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The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses ® award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s mission to recognize the extraordinary, compassionate nursing care they provide patients and families every day.

Patients and their families can nominate nurses from Griffin’s inpatient and outpatient services, and at Griffin Faculty Physicians’ offices at daisynomination.org/griffinhospital.

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When writing your nomination, please indicate how the Griffin nurse embodied some or all of these characteristics for exceptional care:

P – Passion/Compassion for nursing and the care he/she provides
E – Empathy and Education
T – Teamwork amongst peers, patients and family members
A – Ambition for positive patient outcomes
L – Leadership and Flexibility
S – Selflessness

The award recipients will be chosen by a committee at Griffin and the award will be presented throughout the year. Each honoree receives a certificate commending her or him as an “Extraordinary Nurse.” Honorees also receive a DAISY Award pin and a beautiful and meaningful sculpture called A Healer’s Touch, hand-carved by artists of the Shona Tribe in Zimbabwe.

About The DAISY Foundation

The DAISY Foundation is a not-for-profit organization, established in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, by members of his family. Patrick died at the age of 33 in late 1999 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little known but not uncommon auto-immune disease. (DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System.) The care Patrick and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families.

For more information, email DAISYaward@griffinhealth.org.