DAISY Award

Thank your nurse for extraordinary care—nominate a nurse (LPN, RN, or Nurse Practitioner) for the DAISY Award. DAISY Award honorees personify Community HealthCare System's remarkable patient experience. These nurses consistently demonstrate excellence through their clinical expertise and extraordinary, compassionate care. They are recognized as outstanding role models in our nursing community.

+ About the DAISY Foundation

The DAISY Foundation was established in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes, who died of complications of the autoimmune disease idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura (ITP) at the age of 33. During Pat's eight-week hospitalization, his family was awestruck by the care and compassion his nurses provided. One of the goals they set in creating a foundation in Pat's memory was to recognize extraordinary nurses who make an enormous difference in the lives of so many people by the super-human work they do every day.

+ 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 every day. Community HealthCare System is proud to be a DAISY Award Partner. Nomination is all year long. Selection process takes place semi-annually.

To find out more about the program please go to DAISYfoundation.org.

Each DAISY Award Honoree will be recognized at a ceremony and will receive a certificate, a DAISY Award pin, a hand-carved stone sculpture titled, A Healer's Touch, and a copy of the nomination letter. The department of the recipient will receive cinnamon rolls, which were Patrick's favorite during his illness.

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