The DAISY Award

About the DAISY Award

The DAISY Award is a program rewarding excellence in nursing. It serves to recognize extraordinary compassion and care provided by nurses every day.

Each honoree is recognized at a surprise ceremony and receives a beautiful certificate, DAISY award pin and hand-carved stone sculpture entitled A Healer’s Touch.

Additionally, everyone in the honoree’s department will celebrate with cinnamon rolls—a favorite of Patrick’s during his illness.

The Barnes family asks that whenever and wherever nurses smell that wonderful cinnamon aroma, they stop for a moment and think about how special they are.

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History of The DAISY Foundation

Back in 2000 this foundation was established in the memory of J. Patrick Barnes. 

The DAISY Foundation was established in 2000 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes after he died from complications of the auto-immune disease ITP (Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura) in 1999 at the age of 33. During his hospitalization, the Barnes family deeply appreciated the care and compassion shown to Patrick and the entire family. When he passed away, they felt compelled to say “thank you” to nurses in a very public way.