Want to thank your nurse for extraordinary care?

The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day. Tucson Medical Center is proud to be a DAISY Award partner, recognizing one of our nurses with special honor quarterly.

How to Nominate an Extraordinary Nurse

Patients, visitors, nurses, physicians, employees and volunteers may nominate a deserving nurse by filling out this form. The TMC Professional Development Council reviews the nominations before selecting an honoree every quarter. 

About the DAISY Foundation

The DAISY Foundation was established in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died from complications of the auto-immune disease idiopathic thromnocytopenia purpura at the age of 33. (DAISY is an acronym for diseases attacking the immune system.) During Pat's eight week hospitalization, his family was awestruck by the care and compassion his nurses provided not only to Pat, but to everyone in his family. One of the goals in creating a foundation in Pat's memory was to recognize extraordinary nurses everywhere who make an enormous difference in the lives of so many people every day. 

Each DAISY award honoree will be recognized at a public ceremony in the TMC Nursing Patio and will receive a beautiful certificate, a DAISY Award pin and a handcarved stone sculpture entitled A Healer's Touch. Additionally, everyone in the unit will celebrate with Cinnabon cinnamon rolls - a favorite of Patrick's during his illness. The Barnes family asks that whenever and wherever nurses smell that wonderful cinnamon aroma, they stop for a moment and think about how special they are. 

To find out more about DAISY Foundation program, including the growing list of partners, please go to The DAISY Foundation.

Nominate your extraordinary nurse today.