Bronx Resident Honored for Her Professional Excellence
BRONX, NEW YORK, February 2013 – Calvary Hospital recently honored Bronx resident, Daisy Sall, CCT-II with the “Catch a Star” Award. The Hospital encourages patients, family members, visitors and employees to nominate members of the nursing staff (nurses, cancer care technicians, and administrative staff) who demonstrate the Hospital’s Core Values of Caring, Compassion, Commitment, Non-Abandonment, and Dignity through their work. Honorees are also expected to go above and beyond to make a difference, and exemplify a “healing touch” presence with patients and family members. Award recipients are chosen by their nurse administrators, peers, physicians, patients and families.
Daisy Sall, has worked as a nurse’s aide since joining Calvary in 2003 and graduated as a Cancer Care Technician, CCT in 2006. Her nomination forms from colleagues and family members included comments such as:
- “Daisy provides exceptional service going above and beyond her duties.”
- “Daisy was very compassionate to my mother-in-law and my entire family.”
- “She is an exceptional person, caring and very attentive to my aunt’s needs.”
- “Daisy listened to me when I had no one else.”
Daisy was born in New York City where she graduated from Jane Adams Vocational High School. Some of her hobbies are reading, watching movies, and listening to music. Daisy and her family reside in the Bronx.
Established more than 50 years ago, Calvary Hospital’s rigorous six-month training program for Cancer Care Technicians has produced hundreds of outstanding health care professionals with the necessary skills to help people with advanced cancer achieve the best possible quality of life. These talented, dedicated professionals are responsible for skin care, wound care, assistance with feeding, patient safety, and the overall comfort of Calvary Hospital patients. Our CCT program has become a national model of appropriate, cost-effective, and competent palliative care, and has helped us achieve our reputation as a “National Leader in Palliative Care.”
Calvary awards the Catch a Star Award to Daisy Sall, CCT-II, pictured (left to right):
· Fran Nunziata, Assistant Director of Human Resources;
· Marilyn Crockett, RN, Patient Service Manager;
· Daisy Sall, CCT-11 (Honoree);
· Marlene Humphreys, RN, Director of Staff Development; and
· Sally Umbro, Vice President, Patient Care Services.
Calvary Hospital is the nation’s only fully accredited acute care specialty hospital devoted exclusively to providing palliative care to adult advanced cancer patients. A 225-bed facility with locations in the Bronx and Brooklyn, Calvary is the model for the relief of cancer pain and symptoms for more than a century. More than 6,000 patients are cared for annually by Calvary’s inpatient, outpatient, home, hospice, nursing home hospice, and wound care services. To learn more or sign up for the e-newsletter, Calvary Life, please go to www.calvaryhospital.org.