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The DAISY Award

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 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes after he died from complications of the auto-immune disease ITP in 1999. During his hospitalization, they deeply appreciated the care and compassion shown to Patrick and his entire family. When he died, they felt compelled to say “thank you” to nurses in a very public way. Now you have a chance to say thank you by sharing your story of how a nurse made a difference you will never forget!

The DAISY award is a highly respected honor among nurses. Our committee looks at the “PETALS” criteria for selecting a recipient of the award:
  • P – Passion/compassion for nursing and the care that you provide.  Does the nomination show the nurse is passionate about nursing and compassionate in the situation?
  • E – Establish a special connection with the patient, patient’s family, or co-worker.  Does the nomination show that the co-worker, patient, or patient’s family member felt a special connection which added to the quality of their care?
  • T – Trust and Teamwork of families, patients, and peers.  Is there a sense of trust in the nurse conveyed in the nomination?  
  • A – Admirable attributes possessed.  Are there some attributes that others would admire in this nurse conveyed in the nomination? 
  • L – Learning.  Has the nominee shown an effort to educate the patient, their family, or the nominee’s peers?
  • S – Selflessness.  Is selflessness evident on the part of the nurse? 

CVMC DAISY Award Recipients

Anyone can nominate a nurse for the DAISY award by completing the online form below, or by downloading and printing our brochure and returning it to Carson Valley Medical Center.  For more information on the DAISY Award and the DAISY Foundation, click here.

Please share your story of why this nurse is so special*