Fort Walton Beach Medical Center has two special awards program for their team members. The DAISY Award, specifically for nurses and The Sunflower Award, for all the other compassionate team members who give special care to all our patients, families and visitors.

Please take a moment to say “Thank You” by sharing your story of how a nurse and/or non-nurse team member made a difference you will never forget.

The DAISY Award

The DAISY Award is an international recognition program that honors and celebrates the skillful, compassionate care nurses provide every day. It was started in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. Pat’s family experienced first-hand the difference his nurses made in his care through clinical excellence and outstanding compassionate care. When he died, they felt compelled to say “thank you” to nurses in a very public way.

Daisy – Thank a Nurse


The Sunflower Award

The Sunflower Award recipient is a person who delivers compassionate care and remarkable patient experience. This person also provides outstanding service and support to the patient’s family and/or visitor’s needs.

Sunflower – Thank a Team Member