Daisy Award

The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

Download the DAISY Award Nomination Form

Every month since May 2008, a deserving nurse from OU Medical Center has been presented with the DAISY Award. The DAISY Award was established in 2000 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died of complications of an autoimmune disease at the age of 33. The Daisy (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Award is a nationwide program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary skill and compassion given by nurses every day. OU Medical Center is the first hospital in state to present this award to its nurses.

During Pat's eight-week hospitalization, his family was awestruck by the care and compassion his nurses provided for him as well as his family, friends and visitors. So one of the goals they set in creating the Foundation in his memory was to recognize extraordinary nurses everywhere who make an enormous difference in the lives of so many people.

Each DAISY Award winner will be recognized on his/her unit and will receive hand-carved stone sculpture, a beautiful certificate and a DAISY Award pin. In addition, every person in the unit will celebrate with the winner by snacking with cinnamon rolls and a DAISY Award banner will be hung in the area.

Nurses can be nominated by hospital staff, patients or visitors. Nominations forms can be found on the unit floors or the DAISY Award boxes located in the cafeterias or the lobbies and both the hospital's internet and intranet sites.

Nominate someone online:

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