DAISY Awards at St. John’s

The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards excellence in nursing and was established by the DAISY Foundation in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at 33 from an auto-immune disease. His family was so impressed by the clinical skills and compassion of the nurses who cared for him that they created this national award to say thank you to nurses in more than 1300 hospitals across the United States.

Up to three nurses will be selected every quarter to receive St. John’s DAISY Award. Each DAISY honoree is recognized through a program administered by the hospitals’ Cultural Development Council. At a presentation before the nurses’ colleagues, the honorees receive a beautiful African Shona Tribe sculpture entitled “A Healer’s Touch,” an award pin, a certificate and a bouquet of daisies. Click here to read about St. John’s current DAISY Award honorees.

Nominate an Extraordinary Nurse
Patients, visitors, employees or physicians may nominate a deserving nurse by filling out a nomination form (PDF). Completed nomination forms should be mailed to:

St. John’s Regional Medical Center
Attn: Grace Ibe/Cultural Development Council
1600 North Rose Avenue Oxnard, CA 93030

If you have any questions, please contact St. John’s Cultural Development Council at 805.988.2845.

Nomination Criteria Include:

  • Demonstrates St. John’s Hospitals mission, vision and core values.
  • Makes a connection with patients, families, and peers by building trust and respect.
  • Communicates important information/education needed by the patient and family.
  • Creates and coordinates an environment conducive to healing and safety.
  • Creates sacred encounters with patients and their loved ones.

About the DAISY Foundation
The DAISY Foundation was established in 1999 by the Barnes family in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at the age of 33 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP). DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. 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. The DAISY Foundation is dedicated to saying thank you to nurses. For more information, please visit www.daisyfoundation.org.