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The DAISY Foundation was established in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died at the age of 33 from complications of the auto-immune disease Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP). During Pat’s eight 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 family created a Foundation in Pat’s memory 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.
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The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary, compassionate and skillful care given by nurses every day. Lima Memorial Health System is proud to be a DAISY Award Partner, recognizing one of our nurses with this special honor each quarter throughout the year.
DAISY Award Honorees personify Lima Memorial Health System’s remarkable patient experience. These nurses consistently demonstrate excellence through their clinical expertise and extraordinary, compassionate care. They are recognized as outstanding role models in our nursing community.
Each DAISY Award Honoree will be recognized at a public ceremony in her/his unit and will receive a beautiful certificate, a DAISY Award pin and a hand-carved stone sculpture entitled A Healer’s Touch. Additionally, everyone in the honoree’s unit will celebrate with Cinnabon® cinnamon rolls – a favorite of Patrick’s during his illness. The Barnes Family asks that whenever and wherever nurses smell that wonderful cinnamon aroma, they stop for a moment and think about how special they are.
Patients, family members, caregivers, visitors, nurses, physicians and associates may nominate a deserving nurse by completing the nomination form. Please click the following link to complete and submit the form.
For a printable version, please click the following link and return the completed form to Lima Memorial Health System, 1001 Bellefontaine Avenue, Lima, Ohio 45804