Latest Announcements, Articles, Blogs, Podcasts and Interviews

New DAISY Foundation Video: The Many Voices of Compassionate Care

new Video produced by Cherokee,  a DAISY Foundation Industry Partner, movingly tells the story of just a few of the more than one million nurses who have been nominated to receive The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Care since 1999.



The DAISY Foundation is encouraging nurses seeking to impact and improve treatment of patients with auto-immune diseases or cancer to apply for a research or evidence-based practice project grant awarded by the Foundation. The deadline to submit a letter of intent for a J. Patrick Barnes Grant is Wednesday, September 5, 2018.

Millennial nurses appreciate meaningful recognition for patient care

Millennials, the generation born between 1982 and 2000, have surpassed baby boomers as the nation's largest living generation, according to 2016 population estimates by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Inspire Extraordinary Care Through Nurse-Focused Recognition

In 1999, my 33-year-old stepson, Patrick Barnes, died of complications of ITP, an auto-immune disease. We spent eight weeks in the hospital with Patrick, experiencing the best of care from a team of nurses whose clinical skill and compassionate care touched us deeply.


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“All We Wanted to Do Was Say, ‘Thank You.’”

About J. Patrick Barnes
One morning in late 1999, 33-year-old J. Patrick Barnes awoke to blood blisters in his mouth. The two-time survivor of Hodgkin's Disease was quickly admitted to the hospital and diagnosed with Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a rare autoimmune disease that affects the blood's ability to clot normally.


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From Sigma's Reflections on Nursing Leadership

Seeking extraordinary bedside nurse leaders: One model for chapter growth
Pi Chapter wanted to recruit nurse leaders making a difference at the bedside. Chapter member Cynthia Sweeney, executive director of The DAISY Foundation, had an idea.


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IHI/NPSF DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses 2018 Honorees Announced!

Nurses from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Children’s National Health System
to be recognized at the IHI/NPSF Patient Safety Congress, May 23-25, 2018

2018 Cherokee Nursing Conference Scholarship Recipients Announced


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

View the Nurse.Com DAISY Digital Resource Guide!

A great tool for your DAISY program! 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!

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!

Inspiring Nurses to See the Extraordinary in their Ordinary

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.