The DAISY Award was established by the DAISY Foundation in memory of J. Patrick Barnes who died at 33 of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), an auto-immune disease. DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. The Barnes Family was so awestruck by the clinical skills, caring and compassion of the nurses who cared for Patrick, they created this award to say thank you to nurses everywhere. As of 2013 there are over 1300 health care facilities in seven countries that honor nurse with the DAISY Award.
Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital is proud to partner with the not-for-profit DAISY Foundation to present the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. This biannual award recognizes the compassion, bedside care and “super-human” efforts exhibited by nurses every day at Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital.
Each DAISY Award winner receives a framed certificate of recognition, a DAISY lapel pin and a sculpture called A Healer's Touch. The beautiful Healer’s Touch sculptures are hand-carved by artists of the Shona Tribe in Zimbabwe. The winner's nursing unit also enjoys a special breakfast of Cinnabon's (Patrick's favorite) to remind the staff members how special and important they are in the care of patients and families.
At Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital, all registered nurses who practice the ICARE values and demonstrate excellence through clinical expertise, extraordinary service or compassionate care are eligible to receive The DAISY Award. These nurses can be nominated by patients, families, colleagues, physicians and staff.
For more information on The DAISY Award at Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital, please contact Cleo Robinett at 281-737-1243 or via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org