Daisy Awards

The Daisy Award at University Medical Center New Orleans

UMC New Orleans is proud to recognize nurses with the Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses, a national program that honors the compassionate care and clinical excellence our nurses bring to their patients every day. Help us celebrate the compassion and skill of our extraordinary nurses Nominate a nurse today!

Click here to download the nomination form.

We will notify you if your nominee is selected. All nominees are celebrated, so please tell us how your nurse made a special difference in your visit with us.

About the DAISY Award

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 awestruck by the clinical skills, caring and compassion of the nurses who cared for Patrick, so they created this international award to say thank you to nurses everywhere.

DAISY = Diseases Attacking the Immune System

Honorees can be nominated by physicians, nurses, patients, volunteers and other staff.

Award criteria is based upon the UMCNO’s Nursing Core Values:
  • Understanding
  • Mentoring
  • Compassion (Concern for Humanity)
  • Nurturing and
  • Outstanding (Contribution to Profession)

Click here to download the flier.