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API Healthcare Sponsors the DAISY Foundation in Support of Excellence in Nursing Care

Foundation celebrates the extraordinary skill and compassion nurses bring to patients and families.

HARTFORD, Wisc.—March 21, 2012—API Healthcare, the leading healthcare workforce management technology provider, today announced its sponsorship of the DAISY Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring the best in Nursing. Through the organization’s DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, nurses at hospitals all over the world are honored throughout the year for their great clinical skill and leadership as well as their commitment to strong patient care and compassion.

“The DAISY Foundation’s commitment to nursing aligns perfectly with the core values of API Healthcare,” said Kathy Douglas, RN, MHA, chief nursing officer, API Healthcare. “Our solutions are designed to facilitate the best connection between patients and nurses. Interaction between nurses, their patients and their patients’ families can be extraordinary. API Healthcare greatly values the recognition and awareness that the DAISY Foundation brings to talented and caring nurses all around the world.”

Since 1982, API Healthcare has been focused on providing workforce management solutions specifically for the healthcare industry. Designed to elevate care and quality across the entire healthcare organization, API Healthcare solutions empower staff through innovative tools such as open shift management and mobile access. When combined with patient acuity methodologies and leading practices in staffing and scheduling, the outcomes include improved employee morale, higher quality of care and a more positive patient experience.
“Every day nurses go to work with the goal of ensuring their patients are well cared for and that their patients’ families are treated with kindness and compassion,” said Bonnie Barnes, co-founder and president, the DAISY Foundation. “We created the DAISY Foundation to honor their dedication. API Healthcare’s passion for and commitment to nurses aligns so well with ours. API Healthcare is not only a strategic fit, but they are a personal fit, as well. Their support of the DAISY Foundation will help us continue our mission to honor nurses around the world.”

In addition to the DAISY Award, the organization also supports research in the form of the J. Patrick Barnes Grant for Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice Projects. Gaining a better understanding of the science behind the treatment of patients enables organizations such as API Healthcare to develop relevant and effective software solutions that will help hospitals and other healthcare providers deliver staffing excellence.

API Healthcare is celebrating its sponsorship of the DAISY Foundation at the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) 45th Annual Meeting and Exposition in Boston, Mass. All attendees are invited to stop at booth #701 and share their personal reasons for becoming a nurse through a unique, interactive DAISY display. All participants will be entered to win a year of DAISY Awards for their hospital, courtesy of API Healthcare.


About API Healthcare
API Healthcare ( is the largest healthcare-specific vendor focused on workforce management solutions for the healthcare industry. Driven by the mission to elevate quality and performance across the healthcare community through innovative workforce solutions, API Healthcare has been dedicated to the healthcare industry for 30 years. The company’s staffing and scheduling, patient classification, human resources, payroll, time and attendance, business analytics, and staffing agency solutions are used by more than 1,600 hospitals and staffing agencies. Founded in 1982, API Healthcare has been rated by KLAS in the Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards Report ( as the top time and attendance provider system for the last ten years (2002-2011).

About the DAISY Foundation
The not-for-profit DAISY Foundation is based in Glen Ellen, CA, and was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes and the extraordinary care he received from nurses during his 8 week hospitalization.  Patrick’s family expresses their gratitude to nurses with programs that recognize the extraordinary compassion and skill of direct care nurses (The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, now in over 1,100 healthcare facilities), that honor the inspiration provided to nursing students by their dedicated faculty (The DAISY Faculty Award), and with grants for nursing research and evidence-based practice projects (J. Patrick Barnes Grants for Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice Projects). More information is available at


Tiffany West
Leap the Pond for API Healthcare
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