South County Hospital

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. South County Hospital is happy to be a DAISY Award Partner, recognizing one of our nurses with this special honor quarterly.

Each DAISY Award Honoree will be recognized at a public ceremony in her/his unit and will receive: a beautiful certificate, a DAISY Award pin, and a hand-carved stone sculpture entitled A Healer’s Touch.

How To Nominate An Extraordinary Nurse

Patients, visitors, nurses, physicians, and employees may nominate a deserving nurse three ways:

  • download this form and drop it in the many “DAISY” boxes around the hospital;
  • mail the form to DAISY Award, South County Hospital, 100 Kenyon Ave., Wakefield, RI, 02879; or
  • email your information and story.
  • About The DAISY Foundation

    The DAISY Foundation was established in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes, who died of complications of an auto-immune disease at the age of 33. (DAISY is an acronym for diseases attacking the immune system.) During Pat’s eight-week hospitalization, 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 a Foundation in Pat’s memory was to recognize extraordinary nurses everywhere who make an enormous difference in the lives of so many people by the super-human work they do every day. During the DAISY Award ceremony, everyone in the unit will celebrate with cinnamon rolls – a favorite of Patrick’s during his illness. The Barnes Family asks that whenever and wherever nurses smell that wonderful cinnamon aroma, they stop for a moment and think about how special they are.