Celebrating nurses who provide extraordinary compassionate and skillful care every day...

Celebrating nurses who provide extraordinary compassionate and skillful care every day...

Celebrating nurses who provide extraordinary compassionate and skillful care every day...

Celebrating nurses who provide extraordinary compassionate and skillful care every day...

Celebrating nurses who provide extraordinary compassionate and skillful care every day...

Celebrating nurses who provide extraordinary compassionate and skillful care every day...

Celebrating nurses who provide extraordinary compassionate and skillful care every day...

Celebrating nurses who provide extraordinary compassionate and skillful care every day...

What is the DAISY Foundation?

J. Patrick Barnes

 An acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune SYstem, The DAISYFoundation was formed in November, 1999, by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died at age 33 of complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP). The nursing care Patrick received when hospitalized profoundly touched his family.  Read more about why they started The DAISY Foundation.

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DAISY Foundation News

The Nursing Profession Sees the Value of Nurse Recognition

There are now 23 professional nursing organizations supporting DAISY’s mission to honor and celebrate extraordinary nurses.  In the last few months, we welcomed the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA) and the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN). 

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Compassion Practices and HCAHPS: Does Rewarding and Supporting Workplace Compassion Influence Patient Perceptions? Absolutely!

Read this exciting new study in Health Services Research to learn how recognition of extraordinary compassion enhances patients' perception of the quality of their care.

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NPSF and DAISY Team Up to Honor Compassionate Nurses Demonstrating Extraordinary Safety

Boston, MA, April 21, 2015—The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) and the DAISY Foundation have announced the recipients of the National Patient Safety Foundation’s DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses.Michael Blomquist, RN, CCRN, a critical care nurse at the University of Kansas Hospital, was chosen to receive the individual award in recognition of his professionalism and patient-centered approach.
"Team Ebola" of The Emory University Hospital Serious Communicable Disease Unit (SCDU) will receive the team award for their care of critically ill Ebola patients.

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2,000 Healthcare Facilities Committed to Honoring Nurses with The DAISY Award!

Another milestone was reached this month as the 2,000th facility joined our growing international DAISY community. More than 60,000 nurses have been recognized for their compassion, skill, innovation, and attention to patient safety, and more than 650,000 nominations have been received, to date. Our profound gratitude to the nurses who have told their colleagues about the impact of this program and to the many organizations who support our work. 

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DAISY's First White Paper Released: "Inspiring Nurses to See the Extraordinary in their Ordinary"

Inspiring Nurses to See the Extraordinary in their OrdinaryCo-authored with Mary Koloroutis, MSN, RN, CEO of DAISY Industry Partner Creative Health Care Management, this white paper inspires nurses to see what we patients and families see in nurses - extraordinary human connections who make a tremendous dif

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