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Award for Extraordinary Nurses

Award for Extraordinary Nurses

Please consider making a DAISY Foundation nomination today!

The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day. The University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System is proud to be a DAISY Award Partner.  The DAISY Foundation was established in 1999 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. So one of the goals they set in creating a Foundation in Pat's memory was to recognize extraordinary nurses everywhere who make an enormous difference in the lives of so many people by the super-human work they do every day. 

University of Illinois Hospital & Health Science System is proud to be a DAISY Award Hospital Partner, recognizing two of our nurses quarterly with this special honor.

How to Nominate an Extraordinary Nurse

Patients, visitors, physicians, employees may nominate a deserving nurse by filling out a nomination form below or by printing and mailing this Daisy Nomination Form (.pdf).