CHI Health awards outstanding nurses with the DAISY award each month. Recipients are selected from nominations submitted by patients, their families and co-workers. Check back to this story often as new award recipients are added.
The DAISY Foundation was created in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died at age 33 of complications of an auto-immune disease (hence the name, an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System.) Patrick received extraordinary care from his nurses, and his family felt compelled to express their profound gratitude for the compassion and skill nurses bring to patients and families every day. The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses celebrates nurses in over 1,800 healthcare facilities around the world. For more information on the DAISY Award, visit www.daisyfoundation.org.