North Mississippi Medical Center honors one nurse each month with a DAISY Award as part of an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary compassionate and skillful care given by nurses every day. These nurses are respectful, anticipate needs, share information, promote teamwork, and encourage patient and family participation. They are recognized as outstanding role models.
Each honoree is recognized at a ceremony in her/his unit and receives a certificate, a DAISY Award pin, and a hand-carved stone sculpture entitled A Healer’s Touch.
The DAISY Foundation was established in 1999 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 Barnes’ eight-week hospitalization, his family was awestruck by the care and compassion his nurses provided not only to him but to everyone in his family. So one of the goals they set in creating a Foundation in his 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.
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