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The DAISY Award in Nursing

  • Dana-Farber is one of over 4,300 healthcare organizations and schools of nursing, in 28 countries, committed to honoring nurses with the DAISY Award program, sponsored by the DAISY Foundation (Diseases Attacking the Immune System).

    The DAISY Foundation established the DAISY Award in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, whose parents created the foundation in Patrick's memory because they experienced firsthand the skills, care, and compassion of nurses in caring for their son.

    Awarded four times a year at Dana-Farber, the DAISY Award recognizes the extraordinary work nurses do every day. Nurses who are selected as DAISY Award recipients are celebrated for the compassionate and extraordinary care they have provided for their patients and families. Dana-Farber celebrates the Team DAISY Award for nurse care teams, awarded annually.

    All nurses nominated for the DAISY Award are recognized with a nomination pin. Recipients of the DAISY Award are honored at a DAISY Award event on their unit and are presented with a hand-carved sculpture entitled, "A Healer’s Touch."

    Complete and submit the DAISY Award nomination form.

    Please reach out to DFCI_CPD@dfci.harvard.edu with any questions.

     

  • DAISY Award winner Heidi Furr


    Heidi Furr, BSN, RN, OCN, staff nurse at Dana-Farber/New Hampshire Oncology-Hematology, was honored with the DAISY Award on January 30, 2023.

  • Previous DAISY Awardees

    Kaitlin Boudreau, BSN, RN, OCN – Infusion Nurse, Yawkey 8
    Denise Eames, RN, OCN – Infusion Nurse, Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center in clinical affiliation with South Shore Hospital
    Melinda Esposito, BSN, RN – Infusion Nurse, Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center at Milford Regional Medical Center
    Wendy Farrar, BS, RN, OCN – Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center at Milford Regional Medical Center
    Katie Fiel, MSN, RN, OCN – Infusion Nurse, Yawkey 6
    Susanne Menon, NP, OCN – Nurse Practitioner, GYN, Longwood
    Adonia Racicot, BSN, RN, OCN – Infusion Nurse, Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center at Milford Regional Medical Center
    Courtney Shea, BSN, RN – Infusion Nurse, Jimmy Fund Clinic
    Jennifer Stefanik – Nurse Practitioner, Neuro Oncology, Longwood
    Nicole Theroux, BSN, RN, OCN – Infusion Nurse, Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center at Milford Regional Medical Center
    Toni Quilty, BSN, RN – Infusion Nurse, Yawkey 6