The Daisy Award

What is The DAISY Award?

The DAISY Award is a nationwide program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day. Pottstown Hospital is proud to be a DAISY Award Hospital Partner, recognizing one of our nurses with this special honor 6 times a year.

About The DAISY Foundation

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. (DAISY is an acronym for diseases attacking the immune system.) During Pat's 8 week hospitalization, his family was awestruck by the care and compassion his nurses provided not only to Pat but to everyone in his family. So one of the goals they set in creating a Foundation in Pat's memory was to recognize extraordinary nurses everywhere who make an enormous difference in the lives of so many people by the super-human work they do every day. To find out more about the program, including the growing list of Hospital Partners, please go to

How To Nominate An Extraordinary Nurse

Patients, visitors, nurses, physicians, or employees may nominate a deserving nurse by filling out a form [PDF] and placing it in box marked "Daisy Nominations" located on each floors near the nomination forms, or by emailing the form to

Established criteria for the Daisy Award

D - Demonstrates empathy and compassion toward patients and their families
A - Always goes above and beyond the standard job requirements to ensure the comfort and well being of patients, their families, and peers
I - Impacts the patient's experience by providing exceptional nursing care
S - Serves as a role model and mentor and leads by example
Y - Yes Attitude! Demonstrates professionalism by acting as part of a team and shows compassion for the nursing profession