The DAISY Award
Kaweah Delta has partnered with The DAISY Foundation to offer our very
deserving nurses The DAISY Award.
Established in 1999, the DAISY Foundation was formed by the family of J.
Patrick Barnes who died at age 33 from complication of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic
Purpura (ITP). The nursing care that Patrick received when hospitalized
for 8 weeks profoundly touched his family and the DAISY Foundation was
formed. DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System.
Over 2,200+ health care facilities in all 50 states and over 15 countries
are now committed to honoring their nurses with The DAISY Award.
The DAISY Award celebrates nurses who provide extraordinary, compassionate
and skillful care every day. It was created to recognize and say "thank
you" to exceptional nurses who go above and beyond the call of duty.
If you have been the recipient of or have witnessed extraordinary care
by a nurse and would like to nominate him or her, please fill out and
submit the nomination form below.
DAISY Award Honorees
2019 - Spring - Constance Taylor, 3 South - Cancer Unit
2019 - Winter - Hershey Long, RN, Wound Center
2018 - Fall - Kaylee Fagundes, RN, Labor and Delivery
2018 - Summer - Melissa Andrade, RN, Nursing Float Pool
2018 - Spring - Jennifer Dean, RN, Obstetrics
2018 - Winter - Elsa Guzman, Charge Nurse, 4North (Renal)
2017 - Fall - Doss Bewley, Cardiac Services, 2N
2017 - Summer - Kristi Myers, Intensive Care Unit
2017 - Spring - Johanna Velazquez, Orthopedics/Surgery 4 South
2017 - Winter - Saundra Gonzales, Oncology, 3South
2016 - Fall - Lynn Byrd, NICU
2016 - Summer- Maria Arellano, Visalia Dialysis
For more information about The DAISY Foundation or The DAISY Award, please