Nurse nominations requested for DAISY award


Kittitas Valley Community Hospital is requesting nominations for KVCH nurses who have demonstrated extraordinary compassionate care.  Nominations will be considered for selection of the first local DAISY award recipient.

DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune SYstem.  The DAISY award is a collaboration of the DAISY Foundation and the American Organization of Nurse Executives, and was established in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes following his death due to complications of an auto-immune disease.  It is not required that nurses have cared for someone with an immune system disease to be eligible for the DAISY award.

Local recipients of the DAISY award will be selected twice per year.  Nurses will be selected based on their clinical expertise and demonstration of extraordinary compassionate care.  Recipients will receive a certificate, pin, and hand-carved stone sculpture entitled "A Healer's Touch."

"We are proud to partner with the DAISY Foundation to honor our extraordinary nurses," said Rhonda Holden, Chief Nursing Officer for KVCH.  "We encourage patients and family members to submit a nomination form if they believe a KVCH nurse has provided exceptional care."
Nominations for the selection of the first DAISY award should be submitted by November 25, 2012.  Any submissions after November 25 will be considered for the next DAISY award, to be given in mid-2013.

To submit a nomination for the DAISY award, you may fill out an online nomination form at  Paper nomination forms are available in public waiting areas of the hospital.