DAISY Award honorees personify Augusta Health's remarkable patient experience. These registered nurses consistently demonstrate excellence through their clinical expertise and extraordinary compassionate care, and they are recognized as outstanding role models in our nursing community.
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 registered nurses everyday.
A Daisy Award nurse consistently meets the following criteria:
- Demonstrates extraordinary care to patients and families
- Aware that the "little things" make a big difference
- Establishes or makes a connection by building a relationship with patient and/or family
- Pays close attention to the emotional and physiological needs of the patient and/ or family
- Takes "time" with patient and/or family, making each person a priority
- Acts based on clinical decision making skills in addition to the art of compassion
- Job performance exemplifies the mission, vision, and standards/values of Augusta Health
The DAISY Foundation
The Daisy Award was established in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died of complications of the auto-immune disease, Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP) at the age of 33. 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. Augusta Health is proud to be a DAISY Award Partner, recognizing one of our registered nurses with this special honor each month.
Nominate a Nurse
Patients, visitors, nurses, physicians, volunteers, or employees may nominate a deserving nurse for the DAISY Award.