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DAISY Award

DAISY Award

The DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Award is an international recognition program that honors and celebrates the skillful, compassionate care nurses provide every day. The DAISY Foundation was established by the family of J. Patrick Barnes after he died from complications of the auto-immune disease ITP in 1999. When he died, they felt compelled to say “thank you” to nurses in a very public way and encourage others to say thank you by sharing their story of how a nurse made a difference they will never forget!

Each DAISY Award Honoree is recognized at a public ceremony and receives a beautiful certificate, a DAISY Award pin, and a hand-carved stone sculpture entitled A Healer’s Touch. Additionally, everyone on the team celebrates with cinnamon rolls. This year’s DAISY Award Honoree is Lisangela Garza, RN. She received her certificate, pin and sculpture at the Employee Awards Banquet in April. A special DAISY Award Recognition Program for Lisangela was held in May where the cinnamon rolls were served.

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