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DAISY Award
The DAISY Foundation 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. Pat’s family was taken by the care and compassion his nurses provided not only to Pat but to his family. One of the goals they set in creating a Foundation in Pat’s memory was to recognize extraordinary nurses who make a difference in the lives of so many people by the super - human work they do every day.
DAISY is an acronym for diseases attacking the immune system. The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day. These nurses demonstrate excellence through their clinical expertise and extraordinary compassionate care, and are recognized as outstanding role models in our nursing community. DAISY Award honorees personify Moffitt’s remarkable patient experience. Moffitt Cancer Center is proud to be a DAISY Award Partner, recognizing one of our nurses with this special honor.
Each DAISY Award Honoree will be recognized at a public ceremony on their unit and will receive: a beautiful certificate, a DAISY Award pin, and a hand-carved stone sculpture entitled A Healer’s Touch.
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