About the Award
Want to thank your nurse for the compassionate and extraordinary care you received at Wise Health Surgical Hospital? Nominate them for the DAISY Award!
Frequently Asked Questions
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 his hospitalization, they deeply appreciated the care and compassion shown to Patrick and his entire family. When he died, they felt compelled to say “thank you” to nurses in a very public way.
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.
Please use the online form to nominate a nurse from Wise Health Surgical Hospital for the DAISY Award. Share your story of how your nurse made a difference you will never forget!
Nominate a Nurse!
Share your experience and why your nurse was so special.