The DAISY Award

The DAISY AwardThe 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.

Door County Medical Center values our exceptional nursing professionals and has adopted the DAISY Award to celebrate nurses for their extraordinary care and compassion.

Nurses are nominated for the DAISY Award by anyone in the organization — patients, family members, other nurses, physicians, other clinicians and staff — who experiences or observes extraordinary and compassionate care being provided by a nurse.

Who is Eligible for The DAISY Award?

DAISY Award honorees personify Door County Medical Center's remarkable patient experience. These nurses consistently demonstrate excellence through their clinical expertise and extraordinary compassionate care, and they are recognized as outstanding role models in our nursing community.

DAISY Award recipients are licensed nurses who exemplify our nursing values: Service, Vision, Compassion, Excellence, and Respect in the work they do daily.

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