Doug Malin presents the DAISY Award to Cssy Lee, LPN, during a surprise ceremony
Cassy Lee, LPN, staff nurse, Ascension Living Alexian Village Tennessee, was honored with the prestigious Daisy Award, during a special ceremony. The DAISY Foundation was formed in January 2000 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at age 33 of complications of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura. The Barnes family, impressed with the compassionate nursing care their son Patrick received before his death, wanted to recognize extraordinary nurses everywhere for the difference they make in the lives of patients and families.
The DAISY Award is a nationwide program that recognizes nurses who consistently demonstrate excellence through their clinical expertise, compassion and spirituality, and are recognized as role models in the nursing community. Ms. Lee was nominated for the award on behalf of the daughter of one of her residents. In their nomination, the family wrote, in part:
“My loved one has been a resident for two years now. This was a huge transition for her to move from the comfort of her home. While she understood the need for the move, the transition into an institutional living environment created great anxiety and stress for her. Cassy — a regular evening nurse — is capable, caring and compassionate beyond measure. She takes personal interest in those she cares for, paying careful attention to nuanced/subtle changes, and takes appropriate steps to have those changes addressed. Cassy shows a willingness to give clinical reassurance and guidance to uncertain and trepidatious patients and family members – all while “staying in her lane.” Cassy is timely in care, consistently smooth, and predictable – all with a sunny, cheerful and loving demeanor. Cassy gets the things that need to be done, done on time and well. We are most grateful to have a nurse of Cassy's caliber on the team caring for my loved one. She is most deserving of the recognition of the award.”
“This award is a testament to Cassy’s dedication to providing personalized care and compassionate service,” said Doug Malin, executive director, Ascension Living Alexian Village Tennessee. “It was my distinct honor to present Cassy with this national award.”
To learn more about Ascension Living Alexian Village Tennessee, visit ascensionliving.org/alexianvillagetn.