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DAISY growing at Mount Nittany Health

STATE COLLEGE – Mount Nittany Health is pleased to announce that it recently introduced the DAISY Award® as a way to recognize exceptional nurses throughout its health system. The international recognition program, created by the family of J. Patrick Barnes, who passed away from complications of an auto-immune disease in 1999, DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) is a way to acknowledge the extraordinary care of Mount Nittany Health nurses.

“We are thrilled to launch this initiative throughout Mount Nittany Health,” shares Tiffany Cabibbo, DSc, MSN, RN, CENP, executive vice president, patient care services and chief nursing officer, Mount Nittany Health. “The award is a great way to honor the commitment, care and compassion that our nurses provide to patients, families and our community every day.”

Nurses are nominated by anyone in the organization – patients, family members, other nurses, physicians, other clinicians and staff – anyone who experiences or observes extraordinary, compassionate care being provided by a nurse.

For more information about the DAISY Award, including how to nominate a nurse online, visit