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.
February - Linda Parrett
Linda Parrett, (center) Emergency Department clinical educator with her Manager, Stephanie Droppelmann (left) and Chief Nursing Officer, Sarah Fields, (right)