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The DAISY Award

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Memorial Medical Center is proud to be a DAISY Award Hospital since 2018. The DAISY Award is an international program to honor the superhuman work nurses do for their patients and families 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 Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) in 1999.  DAISY is an acronym for diseases attacking the immune system. During his eight weeks of hospitalization, the family truly appreciated the care and compassion shown to Patrick and his entire family. When he died, wanted to ensure that nurses know how deserving they are of our society’s profound respect for the education, training, brainpower, and skill they put into their work, and especially for the caring with which they deliver their care.

Memorial Medical Center presents two DAISY Awards each year. Each DAISY Award Honoree will be recognized at a public ceremony in his/her department and will receive a certificate, a DAISY Award pin, and a hand-carved stone sculpture called ‘A Healer’s Touch’. In addition, everyone in that department will celebrate with cinnamon rolls – a favorite of Patrick’s. The Barnes Family wanted nurses to stop and think about how special they are every time they smell cinnamon. 

If you would like to submit a nomination, fill out the online form below and share your story of how an MMC nurse made a difference you will never forget.

DAISY Nomination Form

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Thank you for taking the time to nominate an extraordinary MMC nurse for this award.

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If you have any questions about the MMC DAISY Award program, contact Jenna Singler at 715-685-5367

For more information about The DAISY Foundation, click here.

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