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DAISY Award - Recognizing Extraordinary Nurses at UPMC in South Central Pa.

DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune SYstem. The DAISY Award was established by the DAISY Foundation in memory of J. Patrick Barnes who died at 33 of ITP, an auto-immune disease. The Barnes Family was so impressed and moved by the skills, caring and compassion of the nurses who cared for Patrick, that they created this national award to say thank you to nurses everywhere.

UPMC Pinnacle is proud to be part of the DAISY Award program. Each month patients, families, and staff are encouraged to nominate a special nurse - either a registered nurse (RN) or licensed practical nurse (LPN) - who provides direct patient care at the bedside and exemplifies the following characteristics

Integrity: Maintains the trust and confidence of all with whom she/he engages
Commitment: Serves patients and their families by honoring UPMC Pinnacle’s mission
Advocacy: Truly focuses on serving the patient
Respect: Provides dignity and respect to everyone she/he serves and encounters
Excellence: Strives for the highest quality and continuous improvement

How to nominate a nurse for The DAISY Award:

Click here to complete the online DAISY Award nomination form and recognize a special nurse


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