The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses was named in honor of Patrick Barnes, a special patient who died of an auto-immune disease. DAISY stands for Disease Attacking the Immune System. Patrick’s parents were so impressed with the kindness and compassion their son received from his nurses during his last 8 weeks, they formed a non-profit in 1999 to honor nurses from nearly 2,000 organizations around the country.
DAISY nominations are accepted throughout the year using forms placed in healthcare locations such as the Pinedale and Marbleton clinic lobbies, schools, and the Public Nurse. Nominees for this honor have been described as dedicated professionals who are understanding and sympathetic, considerate and kind, have a positive approach to everything, are wonderful ambassadors with regional partners, provide quality care and are wonderful friends.
Click on this link to nominate your favorite nurse. DAISY Application Form
DAISY AWARD RECIPIENTS