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The DAISY Award

Harlingen Medical Center is proud to be partnering with the DAISY Foundation to recognize and honor our nurses who are nominated to receive this award. Nominations are submitted by our patients, and/or others who are significant to the patient, who have experienced an extraordinary display of compassionate care.

The DAISY Foundation was established by the parents of Patrick Barnes, who died at the age 33, as a result of a complex medical condition. He was hospitalized many times. Both he and his parents were touched by the extraordinary and compassionate care provided by nurses.

The DAISY Foundation is a way that nurses may know how deserving they are of profound respect for the education, training, brainpower, skill and caring they put into their work. The Foundation honors nurses world wide.


The honoree is surprised with an award ceremony held in their home department and attended by, if possible, the honoree’s family, the person that wrote the nomination, the hospital’s administrative team and DAISY Committee members.

The honoree receives a DAISY Award pin, beautiful hand carved statue, a certificate, and a banner hung in their home department. Everyone attending enjoys Cinnamon rolls (Patrick would offer these to his nurses.)


If you would like to submit a Nomination Form, please download the form here. You can then mail the form to:

Harlingen Medical Center

Attn: DAISY Coordinator

5501 S. Expressway 77

Harlingen, TX 78550

You can also call the HMC DAISY Award Coordinators at (956) 365-1034 or (956) 365-1021.


For more information about the DAISY Foundation:

www.daisyfoundation.org or visit their Facebook page.