What Is The DAISY Award?

The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses is an international program that rewards and celebrates the compassionate and skillful care given by nurses every day. This award is presented to outstanding nurses in more than 4,650 healthcare facilities and schools of nursing in all 50 states and 28 other countries. We are proud to be a DAISY Award partner by recognizing our deserving nurses with this special honor.

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

How to Nominate an Extraordinary Nurse

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

About the DAISY Foundation

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 to him and his family. One of the goals they set in creating a foundation in Patrick’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.

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