The DAISY Award

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DAISY Award honorees personify Portneuf’s remarkable patient experience. These nurses consistently demonstrate excellence through their clinical expertise and extraordinary compassionate care, and they are recognized as outstanding role models in our nursing community. One nurse will be selected for this prestigious award quarterly (every three months). If you have any questions please contact Charles at 239-2590.

Nominate a Nurse Today for the Daisy Award

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

How to Nominate an Extraordinary Nurse

Nurses, physicians, employees, patients, and visitors may nominate a deserving nurse by filling out the nomination form or by completing a hand written form, available throughout the Medical Center.

About the DAISY Foundation

The DAISY Foundation was established in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died of complications of the auto-immune disease Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP) 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 by the superhumanwork they do everyday.

What is the DAISY Award?

The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses everyday. Portneuf Medical Center is
proud to be a DAISY Award Partner, recognizing one of our nurses with this special honor quarterly. To find out more about the program, including the growing list of partners, please visit the Daisy Foundation Website.