Minnie Yao, RN, Receives DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

Colleen Phinney, Amy White, Minnie Yao, Lynne ShopiroCongratulations to our latest DAISY Award recipient, Minnie Yao, RN, from our 5 South Irving Unit.

Minnie was nominated by a patient who noted her passion and empathy for her work, patients and profession.

“Minnie goes above and beyond her assigned duties,” the nomination read. “Even when she was not assigned as my nurse, she still quickly and compassionately responded to my needs.”

The nomination also noted Minnie’s knowledge of her job and her uplifting conversation.

“She has left a positive impact on me and I will miss her when I’m discharged,” the patient wrote.

Minnie’s patient said Crouse is fortunate to have a nurse like Minnie.

Thank you, Minnie, for being a great example of carepassion to our patients!

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.