Patrick was diagnosed with ITP, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, at age 33. He died within eight weeks of diagnosis.
“We were awestruck by the clinical skill, competence, and judgment Patrick’s nurses brought into his room every day. And on top of that, we were moved and, at times, emotionally overwhelmed by the kindness, the compassion, sensitivity, communication, and the caring with which they treated not only Pat, but also all of us in his family.”
-Patrick’s mother, Bonnie Barnes
The Daisy Award was created for patients and patient families to recognize nurses who practice the art of nursing in a way that touches their hearts and contributes to healing, whatever the outcome of the illness.
In collaboration with The American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) and Cinnabon® Cinnamon Rolls the award recipient receives a small statue handcrafted by an African tribe to symbolize caring; a certificate of recognition; and the nursing unit receives cinnamon rolls. During the presentation of the award, the nurses are asked that whenever they enjoy a cinnamon roll or savor the aroma of cinnamon they remind themselves they are truly special people.
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Northern Michigan Regional Hospital
Toni Moriarty-Smith, Magnet/CPM Coordinator
416 Connable Avenue
Petoskey, MI 49770
The Daisy Foundation
American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE)
CINNABON® World Famous Cinnamon Rolls