Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) and renowned national nursing organizations recognize our nurses for providing exceptional care.

Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania (NAP) is a statewide, non-profit organization, focused on recognizing exemplary nursing practice, and granting scholarships to students pursuing degrees in nursing at all levels. Awards recognize nurses in clinical, administrate, research and education roles and a patient choice award recognizes nurses who have touched the lives of patients and their families in an unforgettable way.

Learn more about the award categories and descriptions.

The DAISY Award® For Extraordinary Nurses is world-wide recognition program honoring the super-human work nurses do for patients and families every day. Nurses are nominated by anyone in the organization - patients, family members, other nurses, physicians, other clinicians and staff - anyone who experiences or observes extraordinary compassionate care being provided by a nurse.

Nominate a nurse for a DAISY Award.

Friends of Nursing Awards recognize and promote excellence in nursing practice, nursing education and nursing research. At LVHN, Friends of Nursing is operationalized through the Professional Excellence Council. Nominees and recipients receive formal and public recognition when the awards are presented in association with National Nurses Week.

View LVHN Friends of Nursing Awardees

The Beacon Award for Excellence honors individual nursing units that distinguish themselves by improving every facet of patient care. Beacon awardees set the standard for excellence in patient care environments by collecting and using evidence-based information to improve patient outcomes, patient and staff satisfaction, and credibility with consumers.

beacon award winners oct 2019
Bill Kent, MHA, President, Lehigh Valley Hospital−Cedar Crest (far right), and Kim Jordan, DNP, RN, Senior Vice President Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer (second from right), join Anne Rabert, RN, Director, medical/surgical intensive care unit (MICU/SICU), Lehigh Valley Hospital−Cedar Crest (third from right), and MICU/SICU staff to celebrate their designation as a Silver Beacon Unit for 2019.