Alisha Peters, RN, Award First DAISY Award at NLH

Alisha Peters, RN, Award First DAISY Award at NLH

GLOVERSVILLE, NY — Strapped with a yellow facemask, nurse Alisha Peters had finished hooking an IV into a patient when two staff members told her to step outside the hospital room.

A group of cheerful employees surrounded the hallway. Her husband was there. Her parents were there. Her two tawny-haired daughters were there. 

Photo taken by Dakota Pike.

DAISY Award Honoree Alisha Peters, RN, (centered) with her two daughters, her husband, and Nathan Littauer’s Senior Nursing Director Jennifer Elmendorf, MSN, RN, CLNC (right).

“Mommy!” one daughter shouted. 

To a round of applause, Peters was bestowed the DAISY Award for Nursing Excellence. Among 120 nurses across the rural health care network, she’s the first staffer at the Gloversville hospital to receive the accolade.

Read the full article on the Daily Gazette’s website.

Extraordinary Nurses Recognized at Nathan Littauer

GLOVERSVILLE, NY – Nurses at Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home will be honored with The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses®. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s mission to recognize the extraordinary, compassionate nursing care they provide patients and families every day. Nathan Littauer held an internal launch event Thursday, February 1, announcing their DAISY Award program launch.

Littauer Staff gather to celebrate the launch of the DAISY Award program at Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home (February 1st, 2024)

The DAISY Foundation is a not-for-profit organization, established in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, by members of his family. Patrick died at the age of 33 in late 1999 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little known but not uncommon auto-immune disease. (DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System.) The care Patrick and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families.

Nurses may be nominated by patients, families, and colleagues.  The award recipient is chosen by a DAISY committee at Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home to receive The DAISY Award. Awards are presented throughout the year at celebrations attended by the Honoree’s colleagues, patients, and visitors. Each Honoree receives a certificate commending her or him as an “Extraordinary Nurse.” The certificate reads: “In deep appreciation of all you do, who you are, and the incredibly meaningful difference you make in the lives of so many people.” Honorees also receive a DAISY Award pin and a beautiful and meaningful sculpture called A Healer’s Touch, hand-carved by artists of the Shona Tribe in Zimbabwe.

“When Patrick was critically ill, our family experienced first-hand the remarkable skill and care nurses provide patients every day and night,” said Bonnie Barnes, FAAN, Doctor of Humane Letters (h.c) and Co-Founder of The DAISY Foundation. “Yet, these unsung heroes are seldom recognized for the super-human, extraordinary, compassionate work they do. The kind of work the nurses at Nathan Littauer are called on to do every day epitomizes the purpose of The DAISY Award.”

“We are excited to contribute to the international success of the DAISY Award, showcasing the dedication and excellence of our very own nursing staff on a global scale,” said Nursing Director Jennifer Elmendorf, RN, MSN, “We are proud to be among the healthcare organizations participating in The DAISY Award program. Our nurses go above and beyond for our patients every day, and it’s important that our nurses know their work is highly valued, and The DAISY Foundation provides a way for us to do that.”

In addition to the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, the DAISY Foundation expresses gratitude to the nursing profession internationally in thousands of healthcare facilities and schools of nursing with recognition of Nurse-led Teams, Nurse Leaders, Nurses Advancing Health Equity, Nursing Ethics, Nursing Faculty, Nursing Students, Lifetime Achievement in Nursing and through the J. Patrick Barnes Grants for Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice Projects, Medical Mission Grants and their new Health Equity Grant programs. More information is available at http://DAISYfoundation.org.

 

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About Nathan Littauer

Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home is a full-service, 74-bed acute care hospital with an 84-bed skilled nursing home. Since 1894, Nathan Littauer has provided safe, high-quality health and wellness services with a focus on securing appropriate new technologies for people residing in Upstate New York. Over the years, the hospital has expanded its services in order to offer health care that is comprehensive, accessible, and relevant to the needs of the communities they serve.  More information can be found by visiting www.nlh.org.

Nathan Littauer’s Tree of Lights Ceremony Slated for December 1st

All are welcome, and are cordially invited to attend the Nathan Littauer Auxiliary’s Tree of Lights Ceremony on December 1st, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.!
 
Those honored and/or memorialized will be listed on display in the Hospital Lobby. The tree will be lit all through December as a symbol of hope and love.
 
