The DAISY Award at UMC

The DAISY Award was established by the DAISY Foundation in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at 33 of ITP, an auto-immune disease. The Barnes Family was awestruck by the clinical skills, caring and compassion of the nurses who cared for Patrick, so they created this national award to say thank you to nurses everywhere.

DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses honors the compassion and care bedside nurses offer their patients every day.

UMC is proud to partner with the DAISY Foundation to honor our nursing staff with this award.

For more information on the DAISY Award and the DAISY Foundation, you can visit their website.

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