DAISY Award for Nurses

Want to say thank you to your nurse? Share your story

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. Please say thank you by sharing your story of how a nurse made a difference you will never forget!

Now used in over 1,300 health care facilities, the DAISY Award provides a way for patients, families, and colleagues to give meaningful recognition to nurses who give extraordinary care.

This award recognizes nurses for going above and beyond patient and team expectations by:

  • Providing service with respect, compassion, and integrity.
  • Generating enthusiasm and energy while carrying out everyday duties and responsibilities.
  • Significantly making a difference and listening not only with ears, but also with heart.

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