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The DAISY Award

The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the clinical skills and compassionate care given by nurses. Carondelet St. Joseph’s Hospital is proud to be a DAISY Award Hospital Partner and honor outstanding role models in our nursing community. 

About the DAISY Foundation

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. (DAISY is an acronym for diseases attacking the immune system.) During Pat's 8 week hospitalization, his family was awestruck by the care and compassion his nurses provided not only to Pat but to everyone in his family. So 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. To find out more about the program, including the growing list of Hospital Partners, visit the DAISY Foundation. 

Nominate an Extraordinary Nurse at Carondelet

Each DAISY Award Honoree will be recognized at a 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.

Patients, visitors, nurses, physicians and employees may nominate a deserving nurse by completing the form below: