The DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune system) 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, 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.
Please say thank you by sharing your story about an extraordinary nurse at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.
Research supports the powerful impact of meaningful recognition, and the DAISY Award is a great example. Over 4800 health care facilities around the world use the DAISY Award to recognize extraordinary nurses. Santa Clara Valley Medical Center is proud recognize our nurses with this special honor.
How to Nominate a Nurse
Honorees are nominated by patients, families, colleagues and with use of a criteria, chosen by peers.
There are 3 methods to submit a nomination form:
To access an electronic nomination form or a PDF (print file), go to www.scvmc.org/DAISY
Scan the QR code located on DAISY posters in elevators, hospital entrances or DAISY buttons worn by nurses.
While in the hospital building to go the nearest nurse’s station and ask about how to recognize and nominate your nurse for the DAISY Award.