ICU Nurses Receive DAISY Award

Intensive Care Unit nurses Ginel Gordon and Faith Deferio are the most recent recipients of the DAISY award for outstanding nursing. They were nominated by a patient who called them “the epitome of nursing.”

The patient who nominated Ginel and Faith spent 16 days in the ICU, and she expressed how both nurses made her and her family feel at ease. Over the course of her time in the ICU, her family felt extremely comfortable with the duo; they knew she was in good hands if they had to leave her alone in the ICU for a few hours.

The patient says, “Both Ginel and Faith went above and beyond for me. They were incredibly knowledgeable about my condition. They took the time to get to know me. They were punctual with my medication. I could go on for days about how professional and caring Ginel and Faith are. The two of them are quintessential nurses.”

Both nurses display the number one vision of Crouse: service excellence. We thank them for all they do to provide the best in patient care.

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.