DAISY Program

Want to thank a nurse for extraordinary care? Nominate a nurse for The DAISY Award.

DAISY Award honorees personify Crouse Hospital’s remarkable patient experience. These nurses consistently demonstrate excellence through their clinical expertise and extraordinary compassionate care.

They are recognized as outstanding role models in our nursing community.

About The DAISY Foundation
The DAISY Foundation was established in 1999 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. So 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 superhuman work they do every day.

What is The DAISY Award?
The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary compassionate and skillful care given by nurses every day. Crouse Hospital is proud to be a DAISY Award Partner, recognizing our deserving nurses with this special honor. To find out more about the program, including the growing list of partners, visit the DAISY Foundation website. DAISYfoundation.org.

Each DAISY award honoree will be recognized at a public ceremony in her/his unit and will receive a beautiful certificate, a DAISY Award pin and a hand-carved stone sculpture entitled A Healer’s Touch. Additionally, everyone in the unit will celebrate with Cinnabon® cinnamon rolls – a favorite of Patrick’s during his illness. The Barnes Family asks that whenever and wherever nurses smell that wonderful cinnamon aroma, they stop for a moment and think about how special they are.

Who can I nominate for a DAISY Award?

  • You can nominate an individual nurse who has demonstrated extraordinary patient care and contributes to the Crouse Mission, Vision and Values.
  • You can nominate a nurse-led team that exemplifies Crouse Health’s mission and values and are role models of collaboration and teamwork that made a difference in the lives of patients, families, employees or your community.
  • You can nominate a Nurse Leader who impacts staff and/or the patient care they manage by role modeling extraordinary behavior and creating an environment where attributes of trust, compassion, mutual respect, continued professional development and ethical behavior are modeled and supported.

Thank you for taking the time to submit a nomination for the DAISY Award!

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