What is the DAISY Award? The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses recognizes and honors nurses or Nurse-led teams who demonstrate truly exceptional caring and compassion to each patient and family, every moment, every day.
DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. The DAISY Foundation was established in 2000 by the Barnes Family in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) at the age of 33. The DAISY Foundation is dedicated to funding research to help eliminate diseases attacking the immune system, and to supporting ITP patients and their families. Having been touched by the remarkable care, clinical skills and compassion demonstrated by nurses during Patrick's illness, the Barnes family made it their mission to recognize exceptional nurses around the country.
A Virginia Mason DAISY Nurse or Nurse-led Team:
How to nominate a Virginia Mason Nurse or Nurse-led Team: Anyone can nominate a nurse or nurse-led team for the DAISY Award: patients, family members, team members and others.
To nominate a Virginia Mason nurse or nurse-led team who has shown extraordinary compassion and care, complete the nomination form below.