DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates our extraordinary
nurses who provide compassionate and skillful care to our patients every
day. St. Mary’s is proud to publicly appreciate the awesome work
our nurses do on a daily basis.
DAISY Foundation was established by the family of J. Patrick Barnes after he
died from complications of the auto-immune disease Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia
Purpura (ITP) in 1999. DAISY is an acronym for diseases attacking the
immune system. 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.
Help us celebrate the compassion and skill of our extraordinary nurses.
Nominate a nurse today!