What is the DAISY Award?
The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary compassionate and skillful care given by nurses every day. Rockledge Regional Medical Center is proud to be a DAISY Award Partner, recognizing one of our nurses with this special honor every month. To find out more about the program, including the growing list of Partners, please go to www.DAISYfoundation.org.
About the DAISY Foundation
The DAISY Foundation was established in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes, who passed away at the age of 33 from complications to Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP), an auto-immune disease. DAISY, is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. During Pat’s 8-week hospitalization, his family was awestruck by the care and compassion of his nurses, which was provided not only to Pat, but to everyone in his family as well. They then created the DAISY Foundation in Pat’s memory, with the goal of recognizing extraordinary nurses who make an enormous difference in the lives of so many people through the superhuman work they do every day.