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About The DAISY Award

The 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, Barnes and his family deeply appreciated the care and compassion shown. When he died, the Barnes family felt compelled to say “thank you” to nurses in a very public way. Please say thank you to your nurse (or nurses) by sharing your story of how a nurse made a difference you will never forget!

DAISY Award Nomination Form
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We'd love to include you in the celebration if this nurse is selected for a DAISY Award! Please share your Name, Phone Number, or Email below:

In 2023, one nurse from BBGH will receive the DAISY Award, a DAISY pin, recognition at the DAISY Award ceremony, a cinnamon treat, and a hand-carved sculpture called A Healer's Touch. All nurses who are nominated will receive a DAISY pin, a thank-you card, and a copy of their nomination. Starting in 2024, two BBGH nurses will be selected to receive DAISY Awards. 

Please contact or Chief Nursing Officer Jordan Colwell at 308-761-3354.

More information about the DAISY Award can be found at