Grand Lake Health System is proud to announce the implementation of an ongoing recognition program that honors and celebrates the skillful and compassionate care that nurses provide every day, The DAISY Award.

The DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Award is an international recognition program designed to say “thank you” to nurses everywhere.

The not-for-profit DAISY Foundation was established by the family of and in memory of J. Patrick Barnes.  Patrick died at the age of 33 in 1999 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP).  The care Patrick and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired this means of thanking nurses for making a difference in the lives of their patients and patient families.

DAISY honorees are nominated by patients and families and chosen by a committee of their peers.  Each quarter, a GLHS nurse will be selected from the nominations received.  The DAISY Award will be presented at a reception that includes colleagues, physicians, and patients.  The honoree will receive a certificate, DAISY pin, bouquet of daisies, Tumbler Cup, DAISY earrings, GLHS logo wear, a beautiful sculpture called A Healer’s Touch and cinnamon rolls to share with their department, commending them for being an extraordinary nurse.

The work the nurses at Grand Lake Health System are called on to do every day epitomizes the purpose of The DAISY Award.  You may submit a nomination for an extraordinary nurse by filling out a form posted throughout the hospital and physicians’ offices or you may DOWNLOAD NOMINATION FORM or or submit an ONLINE NOMINATION FORM.


Grand Lake Health System
200 St. Clair Street, St. Marys,
Ohio 45885-2400
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