DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. The Foundation was formed by Bonnie and Mark Barnes, parents to Patrick Barnes who died at age 33. Patrick had a disease that required him to be in the hospital for a long time. His nurses did such a great job caring for him that the Barnes family created an award that recognizes nurses throughout the country.
Mary Giblin was nominated by a parent and then selected by the Cincinnati Children’s Daisy Recognition Committee out of all the applicants sent to them. Mary is a registered nurse under the Department of Anesthesia, which works closely with our Radiology MRI Division. It was only a few weeks after Mary started her job with the Anesthesia department when she received the award. She’s off to a great start! Congratulations, Mary!