Daisy Award Nomination


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 8 week hospitalization, his family was awestruck by the care and compassion
his nurses provided not only to Pat but to everyone in his family. So 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 by the super-human work they do everyday.

What is The Daisy Award?

The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses everyday. GBMC is proud to be a DAISY Award Partner, recognizing one of our nurses with this special honor every other month!

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.

Who is eligible for The Daisy Award?

Anyone can nominate a nurse for The Daisy Award. The Daisy Award Committee selects one nurse who exemplifies the following characteristics:

• Made a special connection with me and my family

• Went above and beyond to meet my expectations

• Significantly affected your clinical outcomes

• Included me and my family in my ongoing plan of care

• Included me and my family in education and discharge preparations, answering all of my questions in a way I/we could understand

• Included other healthcare team members if he/she could not answer my questions or resolve any issues


Nomination Deadline is October 13th!!..

Click here to electronically submit your nomination

Click here to print the nomination form

Award Ceremony is October 21st!!..


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