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Published on June 07, 2019

Honor Your Favorite Nurse at Cone Health

Patients and their families are encouraged to submit nominations for exemplary care.


There’s an award to recognize your favorite Cone Health nurse. The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses recognizes nurses who bring impressive skills, along with extreme compassion, to their work. This international program spotlights the important work nurses do each day, and Cone Health encourages patients and their families to nominate nurses for the award.

The DAISY Award can be given to any licensed nurse (RN, LPN, advanced practice nurse) who shows extraordinary skills and compassion in their work. Award winners will be selected every month at Alamance Regional Medical Center, The Moses H. Cone Memoria; Hospital, Wesley Long Hospital and Women’s Hospital. A nurse at Annie Penn Hospital and Behavioral Health Hospital will be honored every two months.

Each Cone Health DAISY Award winner receives a certificate, a DAISY Award pin and a hand-carved stone sculpture symbolizing a healing touch. Their recognition will also be posted to the DAISY Foundation website.

The award was established by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who, in 1999 at age 33, died of an autoimmune disorder. His family wanted to find a way to thank the nurses who had given him such good care and recognize similar nurses everywhere, so they started the DAISY Award.

To nominate a Cone Health nurse for a DAISY Award, fill out the form at Nomination forms are also available to patients and their family members in each Cone Health hospital.

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