What is The DAISY Award?

September 18th, 2013

Now available at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, Herrin Hospital and St. Joseph Memorial Hospital—a way to say “Thank You” to your nurse.

The DAISY Award was established by the DAISY Foundation in memory of J. Patrick Barnes who died at 33 of ITP, an auto-immune disease. (DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. )

The Barnes Family was awestruck by the clinical skills, caring and compassion of the nurses who cared for Patrick. The family believed that nurses are deserving of society’s profound respect and recognition for the education, training, brainpower, and skill they put into their work, not to mention the compassion with which they deliver patient care so they created this national award to say thank you to nurses everywhere.

The DAISY Award is brought to you through the collaborative efforts of the SIH Shared Leadership Council. SIH will have three winners per quarter, one for each hospital. Nominations will be accepted through December with the first awards to be presented in January 2014.