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Nominate a Nurse
for the DAISY Award

What is the DAISY Award?

The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary compassionate and skillful care given by nurses every day. This award is given to outstanding nurses in more than 2700 health care facilities around the world. We are proud to be a DAISY Award Partner by recognizing one of our nurses with this special honor periodically throughout the year.

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Each DAISY Award honoree will be recognized at a public ceremony in his or her unit and receive a beautiful certificate, a DAISY Award pin, and hand-carved stone sculpture entitled "A Healer's Touch".

How to Nominate an Extraordinary Nurse:

Patients, family, staff, volunteers and medical staff may nominate a deserving nurse by submitting this online form, or paper forms can be accessed in the hospital on each unit.

About the DAISY Foundation:

The DAISY Foundation was established in 2000 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes, who died of complications of an autoimmune disease, idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura, at the age of 33. DAISY is an acronym for Disease Attacking the Immune System. During Patrick's eight week hospitalization, his family was awestruck by the care and compassion his nurses provided not only to Pat but to everyone in his family. 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 every day.

To find out more about the program, go to DAISYfoundation.org.


DAISY Award Nomination Form

Please describe a specific situation or story that specifically demonstrates how this nurse's clinical skill and extraordinary, compassionate care made a meaningful difference in your care. (800 characters max)

Thank you for taking the time to nominate an extraordinary compassionate nurse for this award. Please tell us about yourself, so that we can include you in the celebration of this award should be the nurse be chosen as the winner.