ICU Nurse Presented with DAISY Award

Amy Brown, RN, from the Intensive Care Unit is the recipient of the DAISY Award for extraordinary nursing for February.

Amy was nominated by the fiancé of a patient who was in the ICU for 140 days. The fiancé called Amy “a saving grace.”

The patient’s fiancé went on to say, “Amy always went above and beyond! From painting my fiancé’s nails to doing her hair, Amy was enthusiastic, caring and friendly.”

When the patient was moved from the ICU to a different unit, Amy still took the time to stop by and visit.

Amy has certainly made an impact on their family, as the fiancé said, “We are proud to say we have a new bridesmaid in our upcoming wedding – Amy!”

Chief Nursing Officer Betty O’Connor, left, and Nurse Manager Kris Brown presented Amy with her 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.