The DAISY Award

The DAISY Award logo

Want to say thank you to your Northside nurse?

Northside is proud to partner with the DAISY Foundation to recognize extraordinary, compassionate nurses and the care they provide our patients and families every day.

Share your story of what your nurse has meant to you and nominate them for The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses®.

The award is presented monthly at each of Northside’s five hospitals to nurses who:

  • Listened to patient and family questions/needs and responded with compassion and kindness
  • Made a special connection with the patient and family
  • Built a trusting relationship with the patient and family
  • Went above and beyond to make patient and family feel comfortable
  • Communicated clearly and effectively with patient and family
  • Has significantly "made a difference" in the life of a patient

Nominate Now

Nurses may be nominated by patients, families and colleagues.

Click here to share your story

About the DAISY Foundation
The DAISY Foundation is a not-for-profit organization, established in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, by members of his family. Patrick died at the age of 33 in late 1999 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little-known but not uncommon auto-immune disease. (DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System.) The care Patrick and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families. Please visit to learn more.

See past DAISY Award honorees.