What is the DAISY Award?

The DAISY Award is an international program that honors the compassionate care and clinical excellence nurses provide for their patients every day. DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System, and the award is part of the DAISY Foundation. This foundation was established in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died from complications of an autoimmune disease at the age of 33. During Pat’s 8-week hospital stay, his family was awestruck by the care and compassion of his nurses, so one of the goals of creating a foundation in Pat’s memory was to recognize extraordinary nurses.

For more information, please visit the DAISY Foundation’s website.

Nominate a Nurse

Do you know a nurse that made a positive impact on your hospital stay? Would you like to recognize a nurse who made an important contribution to your health and life? Do they deserve a DAISY Award? Please tell us about that nurse by filling out the form below. Nurses may be nominated throughout the year!