The DAISY Award


The DAISY Award was established by the DAISY Foundation in memory of J. Patrick Barnes who died at 33 of ITP, an auto-immunedisease. The Barnes Family was awestruck by the clinical skills,caring and compassion of the nurses who cared for Patrick, so they created this national award to say thank you to nurses everywhere.

DAISY Award honorees personify Citrus Valley Health Partners’ remarkable patient experience. These nurses consistently demonstrate excellence through their clinical expertise, extraordinary compassionate care, and are recognized as outstanding role models in our nursing community.

Each DAISY Award Honoree will be recognized at a public ceremony in her/his unit and will receive: a beautiful certificate, a DAISY Award pin, and a hand-carved stone sculpture entitled A Healer's Touch. Additionally, every one in the unit will celebrate with Cinnabon ® cinnamon rolls – a favorite of Patrick's during his illness. The Barnes Family asks that whenever and wherever nurses smell that wonderful cinnamon aroma, they stop for a moment and think about how special they are.

How to Nominate an Extraordinary Nurse

Patients, visitors, nurses, physicians, & employees may nominate a deserving nurse by filling out the form below. Or you can also download and print a copy of the form IN ENGLISH or EN ESPAÑOL and mail it to Nursing Administration at:
Foothill Presbyterian Hospital
250 S. Grand Ave.
, CA 91741-4218

For more information about the DAISY Award, contact Lourdes Casao, Corporate Director of Education at
(626) 859-5867,

Nomination Criteria:

  • Makes patients and families feel safe and comfortable
  • Provides individualized, compassionate and patient centered care to the patient & family
  • Goes above and beyond your expectations
  • Role models positive service behaviors