Nominate a Nurse for the DAISY Award
A Way to Honor a Difference Maker
About the DAISY Award
The DAISY Award is an international recognition program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care nurses provide every day. DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. The DAISY Award was established by the DAISYFoundation in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at 33 from complications of ITP, an auto-immune disease. During his hospitalization, the Barnes family was awestruck by the clinical skills, caring, and compassion the nurses showed to Patrick and his entire family, so they created this international award to say thank you to nurses everywhere in a very public way.
Anyone can nominate a nurse for the DAISY Award. Say thank you by nominating a nurse for a DAISY award and sharing your story of how a nurse made a difference you will never forget.
To Nominate a Nurse for the DAISY Award
- Download and print the DAISY nomination form
- Fill out the form
- Email the form to Jo Rust at firstname.lastname@example.org
Or, if you don’t have access to a printer, you can submit your nomination via email to Jo Rust at email@example.com. Compose an email that includes the following required information:
- The nurse's name and unit
- A specific situation or story that demonstrates how this nurse made a meaningful difference in your care
- Your full name and your email
- Your relationship with RHI: a patient, family member, caregiver, visitor, registered nurse, doctor, staff, or volunteer