First BEE Award Given to Nursing Assistant

Kirsten Coon is the recipient of the BEE AwardSince 2013, Crouse has been a DAISY hospital, an international program that rewards and celebrates extraordinary nursing care. We recognize that nurses cannot be successful without the hard work and dedication of our support staff, just as daisies cannot exist without loyal bees!

The BEE Award – Being Extraordinary Everyday – was created to honor non-nursing staff who support Registered Nurses in meeting our mission of providing the best in patient care. Any colleague outside of nursing is eligible for the BEE Award.

This January, the inaugural BEE Award has been presented to Kirsten Coon.

Kirsten, a nursing assistant on the Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit, was nominated by Dylan Frank, RN, for her work ethic in providing our patients with excellent care.

Dylan said of Kirsten: “She has an amazing work ethic and is consistently anticipating ways in which she can help both patients and nursing staff. There have been multiple occasions where Kirsten has taken it upon herself to assist with a difficult patient situation and provide an extra set of hands when the nursing staff needs it most.”

He added, “Kirsten maintains a positive attitude on the unit which is infectious. She is truly extraordinary every day.”

We thank Kirsten for all she does to support her colleagues and provide the best care for our patients.

Click here to learn more and/or submit a nomination for the BEE Award.