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Recognize a Nurse

The DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses is a nationwide program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care provided by nurses every day. Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville is proud to be a DAISY Award Hospital Partner, recognizing one of our nurses with this special honor monthly.

The DAISY Foundation was established in 2000 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. During Patrick’s hospitalization, his family was awestruck by the care and compassion his nurses provided not only him but his entire family. One of the goals of the Foundation is to recognize extraordinary nurses everywhere who make an enormous difference in the lives of people.

Each DAISY Award honoree is recognized at a ceremony in her/his unit and will receive a certificate, a DAISY Award pin, and a hand-carved stone sculpture entitled “A Healer’s Touch.” Additionally, everyone in the unit will celebrate with cinnamon rolls, a favorite of Patrick’s.

Patients, visitors, nurses, physicians, volunteers and employees may nominate a deserving nurse for a DAISY Award. If you would like to nominate a nurse, click on this DAISY Award nomination form and email it to or mail it to:

Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville

The DAISY Award

Attn: Kristy Quinn - Marketing
900 Hospital Drive
Madisonville, KY 42431

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