DAISY Nursing Excellence Award Presented to Samantha McNitt

By: Crouse News

Our most recent DAISY nursing excellence award recipient is Samantha McNitt, RN, from our Intensive Care Unit. The former Student Nurse Assistant and graduate of the Pomeroy College of Nursing at Crouse Hospital was nomiated by fellow Crouse nurse Mary Ellen Agosh from our Recovery Care Center.

Mary Ellen wrote this in her nomination of Sam:  “My mother, Consuella Trovato, was a patient in the ICU and passed away on May 26. Samantha was an exceptional caregiver and made what was probably the worse experience of our life tolerable because we knew she was being cared for by Samantha as though she were family. Samantha explained everything to us; my 89-year-old father was devastated seeing his wife of almost 65 years go through this illness. I am a nurse here at Crouse as well, and I am proud to say Sam is part of our team. I told Sam that at 21 years old she is knowledgeable way beyond her years, and not only the knowledge of nursing, but in her ability to show kindness and take the time to explain things at times when I know she was very busy. I can’t say enough about Sam, and I really appreciated everything she did for my mom.”

DAISY Award honorees personify Crouse Hospital’s remarkable patient experience. These nurses consistently demonstrate excellence through their clinical expertise and extraordinary compassionate care, and are recognized as outstanding role models in our nursing community.

Crouse News is reported by members of our Communications Team.

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