Has a NorthBay Healthcare nurse helped you or a loved one through a difficult time with kindness and compassion? Now you can honor them with a DAISY award, part of an international program that recognizes outstanding nursing care.
The DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Award was created in memory of J.Patrick Barnes to express his family’s gratitude for the skillful and amazingly compassionate care he received from his nurses when he was hospitalized with the auto-immune disease Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) in 1999. He died eight weeks later at age 33.
The award honors the work nurses do every day in thousands of health care facilities throughout the United States and in 14 other countries. NorthBay Healthcare invites patients and families of patients to nominate a nurse who went above and beyond the call of duty.
Award-winning nurses must establish a special professional connection with parents and families through trust and emotional support, demonstrate professionalism, exemplify NorthBay’s mission and values, and collaborate with the health care team to meet the patient’s needs and goals. Other criteria include use of critical thinking skills, excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to educate patients and their families while modeling empathy and a caring attitude.
Nomination forms can be found at the front desk at NorthBay Medical Center in Fairfield, and NorthBay VacaValley Hospital in Vacaville and at all NorthBay medical office buildings or online at NorthBay.org/DAISY.