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DAISY Nursing Excellence


The DAISY (TM) Award for Extraordinary Nurses became part of recognizing outstanding nurses at SLV Health in the fall of 2022. In late 1999, at the age of 33, Patrick Barnes woke up with some blood blisters in his mouth. A visit to the doctor revealed he had a dangerously low platelet count and he was admitted to the hospital. The diagnosis was the auto-immune disease ITP (Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura). Read here about why the DAISY award was created by Patrick's family.

Click here for a link to recommend a nurse at SLV Health for the DAISY award. Who can recommend an excellent nurse? Patients, family members of patients, co-workers, and visitors to SLV Health are all welcome to recognize a nurse for their outstanding care.


More information about SLV Health Nurses

Here is a video to get a glimpse into why the nurses enjoy working at SLVH and living in the San Luis Valley.

Each year, several SLVH nurses are nominated and celebrated at the annual Nightingale event.

The Nurse Residency program provides excellent onboarding support for new nurses.