Alaska Native Medical Center

About the DAISY Award

The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses everyday. The Alaska Native Medical Center is proud to be a DAISY Award Partner, recognizing one of our nurses with this special honor every quarter.

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Each DAISY Award Honoree will be recognized at a public ceremony in her or his unit and will receive: a beautiful certificate, a DAISY Award pin, and a hand-carved stone sculpture titled “A Healer’s Touch.” Additionally, every one in the unit will celebrate with Cinnabon® cinnamon rolls – a favorite of Patrick’s during his illness. The Barnes Family asks that whenever and wherever nurses smell that wonderful cinnamon aroma, they stop for a moment and think about how special they are.