DAISY Awards Honor Compassionate Nursing
May 25, 2012
Fauquier Hospital is seeking input from the community as it embarks on a new tradition. Every three months, a special nurse is recognized with a DAISY Award for his or her hard work, devotion and compassion. Because patients are the best judges of the care they receive, Fauquier Hospital’s patients and their families are asked to submit nominations.
How Can I Nominate a Nurse?
The nomination form may be found in the front lobby of Fauquier Hospital, at www.fauquierhealth.org (look for the daisy at the bottom of the home page) or call 540-316-3864, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. A new recipient is chosen each quarter.
What Is a DAISY Award?
DAISY is an acronym for diseases attacking the immune system. The DAISY Foundation was formed in 2000, by the family of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at age 33. After his death, Barnes’ family found comfort in the positive experiences they had while he was in the hospital. They created the DAISY Award for extraordinary nurses to recognize the superhuman work nurses do every day.