Healthcare organizations, nurses, patients, and their families benefit from the opportunity to say, “Thank you.” The experience of being hospitalized can be devastating. Recognizing compassionate and extraordinary nursing care in a meaningful way is a powerful tool that supports a healthy work environment, engages nursing staff, and impacts the patient care experience. The DAISY Award™ is a legacy of thanks that exemplifies the qualities of “meaningful” recognition.
Author Affiliation: The DAISY Foundation, Glen Ellen, California.
Mr and Mrs Barnes are volunteers of the DAISY Foundation.
The authors declare no conflicts of interest.
Correspondence: Ms Sweeney, The DAISY Foundation, 276 Providence Rd, Annapolis, MD 21409 (firstname.lastname@example.org).