Share Your Story
Share your story of a nurse who delivered extraordinary, skillful, compassionate care to you or a patient by filling out a nomination form today—it’s an important way of saying thank you to an extra special nurse who has made a difference in your life or another’s.
DAISY Award nominees personify Valley Medical Center’s remarkable patient experience. In addition to naming a DAISY Award honoree, each nominated nurse receives special acknowledgment from Valley Medical Center and The DAISY Foundation as our way of saying “thank you” to the unsung heroes in the nursing profession.
How to Nominate an Extraordinary Nurse
Patients, visitors, physicians, volunteers, nurses and other employees may nominate a deserving nurse:
- On the GetWellNetwork® intranet form via the TV in patient rooms (available in Spanish soon)
- Drop your nomination form off in a DAISY Award Nominee drop box located throughout hospital
- Mail the brochure form to:
||Nursing Services/DAISY Award
Valley Medical Center, M/S VMC 1-019PO Box 50010
Renton, WA 98058-5010
Print and fill out a nomination form to mail to the address above or drop in a drop box located throughout the hospital.
How are DAISY Award Recipients Honored?
Each DAISY Award honoree will be recognized at a public ceremony in his/her unit and will receive: a hand-carved stone sculpture entitled A Healer’s Touch, a DAISY Award pin and commemorative certificate. Additionally, each co-worker in the unit will celebrate with Cinnabon® cinnamon rolls—a favorite of Patrick Barnes, who inspired the Barnes family to create The DAISY Foundation.
About The DAISY Foundation
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. During Pat’s eight- week hospitalization, his family was awestruck by the care and compassion his nurses provided—not only to Pat, but to everyone in his family. To honor Patrick’s memory and the extraordinary nursing care he received, his family created The DAISY Foundation.
What is The DAISY Award?
The DAISY Award is an international program rewarding and celebrating the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day. Valley Medical Center is proud to be a DAISY Award Partner, recognizing our nurses with this special honor quarterly.
To find out more about the national program, visit daisyfoundation.org. Questions? Call 425.251.5122.