The DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune SYstem) Award for Extraordinary Nurses was created 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. They created this international award to say thank you to nurses everywhere.
Anyone can nominate a nurse for the DAISY Award. The DAISY Award committee selects one nurse who exemplifies the following characteristics each month:
Established a special connection with a patient/family
Has significantly made a difference in the life of a patient
Shows empathy in all situations
Is an outstanding role model for the nursing profession
Generates enthusiasm and energy towards meeting the challenges of nursing
Consistently exhibits excellent interpersonal skills
Exemplifies the essence of professional nursing in all activities
Our first nomination will be announced during the spring of 2020, be on the lookout for more information!
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