The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day. Henry Ford Allegiance Health is proud to be a DAISY Award partner, recognizing our nurses with this special honor every month.

Each DAISY Award honoree will be recognized at a public ceremony in her/his unit. To nominate a nurse, please complete this form.

Latest DAISY Award Winners

Sharon Downs, RNSharon Downs, RN

Sharon Downs, RN, leads her team night after night with confidence, compassion and with the most genuine concern for her patients and families.  Sharon is a gifted Hospice nurse. She is an expert in managing pain, nausea, dyspnea (whatever the symptom) and doesn’t rest until her patients are comfortable. 

Deenah Cavill, RNDeenah Cavill, RN

Deenah Cavill, RN brought a junior homecoming representative her own crown and flowers because the patient wasn’t able to go to the event due to injuries sustained in an accident.

Previous Winners

About the DAISY Foundation

The DAISY Foundation was established in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes. Patrick died at the age of 33 from complications of an auto-immune disease. During his eight-week hospital stay, Patrick’s family was impressed by the care and compassion his nurses provided, not only to him, but to everyone in the family. They created the DAISY Award in Patrick’s memory to recognize those nurses who make a big difference in the lives of so many people.

To learn more about the program, please visit DAISYfoundation.org.

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