Methodist Health System Seeks Nominations for Daisy Award Honoring Outstanding Nurses

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Methodist Health System is seeking nominations of nurses from all of its hospitals to be honored with The DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses. The DAISY Award is a nationwide program that rewards and celebrates the compassionate care and extraordinary clinical skill given by nurses every day. The DAISY Award was established by the DAISY Foundation in memory of J. Patrick Barnes who died at 33 of an auto-immune disease. (DAISY is an acronym for diseases attacking the immune system.) The Barnes Family was awestruck by the clinical skills, caring, and compassion of the nurses who cared for Patrick, so they created this national award to say thank you to nurses everywhere. DAISY awards are based on nominations from a broad audience, including patients, family, community members, physicians, and staff colleagues.

Bonnie Barnes, President and Co-Founder of The DAISY Foundation, says, “When Patrick was critically ill, our family experienced first-hand the remarkable skill and care nurses provide patients every day and night. Yet these unsung heroes are seldom recognized for the super-human work they do.”

Each DAISY Award Honoree will be recognized at a ceremony and will receive a certificate, DAISY Award pin, and a hand-carved stone sculpture entitled, “A Healer’s Touch.”

To recognize a nurse from Methodist Dallas, Methodist Charlton, Methodist Mansfield, or Methodist Richardson medical centers that has made a profound difference in the lives of patients and their families, nominate him or her for a DAISY award at The DAISY award is an ongoing program and nominations are accepted year-round.