DAISY Award honorees personify Loring Hospital's remarkable patient experience. These nurses consistently demonstrate excellence through their clinical expertise and extraordinary compassionate care, and they are recognized as outstanding role models in our nursing community.

What is The DAISY Award?

The DAISY Award is a nationwide program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses each and every day. Loring Hospital is proud to be a DAISY Award Partner, recognizing one of our nurses with this special honor each May. To find out more about the program, please go to www.DAISYfoundation.org.

About The DAISY Foundation

The DAISY (DAISY is an acronym for diseases attacking the immune system) Foundation was established in 1999 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 Pat's eight-week hospitalization, his family was awestruck by the care and compassion his nurses provided not only to Pat, but to everyone in his family. So one of the goals they set in creating a Foundation in Pat's memory was to recognize extraordinary nurses everywhere who make an enormous difference in the lives of so many people by the super-human work they do every day.

Nominate a Nurse Today

Patients, visitors, staff, and physicians, employees may nominate a deserving nurse by completing a nomination form, which can be found throughout Loring Hospital or in the link below. Please submit forms to Ashley Dahlberg at 211 Highland Ave., Sac City Iowa 50583. Questions may also be directed toadahlberg@loringhosp.org or by calling 712-662-6442. 

DAISY Award Nomination Form