Melanie Cadin, RN, from the 7 Memorial Unit, is our latest DAISY Award recipient.
Nominated by a 91-year-old patient’s family, Melanie received the award for making a difference in the patient’s outlook and attitude.
“My father had a terrible stay at another hospital for an infection. He went to a rehabilitation facility only to need to go to the ER a few days later. I told the ambulance to take him to Crouse,” the patient’s daughter wrote.
The patient was admitted to the 7 Memorial Unit, where Melanie was his nurse.
“She was wonderful,” the nomination said. “Melanie was very attentive to my Dad and always asking me and my family if we needed anything.”
When Melanie left at the end of her shift one day, the patient said, “Thank you, you are so good to me!”
The patient’s family felt so happy that he was comfortable this time around and not upset or afraid of the hospital as he’d been previously.
“My dad had a much-improved outlook and attitude. I’m so glad we met Melanie. She made a difference,” the nomination concluded.
Thank you, Melanie, for all you do to make your patients and their family feel safe and comfortable at Crouse!
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.