Nurse Recognition Program

Daisy Award

The Daisy Foundation Logo

Baptist Health Care is proud to recognize nurses through the DAISY Award. 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 auto‐immune 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.

This recognition program is a meaningful way of expressing personal, heartfelt appreciation to nurses for the important difference they make in all the lives they touch. It gives patients the opportunity express thanks for great care, and gives our organization more formal way of celebrating and recognizing these most valuable caregivers. If you would like to share a story of how a nurse made a difference in your life, please complete the attachment below.

Want to Say Thank You to Your Nurse? Three Ways to Share Your Story:

Fill out the online nomination form.

DAISY Award Nomination Form

Print the Daisy Award Nomination Form (pdf) and mail your completed form to:

DAISY Award Facilitator
Baptist Hospital
1000 West Moreno Street
Ground Floor Administration
Pensacola, FL, 32501-7500

You could also scan and email your form to

NOTE: In using email technology if your communication is very sensitive or includes information such as your social security number, diagnosis, or medical history, consider this option.