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each quarter. An acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune SYstem, The DAISY Foundation was formed in November 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at age 33 of complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP). The nursing care Patrick received when hospitalized profoundly touched his family. The DAISY Foundation provides materials like posters, pamphlets and other materials that create awareness of the program throughout your facility — including a cool banner to hang in your unit. At Bryn Mawr Hospital, every quarter a committee reviews the numerous nominations it receives and gives a DAISY Award to the most outstanding nominee, says Toni Acello, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, director of perioperative services at Bryn Mawr. "All nominated nurses get a DAISY pin and can read their nomina- tions to see the great things people said about their service," says Ms. Acello. It's no surprise that nurses don't see why you're making such a big deal over them. After all, caring for patients is what they do and who they are. "Like all nurses these days, ours work very hard," says Ms. Acello. "When they get nominated, they almost always say, 'What? I didn't do anything special!' But that's the point. It's a reminder that what they think is routine is actually very much appreciated and very special. As a result, they feel more engaged. And the more engaged your nursing staff is, the better your patient satisfaction scores will likely be." Save the gift cards for birthdays or holidays. Pick a nurse for an evergreen DAISY Award. OSM A P R I L 2 0 1 9 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 1 1

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