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The DAISY foundation
Honoring Nurses Internationally In Memory of J. Patrick Barnes


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. The DAISY Nurse Leader Award recognizes nurses who are extraordinary in the impact they have on compassionate patient care. Honorees can be any nurse leader who impacts patient care directly including supervisors, managers, educators or nurses who specialize in case management, informatics or patient flow.

To nominate an extraordinary nurse, fill out this online form or download a form and mail it to:

Montgomery County Memorial Hospital
c/o Ashley Klindt
2301 Eastern Ave.
Red Oak, IA 51566