DAISY Nursing Award Nomination

Did you have great nursing care at Cook County Health? Nominate your nurse for a DAISY Award!
DAISY Award honorees demonstrate excellence through their clinical expertise and extraordinary compassionate care. They are recognized as outstanding role models in our nursing community. Patients, visitors, and Cook County Health employees may nominate a deserving nurse by filling out the electronic form below.

  • Please describe a specific situation or story that clearly demonstrates how this nurse made a meaningful difference in your care or the care you witnessed this nurse provide.
  • Thank you for taking the time to nominate an extraordinary, compassionate nurse for this award. Please tell us about yourself, so that we may include you in the celebration of this award if the nurse you nominated is chosen.
  • Please tell us how we can contact you:

Would you like to mail in a nomination? Download the nomination form here: 

Daisy Nomination (English)       

Daisy Nomination (Spanish)

About The DAISY Foundation 

The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary, compassionate and skillful care given by nurses every day. Cook County Health is proud to be a DAISY Award Partner, recognizing our nurses with this special honor.

The DAISY Foundation was established in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died of complications of the auto-immune disease Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP) at the age of 33. (DAISY is an acronym for diseases attacking the immune system.) During Pat’s 8 week hospitalization, his family was awestruck by the care and compassion his nurses provided not only to Pat but to everyone in his family. So one of the goals they set in creating a Foundation in Pat’s memory was to recognize extraordinary nurses everywhere who make an enormous difference in the lives of so many people by the super-human work they do every day.

Each DAISY Award Honoree will be recognized at a public ceremony in her/his unit and will receive: a beautiful certificate, a DAISY Award pin, and a hand-carved stone sculpture entitled A Healer’s Touch. Everyone in the unit will celebrate with Cinnabon® cinnamon rolls – a favorite of Patrick’s during his illness. The Barnes Family asks that whenever and wherever nurses smell that wonderful cinnamon aroma, they stop for a moment and think about how special they are.

To find out more about the program, please visit daisyfoundation.org.

Past DAISY Award Winners
  • Brigid Sumo, February 2024