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Want to say thank you to your nurse? Share your sto­ry today. Ivin­son Memo­r­i­al Hos­pi­tal proud­ly par­tic­i­pates in the DAISY Award Pro­gram to rec­og­nize nurs­es who go above and beyond for patients.

about the program

Patients at Ivin­son Memo­r­i­al Hos­pi­tal are now able to nom­i­nate nurs­es for this pres­ti­gious award by fill­ing out our online form, or by print­ing and mail­ing our brochure. The DAISY (Dis­eases Attack­ing the Immune SYs­tem) Award is an inter­na­tion­al recog­ni­tion pro­gram that hon­ors and cel­e­brates the skill­ful, com­pas­sion­ate care nurs­es pro­vide every day.

The DAISY Foun­da­tion was estab­lished by the fam­i­ly of J. Patrick Barnes after he died from com­pli­ca­tions of the auto-immune dis­ease ITP in 1999. Dur­ing his hos­pi­tal­iza­tion, they deeply appre­ci­at­ed the care and com­pas­sion shown to Patrick and his entire fam­i­ly. When he died, they felt com­pelled to say thank you” to nurs­es in a very pub­lic way. Please say thank you by shar­ing your sto­ry of how a nurse made a dif­fer­ence you will nev­er forget!


Each DAISY Award Hon­oree will be rec­og­nized at a pub­lic cer­e­mo­ny in her/​his unit and will receive: a beau­ti­ful cer­tifi­cate, a DAISY Award pin, and a hand-carved stone sculp­ture enti­tled A Healer’s Touch. Addi­tion­al­ly, every­one in the unit will cel­e­brate with cin­na­mon rolls – a favorite of Patrick’s dur­ing his ill­ness. The Barnes Fam­i­ly asks that when­ev­er and wher­ev­er nurs­es smell that won­der­ful cin­na­mon aro­ma, they stop for a moment and think about how spe­cial they are.