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    Honoring nurses at Mount Nittany Health with the DAISY Award®

    Published on May 13, 2019 By Tracy Sloan, RN, progressive care unit, Mount Nittany Medical Center

    DAISY™ is an acronym that stands for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. This non-profit organization was started in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. Though Patrick survived Hodgkin’s lymphoma twice, he was unfortunately diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder that hospitalized him for eight weeks. During his eight weeks at this hospital, Patrick and his family witnessed what they called “the best of nursing.” They were pleased with the nurses’ clinical skills, fast thinking and overall expertise—all of which were done with kindness and compassion. ...

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