The Tree of Lights Ceremony is held on December 1st, at 5:00 p.m. in the main lobby, and there will be a Facebook Live event available for those to connect virtually.
 
To make a donation, please download our Tree of Lights Brochure. For more information, contact Volunteer Services at (518) 773-5505.

New Providers Join Gastroenterology Team at Littauer

GLOVERSVILLE, NY Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home is proud to announce the addition of two providers to its Gastroenterology Team. These gastroenterologists will strengthen the hospital’s commitment to providing needed, comprehensive, and specialized medical services to the community.

The expansion of Littauer’s Gastroenterology team includes the arrival of Zainul-Abideen Syed, MD, FACG, and Hadi Minhas, MD. With extensive backgrounds in diagnosing and treating gastrointestinal disorders. Drs. Syed and Minhas will contribute to the hospital’s already robust Gastroenterology Team of Shri Verma, MD, Laura Caserta, FNP, Jill Hoffman, RPA, and Jeremy Lombardoni, CRNA, and David Cohen, MD. Their compassionate approach to patient care will complement the hospital’s reputation as a center of excellence for gastrointestinal health.

“We are thrilled to welcome these exceptional providers to our Gastroenterology Team,” says Nathan Littauer Vice President of Business Development and Executive Director of the Nathan Littauer Foundation Geoffrey Peck. “Dr. Syed and Dr. Minhas make fine additions, ones which strengthen our ability to address the unique healthcare needs of our community – ensuring that our patients receive personalized care.”

Dr. Syed and Dr. Minhas are embracing the opportunity to become integral members of Nathan Littauer’s medical provider team, aligning their values with the hospital’s patient-centered care philosophy.

These additions to the Gastroenterology Team mark another step forward in its ongoing commitment to delivering exceptional medical care, and in growing with its community.

More information and how to schedule an appointment with the new Gastroenterology providers or call (518) 752-5275 for the main GI appointment desk.

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About Nathan Littauer

Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home is a full-service, 74-bed acute care hospital with an 84-bed skilled nursing home. Since 1894, Nathan Littauer has provided safe, high-quality health and wellness services with a focus on securing appropriate new technologies for people residing in Upstate New York. Over the years, the hospital has expanded its services in order to offer health care that is comprehensive, accessible, and relevant to the needs of the communities they serve.  More information can be found by visiting www.nlh.org.

Nathan Littauer Celebrates Medical Laboratory Professionals Week 2023

GLOVERSVILLE, NY Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home is proud to celebrate Medical Laboratory Professionals Week from April 23-29, 2023. This annual observance honors the hard work and dedication of medical laboratory professionals who play a vital role in patient care.

Nathan Littauer’s laboratory team works behind the scenes to provide accurate and timely test results, helping doctors diagnose and treat patients effectively. From collecting samples to analyzing data and helping medical providers with accurate diagnoses, these professionals are essential members of any health care team.

“As we mark Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, we want to express our deep appreciation for the important work that our lab team does every day,” said Nathan Littauer Laboratory Manager Ronald Fortes. “My team’s commitment to accuracy, attention to detail, and dedication to patient care are truly inspiring.”

The hospital’s lab team is made up of highly trained and skilled professionals, including medical technologists, medical laboratory technicians, and phlebotomists. Together, they perform a wide range of tests and procedures, from simple blood tests to complex genetic analyses, helping to diagnose and manage a variety of health conditions in patients.

“Our lab team is an essential part of our hospital community, and we are proud to recognize their contribution to patient care during this special week,” said Nathan Littauer Marketing and Public Relations Manager Dakota Pike. “Their work is critical to providing the best possible care to our patients.”

Throughout Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, the hospital will be celebrating internally with its lab team, highlighting their expertise and dedication.

“Our lab team should know that their hard work and dedication is truly appreciated by our community,” added Fortes. “They are an integral part of our healthcare team at Nathan Littauer, and we are grateful for all that they do for our patients.”

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About Nathan Littauer

Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home is a full-service, 74-bed acute care hospital with an 84-bed skilled nursing home. Since 1894, Nathan Littauer has provided safe, high-quality health and wellness services with a focus on securing appropriate new technologies for people residing in Upstate New York. Over the years, the hospital has expanded its services in order to offer health care that is comprehensive, accessible, and relevant to the needs of the communities they serve. More information can be found by visiting www.nlh.org.