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

Carissa Heisler, RNCarissa Heisler, RN

Carissa is an extraordinary nurse that always takes the time to make her patients feel cared for, like they are her only priority. Not every nurse has that gift. Carissa had an unusual circumstance recently with a patient that wanted to surrender her newborn after delivery. This was a young woman, and she needed to have a very compassionate, non-judgmental nurse like Carissa.  

Mary Grace, RNMary Grace, RN

Mary received a beautiful thank you note related to a patient that she cared for over many years. Although the patient transitioned to Hospice with Mary's help, a thank you note was sent to her. Note as follows:    
“Dear Mary, I wanted to especially thank you for your care of Mom over the last 3-4 years of her life. Your common sense, warmth and support has been invaluable to me. ‘What would Mary do?’ became my mantra. You guided and assured me when I needed it most. Mom always had confidence in you. Her first request every time was you. You do incredible work and will be sorely missed when you retire.”    

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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