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The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses recognizes the superhuman work that nurses do every day.

What is the DAISY Foundation?

The DAISY Foundation was established in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes. Patrick died at the age of 33, from complications of the autoimmune disease Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP). During his eight-week hospital stay, his family was impressed by the care and compassion his nurse provided, not only to him but to everyone in the family. They created the DAISY Award in Pat's memory to recognize those nurses who make a big difference in the lives of so many people. 

What is the DAISY Award?


The DAISY Award is an international honor given to nurses who provide extraordinary care every day. 


Holy Rosary Healthcare is proud to be a DAISY Award partner, recognizing our nurses with this award. 


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

Anyone can nominate a nurse for the DAISY Award. The DAISY Award committee selects one nurse who exemplifies the following characteristics bi-annually:

  • Positive attitude
  • Consistent focus on meeting patient and family needs
  • Healing presence
  • Demonstrates collaboration with all members of the healthcare team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Exemplifies Holy Rosary Healthcare's Service Behaviors, Mission, and Values

DAISY Award winners receive a nominee pin, a DAISY Award recipient pin, a Healer’s Touch hand carved statue and an award certificate.

Thank you for taking the time to nominate an extroadinary nurse. Please tell us about yourself, so we may include you in the celebration of this award if the nurse you nominate is chosen.

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