Partner: The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, in memory of J. Patrick Barnes

The DAISY Award
at UVA Health


The University of Virginia Health's Professional Nursing Staff Organization (PNSO) is proud to offer the DAISY Award as a way to honor the compassion and care UVA nurses provide their patients every day!

"DAISY" is an acronym for "Diseases Attacking the Immune System". The DAISY Award was established by The DAISY Foundation in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at 33 of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (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.

For more information on The DAISY Award, visit the DAISY Foundation website here

Nominate a UVA Nurse for The DAISY Award!

The DAISY Award Committee is proud to honor up to two RNs from UVA Health each month with a DAISY Award.

Nominations may be submitted anytime by patients, patients' families, visitors, and fellow UVA team members.

The award will be presented by our Chief Nursing Officer as a surprise celebration on the recipient's unit. Award recipients will receive a framed certificate, a DAISY Honoree pin, and a “Healer’s Touch” sculpture, along with a copy of their nomination(s).

Nominees who meet eligibility criteria but are not chosen for the award will receive still receive a unit-level recognition, as well as a DAISY nominee pin and signed letter from our Chief Nursing Officer.

Click here to nominate an individual UVA nurse.

Click here to nominate a team of UVA nurses. 


UVA DAISY Award Committee Leadership

UVA DAISY Award Program Coordinator: Ashley Noguera
2021 UVA DAISY Award Committee Chair: Kimi Campagna, BSN, RN, CAPA
2021 UVA DAISY Award Committee Vice Chair: Amanda Rosenblatt, BSN, RN, IBCLC, C-ERM

If you have any questions about the DAISY Award, please email Ashley Noguera at or call 434-243-3280.

Congratulations to our 
UVA DAISY Award Recipients!

*Previous recipients from 2015-2020 can be found here.

January 2021:

February 2021:

March 2021:

April 2021

May 2021:

June 2021:

July 2021:

August 2021

  • Karri Bishop, Nurse Practitioner, Developmental Pediatrics
  • Meredith Dyer, RN Clinician I, Labor and Delivery

September 2021

  • Logan Iseli, RN Clinician II, 4 West
  • Aileen Feola, RN Clinician III, 5 Central

October 2021

  • Coming soon!