Allison Farella, CRN, receives DAISY Award

Allison FarellaCUSTER, S.D. – Allison Farella, a Clinical Resource Nurse at Custer Hospital, has received the prestigious DAISY Award.

Farella was nominated by a patient’s mother.

“Allison was part of the team that took care of my son in the ER when he had his anaphylactic reaction. Allison took charge of caring for my son and brought a calming presence to the room. She is highly skilled, but not afraid to let others step in to help. She was the silent leader. I felt that my son was in great hands!” wrote the patient’s mother. “The compassion and connection that Allison gave not only to my son but to my husband and me was phenomenal. She made us feel safe. The team operated so smoothly and functioned at a high level with the doctor. This was by far the best ER experience we have had with our son. Allison is a phenomenal nurse that is the whole package! I am thankful that you were part of the team that cared for my son!”

The DAISY award is a national program that is presented to nurses who go above and beyond for their patients and community. The DAISY Award recognizes the outstanding professionalism and compassion that nurses bring to patients and families every day. It was established by the DAISY Foundation in California in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at age 33 of an autoimmune disease. DAISY is an acronym for “diseases attacking the immune system.” Nurses in Rapid City are selected 12 times a year for this recognition. Nurses are also honored in Custer, Lead-Deadwood, Spearfish and Sturgis. Click here to nominate.


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