At a ceremony held earlier this month at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital, a registered nurse was honored for the extraordinary, compassionate care he provides daily in his role. Russell Sciandra, a registered nurse in the hospital’s orthosurgical department, received the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses®.

Sciandra, who has served at the hospital for 13 years, was nominated by the sister of one of his patients.

“Having worked in hospital, clinic, and urgent care settings myself for the last 38 years, in observing Russell it is apparent that this young man has ‘old world’ values, attitudes and skills not often found in today's younger generation. He has a strong work ethic and a servant's heart. It is obvious he takes great pride in his work. He goes about his duties willingly, cheerfully, and seems happy to be of service. He listens actively. My brother and I are very grateful to have had Russell caring for him.”

Nominees were also recognized at the ceremony.

“Nurses are heroes every day,” said Judy Balcitis, chief nursing officer at HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals. “It’s important that our nurses know their work is highly valued, and the DAISY Award provides a way for patients and families to do that.”

To nominate a registered nurse at Sacred Heart Hospital, visit https://www.sacredhearteauclaire.org/ContactUs/Daisy-Award-Nurse-Nomination.

To nominate at registered nurse at St. Joseph’s Hospital, visit https://www.stjoeschipfalls.org/Contact/Daisy-Award-Nurse-Nomination.

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