UnitedHealthcare and The DAISY Foundation Presented the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses to Three Nurses at UC San Die

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- UnitedHealthcare and The DAISY Foundation presented the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses to three nurses at UC San Diego Health System in San Diego.

Jennifer Ballard, RN, UC San Diego Health System, receives DAISY award from Dave Anderson, CEO, Unit ...

Jennifer Ballard, RN, UC San Diego Health System, receives DAISY award from Dave Anderson, CEO, UnitedHealthcare of Southern California. DAISY award winners Mary Ozaki and Anne Powers, and DAISY Foundation co-founder Bonnie Barnes look on. (Photo courtesy of Denise Crew)

This unique recognition program is part of many hospitals’ recruitment and retention programs, helping to offset the acute shortage of nurses nationwide. Each month, nurses are selected by their nursing administration and peers to receive The DAISY Award, established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. Barnes died in 1999 at the age of 33 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura.

The honorees receive a certificate commending her/him for being an “Extraordinary Nurse.” The certificate reads: “In deep appreciation of all you do, who you are, and the incredibly meaningful difference you make in the lives of so many people.”

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Jennifer Ballard, RN, UC San Diego Health System, receives DAISY award from Dave Anderson, CEO, UnitedHealthcare of Southern California. DAISY award winners Mary Ozaki and Anne Powers, and DAISY Foundation co-founder Bonnie Barnes look on. (Photo courtesy of Denise Crew)
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L to R: Margarita Baggett, chief nursing officer, UC San Diego Health System; Mark Barnes, The DAISY Foundation; Jennifer Ballard and Mary Ozaki, DAISY award winners; Dave Anderson, CEO, UnitedHealthcare of Southern California; DAISY Award winner Anne Powers; Bonnie Barnes, The DAISY Foundation; and Tom Jackiewicz, CEO, UC San Diego Health System. (Photo courtesy of Denise Crew)

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