What is The DAISY Award?
The DAISY Award is a nationwide program
that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary
clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses everyday. Jackson County Memorial Hospital is proud to be a DAISY Award Hospital Partner, recognizing one of our nurses with this special honor every quarter.
To find out more about the program, including
the growing list of Hospital Partners, please go
Each DAISY Award Honoree will be recognized at a public ceremony in her/his unit and will receive: a beautiful certificate, a DAISY Award pin, and a hand-carved stone sculpture entitled A Healer’s Touch. Additionally, the honoree will receive Cinnabon® dust and everyone in
the unit will celebrate with cinnamon rolls.
Cinnabon® cinnamon rolls were 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 2000 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 everyday.
How To Nominate An Extraordinary Nurse
Patients, visitors, and physicians may nominate a deserving nurse by filling out this form and submitting it to either one of the many DAISY nomination boxes throughout the facility, submitting it to any one of our Department Leaders, or mailing it to the JCMH Education Department.
DAISY Award honorees personify Jackson County Memorial Hospital’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.