DAISY Award honorees personify Northern Inyo Hospital's remarkable patient experience. These nurses consistently demonstrate excellence through their clinical expertise and extraordinary compassionate care, and they are recognized as outstanding role models in our nursing community.
About The DAISY Foundation
The DAISY Foundation was established in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died of complications of the auto-immune disease Idiopathic Thrombocytocemia Purpura (ITP) at the age of 33. (DAISY is an acronym for diseases attacking the immune system.) During Pat's 8 week hospitalization, his family was awestruck by the care and compassion his nurses provided not only to Pat but to everyone in his family. So one of the goals they set in creating a Foundation in Pat's memory was to recognize extraordinary nurses everywhere who make an enormous difference in the lives of so many people by the super-human work they do everyday.
What is The DAISY Award?
The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses everyday. Northern Inyo Hospital is proud to be a DAISY Award Partner, recognizing one of our nurses with this special honor biannually.
Use this Nomination Form to nominate a nurse at Northern Inyo Hospital.
Watch the videos below to learn more about The DAISY Foundation!
Co-founder Bonnie Barnes: Why Was DAISY Founded?
Co-founder Mark Barnes: Thank You to Nurses!
Bonnie Barnes, DAISY Co-founder: The DAISY Story