Foundation Sponsors International DAISY Day

Foundation Sponsors International DAISY Day
June 23, 2023

Foundation Sponsors International DAISY Day

Coventry, UK (June 16, 2023) - Health Carousel Foundation is proud to have sponsored International DAISY Day 2023. The event was attended by hundreds of nurses from around the world, all of whom recognize the impact that meaningful nurse recognition has on keeping nurses engaged in the profession. The theme of #IDD23 was "Why Our Nurses and Midwives Stay."

The Health Carousel team in attendance featured associate chief nursing officer and vice president of Health Carousel International, Donita Ross, and Andrew Lingo, executive director of the Health Carousel Foundation.

The day before IDD 2023, the Health Carousel team was treated to a tour of Coventry University School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health's state-of-the-art simulation lab and special presentations at the 1,005-bed University Hospital Coventry. Donita Ross is shown below inside a simulation ambulance at the university.

The following day was officially International DAISY Day and likewise featured excellent presentations from nursing leaders from around the world.

On behalf of the Health Carousel Foundation, we thank the DAISY Foundation for all the learning, hospitality, and global networking offered through these special days of celebration!

About The DAISY Foundation

The DAISY Foundation is a not-for-profit organization established in memory of J. Patrick Barnes by members of his family. Patrick died at the age of 33 in late 1999 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little-known but not uncommon auto-immune disease. (DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System.) The care Patrick and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired the creation of The DAISY Award® for Extraordinary Nurses, an evidence-based means of providing nurse recognition and thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families. Today, the Foundation expresses gratitude to the nursing profession internationally in over 5,700 healthcare facilities and schools of nursing, with meaningful recognition programs that honor nurses wherever they practice, wherever they are in their careers, and through several lines of grant funding that support evidence-based practice projects and medical mission work. More information is available at

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Since our inception in 2004, Health Carousel has maintained its Light the Way initiatives, through which all our programs and activities promoting ethical recruitment practices and nursing sustainability globally have been funneled.

We are one of the largest U.S. healthcare staffing firms and have been awarded numerous industry awards, including Best of Staffing Diamond Award by ClearyRated and are listed on the Fastest-Growing US Staffing Firms by Staffing Industry Analysts.

Health Carousel and Health Carousel Philippines have received the status of Certified Ethical Recruiter by the Alliance for Ethical Recruitment Practices, a nonprofit organization that promotes the fair, transparent recruitment of global healthcare workers for employment in the USA. Health Carousel is a proud member of the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance and has achieved the Gold Seal of Approval from the Joint Commission.