The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses was established by the DAISY Foundation. "DAISY" is an acronym for diseases attacking the immune system. The DAISY Foundation is a national organization that was started by the family members of J. Patrick Barnes, who died in 1999 from complications of an autoimmune disease. His family was inspired by the nursing care he received, and they created an award to thank nurses for the work they do every day. Learn more about the Barnes family and the DAISY Foundation.
If you'd like to thank a nurse at the Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children's Hospital of Savannah, or any other area of Memorial University Medical Center, please complete the DAISY Award nomination form.