DAISY Awards honor nurses for excellence in care

​Nominate a nurse who has provided excellent care

Patients and families, along with physicians and other health-care professionals, can show their appreciation for the expert, compassionate nursing care they receive at Harborview Medical Center and UW Medical Center by nominating a nurse for the DAISY Award, nationwide program that rewards excellence in nursing.

The award is sponsored by the DAISY Foundation to recognize the clinical skills, extraordinary compassion and care exhibited by nurses every day. DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. The award is given to outstanding nurses in more than 200 hospitals across the United States.

At Harborview and UW Medical Center, registered nurses involved in direct patient care are eligible for this award. Nominees may be staff nurses, clinical nurse leaders, assistant nurse managers and clinical nurse specialists. DAISY Award recipients are recognized each quarter with a special presentations at their respective medical centers.

How to nominate a nurse

Patients, visitors, employees or physicians may nominate a deserving nurse for a DAISY award. 

To recognize a Harborview nurse who has shown extraordinary compassion and care, fill out the online DAISY nomination form.

To nominate a nurse at UW Medical Center nurse, you can complete the on-line form or pick up a brochure at the nursing unit where you or your family member was treated, and return the completed form to the staff.

About the DAISY Foundation

The DAISY Foundation was established in 2000 by the Barnes family in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) at the age of 33. Having been touched by the remarkable care, clinical skills and compassion demonstrated by nurses during Patrick’s illness, the Barnes family made it their mission to recognize exceptional nurses around the country.