The family of J. Patrick Barnes developed the DAISY Foundation in 1999, to show their deep appreciation for nurses who provided exceptional and compassionate care during the last few weeks of Barnes’ life. By developing this foundation, Barnes’ family gained closure and a great remembrance of their loved one.
The award concept blossomed tremendously and now nurses across the nation are receiving a touching and well-deserved recognition. Extraordinary nurses are presented the Daisy award after being nominated by patients who found their nursing care to be unique, empathic and above the norm. Continue reading