Daisy Award - Nominate a Nurse

DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. The Daisy Award Foundation was formed in November 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died at age 33 of complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP). As Patrick’s family brainstormed what to do in his memory, the one really positive thing they could hold onto from the experience of his eight-week hospitalization was the skillful and amazingly compassionate care he received from his nurses - even when he was totally sedated. When Pat died, his family felt compelled to express their profound gratitude to nurses for the work they do for patients and their families every day. 

Nationwide Children’s Hospital staff, as well as patients and families, can nominate an extraordinary nurse using the links below.

Daisy Award recipients are recognized quarterly and winners receive the national Daisy Award sculpture, a Daisy Award pin and certificate as well as Cinnabon rolls (a favorite of Patrick’s).

Patients, Families, Visitors and Friends

Have you or someone close to you received care from a wonderful nurse? Tell us about him or her! Fill out a Daisy Award Nomination form to nominate your nurse.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Employees

Do you work with an exceptional nurse? Tell us about him or her! Fill out a Daisy Award Nomination form to nominate your co-worker.

Meet Our Latest Daisy Award Winner: Kristen Schlosser, RN

The quarterly Nationwide Children’s Hospital Daisy Award was presented to Kristen Schlosser, RN, of H8A. The Daisy Award is given in appreciation of the important difference our nurses make in the lives of our patients and families at Nationwide Children’s.

Says Kristen’s co-worker: “We had a patient with abdominal distension with unknown etiology. The doctors and family were stumped, but Kristen took a step back and came up with an explanation. In short, she very politely asked the team if we had considered the particular way we had been feeding the patient, and when we changed our feeding plan based on her recommendations, the patient's abdominal pain quickly resolved. We cannot thank Kristen enough for her attention to detail, hard work, and compassion. Kristen is a real team player who has had invaluable insight into her patients, who she knows better than anyone!”