Thursday, August 25, 2011

Fauquier Health Seeks Nominations for Nurse's Award

Fauquier Hospital is asking for input from the community as it embarks on a new tradition. Within the next few months, a special nurse will be recognized with a DAISY Award for his or her hard work, devotion and compassion. Because patients and their families are the best judges of the care they receive, Fauquier Hospital’s patients and their families are asked to submit nominations.

On October 3, Fauquier Health will award one of its nurses the first DAISY Award. The lucky winner will receive many perks in recognition of his or her hard work and dedication. Tena Barnes Carraher, co-founder of the DAISY Foundation, will present the first award.

Anyone can nominate a nurse. The nomination form may be found in the front lobby and at the Emergency Deapartment reception desk at Fauquier Hospital, or on the health system’s website, Just scroll to the bottom of the home page and look for the daisy. A new recipient will be chosen each quarter.

What is a DAISY Award?
DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. The DAISY Foundation was formed in 2000, by the family of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at age 33 of complications from Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP).

After his death, Barnes’ family found comfort in the positive experiences they had while he was in the hospital. They created the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses to recognize the super-human work nurses do every day all over the country. More information on the Daisy Foundation may be found at

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