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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.

Petal Award?

The Petal Award is a program recently created by the South County Health Nursing Shared Governance committee as a compliment to the DAISY award. The Petal Award recognizes Patient Care Technicians (PCT) that go above and beyond their line of duty. Nurses wouldn’t be unable to perform their roles without the help of dedicated and talented Patient Care Technicians. After all, a DAISY is not a flower without its PETALs.

How to Nominate a Nurse or PCT?

To nominate a nurse or patient care technician for one of these awards, please fill out and submit the form on this page. Should the nurse you nominate be chosen, you will be contacted.

For questions, call 401-788-1610 or email

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.