Pomeroy College of Nursing Grad Receives DAISY Award

DAISY recipient Christol Jennings

Christol Jennings, RN, from 6 North Irving Unit is the latest DAISY award recipient.

Christol, a graduate of the Pomeroy College of Nursing at Crouse Hospital, was nominated by a patient’s mother when her son was transferred to Christol’s care.

The patient, who is special needs, had been in the ICU and came to 6 North Irving to recover from an infection and rash. According to the patient’s mother, Christol took immediate interest in her son’s well-being.

“Christol noticed his arms were swollen and told me she wanted to order an ultrasound to rule out any blood clots,” the patient’s mother wrote.

A clot in the patient’s arm was discovered via ultrasound and he was immediately put on a blood thinner. The patient’s mother was thankful Christol was so attentive and interested in his case.

“I am so grateful for her presence of mind and trying to do anything for the benefit and care of my son,” the patient’s mother wrote.

Chief Nursing Officer Betty O’Connor, left, and Nurse Manager Cindy Wood, right, presented Christol with her DAISY 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.