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The DAISY Award

The DAISY Award at UVA Health System

The University of Virginia Health System's Professional Nursing Staff Organization (PNSO) is proud to offer the DAISY Award as a way to honor the compassion and care UVA nurses provide their patients every day! Based on a proposal from our direct care nurses to our Chief Nursing Officer and Nursing Cabinet, the PNSO has committed to this national award program.

"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 Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (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 national award to say thank you to nurses everywhere.

For more information on The DAISY Award, visit the DAISY Foundation website here

Nominate a UVA Registered Nurse for The DAISY Award!

The UVAHS Professional Nursing Staff Organization alongside the DAISY Award Committee is proud to honor up to two RNs from the UVA Health System each month with a DAISY Award.

Nominations may be submitted by patients, patients' families, visitors and fellow UVA team members. Nominations never close - they may be submitted anytime.

The award will be presented by our Chief Nursing Officer as a surprise celebration on the recipient's unit. Award recipients will receive a framed certificate, a DAISY Honoree pin, and a “Healer’s Touch” sculpture, along with a copy of their nomination(s).

Nominees who meet eligibility criteria but are not chosen for the award will still receive internal recognition on their unit, as well as a DAISY nominee pin and signed letter from our Chief Nursing Officer.

Click here to nominate an individual nurse.

Click here to nominate a team of nurses. 


DAISY Award Committee Leadership

DAISY Award Program Coordinator: Ashley Noguera
2019 DAISY Award Committee Chair: Regina Ragland, BSN, RN, PCCN
2019 DAISY Award Committee Vice Chair: Renee Wilson, BSN, RN-BC

If you have any questions about the DAISY Award, please email Ashley Noguera at avh4x@virginia.edu or call 434-243-3280.

Congratulations to our UVA DAISY Award Recipients!

*Previous recipients from 2015-2018 can be located here

January 2019:

  • Emily Boero, Clinician II, The Women's Place
  • Coming soon!
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