It’s awards season in Hollywood; and like its neighbor to the south, Huntington Hospital is proud to announce a special new award. The hospital will make the inaugural presentation of the DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Award during Nurses’ Week 2012. This highly esteemed nursing honor is granted to exceptional nurses by nomination from patients, family members
and professional colleagues.
The family of 33-year-old J. Patrick Barnes established the DAISY Award after his 1999 death from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura. They were so touched by the skillful and compassionate care Patrick received during his eight-week hospitalization that they have devoted their lives to disseminating the DAISY Award.
The award highlights the extraordinary work nurses perform on a daily basis. The DAISY Award is now I given in over 1,000 hospitals in all 50 states and seven countries around the world. Patients, family members, and colleagues have submitted over 120,000 testimonials describing the profound impact DAISY-nominated nurses have had on their lives.
DAISY Award honorees represent the best of nursing: clinical expertise delivered with compassionate care. The DAISY Award allows the important stories of nursing to be shared. Nomination forms will be coming soon to patient care units. Encourage patients and family members to nominate an extraordinary Huntington nurse. Those voices of gratitude are so meaningful to nurses delivering their care.