Want to say thank you to your nurse? Share your story!

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. Please say thank you by sharing your story of how a nurse made a difference you will never forget!

DAISY Individual Award

The DAISY Individual Award is designed to honor nurses who go above and beyond to provide exceptional clinical and compassionate care.

DAISY Team Award

The DAISY Team Award is designed to honor collaboration by two or more people, led by a nurse, who identify and meet patient and patient family needs by going above and beyond the traditional role of nursing. The team must be lead by a nurse who provides direct care.

DAISY Nurse Leader Award

The DAISY Nurse Leader Award is designed to give staff, patients and families a way to express their gratitude for the compassionate environment nurse leaders provide.

Daisy Award Nomination Form

To nominate a nurse for a DAISY Award, click the button below to fill out a nomination form.

Nursing at ChildServe: 2018 DAISY Award Winners

The DAISY Award celebrates the skillful, compassionate care nurses provide every day. Check out the 2018 winners.

DAISY Award Winner

ChildServe nurses make an amazing difference in the lives of children, young adults, and families across Iowa. Individually, nurses can transform the lives of those they help support. For the Dearinger family, ChildServe nurse Pat Rice-Larimer has done just that.


ChildServe improves the health and well-being of 5,200 children each year through specialized clinical, home, and community-based programs and services. We serve children with developmental delays, disabilities, injuries, and other special healthcare needs.

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