Our nurses are recognized for their exceptional commitment and contributions to providing the right care, at the right time, based on clinical evidence. They work collaboratively with nurses, the medical and hospital staff, and patients and their families.

Contributions of Professional Nursing

Research and evidence-based practice are the cornerstones for advancing excellence in professional nursing practice. They work collaboratively within the discipline of nursing, with the medical and hospital staff, and patients and their families. Translation of research findings into clinical practice promotes safety and quality outcomes. Mather nurses participate in the advancement of the nursing profession through contributions to practice and knowledge development.

Mather nurses contribute to the profession of nursing by publishing their nursing research.  These publications strengthen the profession by  providing a better understanding of the work nurses do and  serves to communicate new knowledge, innovations and improvements in nursing.

Hospital Recognition of the Contribution of Nurses

Throughout the year Mather Hospital recognizes the special commitment of our nursing staff and the nursing profession as a whole. Some of these initiatives include celebrations for National Certified Nurses Day and National Nurses Week. Nurses are also recognized by their fellow nurses and their co-workers at Mather Hospital. Nurses are recognized monthly at the hospital service excellence awards.  These awards are given out based on patient compliment letters.


Throughout the year, Mather Hospital recognizes those nurses who are exceptional examples of their profession. Among these recognitions is the Nurse of Excellence Award. The recipient of this honor is selected from a list of nominees submitted by their peers and supervisors. He/she has consistently demonstrated his or her commitment to the highest standards of quality healthcare – strong nursing skills, hard work, intelligence and a deep sense of caring.  Nurses are also nominated to win the Zuckerberg Family Award for Nursing Service Excellence.

Nursing Contributions in Community Outreach

Mather Hospital’s nurses are leaders not only within the hospital, but also out in the community. They are frequently called upon for their expertise and are generous in sharing their time and talents at health fairs, seminars and fundraising events.

Patient Recognition of Nursing Staff

The DAISY Award was established by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died of complications of an auto-immune disease at age 33. During Pat’s hospitalization, his family was awestruck by the care and compassion his nurses provided to him and everyone in his family. The DAISY Foundation was created in Pat’s memory and recognizes nurses who make an enormous difference by the super-human work they do. Anyone can nominate a nurse that they feel provided extraordinary care.