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)
D - DEDICATION
The nurse should demonstrate extraordinary clinical skills in the delivery of compassionate care.
A - ATTITUDE
The nurse should display a positive attitude, while demonstrating professionalism.
I - INSPIRATION
The nurse should inspire others to be passionate about their profession.
S - SELFLESSNESS
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.
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To learn more about becoming a member of the Auxiliary call: 304.369.1230 Ext. 5001 or 5002
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