The DAISY Foundation was established in 2000 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died of complications of the auto-immune disease Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP) at the age of 33. (DAISY is an acronym for diseases attacking the immune system.) During Pat’s 8 week hospitalization, his family was awestruck by the care and compassion his nurses provided not only to Pat but to everyone in his family. So one of the goals they set in creating a Foundation in Pat’s memory was to recognize extraordinary nurses everywhere who make an enormous difference in the lives of so many people by the super-human work they do everyday.

Fill out the form below to nominate a nurse for The DAISY Award. The nurse’s clinical skill and especially her/his compassionate care must exemplify the kind of nurse that our patients, their families, and our staff recognize as an outstanding role model. She/he should consistently meet all of the following criteria:

  • Displays a positive attitude
  • Creative Resolution of Patient Care Challenges
  • Models Excellent Interpersonal Skills
  • Extraordinary Clinical Skills
  • Establishes a Caring Presence
  • Exhibits Excellent Customer Service