The DAISY Award

  • The DAISY Award committee at The Bellevue Hospital launched the internationally recognized award program to hospital employees and community members in January 2020.

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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.


How to Nominate

DAISY Award recipients personify the remarkable patient experience at The Bellevue Hospital. Patients, families and visitors may nominate a nurse online by submitting it to  Paper nomination forms can be found in various locations throughout the hospital. For more information, call 419.483. 4040, Ext 4684 or Ext. 4611.


DAISY Award Recognition 

Once nominations are collected, the award recipient is chosen by a committee at The Bellevue Hospital to receive The DAISY Award. Awards will be presented twice per year at celebrations attended by the Honoree’s colleagues, patients, and visitors. Each Honoree receives a certificate commending her or him as an "Extraordinary Nurse." Honorees also receive a DAISY Award pin and a beautiful and meaningful sculpture called A Healer’s Touch, hand-carved by artists of the Shona Tribe in Zimbabwe.