Celebrate and recognize the exceptional care and compassion of nurses with The DAISY Award. Anyone can nominate a deserving nurse who exemplifies clinical skills, empathy, and professionalism. Each month, one nurse is selected to receive a special award and recognition.
DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. The DAISY Award was established by the DAISY Foundation in memory of J. Patrick Barnes who died at 33 of ITP, an auto-immune disease. The Barnes Family was awestruck by the clinical skills, caring and compassion of the nurses who cared for Patrick, so they created this national award to say thank you to nurses everywhere.
Anyone can nominate a nurse for The DAISY Award. The DAISY Award committee selects one nurse who exemplifies the following characteristics each month:
Each month’s winner receives a DAISY Award recipient pin, a Healer’s Touch hand-carved statue and an award certificate. In addition, the selected nurse’s unit receives a banner to post for the month and freshly baked cinnamon rolls for everyone on the day the award is presented. Cinnamon rolls were one of Patrick’s favorite foods.