DAISY Awards - Joplin

Mercy nurses in the Carthage and Joplin area are now eligible for the DAISY Award, an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary skills and compassionate care given by nurses every day.

DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. The award was established in memory of Patrick Barnes who died at age 33 from complications of an auto-immune disease. The care he and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired the award which is being administered locally by members of the Mercy Carthage and Joplin Nursing Clinical Council.

Each quarter, the council will review nominations, and based on key criteria (which align with Mercy values), determine DAISY award recipients. Winners will each receive a special certificate, lapel pin and hand-carved sculpture. A celebratory banner also will hang in the nurse’s unit for a month.

To nominate* a Mercy nurse (RNs and LPNs), send an email to DaisyAwardJpln@mercy.net. In your email please include:

  • Nurse’s Name
  • Area where Nurse works at Mercy
  • A few paragraphs of information why and how your nurse demonstrated:  clinical skill, compassionate care, exceptional service and/or a commitment to nursing excellence
  • Your Name
  • Phone Number
  • How You Interacted with the Nurse – Patient, Family Member, Visitor, Physician, Co-worker, Volunteer
  • Date of Nomination

*By nominating a nurse, I hereby agree that my story may be shared with the nominee, members of Mercy Carthage and Joplin Nursing Clinical Council and the DAISY Foundation.

To learn more about the DAISY Foundation or for more information about the Mercy Carthage and Joplin program, please contact Kathy Schoech, Nursing Clinical Council member and co-chair for the DAISY award, at 417-556-5125.