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Erie VA Medical Center


The Daisy Award

Honoring the compassion and care bedside nurses provide their patients everyday.

The Daisy Award for extraordianary nurses logo.The DAISY Award was established by the DAISY Foundation in memory of J. Patrick Barnes who died at 33 of ITP, an auto-immune disease. The Barnes Family was awestruck by the clinical skills, caring and compassion of the nurses who cared for Patrick, so they created this national award to say thank you to nurses everywhere.

The DAISY Award, coordinated by The DAISY Award Committee, will be presented throughout the year. Extraordinary nurses will be recognized on a quarterly basis, nurse-led teams and nurse leaders will be recognized on an annual basis. Nomination forms and boxes can be found located throughout the facility. You may also download a digital form to submit at the Erie VA Medical Center or your local Community Based Outreach Clinic (CBOC).

Nomination Forms:

For more information, contact The DAISY Award committee at