Celebrating Exceptional Nursing Care

The DAISY Award is an international recognition program started in memory of Patrick Barnes who died at 33 of an autoimmune disease. Patrick’s family experienced the difference his nurses made in his care through clinical excellence and compassionate care. The family created the program to express gratitude to nurses and to encourage other patients, families, and staff to thank and honor their special nurses.

Please visit the DAISY Foundation website to learn more about Patrick's story and how the DAISY Award recognizes extraordinary nurses.

Nominate a Nurse Today

Want to Say Thank You To Your Nurse? DAISY Award nomination button.

Click on the DAISY Award button to nominate an Albany Medical Center nurse for outstanding patient care.

Would you like to say thank you to a nurse? Let us know how a nurse made a difference in your care or the care of someone you know by submitting a DAISY Award nomination.

Each winner is recognized at a ceremony in their unit and receives a certificate, a daisy pin, and a hand-carved stone sculpture. Additionally, the entire team celebrates with cinnamon rolls and receives the DAISY banner to hang in the unit for the month.

Nominate a nurse from Albany Medical Center.

Recognize a nurse from Columbia Memorial Health, Glens Falls Hospital, and Saratoga Hospital.