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Nominate a Nurse for the DAISY Award

The DAISY Award for extraordinary nurses in memory of J. Patrick Barnes

About The DAISY Foundation

The DAISY Foundation was established in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died of complications of the auto-immune disease Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP) at the age of 33. His family was awestruck by the care and compassion his nurses provided not only to Pat but to everyone in his family. One of the goals they set in creating The DAISY Foundation was to recognize extraordinary nurses everywhere.

What Is The DAISY Award?

The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day. CHOC is proud to be a DAISY Award Partner, recognizing one of our nurses with this special honor every quarter.

To find out more about the program, including the growing list of Partners, please go to

Each DAISY Award Honoree will be recognized at a ceremony in his/her unit and will receive a beautiful certificate, a DAISY Award pin, and a hand-carved stone sculpture entitled A Healer’s Touch. Additionally, everyone in the unit will celebrate with Cinnabon® cinnamon rolls – a favorite of Patrick’s during his illness.

Name of the nurse you are nominating:

Unit where this nurse works:

Please write a detailed story of a specific situation that clearly demonstrates how this nurse made a meaningful difference in your care. (The more detail the better!)

Thank you for taking the time to nominate an extraordinary nurse for this award. Please tell us about yourself, so that we may include you in the celebration of this award should the nurse you nominated be chosen.

Your First Name:

Your Last Name:



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