The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary compassionate and skillful care given by nurses every day. Montgomery Cancer Center is proud to be a DAISY Award Partner, and will begin recognizing one of our nurses each month with this special honor starting in May.
Several displays [with the attached brochure/nomination form] have been placed around Main Campus, Prattville Clinic, and Pine Street Office, as well as Carmichael Imaging and Montgomery Breast Center. Patients, visitors, nurses, physicians, employees may nominate a deserving nurse by filling out this form and submitting it to Genger Gallup, Nurse Manager. (Also, an electronic version on MCC's intranet will be coming soon for employee use.)
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. (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 his nurses provided not only to Pat but to everyone in his family. So one of the goals they set 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 by the super-human work they do every day. For more information, go to https://www.daisyfoundation.org/