What is The DAISY Award?
The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses everyday. Kittitas Valley Healthcare is proud to be a DAISY Award Partner, recognizing one of our nurses with this special honor bi-annually.
To learn more about the program and its growing list of partners, visit www.daisyfoundation.org.
How can I nominate a nurse for the DAISY award?
Nominating a nurse for the DAISY award is simple. First, keep in mind that DAISY award honorees are chosen based on a number of factors, the most important being the impact they make on a patient and/or patient family as clearly demonstrated in the stories submitted by people like you.
Read the story our first KVH DAISY honoree to see what we mean.
You can nominate a nurse online, using our electronic form, or you can fill out a paper form at one of the DAISY displays available throughout the hospital.
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. (DAISY is an acronym for diseases attacking the immune system.)
During Pat’s 8 week hospitalization, his family was awestruck by the care and compassion his nurses provided not only to Pat but to 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 by the super-human work they do every day.