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

Colleen Boyer, RNColleen Boyer, RN

Colleen has been providing wonderful care for me for almost 2 ½ years. She is always pleasant and caring. Colleen is one of the many staff at Hematology/Oncology who make me feel like family. She is a wonderful, compassionate nurse. She is excellent at accessing my port with minimal pain (if any). I look forward to seeing her bright smile with each visit.  

Melissa Howland, RNMelissa Howland, RN

Melissa was a great support for the family of a patient fighting lung cancer. The patient's sister left the following note:    
"My sister had battled lung cancer for about one year.  We stood beside her as she went through all of the physical symptoms.  After a time, she decided she did not want to fight any longer, but we did not want to let go. Melissa was a huge support for us as we let my sister leave this world…to get her wings."

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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