Daisy Award Nomination
The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses
We are proud to recognize our nurses with The DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses, a national program that honors the compassionate care and clinical excellence our nurses bring to their patients every day. If you want to express your gratitude for a special nurse, tell us how your nurse made a difference in your experience today.
Each DAISY Award Honoree will be recognized at a public ceremony in her/his unit and will receive: a beautiful certificate, a DAISY Award pin, and a hand-carved stone sculpture entitled A Healer’s Touch.
Additionally, everyone in the unit will celebrate with Cinnabon® cinnamon rolls – a favorite of Patrick’s during his illness. The Barnes Family asks that whenever and wherever nurses smell that wonderful cinnamon aroma, they stop for a moment and think about how special they are.
How to Nominate an Extraordinary Nurse Patients, visitors, nurses, physicians, employees may nominate a deserving nurse by filling out this form and submitting it to The DAISY Award Committee.
DAISY Award Criteria
- Is a role model for the nursing profession
- Is thoughtful, compassionate and caring in all situations.
- Consistently focuses on meeting patient and family goals
- Significantly made a difference in the life of a patient
About The DAISY Foundation
The DAISY Foundation was established in 1999 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 eight-week hospitalization, his family was awestruck by the care and compassion his nurses provided not only to Pat but also 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 through the super-human work they do every day. 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. Eisenhower Medical Center is proud to be a DAISY Award Partner, recognizing nurses throughout the year with this special honor. To find out more about the program, please go to www.DAISYfoundation.org.