UnityPoint Health - Waterloo DAISY Award

UnityPoint Clinic - Express

101 Cedar River Pkwy
Suite 101
Waverly, Iowa 50677

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Urgent Care - North Crossing

2134 Logan Ave.
Suite A
Waterloo, Iowa 50703

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Urgent Care - Prairie Parkway

5100 Prairie Parkway
Suite 101
Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613

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Urgent Care - San Marnan

1655 E San Marnan Dr.
Suite H
Waterloo, Iowa 50702

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Urgent Care - United Medical Park

1731 W Ridgeway Ave.
Suite 100
Waterloo, Iowa 50701

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The DAISY Award

About The DAISY Foundation

The DAISY Foundation was established in 2000 by the Barnes family in memory of  J. Patrick Barnes who died from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura  (ITP) at the age of 33.  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. Click here to view a video of DAISY  co-founder, Bonnie Barnes, explaining why she and her husband felt compelled to start the DAISY foundation and the DAISY award.

What is The DAISY Award?

The DAISY Award is a program that rewards excellence in nursing. It was created by The DAISY Foundation to recognize the clinical skills, extraordinary compassion and care exhibited by nurses everyday. The award is given monthly to outstanding nurses in more than 1,500 hospitals, in 9 countries.

The DAISY Award recipients are recognized at a public ceremony and receive a:

  • Framed certificate
  • DAISY Award signature lapel pin
  • Hand-carved stone sculpture entitled A Healer's Touch

Additionally, the unit or department of the recipient will receive cinnamon rolls - a favorite of Patrick's during his illness - with the sentiment that the heavenly aroma will remind them how special they are and how important their work is.

Who is eligible for The DAISY Award?

DAISY Award recipients personify Allen Hospital's remarkable patient experience and our Standards of Excellence: Sense of Ownership, Compassion, Communication, Commitment to Co-workers, Positive Attitude and Responsiveness. These individuals consistently demonstrate excellence through clinical expertise, extraordinary service and compassionate care.

How to nominate an extraordinary nurse

Patients, family members, visitors, employees, volunteers and physicians can nominate a deserving nurse by filling out an online nomination form or by submitting a hard copy of a nomination form.