The DAISY Nurse Leader Award annually recognizes the incredible work that nurse leaders do every day. At BWFH Nurse Leaders include Nurse Directors, Nursing Supervisors, Nurse Educators, and Program Managers in the Department of Nursing.
The DAISY Foundation is an international program established in memory of J. Patrick Barnes who died at the age of 33 from Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), an auto-immune disease. The Barnes Family was inspired by the care that Patrick received and established this unique program to recognize and thank the nurses who make a profound difference in the lives of their patients and families.
As the healthcare landscape becomes more complex, with increasing demands on Nurse Leaders, we believe that those who create an environment of compassion and recognition for others strongly deserve to be recognized themselves. With recognition, they may be held up as models of outstanding nursing leadership. Despite working under tremendous pressure, through their leadership, these Nurse Leaders provide a haven of safety for staff, both physically and emotionally. In this environment, Nurses are inspired to do their very best by Nurse Leaders who role-model caring behaviors. These leaders provide a setting where compassion is valued, and staff, in turn, treat patients and their families with deep humanity.
BWFH DAISY Nurse Leaders
Role model for compassion and exemplary practice
Role models behavior perceived as extraordinary
Creates an environment that fosters care & compassion
Creates an environment where attributes of trust, compassion, mutual respect, continued professional development and ethical behavior are modeled and supported
Motivates staff with a shared vision and enthusiasm to achieve better outcomes for themselves and for their patients
Is a mentor to staff
Accessible, available and responsive to the needs of others, encouraging critical thinking and problem-solving for individuals and with the context of teams
Promotes and enhances the image of nursing within the organization, the community and the profession
Want to Nominate an Extraordinary Nurse Leader for a Daisy Award?
Patients, visitors, nurses, physicians and employees may nominate a deserving nurse leader by completing the form below (printable PDF form also available). DAISY Nurse Leader Awards are presented once per year in the fall. Your nomination will be considered for the next presentation.