Cassandra Allen, RN, from our Pomeroy Emergency Services Department, is the latest recipient of the DAISY Award.
Cassandra was nominated by a colleague in the department, who noted that although the emergency department is very busy Cassandra always keeps things running smoothly.
“She is a great communicator who isn’t afraid to keep us informed,” the nominator wrote.
The nomination said Cassandra is not above asking for help when she is the charge nurse and recently reached out to another nursing department for help when they needed a few extra hands.
Cassandra was regarded for always making sure the patients in the department are getting the best care.
Thanks, Cassandra, for your hard work and dedication to both your colleagues and patients in the emergency department.
Cassandra was joined by her family during the award presentation as well.
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.