The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses
DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune SYstem. The DAISY
Award was established by the DAISY Foundation in memory of J. Patrick
Barnes who died at 33 of ITP, an auto-immune disease. The Barnes Family
was awestruck by the clinical skills, caring and compassion of the nurses
who cared for Patrick, so they created this national award to say thank
you to nurses everywhere.
Anyone can nominate a nurse for the DAISY Award. Our DAISY Award committee
selects one nurse who exemplifies the following characteristics biannually:
P – Passion/compassion for nursing and the care being provided – does the
nomination show the nurse is passionate about nursing and compassionate in the
E – Empathy in the situation – does the nurse show empathy
individual or situation in the nomination?
T – Trust and Teamwork of families, patient and peers – is
there a sense of trust in
the nurse conveyed in the nomination?
A – Admirable attributes possessed – are there some attributes
that others would
admire in this nurse conveyed in the nomination?
L – Love for the patient and nursing profession – with the
nomination can you tell
the nurse has a true love for the nursing profession?
S – Selflessness – is there any selflessness on the part of
Each winner receives a nominee pin, a DAISY Award recipient pin, a Healer’s
Touch hand carved statue and an award certificate. In addition, the selected
nurse’s unit receives a banner to post until the next award is given
and freshly baked cinnamon rolls for everyone on the day the award is
To nominate a nurse, fill out this
form and return it to the Marketing Department at Roosevelt General Hospital.