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Boone Memorial kicked-off its DAISY Award program in January, 2021. The DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune SYstem) Award is an international recognition program that honors and celebrates the skillful, compassionate care nurses provide every day. The DAISY Foundation was established by the family of J. Patrick Barnes after he died from complications of the auto-immune disease ITP in 1999. During his hospitalization, they deeply appreciated the care and compassion shown to Patrick and his entire family. When he died, they felt compelled to say “thank you” to nurses in a very public way. The DAISY Nurse Leader Award recognizes nurses who are extraordinary in the impact they have on compassionate patient care. Honorees can be any nurse leader who impacts patient care directly including supervisors, managers, educators or nurses who specialize in case management, informatics or patient flow.

This Nurse Leader impacts staff and/or the patient care they manage by:

  • Role modeling extraordinary behavior

  • Creating an environment where attributes of trust, compassion, mutual respect, continued professional development and ethical behavior are modeled and supported

  • Motivating staff with a shared vision and enthusiasm to achieve better outcomes for themselves and for their patients

  • Promoting and enhancing the image of nursing within the organization, the community and the profession

The Boone Memorial Hospital DAISY Award Committee established the following criteria, to be used in the selection process:

*Any RN, LPN, or APRN is eligible to receive the DAISY Award

*Two awards given annually

*Nominations accepted anytime (all year long)


      The nurse should demonstrate extraordinary clinical skills in the delivery of                             compassionate care. 


      The nurse should display a positive attitude, while demonstrating professionalism.


      The nurse should inspire others to be passionate about their profession.


      The nurse should display a sense of selflessness in the care they provide.

Y - YES WE CAN spirit

      The nurse should have a YES WE CAN attitude and shed a positive light in all situations.

Make new friends while helping your community.

To learn more about becoming a member of the Auxiliary call: 304.369.1230 Ext. 5001 or 5002



Please fill out the following form to celebrate your nurse. Share your story.

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Thanks for taking the time to nominate an extraordinary nursing leader for this award.

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Ladie Viars, BSN, RN

Director of Clinical Education and Community Health

call: 304.369.1230 x4502


Terri Castle, BSN, RN

Chief Nursing Officer

call: 304.369.1230 x6310


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