The DAISY Award® for Extraordinary Nurses

Honor the compassion and care nurses provide their patients every day.
The DAISY Award® was established by The DAISY FoundationTM 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 nurses who cared for Patrick, so they created this international award to say thank you to nurses everywhere. Each DAISY honoree is recognized at a public ceremony in her/his unit and receives a beautiful certificate, a The DAISY Award® pin, and a hand-carved stone sculpture entitled A Healer’s Touch. Additionally, everyone in the unit will celebrate with 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.

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DAISY Nomination Form

Please tell us about yourself, so that we may include you in the celebration of this award should the nurse you nominated be chosen.