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The DAISY Award

What is the DAISY Foundation?

An acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune SYstem, The DAISY Foundation was formed in November 1999, by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died at age 33 of complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP). The nursing care Patrick received when hospitalized profoundly touched his family.

The DAISY Award is an international recognition program started in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. Pat’s family experienced first-hand the difference his nurses made in his care through clinical excellence and outstanding compassionate care. The family created The DAISY Award to express gratitude to nurses and to enable other patients, families, and staff to thank and honor their special nurses.



Andrus on Hudson is a DAISY Award partner. Do you know an extraordinary nurse who has provided you with excellent care here at Andrus on Hudson? Nominate them today for the DAISY Award.

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Please visit to learn more about Pat's story and how The DAISY Award recognizes Extraordinary Nurses.

“We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.” - John F. Kennedy
  • Delbert Carter, 2022

  • Sheran Rey, 2023

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