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.
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.
Patients, visitors, physicians, volunteers, nurses and other employees are encouraged to nominate a deserving nurse. There are two options for submitting a nomination:
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.
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.
To find out more about the national program, visit daisyfoundation.org.