The DAISY Award

We are proud to partner with The DAISY Foundation to honor the compassionate care of our extraordinary nurses throughout the year.

What is the DAISY Award?

DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. The DAISY Award is an international recognition program that honors and celebrates the skillful, compassionate care nurses provide every day. The Foundation was formed in January 2000, by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died at age 33 of complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP). The Daisy award is given to recognize the super-human work nurses do every day all over the country. Nurses receive the DAISY Award for their clinical skills, compassionate care, exemplary service, and continued commitment to excellence.

Would you like to thank your nurse? Share your story with a DAISY nomination.

Please complete the nomination form. Once completed, you can mail in your nomination form to:

Please submit your nomination form to:

Robin Waters, RN, NEBC

Director of Nursing, Interim CNO

UP Health System-Marquette

850 W. Baraga Avenue, Marquette, MI 49855

To nominate a nurse or nurse leader, click here.

Click here to view PDF of nurse nomination form.

Click here to view PDF of nurse leader nomination form.

For more information on the DAISY award, please visit the DAISY Foundation website at