Staff Award Nomimation Form 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 autoimmune 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. Just as the daisy cannot thrive without the bee, the nurses of University Health System could not thrive without the outstanding teamwork provided by their colleagues. Where the DAISY Award recognizes outstanding nursing care, the BEE (Beyond Exceptional Expectations) Award recognizes the exceptional care and services delivered by staff members outside of the nursing profession. If you would like to nominate a nurse or staff member, please complete form below.