The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses at North Okaloosa Medical Center.
Honor the compassion and care bedside nurses provide their patients every day.
The DAISY Award is a nationwide program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day. North Okaloosa Medical Center is proud to be a DAISY Award Hospital Partner, recognizing one of our nurses with this special honor every quarter.
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. 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.
To find out more about the program, including the growing list of Hospital Partners, please go to www.DAISYfoundation.org.
Patients, visitors, nurses, physicians, or employees may nominate a deserving nurse by filling out this form and placing it in box marked "Daisy Award" located in the hospital administration office, or emailing the form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The daisy criterion incorporates the IOM six aims of safety, patient-centeredness, effectiveness, efficiency, timeliness, and equity. These aims have been embraced by North Okaloosa Medical Center to ensure the best care possible.
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