DAISY Award Program

What is The DAISY Award?

The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates nurses’ extraordinary clinical skills and compassionate care every day. Kittitas Valley Healthcare is proud to be a DAISY Award Partner, recognizing one of our nurses with this special honor bi-annually. DAISY = Diseases Attacking the Immune SYstem

To learn more about the program and its growing list of partners, visit www.daisyfoundation.org.

DAISY Web Video 2018 from Bonnie Barnes on Vimeo.

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 amazed by the care and compassion his nurses provided to Pat and everyone in his family. So one of the goals they set in creating a Foundation in Pat’s memory was to recognize extraordinary nurses everywhere who make an enormous difference in the lives of so many people through the super-human work they do every day.

How can I nominate a nurse for the DAISY award?

You can nominate a nurse online here, or you can fill out a paper form at one of the DAISY displays available throughout the hospital.

Nominating a nurse for the DAISY Award is simple. First, keep in mind that DAISY Award honorees are chosen based on several factors, the most important being their impact on a patient and patient family, as clearly demonstrated in the stories submitted by people like you. Read the story of our first KVH DAISY honoree.

Jeff Holdeman , RN

December 2012 / It was an honor to present our first DAISY Award at Kittitas Valley Community Hospital to Registered Nurse Jeff Holdeman as a thank you for keeping patients and their families at the center of his daily work. Jeff is a known leader in the department who consistently demonstrates a love for nursing and for the hospital, always going above and beyond to help patients, physicians and coworkers. READ MORE