Nominate EXTRAORDINARY NURSES at Titusville Area Hospital

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DAISY LogoTitusville Area Hospital (TAH) is taking nominations for The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses®. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s mission to recognize the extraordinary, compassionate nursing care they provide patients and families every day.

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.

Nurses may be nominated by patients, families, and colleagues. The award recipient is chosen by a committee at TAH to receive The DAISY Award. Awards will be presented throughout the year at celebrations attended by the Honoree’s colleagues, patients, and visitors. Each Honoree receives a certificate commending her or him as an “Extraordinary Nurse.” The certificate reads: “In deep appreciation of all you do, who you are, and the incredibly meaningful difference you make in the lives of so many people.”

“When Patrick was critically ill, our family experienced first-hand the remarkable skill and care nurses provide patients every day and night. Yet these unsung heroes are seldom recognized for the super-human, extraordinary, compassionate work they do. The kind of work the nurses at [hospital] are called on to do every day epitomizes the purpose of The DAISY Award,” said Bonnie Barnes, FAAN, Doctor of Humane Letters (h.c) and Co-Founder of The DAISY Foundation.

“We are proud to be among the healthcare organizations participating in The DAISY Award program. It is important to show our nurses their work is highly valued, and The DAISY Foundation provides a way for us to do that,” stated Kim Schell, Chief Nursing Officer.

If you would like to nominate a TAH nurse please visit: or pick up a nomination form at the hospital. Nomination forms can be mailed to the hospital, all information is provided on the forms. Nomination collection boxes are also available within the hospital, located in the main lobby and on the medical floor (2nd).

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