Sandi Cook, BSN, BA, of St. Anthony Regional Hospital was presented with the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses at a reception with her family and co-workers on August 11, 2023. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation's program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform daily.
Sandi began her career at St. Anthony in 2014 as a LLS Systems Analyst for Quality Management. She then transitioned to the Clinic Analyst Nurse and eventually the Lead Clinical Analyst where she has been working since. Sandi and her husband Jesse reside in Coon Rapids and have daughter Hailey (27).
A portion of the nomination submission read: "A few months ago I traveled to Iowa to see my aunt who lives in Coon Rapids. She really wanted to sign up for an e-chart at St. Anthony. With the help of my son, I thought we could do this one simple thing. But when we tried it said we had to contact a number that went to voicemail since it was after hours. Feeling like a failure I went to the grocery store to get my aunt some of her favorite treats when I saw a lady with a St. Anthony Quality Management shirt on. I explained my dilemma hoping she knew a direct after hour’s number. She introduced herself as Sandi Cook and said it was my lucky day because she was just the person I needed. We ended up going back to my aunt’s house and Sandi took out her computer. Sandi helped us set up proxy access so we can monitor the records from Minnesota. She did all of this after hours on her own time. Thank you Sandi for bridging the distance for our family! Your kindness and patience are appreciated more then you will ever know!"
“Sandi embodies the very essence of the DAISY award. She is continuously surpassing expectations and extends a helping hand anytime,” said Anita Becker, Vice President of Patient Services and Chief Nursing Officer at St. Anthony. “St. Anthony takes immense pride in team members like Sandi who exhibit unwavering dedication to patient care. We enjoy honoring our staff through the DAISY Foundation!
Pictured from left: Bailee Schleisman, Vice President of Quality; Sandi Cook, BSN, BA, Daisy Award Winner; Lori Pietig, Director of Cancer Services; and Anita Becker, Vice President of Patient Services and CNO
To nominate a St. Anthony nurse for the Daisy Award, fill out a form at one of the kiosks in the hospital or go to https://www.stanthonyhospital.org/patients-visitors/visitors/daisy-award/
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