Nominate a DCH Nurse for the 2018 DAISY Award

Want to Thank Your Nurse? Honor the compassion and care nurses provide their patients everyday and nominate a nurse for the Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses at Decatur County Hospital.

The DAISY Foundation was established in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes. Patrick died at the age of 33 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP), thus giving name to the award “Diseases Attacking the Immune System” DAISY. Patrick’s family was completely awestruck by the care and compassion that they and Patrick were shown during his 8 week illness that they wanted to say THANK YOU to nurses.

In Patrick’s Honor, the DAISY Award is now in over 2,400+ healthcare facilities in all 50 states, and in 15 different countries, all of whom are committed to honoring their nurses with The DAISY Award. Each year, one nurse at Decatur County Hospital is honored with this award.

Anyone can submit a nomination by April 14, 2018. The winner will be announced during Hospital Week on Friday, May 11, 2018. The winner will also be honored June 15, 2018 at a Mercy Network Luncheon.

For more information, contact Jo Beth Smith at 641-446-2222

Click here to download the application and more information. Applications are due April 14th.