Daisy Award

The DAISY Award

DAISY Award honorees personify South Texas Health System's remarkable patient experience. These nurses consistently demonstrate excellence through their clinical expertise and extraordinary compassionate care, and they are recognized as outstanding role models in our nursing community.

The DAISY Award is a nationwide program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses everyday. South Texas Health System is proud to be a DAISY Award Partner, recognizing one of our nurses with this special honor every quarter. To find out more about the program, visit the DAISY Foundation

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. (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 everyday.

Nominate an Extraordinary Nurse at Edinburg Children's Hospital 

Patients, visitors, nurses, physicians and employees may nominate a deserving nurse by completing the form below:

Must clearly demonstrate he/she meets the criteria for The DAISY Award.