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The DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses

The DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses is a nationwide program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care provided by nurses every day. Ephraim McDowell RegionalDAISYFoundationLogo Medical Center and Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital is proud to be a DAISY Award Hospital Partner by recognizing one of our nurses with this special honor every month.

The DAISY Foundation was established in 2000 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes, who died of complications of the auto-immune disease Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP) at the age of 33. During Patrick’s hospitalization, his family was awestruck by the care and compassion his nurses provided not only to him but his entire family. One of the goals of the Foundation is to recognize extraordinary nurses everywhere who make an enormous difference in the lives of people. Each DAISY Award honoree is recognized at a ceremony in her/his unit and will receive a certificate, a DAISY Award pin, and a hand-carved stone sculpture entitled “A Healer’s Touch.” Additionally, everyone in the unit will celebrate with Cinnabon® cinnamon rolls, a favorite of Patrick’s.  To learn more about the DAISY Foundation click here.


Anyone can nominate a deserving nurse for the DAISY Award including: Patients, visitors, nurses, physicians, volunteers and employees. If you would like to nominate a nurse, you may pick up a nomination form at any Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center or Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital entrance, waiting areas or cafeteria and place it in the nomination boxes located throughout the areas or mail the completed form to:


The DAISY Award

Attn: Kim Reynolds, RN, BSN, CCRN

Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center

217 South Third Street

Danville, KY 40422


You may also pdf click on this DAISY Award link  to print out a nomination form to be mailed or fill out a nomination form and submit it electronically.  You may also call the DAISY Hotline (859)239-3279 or (800)686-4121 to nominate a nurse by leaving a detailed message as to why the nurse you are nominating is a deserving recipient of the DAISY Award. All nominations received by the 15th of each month will be considered for the next month’s DAISY award.