The DAISY Award

The DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune SYstem) Award was established in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at 33 of an autoimmune disease. The Barnes family was awestruck by the clinical skills and compassion of the nurses who cared for Patrick, so they created this award to say thank-you to nurses everywhere.
Nominate a Nurse for the Daisy Award
Nominate a Nurse Leader for the Daisy Awarddaisy-nurse-leader-award-update-(1).png

This award gives staff a way to express their gratitude for the compassionate environment Nurse Leaders provide. As with The DAISY Award for direct care, the nominations call for stories and examples of how leaders have made a difference.

Nurse leaders are defined as:

  • Clinical Educators
  • Clinical Supervisors
  • House Managers
  • Nurse Managers/Asst. Nurse Managers
  • Directors
  • Associate Vice Presidents
  • Vice Presidents/Chief Nursing Officers