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The DAISY Award

DAISY Award History

The DAISY Foundation was established in 2000 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died of complications of the auto-immune disease Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP) at the age of 33. DAISY is an acronym for diseases attacking the immune system. During Pat’s eight week hospitalization, his family was awestruck by the care and compassion his nurses provided not only to Pat but to everyone in his family. One of the goals they set in creating a Foundation in Pat’s memory was to recognize extraordinary nurses everywhere who make an enormous difference in the lives of so many people by the work they do every day. 

What is the DAISY Award?

The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day. Asante Three Rivers Medical Center is proud to be a DAISY Award Partner, recognizing one of our nurses with this special honor every three months.

To find out more about the program, including the list of partners, please go to

Why Nominate?

To recognize a nurse who:

  • Made you more comfortable
  • Helped you understand your care
  • Provided compassionate care
  • Made a difference during your stay
  • Included you in your care
  • Exceeded your expectations
  • Anticipated your needs
  • Eased your fears
  • Made a lasting impression 

A nurse may also be nominated by any fellow staff member observing a nurse doing any of the above.

DAISY Award Nomination Form>>

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