The DAISY Award

Want to say thank you to your nurse?

The DAISY(Diseases Attacking the Immune SYstem) Award is an international recognition program that honors and celebrates the skillful, compassionate care nurses provide every day.  The DAISY Foundation was established by the family of J. Patrick Barnes after he died from complications of the auto-immune disease ITP in 1999.  During his hospitalization, they deeply appreciated the care and compassion shown to Patrick and his entire family.  When he died, they felt compelled to say "thank you" to nurses in a very public way.

View our previous award winners.

Our Selection Criteria - PETALS

Professionalism This nurse clearly demonstrated respect, honesty, and thoughtfulness by communicating with courtesy, clarity, and care.

Environment This nurse created a healthy environment for the patients, family, and coworkers.  The nurse's attitude and behavior set a professional,educational, caring tone.

Trust & Teamwork This nurse developed trust with the patient, family, and coworkers, by following through in work and actions, as well as by demonstrating clinical expertise.  This nurse worked with others in a way that embodied the concept of teamwork.

Above & Beyond This nurse went above and beyond to care for a patient and family.  Whether it was a grand gesture or the smallest detail, this nurse made a positive impact.

Loves & Listens This nurse demonstrated a love for the art of nursing. Listening attentively to others, this nurse showed respect for others' opinions and points of view.

Service This nurse selflessly gave their time and talents.  This nurse's kindness, compassion, and internal desire to help others was visible to all.


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