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Honoring extraordinary nurses

The DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune Systems) Award recognizes nurses for their dedication to patients and families. It honors the legacy of Patrick Barnes, who passed away from an autoimmune disorder known as ITP. 

The DAISY Award is the first of its kind to give patients, families and colleagues a way to express their gratitude for the compassionate care that nurses provide. 

Today, you’ll find DAISY Award winners across the world and right here at Gundersen Boscobel. We invite you to share your story.

How to nominate

Who can I nominate?

You can nominate any Gundersen Boscobel nurse practitioner, registered nurse or licensed registered nurse in good standing.

How can I nominate a nurse?

Use our online form below, complete the form found at our locations or return our nomination form by mail.

How are winners selected?

Gundersen Boscobel’s DAISY selection committee reviews nomination ballots after a scoring rubric. Each May, all nominees receive a pin and certificate, while the honoree is gifted with a handcrafted statue during an organization-wide celebration.

Who received the honor?

2024 - Gio Aguilar, RN
2023 – Michelle Peterson, NP 
2022 – Jodie Napp, RN 
2021 – Jenifer Hoffman, RN 
2020 – Jodie Eckert, RN 
2019 – Erin Wayne, RN 
2018 – Barb Schaefer, RN

DAISY nomination form

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PETALS criteria

Nominations for the DAISY Award are evaluated with the PETALS criteria:

P - Patient advocate, engaging patients and families to become part of the healthcare team to achieve optimal patient outcomes.

E - Empathy and compassion displayed in the situation.

T - Trust and teamwork fostered and displayed with patients, families and care team.

A - Accepts diversity and supports the unique needs of each patient.

L - Listens to and connects with the patient; treating each patient as their own.

S - Supports outstanding patient care through excellent critical thinking and decision-making skills.

Please share your story and be sure to address each of the PETALS criteria.

An extraordinary honor

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