The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

DAISY Award honorees personify Lane Regional Medical Center’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.

The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses in Memory of Patrick J. BarnesAbout The DAISY Foundation

The DAISY Foundation was established in 2000 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died of complications of the auto-immune disease Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) at the age of 33. (DAISY is an acronym for diseases attacking the immune system.) During Patrick's 8-week hospitalization, his family was awestruck by the compassionate and skilled care provided by nurses to him and his family.  In honor of Patrick, the Daisy Foundation was created 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 a nationwide program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses everyday. Lane Regional Medical Center is proud to be a DAISY Award Hospital Partner, recognizing one of our nurses with this special honor every quarter.

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Each DAISY Award Honoree will be recognized at a ceremony and will receive: a beautiful certificate, a DAISY Award pin, and a hand-carved stone sculpture entitled A Healer’s Touch.

How To Nominate An Extraordinary Nurse

Patients, visitors, nurses, physicians, and staff members may nominate a deserving nurse by completing this form.

I would like to nominate from the unit/department as a deserving recipient of The DAISY Award. This nurse’s clinical skill and especially her/his compassionate care exemplify the kind of nurse that our patients, their families, and our staff recognize as an outstanding role model.  She/he consistently meets one or more of the following criteria:

  • Demonstrates caring and compassion
  • Makes a connection with patients, families, and peers by building trust and respect
  • Focus on patient education and promotion of self care
  • Collaborates with a team to provide patient care
  • Exhibits professionalism & integrity
  • Utilizes critical thinking skills
  • Accountable to patients and peers
  • Creates an environment conducive to healing & safety
  • Pioneering spirit to enhance the profession of nursing & to promote excellence in patient care
  • Patient advocate

Thank you for taking the time to nominate an extraordinary nurse for this award.  Please tell us about yourself, so that we may include you in the celebration of this award should the nurse you nominated be chosen.  

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Please describe a situation involving the nurse you are nominating that clearly demonstrates he/she meets the criteria for The DAISY Award: