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DAISY Award


The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary compassionate and skillful care given by nurses every day.


Gordon Hospital is proud to be a DAISY Award Partner, recognizing one of our nurses with this special honor quarterly throughout the year. Each DAISY Award Honoree will be recognized at a public ceremony in her/his unit and will receive: a beautiful certificate, a DAISY Award pin, and a hand-carved stone sculpture entitled A Healer’s Touch.

Additionally, everyone in the unit will celebrate with Cinnabon® cinnamon rolls – a favorite of Patrick’s during his illness. The Barnes Family asks that whenever and wherever nurses smell that wonderful cinnamon aroma, they stop for a moment and think about how special they are.

To find out more about the program, including the growing list of partners, please go to 
www.DAISYfoundation.org.

About the DAISY Foundation
The DAISY Foundation was established in 1999 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.

How to Nominate a Nurse
To recognize a nurse, complete the online nomination form or download the printable version.

Gordon Hospital
Attention: Administrative Office
P.O. Box 12938
Calhoun, GA 30703-7013

Nominate a nurse who:

  • Demonstrates professionalism in the work environment
  • Job performance exemplifies the mission, vision, and values of Gordon Hospital
  • Collaborates with the healthcare team to meet patient’s needs
  • Establishes a special professional connection with patients & families through trust, and emotional support
  • Uses critical thinking skills in the delivery of extraordinary patient care
  • Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills with peers and co‐workers
  • Models empathy and demonstrates a caring attitude in all situations.
  • Excellent educator of patients and their families
  • Consistent focus on meeting patient and family goals
LOCATION

Gordon Hospital
1035 Red Bud Rd
Calhoun, GA 30701
(706) 629-2895