DAISY Award Nominations - UnityPoint Health Finley Hospital
UnityPoint Health – Finley Hospital recognizes the prevailing dedication of our nurses through The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. Over the last decade, The DAISY Award has been recognized as a national program honoring the compassionate care and clinical excellence nurses bring to their patients every day.
DAISY Award recipients consistently exceed patient and overall hospital experience expectations. Recipients reflect the UnityPoint Health FOCUS Values including: Fostering Unity, Owning the Moment, Championing Excellence, and Seizing Opportunities.
These individuals consistently demonstrate excellence through clinical expertise, extraordinary service and compassionate care. They are recognized as outstanding role models in the nursing community. They are true team members and positive role models, exhibiting outstanding communication skills and kindness with everything they do.
The DAISY Foundation was established in 1999 by the Barnes family in memory of J. Patrick Barnes who died from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) at the age of 33. Like many families who go through this kind of loss, the Barnes family wanted to find a way to turn their grief into something positive and honor the special man Patrick was. After Pat's death, the family came up with DAISY - an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. Having been touched by the remarkable care, clinical skills and compassion demonstrated by nurses during Patrick's illness, the Barnes family made it their mission to recognize exceptional nurses around the country.
The Barnes family believes nurses are unsung heroes of our society who deserve far more recognition and honor than they receive. As a way to say thank you to nurses across the country, the family created The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. There are now more than 1,500 health care organizations in seven countries committed to honoring their nurses with The DAISY Award.
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