Want to Thank Your Nurse For Extraordinary Care? Nominate a Nurse for The DAISY Award
DAISY Award honorees personify Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare's remarkable patient experience. These nurses consistently demonstrate excellence through their clinical expertise and extraordinary compassionate care. They are recognized as outstanding role models in our nursing community.
Each DAISY Award Honoree will be recognized at a public ceremony 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.
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 8 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 super-human work they do every day.
What is The DAISY Award?
The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary compassionate and skillful care given by nurses every day. Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare is proud to be a DAISY Award Partner, recognizing three of our nurses with this special honor quarterly every January, April, July and October. Nominations received by the 1st of the month will be considered for the following quarter’s DAISY Award Ceremony. To find out more about the program, including the growing list of Partners, please go to www.DAISYfoundation.org.
How To Nominate An Extraordinary Nurse
Patients, visitors, nurses, physicians and employees may nominate a deserving nurse by submitting the form below or by sending your nomination to Susie Parslow, Nursing Administration, 1300 Miccosukee Road, Tallahassee, Florida, 32308. If you have any questions, please contact Patricia Kenney, Executive Director, Patient-Centered Care at 850-431-5682.