The DAISY Foundation was formed in November, 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died at age 33 of complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP). The nursing care Patrick received when hospitalized profoundly touched his family. Read more about why they started The DAISY Foundation.
The DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses (The DAISY Award) – to honor the super-human work nurses do for patients and families every day. In creating The DAISY Award, there were three elements we wanted to ensure our recognition program included:
- A partnership with healthcare organizations to provide on-going recognition of the clinical skill and especially the compassion nurses demonstrate at the bedside all year long.
- Flexibility so that The DAISY Award may be tailored to each hospital’s unique culture and values.
- A turn-key program with The DAISY Foundation providing most everything you need to implement The DAISY Award.