DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

The Daisy Award for extraordinary nursesNominate a Nurse

The DAISY Award program for Extraordinary Nurses® is a nationally-recognized award program for nurses. Garrett Regional Medical Center has joined the growing network of 2,000 healthcare organizations across the country that currently participate in the award program created by the Daisy Foundation. The organization’s mission is to recognize the extraordinary, compassionate care that nurses provide patients and families every day.

The DAISY Foundation is a not-for-profit organization, established in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, by members of his family. Patrick died at the age of 33 in late 1999 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little known but not uncommon auto-immune disease. (DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System.) The care Patrick and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families.

Nurses may be nominated by patients, families and colleagues. A selection committee at Garrett Regional Medical Center will honor several award recipients throughout the year.

Download the DAISY Nomination Form.

Please submit your nomination form to:

Kendra Thayer, Vice President of Clinical Services, Chief Nursing Officer
Garrett Regional Medical Center
251 N. Fourth Street
Oakland, MD 21550
Or via e-mail: [email protected]