Nursing Support TULIP Award


The TULIP Award recognizes and celebrates individuals in nursing support  who exemplify Monument Health’s values of trust, respect, compassion, community and excellence. These individuals make a difference in the lives of their patients and patient families, and are a vital part of our nursing care teams. We are proud to recognize them.

TULIP Stands for

Thoughtful Upbeat Loving Individuals caring for Patients

Nursing support includes positions such as Nurse Aides, Certified Nursing Assistants, Medical Assistants and more.

When are TULIP Awards recognized?

Monument Health nursing support caregivers are recognized with TULIP Awards a number of times throughout the year. These caregivers are awarded:

  • 4 a year at Rapid City Hospital.
  • 2 times a year at Custer Hospital and Sturgis Hospital.
  • 1 time a year at Lead-Deadwood Hospital and Spearfish Hospital

How to nominate a caregiver

Patients, their families, and caregivers may nominate a deserving nursing support staff member online here.

Online Nomination

Download Brochure and Nomination Form

Once you’ve downloaded the Nomination Form, forms can either be dropped off or mailed to:

  • Custer – 1220 Montgomery St., Custer, SD 57730
  • Lead-Deadwood – mail to 61 Charles St. Deadwood, SD 57732, Attention Heather Lester
  • Rapid City – Rapid City Hospital, Nursing Administration, 353 Fairmont Blvd., Rapid City, SD 57701
  • Spearfish – Monument Health Medical Clinic, 1445 North Avenue, Spearfish, SD 57783
  • Sturgis – 2140 Junction Ave., Sturgis, SD 57785