Megan O’Dell from our 4 North Irving Unit is the latest recipient of the DAISY Award.
Megan was nominated by a colleague who said she consistently goes above and beyond for both her patients and her fellow staff.
For example, Megan wanted a patient to have a great birthday, even though she was in the hospital. Megan called numerous local restaurants to order the patient’s favorite meal, chicken and biscuits. Megan ordered the meal and, because she was working a double and couldn’t go pick up the order, had her husband bring it over to the hospital.
“There are no words to describe the joy on that patient’s face,” the nomination said.
Her colleague called her compassionate and kind and said that Megan does whatever it takes to help those around her.
“She is a blessing to the patients and staff on this unit,” Megan’s colleague wrote.
About the DAISY Award
In November 1999, the family of J. Patrick Barnes formed the DAISY Foundation as a way to express their profound gratitude to nurses for the work they do for patients and their families every day. DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. Pat died at age 33 of complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little known but not uncommon auto-immune disease. In 2015, Crouse became a DAISY-affiliated hospital and presents an award to a deserving nurse, selected by a committee, regularly throughout the year. The DAISY Award program at Crouse has been made possible through a donation from the Crouse Hospital Medical Staff.