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Recognize a Carle Employee

It's our priority at Carle to provide the best care and services possible. When you receive great healthcare, it's natural to want to say 'thank you'. Whether you give Gold Star recognition, a DAISY nomination, donate, volunteer or simply share your story, your expression of gratitude enhances the world-class care we’re able to give to the community. Giving back leads to happiness. And happiness leads to healing and healthier behaviors.

Say "Thanks" Your Way

When you complete a Gold Star, we’ll pass along your gratitude and a special star pin. We’ll also share with their manager and peers recognizing their special effort in caring for you. If you would like to share your experience even further, be sure to mark ‘I give Carle permission to contact me to discuss the possibility of sharing my story with the public’ at the end of the below form and a member of the Carle team will contact you.


When you express your gratitude through a donation, you help fund many of the services Carle offers today – from state-of-the-art medical equipment to patient-centered facilities to continuing education for staff. Donations can be made to the program of your choice. If the donation honors a member of your care team, we’ll let them know of your generosity, but the amount of your gift will remain confidential.


Volunteering is a great way to give back and express your gratitude. Every year, hundreds of volunteers, including many grateful patients, donate thousands of hours to support Carle patients, staff and visitors throughout our organization. From clinical areas to comforting families in times of need, there’s a place and pace for all ages to volunteer at Carle.


DAISY Awards

DAISY Awards

The Daisy Foundation.

Recognizing nurses who provide exceptions care to you and a family member.

Do you know a nurse who deserves to receive the DAISY Award? This nurse’s clinical skills and especially their compassionate care exemplifies the kind of nurse that our patients, their families and our staff recognize as an outstanding role model. The nurse should consistently meet all of the following criteria:

  • Customer service excellence
  • Community involvement
  • Patient family advocate
  • Educator/mentor
  • Exceptional nursing care