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Blanchard Valley Health System is proud to partner with The DAISY Award, an international program which honors nurses who provide extraordinary care. Each and every day, we see how nurses touch the lives of patients and their families.

Community members also voice their appreciation for how BVHS nurses demonstrate their skills and compassion for patients. The DAISY Award offers an opportunity for those who have been profoundly impacted by a nurse’s care to recognize their efforts.

Nominate A Nurse

If you have received exceptional care from a BVHS nurse, please consider nominating them for a prestigious DAISY Award.

To nominate a nurse, click here.

If you would like a paper form, printed nomination forms are also available at various locations/facilities across the health system.

For additional questions about this program and/or further assistance, please email nursingcongress@bvhealthsystem.org.

About The DAISY Award

The DAISY Award was created to honor the late Patrick Barnes, who was diagnosed with the autoimmune disease ITP (Immune Thrombocytopenia) at age 33 in 1999. Pat’s family was moved by the incredible kindness and compassion his nurses demonstrated throughout the eight weeks he was hospitalized.

After his death, they wanted to honor him in some way, and as they discussed how to do so, the family kept coming back to conversations about his nurses. So they decided to say “thank you” for the gifts nurses give their patients and families every day.

Pat’s wife, Tena, developed the acronym DAISY, which stands for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses began at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance at the University of Washington Medical Center, where Patrick had been a patient. It has since been adopted by thousands of healthcare organizations and schools of nursing in the United States and around the world.

The recognition program is run by partner organizations as a way to thank nurses for the care and kindness they provide. Nurses may be nominated by anyone, including patients, family members or coworkers.

Each DAISY Honoree is honored at a celebration and receives a certificate in a DAISY portfolio, a beautiful hand-carved Healer’s Touch Sculpture from Zimbabwe, an Honoree pin, a congratulations banner to hang in the unit, a copy of their nomination and a gift bag. Each Honoree also receives cinnamon rolls to share, in recognition of the fact that, while Patrick had lost his appetite during his hospitalization, cinnamon rolls were the exception.