Nominate a Nurse for a DAISY Award

The DAISY Foundation was established to honor nurses.

The DAISY Foundation was founded in November 1999 in memory of J. Patrick Barnes who died, at 33 years old, from complications of idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura. His family was awestruck by the care and compassion received from nurses during the 8-week hospitalization.

DAISY recognizes and says thank you to nurses by:

  • honoring the super-human work nurses do at the bedside every day
  • funding research
  • honoring nursing faculty

Nominate a Nurse

Nominations can be submitted by patients, families, colleagues, physicians and other staff. The DAISY award is focused on the compassionate care and memorable moments nurses provide their patients and great clinical skill.

The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

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 in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes after he died from complications of the auto-immune disease idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura. During his hospitalization, they deeply appreciated the care and compassion shown to Patrick and his entire family. They felt compelled to say 'thank you' to nurses in a very public way and established this award.

Say your 'thank you' by sharing your story of how a nurse made a difference you will never forget!
  • Which unit, floor or office does this nurse work?
  • Please share your story of how a nurse made a difference you'll never forget. Describe a specific situation or story that shares how this nurse made a meaningful difference in your care.