Sita Muller Goes “Over and Above” for Patients

Sita Muller 584x342 IMG_3284Congratulations to Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience staff nurse Sita Muller, RN, on earning a DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses.

Sita was nominated by the son of a patient who was treated by our team of brain tumor specialists during a four-day admission.

“During the course of this stay all of the nursing staff was fantastic, but one individual shined out more than any other. Sita,” the patient’s son explained in his nomination of the nurse for the DAISY Award. “When I see a job performed to greater than expectations, I believe that individual should be recognized. Sita’s overall knowledge and expertise certainly stood out, as soon as her shift started, when she performed her due diligence to assess each and every situation going over and above for her patients.”

In particular, Sita was praised for working with our pharmacy department to determine that a new medication ordered for the patient was not needed and preventing its administration.

“Sita’s overall approach, knowledge, and bright full energetic spirit toward patient care should certainly serve as a role model for the nursing profession,” the nomination letter noted. “Her quick, thorough, in-depth needs analysis of situations is first rate to my belief, and truly is an inspiration to see in the nursing profession today.”

The nomination makes clear that Sita consistently demonstrates Jefferson’s core iSCORE values – Innovation, Service Excellence, Collaboration, Ownership, Respect, and Empowerment. Those values define who we are as an organization, what we stand for and how we continue the work of helping others that began here nearly two centuries ago.

Congratulations Sita on this well-deserved recognition and thank you for “going over and above” to serve our patients!

The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

J. Patrick Barnes 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.  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’s families. Jefferson is proud to bring the tradition of honoring extraordinary nurses here.

You can nominate your Jefferson nurse for a DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses here or by going to

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