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The DAISY Award was established by the DAISY Foundation in memory of J. Patrick Barnes who died at 33 of ITP, an auto-immune disease. The Barnes Family was awestruck by the clinical skills, caring and compassion of the nurses who cared for Patrick. They created this national award to acknowledge exceptional nurses.

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DAISY Award honorees personify Altru Health System's remarkable patient experience. These nurses:

  • demonstrate excellence through clinical expertise
  • provide extraordinary compassionate care
  • are recognized as outstanding role models

Altru Health System is proud to be a DAISY Award hospital partner, recognizing our nurses with this special and honorable award.

Please fill out the nomination form to nominate a nurse for the DAISY Award.

 Nomination Review Criteria 

  • Demonstrates compassion and empathy
  • Always puts the patient first
  • Includes family and patient in planning care
  • Skilled in assessing and teaching patient and family
  • You care about me and I feel listened to.

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