Since 2013, Crouse has been a DAISY hospital, an international program that rewards and celebrates extraordinary nursing care. As part of this initiative, the BEE Award — Being Extraordinary Everyday — was created to honor non-nursing staff who support registered nurses at Crouse by meeting the hospital’s mission of providing the best in patient care. Any colleague outside of nursing is eligible for the BEE Award.
The inaugural BEE Award was recently presented to Kirsten Coon, a nursing assistant on the Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit. Coon was nominated by registered nurse Dylan Frank, who highlighted her work ethic in providing Crouse patients with excellent care.
“She has an amazing work ethic and is consistently anticipating ways in which she can help both patients and nursing staff,” said Frank, referring to Kirsten Coon. “There have been multiple occasions where Kirsten has taken it upon herself to assist with a difficult patient situation and provide an extra set of hands when the nursing staff needs it most.”
He added, “Kirsten maintains a positive attitude on the unit which is infectious. She is truly extraordinary every day.”