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NOMINATE AN EXTRAORDINAY NURSE using the application below!

View 2018 National DAISY Award honorees here!

View 2019 National DAISY Award honorees here!


The DAISY foundation was created after the death of Patrick Barnes. During his hospitalization his family experienced the best of nursing. What they did not expect was the way the nurses delivered that care - the kindness and compassion they gave every day. Just days after Patrick died, his family began talking about what they would do to help fill the giant hole in their hearts that Patrick’s passing had left. His wife came up with the acronym DAISY, which stands for Diseases Attacking the Immune SYstem. The DAISY award was designed to honor the extraordinary, super-human work nurses do every day at the bedside.


The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day. CAMC is proud to be a DAISY Award partner, recognizing our exceptional RNs and LPNs with honor.

Nurses may be nominated by anyone in the organization - patients, family members, other nurses, physicians, other clinicians and staff - anyone who experiences or observes extraordinary compassionate care being provided by a nurse.


Anyone can nominate a nurse for the DAISY Award (i.e. patients, visitors, nurses, physicians, employees, etc.). Nurses will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  1. Creates an environment that fosters care and compassion to meet the goals of patients and their families.
  2. Has significantly made a difference in the life of a patient and/or established a special connection.
  3. Collaborates with all members of the healthcare team and is consistently accessible and available.
  4. Has a positive attitude and demonstrates professionalism.
  5. Demonstrates extraordinary clinical skills and is a mentor to staff.

The DAISY Award is only available to nurses at CAMC General, Memorial, and Women and Children's hospitals at this time. It will be available to nurses at CAMC Teays Valley Hospital in the near future.

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