The DAISY Foundation was established in 2000 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died of complications of the auto-immune disease Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP) at the age of 33. DAISY is an acronym for diseases attacking the immune system. During Pat’s 8 week hospitalization, his family was awestruck by the care and compassion his nurses provided not only to Pat but to everyone in his family.
The DAISY Foundation recognizes ordinary nurses across the country making
an extraordinary difference in people’s lives by the care they provide each and
The DAISY Award is a national recognition program that rewards and celebrates
the skill and compassion of extraordinary nurses. Good Shepherd Penn Partners
is a DAISY Award Hospital Partner, recognizing one of our nurses with this
special honor every month.
To find out more about the program, including the growing list of DAISY
organizations, visit the DAISY Foundation online.
Good Shepherd Penn Partners DAISY Award winners will be recognized
quarterly. Would you like to recognize a nurse who provided extraordinary care
to you or a loved one? Nominate them for a DAISY Award.