|Nominate Your Nurse for 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. Cambridge Health Alliance is proud to be a DAISY Award hospital partner, recognizing one of our nurses with this special honor every quarter of each year.
About the DAISY Foundation
The DAISY Foundation
was established in
2000 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at the age of 33 of
complications of the auto-immune disease Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia
Purpura (ITP). (DAISY is an acronym for diseases attacking the immune system.)
During Pat’s eight-week hospitalization, his family was awestruck by
the care and compassion his nurses provided not only to Pat, but to
everyone in his family. One of the goals they set in creating a
foundation in Pat’s memory was to recognize nurses everywhere who make a
difference in the lives of so many people by the extraordinary work
they do everyday.
DAISY Award Recognition
Each DAISY Award honoree is recognized at a public ceremony in her/his
unit and receives a beautiful certificate and a DAISY Award pin.
Additionally, everyone in the unit will celebrate with 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.