DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. The DAISY Foundation was established in 2000 by the Barnes Family in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) at the age of 33.
The DAISY Foundation is dedicated to funding research to help eliminate diseases attacking the immune system, and to supporting ITP patients and their families. Having been touched by the remarkable care, clinical skills and compassion demonstrated by nurses during Patrick's illness, the Barnes family made it their mission to recognize exceptional nurses around the country.
At Providence Alaska Medical Center, registered nurses involved in direct patient care including staff nurses, clinical nurse leaders, assistant nurse managers and clinical nurse specialists are eligible for this award.
If you would like to recognize a Providence nurse who has shown extraordinary compassion and care, please provide the requested information using the button below.
- Who may be nominated? Nurses at PAMC that provide extraordinary patient and family care.
- Who can nominate? Patients, families, volunteers, professional colleagues.
A DAISY nurse's clinical skill and especially her/his compassionate care exemplify the kind of nurse that our patients, their families, and our staff recognize as an outstanding role model. A DAISY nurse consistently meets the following criteria:
- Exemplifies the art and science of nursing through compassionate care for patients, families, and co-workers
- Demonstrates in daily practice the Providence Mission and Core Values
- Values and is an eager participant of interdisciplinary teamwork advocates for the right care, at the right time
- Employs evidence based care using best practices
- Mentors and educates co-workers using a positive supportive approach