The Award for Extraordinary Nurses

If you have been the recipient of extraordinary care by a nurse and would like to nominate them, please take a minute to share your care story—including the nurse's name and department. The story can be about how this nurse has gone above and beyond to reach out and touch the lives of patients, families, visitors or other healthcare providers.

Nominate a Nurse

In your nomination, please do not share a patient's identifying, private health information such as full name or address.

About the DAISY Award

The DAISY Foundation was formed in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at age 33 of complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP). When deciding how to honor his memory, family members recalled the "skillful and compassionate care" he received from nurses during his eight-week hospitalization.


As the family states on their website, "We wanted to say 'thank you' to nurses everywhere by establishing a recognition program – The DAISY Award® For Extraordinary Nurses (The DAISY Award) – to honor the super-human work nurses do for patients and families every day."

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