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Truman Medical Centers is a proud participant of the DAISY award in recognizing exceptional nurses. The DAISY Award is a nationwide program providing on-going recognition of the clinical skills and especially the compassion nurses provide to patients and families all year long. Founded in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died at the age of 33 from an auto-immune disease, Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP).

Said his father, Mark Barnes, "We are so blessed that we were able to spend the eight weeks of his hospitalization with him and his family. During those weeks, we experienced the best of Nursing. We were there to see the clinical skill that dealt with his very complex medical situation, the fast thinking of nurses who saved his life more than once, and that nursing excellence that took years to hone to the best of the profession. But frankly, as a patient family, we rather expected that Pat would have great clinical care. That was why he was in the hospital. What we did not expect was the way his nurses delivered that care - the kindness and compassion they gave Pat and all of us in his family every day. We were awed by the way the nurses touched him and spoke with him, even when he was on a ventilator and totally sedated. The way they informed and educated us eased our minds. They truly helped us through the darkest hours of our lives, with soft voices of hope and strong loving hugs that to this day, we still feel."


When the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses was created the goal was to ensure that nurses know how deserving they are of our society's profound respect for the education, training, brainpower, and skill they put into their work, and especially for the caring with which they deliver their care.

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To learn more about this recognition program, including the list of hospital partners, visit www.daisyfoundation.org


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