Marie Mitton, RN, from our 6 North Irving Unit is the latest recipient of the DAISY Award.
Marie was nominated by a patient’s girlfriend, who met Marie when he was admitted to 6 North after having a stroke.
“The reason Marie stands out to me is that she was so compassionate, caring and attentive,” the girlfriend wrote in her nomination.
When the patient was having trouble with his speech, Marie was patient and empathetic and let him take his time communicating.
“She was understanding and I am so thankful for that,” the patient’s girlfriend said.
The nomination went on to say that even when Marie was busy, she made sure they had everything they needed.
“She will always be in our hearts and minds,” the nomination concluded.
Thank you, Marie, for being a great example of Carepassion at Crouse!
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.