The DAISY Award is a worldwide program that rewards remarkable care and extraordinary compassion in nursing. It is given to outstanding licensed nursing professionals in more than 2,000 health care facilities across the U.S.
The Award was established in 1999, by the family of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at age 33 of complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP). Having been touched by the remarkable care demonstrated by nurses during Patrick’s illness, the Barnes family made it their mission to recognize exceptional nurses with the DAISY Award.
Daisy Award recipients at UWHC personify our remarkable patient and family experience. For more details about this award and its nomination process, visit the Celebrating UW Health Faculty and Staff blog.