The DAISY award is an international recognition propgram started in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. Pat's family experienced first-hand the difference his nurses made in his care through clinical excellence and outstanding compassionate care. The family created the DAISY award to express gratitude to nurses and to enable other patients, families, and staff to thank and honor their special nurses.
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"Our 88 year old mother was a patient for 2 weeks. Mom was on a roller coaster, we never knew what to expect. Everything was new and frightening to us as we watched her struggle to live. Through it all, Tami was there, working tirelessly, diligently, helping Mom and us understand issues and ramifications. She patiently explained things to us, sometimes more than once, until we got it. Of utmost importance to her was Mom's comfort. Tami was also concerned-expressed repeatedly-about each of us, Mom's family, as we went though our own emotional and exhausting roller coaster rides. We looked forward each day to seeing Tami. She obviously cared deeply for Mom. Tami became like family to us. I wanted to hug her hello and goodbye. Every day her knowledge and skills were evident. Such as, for 1 tiny example, the day O2 saturation was dropping, chest tubes were in-Tami analyzed the best position to put Mom into with those tubes in order to maximize O2 saturation. It worked. Tami's tireless, devoted and skilled passion for our mother's well being made a huge impression on us. She stood out as a nurse willing and able to go beyond the normal call of duty."
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