Daisy Award Recipient Acknowledged for His Skills

Eric Russell, RN

Eric Russell, RN, from our 6 South Irving Unit, is the latest recipient of the DAISY Award for extraordinary nursing.

Eric was nominated by a patient who commended his precise skills and confidence in his care. The patient said Eric made her feel like a team member in her care, with wonderful staff to help her get better. She said Eric would always let her know what medicine she was being given and how it would help.

“I never went without water or a warm blanket. I never had to wait to go to the bathroom. He was not self-centered. He was a true team player,” the patient wrote.

The patient added that Eric’s confidence in himself and in her helped her have confidence in herself.

“Eric is an exceptional nurse, not only for his skills, but for what he brings along with them. Skills you cannot teach, you have to have them within you.”

Congratulations, Eric, and thank you for living the Crouse mission, vision and values in your patient care every day!

Chief Nursing Officer Betty O’Connor, left, and Nurse Manager Laura Waddington presented Eric with his award.

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.

Want to thank a nurse for extraordinary care? Click here to nominate a nurse, nurse leader or nursing team for The DAISY Award.