The DAISY Foundation was established in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died of complications of the auto-immune disease Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP) at the age of 33. 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 The DAISY Foundation was to recognize extraordinary nurses everywhere.
The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day. CHOC is proud to be a DAISY Award Partner, recognizing one of our nurses with this special honor every quarter.
Each DAISY Award Honoree will be recognized at a ceremony in his/her 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 Cinnabon® cinnamon rolls – a favorite of Patrick’s during his illness.
To find out more about the program, including the growing list of Partners, please go to www.DAISYfoundation.org.