Nominate a nurse for the DAISY Award

Port Huron, MI – McLaren Port Huron is now accepting nominations for the DAISY Award. This award is an international recognition program that honors and celebrates the care nurses provide every day. 

Nurses may be nominated by patients, families and colleagues. The award recipient is chosen by a committee and is honored at a public ceremony where he or she will receive a framed certificate, a DAISY Award signature lapel pin and a hand-carved sculpture entitled A Healer’s Touch.

To nominate a nurse from McLaren Port Huron, visit and complete the nomination form. The first recipient of the DAISY Award will be honored Friday, May 6 to begin National Nurses Week.

The not-for-profit DAISY Foundation, based in Glen Ellen, California, was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. Barnes died at the age of 33 in 1999 from complications of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), a little-known but not uncommon autoimmune disease. The care Barnes and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of patients and their families.