Celebrating nurses who provide extraordinary compassionate and skillful care every day...

Celebrating nurses who provide extraordinary compassionate and skillful care every day...

Celebrating nurses who provide extraordinary compassionate and skillful care every day...

Celebrating nurses who provide extraordinary compassionate and skillful care every day...

Celebrating nurses who provide extraordinary compassionate and skillful care every day...

Celebrating nurses who provide extraordinary compassionate and skillful care every day...

Celebrating nurses who provide extraordinary compassionate and skillful care every day...

Celebrating nurses who provide extraordinary compassionate and skillful care every day...

Celebrating nurses who provide extraordinary compassionate and skillful care every day...

What is the DAISY Foundation?

J. Patrick Barnes

 An acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune SYstem, The DAISYFoundation was formed in November, 1999, by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died at age 33 of complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP). The nursing care Patrick received when hospitalized profoundly touched his family.  Read more about why they started The DAISY Foundation.

Please take 6 minutes to watch this moving video about why we are so passionate about nurses.

DAISY Foundation News

2018 Cherokee Nursing Conference Scholarship Recipients Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 Strategic Partners, Inc. and The DAISY Foundation Announce Recipients of the 2018 Cherokee Medical Uniforms Nursing Conference Scholarship

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Nominations Now Open for 2018 DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses in Patient Flow

Nurses from DAISY partner organizations can be nominated for the annual DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses in Patient Flow.  In partnership with TeleTracking, this award recognizes nurses for their important role in transitioning patients through the delivery system, ensuring no one will have to wait for the care they need and giving caregivers time, so they can give more time to their patients.

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View the Nurse.Com DAISY Digital Resource Guide!

A great tool for your DAISY program! Nurse.com just published a DAISY digital online resource guide..  This guide features articles, videos, interviews and other information on a variety of topics including:

•DAISY’s Role in Your Journey to Excellence
•The Evidence Behind DAISY’s Impact
•DAISY’s International Reach
•The Voices of DAISY: Celebrating Honorees
•J.Patrick Barnes Grants for Research & EBP Projects
•DAISY’s Academic Awards for Faculty & Students
•The Creativity That Feeds DAISY…and much more!

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DAISY Receives The NYC Health + Hospitals Nursing Champion Award!

We were honored to receive The NYC Health + Hospitals Nursing Champion Award! The winner is selected by the facility CNOs and System Chief Nurse Executive. The award is bestowed upon a person or organization to recognize demonstrated support for nurses and the nursing profession. Thank You!

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Inaugural DAISY Award Honoree for Patient Flow Excellence Announced!

Congratulations to the very first DAISY Award Honoree for Patient Flow Excellence, Susan Kilgore, RN, Methodist Health System, San Antonio, TX!

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Read Executive Director Cindy Sweeney's article in AONE's Nurse Leader

In February's AONE Nurse Leader, DAISY's Executive Director, Cynthia Sweeney, describes the courage of nurses who create environments where compassionate care thrives. The DAISY Nurse Leader Award was created to honor these leaders.

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Compassion Practices and HCAHPS: Does Rewarding and Supporting Workplace Compassion Influence Patient Perceptions? Absolutely!

Read this exciting study in Health Services Research to learn how recognition of extraordinary compassion enhances patients' perception of the quality of their care.

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Inspiring Nurses to See the Extraordinary in their Ordinary

Bonnie Barnes, FAAN,
Mary Koloroutis, MSN, RN, and
Cynthia Sweeney MSN, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC

The DAISY Foundation and Creative Health Care Management came together because of a shared love of the work of nurses and a keen sense of the importance of nursing care to patient wellbeing. At the DAISY Foundation, we have long wondered why nurses have such a hard time seeing the full value of their work. Creative Health Care Management, a consulting firm staffed almost entirely by nurses, has been able to provide us with some eye-opening answers.

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DAISY's First White Paper Released: "Inspiring Nurses to See the Extraordinary in their Ordinary"

Co-authored with Mary Koloroutis, MSN, RN, CEO of DAISY Industry Partner Creative Health Care Management, this white paper inspires nurses to see what we patients and families see in nurses - extraordinary human connections who make a tremendous difference in our lives. We hope this helps generate many thousands of DAISY Nominations.

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