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Alexa Damone, RN
Medical Surgical Unit, Glen Cove Hospital
quotation mark Alexa embodies all the attributes that make an excellent nurse. She has the ability to connect with patients and their families through her confident demeanor and a caring manner. In addition, she has a passion for working with people with diabetes and has helped to educate the community, in particular our seniors.
Nominator Patricia McCalmont, Nurse Manager, Glen Cove Hospital

Alexa Damone’s passion for her work is evident to her patients and colleagues by constantly learning new skills to improve medical care.

Alexa has the ability to relate to patients and their families through her caring manner and attentive demeanor. Her deep commitment is evident to her patients and her colleagues and was recognized by the hospital when she was honored in the hospital’s first “Breakfast with the Stars.” She is empathic, compassionate, an excellent communicator, possesses solid clinical and problem-solving skills and serves as an advocate for her patients.

Her commitment to helping peers is inspirational. Upon returning from a sepsis conference, Alexa shared her newly developed knowledge with her peers to improve the identification and prompt treatment of sepsis. She was a part of a project on infection control that led to better hand hygiene and infection control practices on the unit. Alexa is involved in another project aimed at improving the patient experience. With diabetes becoming increasingly prevalent, especially among the elderly, she attended a two-day workshop recognizing the importance of diabetes knowledge, management and education, enabling her to become a unit champion and valuable resource for her peers and patients.

2019 President’s Awards winner - Nurse of the Year, Alexa Damone