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The DAISY Award

We are partners in The DAISY Award program, which rewards and celebrates nurses who consistently demonstrate excellence in clinical expertise and compassionate patient care.

What is the DAISY Award?

The DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses is an international recognition program that honors and celebrates the skillful, compassionate care nurses provide every day.
DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune SYstem. The DAISY Foundation formed in 1999 by the family of Patrick Barnes as a way to honor the nurses that provided quality and compassionate care to Patrick during the final stages of his battle with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). Today, there are over 2,600 healthcare facilities in all 50 states and 15 other countries committed to honoring nurses with The DAISY Award.  is proud to be a DAISY Award Partner.
The DAISY Award recipients exemplify our dedication to the exceptional patient experience. These nurses consistently go above and beyond to provide compassionate, high quality care to their patients.

Nominee information

Nominate an extraordinary nurse as a deserving recipient of The DAISY Award. If they consistently meet all of the following criteria:

  • Goes above and beyond to care for the needs of the patient and family
  • Has a positive attitude and demonstrates professionalism
  • Job performance exemplifies the mission, vision and values of
  • Is thoughtful, compassionate and caring in all situations
  • Is energetic and passionate about patient care
  • Takes time to educate and include the patient and family during the care process

How to nominate an extraordinary nurse

Patients, visitors, nurses, physicians and employees may nominate a deserving nurse by filling out the form below. To learn more about the program and its growing list of partners, please visit The DAISY Foundation.
Learn more about The DAISY Award and The DAISY Foundation  

The Daisy Foundation

The DAISY Foundation, created to express gratitude by a family that experienced extraordinary nursing, is the international leader in meaningful recognition of nurses. Everyone who is involved with DAISY, whether they are presenting the Awards, choosing Honorees, or coordinating the program, is an extension of this family and their expression of this gratitude.