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DAISY Award Nominations

Who is your favorite nurse? Nominations are open for the DAISY Award, an international program, honoring extraordinary nurses at UC San Diego Health System.

DAISY Foundation LogoThe DAISY Award honorees are true examples of UC San Diego Health System’s commitment to remarkable patient care. These nurses consistently demonstrate excellence through their clinical expertise and compassionate care. They are recognized as outstanding role models in our nursing community, and UC San Diego Health System is proud to be a DAISY Award Hospital Partner.

How to Nominate Your Favorite Nurse

  • Patients, visitors, nurses, physicians and employees may nominate a deserving nurse by filling out a nomination form and submitting through our inter-office mail to Stacie Macaluso at MC8690 or via fax to 619-543-6271
  • Any LVN, RN or NP can be nominated (CNI up to ANII)
  • Please include a brief story of your experience with the nurse on the nomination form
  • The DAISY Award will be given out quarterly to three winners
  • UC San Diego Health System nurses will receive the award at a special ceremony on their unit
  • The nomination forms are due 4 times a year: March 22, June 22, Sept 22 and Dec. 22
  • Awards will be handed out 4 times a year (approx): Jan, April, July and Oct.

About the DAISY Foundation

The DAISY Foundation was established in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes, who died of complications of the auto-immune disease Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP) at the age of 33-years-old. During Patrick’s eight week hospitalization, his family was overwhelmed by the care and compassion his nurses provided, not only to Pat, but to everyone in his family. As a result, the Barnes family created a foundation in Pat’s memory to recognize extraordinary nurses everywhere. For more information, please visit The DAISY Foundation.

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