of your completed nomination form to:
    • Drop your nomination form off in a DAISY/BEE Award Nominee drop box located throughout the hospital
    • Mail the completed form to:

              Nursing Services/BEE Award
              Valley Medical Center, M/S VMC 1-109
              PO Box 50010
              Renton, WA 98058-5010


About The DAISY Foundation 

The DAISY Foundation was established in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes, who died of complications of the auto-immune disease, Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP), at the age of 33. During Pat’s eight- week hospitalization, his family was awestruck by the care and compassion his nurses provided—not only to Pat, but to everyone in his family. To honor Patrick’s memory and the extraordinary nursing care he received, his family created The DAISY Foundation, which focuses on nominating and awarding nurses that provide spectacular care.