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Our nurses work together to care for our patients who come to us for intensive medical and physical rehabilitation.


Our nurses are passionate about rehab nursing and the benefits to the patients versus sub-acute levels of care-commonly called nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, rehab centers, and long-term care centers.

While our hospital is an acute care hospital, our nurses enjoy a more flexible work environment and they are able to utilize their critical nurse skills without feeling pressured by the high stress of other sites of care.

Join us in celebrating ARN's 50th conference at the 2024 Rehabilitation Nursing Conference this August 2024. Receive your continuing education units (CEUs) through inspirational live sessions and on-demand recordings when you attend both virtually and in-person in San Antonio, TX.

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Nurses every day go above and beyond to not only provide patients and families with excellence in clinical care but also compassion. At The DAISY Foundation, we aim to honor them by showing our profound gratitude for all that they do. The DAISY Award is a recognition program to celebrate and recognize nurses by collecting nominations from patients, families, and co-workers. It is run by our partners as a way to thank nurses for the care and kindness they provide.

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About The DAISY Award
In 1999, at the age of 33, Patrick Barnes was diagnosed with the autoimmune disease ITP (Immune Thrombocytopenia). His family was fortunate to spend the eight weeks of Patrick’s hospitalization with him. During those weeks, they experienced the best of nursing. While they expected great clinical care, they did not expect the incredible kindness and compassion shown to Patrick and them every day, even when Pat was completely sedated. It eased their minds, and the nurses' sensitivity to the situation made a great difference in the hospital experience. The nurses helped the family through the darkest hours of their lives with soft voices of comfort and strong, loving hugs.

After Pat died, the Barn
es family knew they wanted to honor him, to somehow turn their grief into something that would help fill the giant hole in their hearts that Patrick’s passing had left. The family kept coming back to conversations about his nurses, and that’s when they decided to say “Thank You” for the gifts nurses give their patients and families every day, just as they had experienced.

Pat’s wife, Tena, developed the acronym DAISY, which stands for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. Paperwork was filed to become a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, and The DAISY Award® for Extraordinary Nurses began at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance at the University of Washington Medical Center, where Patrick had been a patient. It was the first program of its kind to give patients, families, and co-workers a way to express their gratitude to nurses for what they became nurses to do - provide compassionate care to patients and their families. Since then, The DAISY Award has become a strategic tool for nurse recruitment, retention, and resilience that has been adopted by thousands of healthcare organizations and schools of nursing in the U.S. and around the world

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The DAISY Mission Statement 
The DAISY Foundation expresses gratitude to Nurses with programs that recognize them for extraordinary, compassionate, skillful care they provide patients and families. By honoring compassionate nurses, DAISY reinforces the importance of compassion in healthcare. 

The DAISY Vision
Every organization where nurses practice in the world will want to embed DAISY recognition programs into their cultures since DAISY Awards inspire nurses to provide extraordinary care not only with their brains but also with their hearts. 

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