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The DAISY Award

Daisy Award
The DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune SYstem) Award is an international recognition program that honors and celebrates the skillful, compassionate care nurses provide every day. The DAISY Foundation was established by the family of J. Patrick Barnes after he died from complications of the auto-immune disease ITP in 1999. During his hospitalization, they deeply appreciated the care and compassion shown to Patrick and his entire family. When he died, they felt compelled to say "thank you" to nurses in a very public way.

Please say thank you by sharing your story of how a nurse made a difference you will never forget!  Share your story.

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Daisy Award

VUMC's first DAISY Recipients
December 2018

Tamera Hawkins, RN, LCCE

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Diana Levine, LPN
Cancer Clinic 
Vanderbilt Adult Clinics

Meghan Fitzpatrick, BSN, RN
8 South – Inpatient Medicine
Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital

Mallory Johnson, BSN, RN
Adult II unit
Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital

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