The DAISY Award is a nationwide program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses everyday. We are proud to be a DAISY Award Hospital partner, recognizing one of our nurses with this special honor every quarter.

The DAISY Award: in memory of J. Patrick Barnes

About the DAISY Foundation

The DAISY Foundation was established in 2000 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes, who died of complications of an autoimmune disease in 1999, at the age of 33. During Patrick’s hospitalization, his family was awestruck by the care and compassion his nurses provided not only to Pat, but also to the entire family.

Each DAISY Award Honoree will be recognized at a public ceremony on his or her unit, and will receive a certificate, a DAISY Award pin and a beautiful hand-carved stone sculpture.

Nominate a Nurse

Patients, visitors, nurses, physicians and employees are invited to nominate a John Randolph Medical Center nurse for The DAISY Award. Please nominate a nurse who consistently:

  • Establishes a connection with the patient and families
  • Has significantly "made a difference" in the life of a patient
  • Maintains a positive attitude and demonstrates professionalism in the work environment
  • Exhibits exemplary service excellence and commitment to the highest standards in nursing
  • Collaborates with all members of the healthcare team

Submit your nomination online

For more information, go to The DAISY Foundation.