Want to Say Thank You to Your Nurse? Share Your Story!
The DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Award is an internationally known recognition program honoring and celebrating the skillful, compassionate care nurses provide every day. The DAISY Foundation was established by the family of J. Patrick Barnes after passing away 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. They felt compelled to say “thank you” to nurses in a very public way. To learn more, visit DAISYFoundation.org.
To Nominate An Extraordinary Nurse
To be considered, the nomination requires a detailed story (minimum of 50 words) demonstrating how this nominee consistently meets the following Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare ICARE values: Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence.
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“Our 88-year-old mother was a patient for 2 weeks. Mom was on a roller coaster, we never knew what to expect. Everything was new and frightening to us as we watched her struggle to live. Through it all, Tami was there, working tirelessly, diligently, helping Mom and us understand issues and ramifications. She patiently explained things to us, sometimes more than once, until we got it. Of utmost importance to her was Mom’s comfort. Tami was also concerned about each of us as we went through our own emotional and exhausting roller coaster rides. We looked forward each day to seeing Tami. She obviously cared deeply for Mom. Tami became like family. I wanted to hug her hello and goodbye. Everyday her knowledge and skills were evident. Such as, for 1 tiny example, the day 02 saturation was dropping, chest tubes were in-Tami analyzed the best position to put mom into with those tubes in order to maximize 02 saturation. It worked. Tami’s tireless, devoted, and skilled passion for our mother’s well being made a huge impression on us. She stood out as a nurse willing and able to go beyond the normal call of duty.”
Online Nomination Form