What is The DAISY Award?
An acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune SYstem, The DAISY Foundation was formed in November 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at age 33 of complications of the auto-immune disease Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP). The nursing care Patrick received when hospitalized profoundly touched his family.
The nurses’ sensitivity made a great difference in the Barnes’ experience, so Pat’s family created The DAISY Award® for Extraordinary Nurses. What started out as a thank you from their family has grown into a meaningful recognition program embraced by health care organizations around the world. We are very proud to partner with DAISY as we have many extraordinary nurses right here at Bassett.
Bassett Daisy Award Recipients