The DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune SYstem) Award is an international recognition program that honors and celebrates the skillful, compassionate care nurses provide every day.

The DAISY Foundation was established by the family of J. Patrick Barnes after he died from complications of the auto-immune disease ITP in 1999. During his hospitalization, they deeply appreciated the care and compassion shown to Patrick and his entire family. When he died, they felt compelled to say thank you to nurses in a very public way.

Want to say thank you to your nurse? Share your story!

Please say thank you by sharing your story of how a nurse made a difference you will never forget! Please fill out the form below to submit your story. You may also use this print version of the nomination form (PDF) if you prefer to mail it in.

Please fill out the following field to nominate a staff member for upholding the following standards: patient safety, communication, excellence, innovation, compassion, and integrity.

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