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The DAISY Award

The 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.

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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 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.

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As the largest health care provider in nine counties, Asante provides comprehensive medical care to more than 600,000 people throughout southern Oregon and northern California. Our facilities include Asante Ashland Community Hospital in Ashland, Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford, Asante Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass, Asante Physician Partners and additional health care partnerships throughout the region.