The DAISY Award honors the super-human work nurses do for patients and families every day, wherever they practice, in whatever role they serve and throughout their careers.
The DAISY Award was created in honor of Patrick J. Barnes, who received treatment here at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, and was so moved by the care of our exceptional nurses, the DAISY Foundation was formed. The DAISY Award is now celebrated all over the country, in partnership with over 4,500 health care facilities to provide ongoing recognition of the clinical skill and especially the compassion nurses provide to patients and families all year long.
To nominate a nurse for the DAISY Award, the DAISY Nurse Leader Award, or a team for the DAISY Team Award, please fill out the DAISY Nomination web form or the forms below and submit to Melissa Hart at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any nurse (RN) who is in good-standing with their healthcare organization is eligible for a DAISY.
Anyone in the organization may submit a nomination - patients, family members, co-workers, physicians, staff - anyone who experiences or observes extraordinary compassionate care being provided by a nurse.
At Fred Hutch, the DAISY Committee is compromised of one nursing supervisor for each nursing department. This Committee normally convenes once every quarter to vote on the nominations. The nominations are made anonymous prior to voting, so that the gender and name of the nominee is unknown to the Committee members. Likewise, the Committee members are not informed of who voted for which candidate. The program is facilitated by the DAISY Coordinator within Clinical Operations.