Valley View is proud to be a DAISY Award Partner

Our nurses are an integral part of what makes us exceptional. The DAISY award recognizes the extraordinary impact nurses have in our communities and to ensure they know how deserving they are for the care they provided every day. One of our nurses will be recognized with this special honor every quarter DAISY Award Honorees personify Valley View’s remarkable patient experience. These nurses consistently demonstrate excellence through their clinical expertise and extraordinary compassionate care, and they are recognized as outstanding role models in our nursing community. The DAISY Award was established by The DAISY Foundation in memory of J. Patrick Barnes who died at 33 of ITP, an auto-immune disease. The Barnes Family was awestruck by the clinical skills, caring and compassion of the nurses who cared for Patrick, so they created this international award to say thank you to nurses everywhere.

Each Daisy Award Honoree will be recognized at a public ceremony in her/his unit and will receive: a beautiful certificate, a DAISY Award pin, and a hand-carved stone sculpture entitled A Healer’s Touch. Additionally, all nursing units will celebrate with 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!


Patients, visitors, nurses, physicians, and employees may nominate a nurse by picking up a nomination card outside of the Valley View Hospital Café, which can be submitted there, or by mail.

Mail to:
Jackie Kaminiski; Attention Education department 1906 Blake Ave
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

Nomination form:

  • Nomination form English
  • Nomination form Spanish
  • Send completed nomination to: