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The DAISY Award

The DAISY Award is a nationwide program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day. 

About The DAISY Foundation 

The DAISY Foundation was established in 2000 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died of complications of an auto-immune disease 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 through the work they do everyday. 

DAISY Award Hospital Partner 

Missouri Baptist Medical Center is proud to be a DAISY Award Hospital Partner. Each month, we recognize one of our nurses with this special honor. To find out more about the program, including the growing list of hospital partners, please go to www.DAISYfoundation.org. 

Nominate a Nurse for the DAISY Award 

Nurses who are selected for a DAISY Award personify a remarkable patient experience at Missouri Baptist Medical Center. Awardees consistently demonstrate excellence through their clinical expertise and extraordinary compassionate care and they are recognized as outstanding role models in our nursing community. 

Each DAISY Award honoree will be recognized at a public ceremony in her/his unit and will receive a certificate, a DAISY Award pin and a hand-carved stone sculpture titled, “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 nurses stop for a moment and think about how special they are whenever and wherever they smell that wonderful cinnamon aroma. 

The DAISY Award

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