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.
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.
How To Nominate An Extraordinary Nurse
To nominate a nurse, patients, visitors, nurses, physicians, or employees should fill out and submit the form to the right. For questions, call 401-788-1173 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Should the nurse you nominate be chosen, you will be contacted.