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, Patrick’s family deeply appreciated the care and compassion shown not only to Patrick, but to all of them as well. When he passed, they felt compelled to say “thank you” to nurses in a very public way.
Sumner Regional Medical Center partnered with the DAISY Foundation to recognize excellence in nursing and the phenomenal things our nurses do for our patients, their families, our facility, and the community.
Like a bee pollinates a flower, the BEE Award compliments the DAISY. This award started at Sumner Regional Medical Center to recognize a staff member for going above and beyond the expectations of quality and care.
Nomination Criteria for the DAISY and BEE:
To learn more about the DAISY Award, watch this short video
Did you have a nurse or staff member who went above and beyond to take care of you during your stay? Nominate them and tell us about it by clicking the link below.