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The DAISY Award

The DAISY 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, the Barnes Family deeply appreciated the care and compassion shown to Patrick and their entire family. When he died, the family felt compelled to say "thank you” to nurses in a very public way and the DAISY Foundation was created.
DAISY stands for Diseases Attacking the Immune SYstem.
DAISY Honorees
Nurses, nominated by patients, families, visitors, physicians and peers, are selected by an OMC DAISY committee and recognized at a ceremony in their unit. Each DAISY Award honorees will receive

  • a beautiful certificate
  • a DAISY Award pin
  • a hand-carved stone sculpture entitled A Healer’s Touch

Additionally, everyone in the unit will celebrate with cinnamon rolls – a favorite of Patrick’s during his illness. The Barnes Family asks that whenever nurses smell that wonderful cinnamon aroma, they stop for a moment and think about how special they are.
Share Your Story and Nominate a Nurse
Anyone may thank an Olympic Medical Center nurse. Please share how your nurse excels in one or all of these qualities.

Nurturing – positively encourages others
Understanding – aware of conditions, feelings, and life stories when interacting with others
Respectful – listens and communicates respectfully
Skilled – knowledgeable, embodies professionalism
Empathetic – considers the feelings and situations of patients and staff
Supportive – spends quality time with patient and family, and encourages shared decision making

To share your story and thank a nurse, please complete the form below.
Nurse's Name*  
Nurse's Unit/Dept*  
Your Name*  
Your Phone Number    -   - 
Your Email Address*  
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May we call you if your nurse is chosen as an Honoree so you may attend the celebration if available?*
Please describe a specific situation or story that clearly demonstrates how this nurse made a meaningful difference in your care. To be eligible, you must write at least 50 words and give specific examples of outstanding care.*
By submitting this form, you give permission for your comments to be published on olympicmedical.org, in print and in other media including DAISYfoundation.org. Patient and family member names will be changed to initials before publishing to protect identities. Olympic Medical Center reserves the right to make minor edits as needed for publication purposes. Your phone number and email address will NOT be published or shared.*
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