The DAISY Foundation was established in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes. Patrick died at the age of 33, from complications of the auto-immune disease Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP). During his eight-week hospital stay, his family was impressed by the care and compassion his nurses provided, not only to him but to everyone in the family. They created the DAISY Award in Pat’s memory to recognize those nurses who make a big difference in the lives of so many people.
Our DAISY Award honorees demonstrate the Core Values of St. Luke's Health:
Reverence: Profound respect and awe for all of creation, the foundation that shapes spirituality, our relationships with others and our journey to God.
Integrity: Moral wholeness, soundness, fidelity, trust, truthfulness in all we do.
Compassion: Solidarity with one another, capacity to enter into another's joy and sorrow.
Excellence: Preeminent performance, becoming the benchmark, putting forth our personal and professional best.
They also demonstrate excellence through their clinical expertise, compassionate care, and dedication to patient safety. They are recognized as role models in our nursing community.