Daisy Awards honor extraordinary nurses
The Daisy Award is part of the DAISY Foundation's program to recognize the outstanding efforts nurses perform everyday. Our nurses are being honored with The DAISY Award for extraordinary nurses.
If you would like to nominate a nurse for The Daisy Award, please use these forms:
About The Daisy Award
The award, presented in collaboration with The American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), is part of the DAISY Foundation's program to recognize the outstanding efforts nurses perform everyday. Each month, a nurse will be selected by Phoenix Children's Hospital's Nursing Practice Council to receive the DAISY Award.
The not-for-profit DAISY Foundation is based in Glen Ellen, Calif., and was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. Patrick died at the age of 33 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little known auto-immune disease. The care Patrick and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound different in the lives of their patients and patients' families.
Phoenix Children's Hospital is among more than 230 hospitals across the country committed to the DAISY Award Program. For more information about the DAISY Award, or to see a complete list of participating Hospitals, please visit www.DAISYfoundation.org.
The first Daisy Award recipient
Shirley Eschbach, RN, was the first DAISY award recipient from Phoenix Children's Hospital.
Phoenix Children's first award recipient, Shirley Eschbach, RN in outpatient dialysis, was presented with her award in April 2009. She was nominated by a fellow nurse for recognizing the uniqueness of each patient and how having a child with medical needs impacts the whole family.
"Patients and families look to the dialysis staff for information, confirmation, and support regarding medical care," said Shirley's colleague in the DAISY nomination form. "Shirley does all of these things while also recognizing the impact on the family. I believe Shirley is a wonderful nurse and is a role model to those she works with."