The DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Award is an international recognition program that honors and celebrates the skillful, compassionate care nurses provide every day. The DAISY Foundation was established by the family of J. Patrick Barnes after he died from complications of the auto-immune disease ITP in 1999. During Patrick’s hospitalization, his family deeply appreciated the care and compassion shown to all of them. When Patrick died, his family felt compelled to say “thank you” to nurses in a very public way.
Now you can say thank you to a TCMH nurse by sharing your story of how a nurse made a difference you will never forget! We are looking for stories of extraordinary care given by a TCMH nurse.
Every TCMH nurse nominated for a DAISY Award will receive recognition. Two nurses will receive a DAISY Award at TCMH annually—one nurse in the spring and one nurse in the fall.
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. Additionally, 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.
Do you have questions about the DAISY Award? Contact TCMH by email or by calling (417) 967-1236.
Here is the DAISY brochure to mail or to hand deliver to TCMH. Or you can complete the following online form to submit an electronic nomination.
To submit a DAISY Award nomination form online, please complete and submit this form: