The DAISY Award

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) and Clinics is proud to be a DAISY Award Hospital partner since 2011. The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the skillful compassionate care nurses and nurse leaders 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 Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP) in 1999. DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. 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.

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Logo for the DAISY Award

DAISY Award for Nurses

The DAISY Award recognizes those nurses who go above and beyond their regular job responsibilities to make Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and Clinics a great place to give and receive care.

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The DAISY Nurse Leader Award

DAISY Nurse Leader Award

The DAISY Nurse Leader Award recognizes the work that nurse leaders do every day to create an environment create an environment where compassionate, skillful care thrives.

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