|Co-founders of the DAISY Award, Bonnie and Mark Barnes, along with their granddaughter Riley, visited PCH/FMC on July 23, 2012. The founders met with PCH/FMC nursing staff, including past DAISY Award winner Elizabeth Paschal, RN, and committee chair, Leslie Brown, RN.
Co-founders of the DAISY Award, Bonnie and Mark Barnes, along with their granddaughter Riley, visited Paris Community Hospital/Family Medical Center on July 23. The founders met with PCH/FMC nursing staff, including past DAISY Award winner Elizabeth Paschal, RN, and committee chair, Leslie Brown, RN. Pictured are the Barnes’ family; Brown; Mary Barker, RN; Paschal; and Susan Livvix, PCH/FMC Chief Nursing Officer.
The DAISY Award is a national program that is ran through the DAISY Foundation. The Barnes’ created the foundation as a way to honor nurses after their son, Patrick, passed away in 2000 from an autoimmune disease. The Barnes’ visited Paris as part of their cross-country trip visiting more than 50 hospitals that participate in their DAISY program.
During Patrick’s hospital stay, his family was amazed by the compassion and extraordinary care provided by the nursing staff. That extraordinary care caused the Barnes’ to create the DAISY Award. They believe nurses should be honored, as they are the unsung heroes of our society.
With that goal in mind, the DAISY Foundation has celebrated more than 5,000 nurses for their exceptional patient care.
PCH/FMC began participating in the DAISY Award program in 2010. Past award winners were Elizabeth Paschal, RN; Marilyn LeFever, CNA; and Glenda Berry, RN.
DAISY honorees are selected one to two times per year. Award nominations can come from staff members or the public.
When you encounter extraordinary nursing care at PCH/FMC, consider nominating that individual for the DAISY Award. Forms can be obtained from any nurse, or click here.