DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. The Foundation was formed in November, 1999, by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died at age 33 of complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP). Patrick was a wonderful person.
In honor of Patrick, his family felt compelled to express their profound gratitude to nurses for the work they do for patients and their families every day. This is the primary mission of The DAISY Foundation.
DAISY Award winners have been nominated by patients, families or coworkers for their skillful and compassionate care.
April - Bree Griffey
March - Alessia Carpenter
The daughter of a patient describes Alessia in an extremely complimentary note. Just a few of the comments:
"I have never met a more caring, kind, respectful health care worker than Alessia...quite frankly everyone, although nice and professional, have truly paled in comparison. Her compassion was evident in her tone of voice, body language and facial expressions
February - Pam Stubbs
As a nurse in Maternal Child Health, Pam cares for newborns, and their parents. She was nominated for her attentive care to make sure parents were feeling secure in their new roles. One patient said, "she often went the extra mile to make sure we were taken care of. She was very knowledgable and was always there as soon as I needer her. Pam made our stay very comfortable."
January - Tracy Hoose
Tracy was nominated by a patient's family. Several comments stated she was a delight, very concerned and attentive. She went beyond her job duties to care for not only the patient but the entire family.