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Thanking Nurses

The DAISY Award honors and celebrates the skillful, compassionate care nurses provide every day.

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The DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Foundation was established by the family of J. Patrick Barnes after he died from complications of the auto-immune disease ITP in 1999. During his hospitalization, the Barnes family deeply appreciated the care and compassion shown to Patrick and his entire family. When he died, they felt compelled to say “thank you” to nurses in a very public way.

The DAISY Award is an international recognition program that was developed to honor nurses for demonstrating clinical skill, compassionate care, exemplary service and a commitment to excellence.

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"In deep appreciation of all you do, who you are and the incredibly meaningful difference you make in the lives of so many people."

Nominate a Nurse

To nominate a nurse (RN or LPN) at Tomah Memorial Hospital as a deserving recipient of The DAISY Award, please complete the online nomination form. Please include why the nurse is extraordinary or share a story about why the nurse is so special.

Online Nomination Form >
Download DAISY Brochure (PDF) >


Nurses may be nominated by patients, families, visitors and colleagues. Award recipients are selected by a committee of nurses at Tomah Memorial Hospital.


For questions on The DAISY Award, please contact TMH Chief Nursing Officer Tracy Myhre at (608) 374-6606 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.