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The DAISY Award in Nursing

  • Dana-Farber is one of approximately 2,700 healthcare facilities in all 50 states and 17 other 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.

    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."

    Three ways to nominate a nurse

    1. You can fax your nomination form for the DAISY Award to 617-632-6034.

    2. You can mail/return the form to:

    Dana-Farber Center for Clinical and Professional Development, Attn: DAISY
    450 Brookline Ave., Shields Warren 166
    Boston, MA 02215

    3. You can type directly onto the form and email the pdf to:, Subject: DAISY

    Download nomination form