Nursing at Ellis

The reasons why nurses choose to work at Ellis and remain part of the Ellis team are many. Hear from Ellis' nursing leaders about what Ellis has to offer and why they find their careers so rewarding.

In Their Own Words

LouAnn Bala, RN
Director, Emergency Services

Ellis Medicine
LouAnn Bala, RN 2012

The DAISY Award

Ellis Medicine is proud to be a DAISY Award Hospital Partner, recognizing all that our nurses do each day to provide exceptional care to our patients.

The DAISY Award was established by the DAISY Foundation in memory of J. Patrick Barnes who died of complications of the auto-immune disease Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP) at the age of 33. The Barnes Family was inspired by, and grateful for, the clinical skills and compassion of the nurses who cared for Patrick, so they created the DAISY award.

A DAISY Award nominee is a nurse whose clinical skill and compassionate care exemplify the kind of nurse that our patients, their families, and our organization recognize as an outstanding role model. She/he acts in a way that consistently demonstrates the values of our organization.

Patients, visitors, nurses, and physicians may nominate a deserving nurse by printing out our Daisy Nomination Form and mailing to:

Ellis Medicine Nursing Office
Attn: CARE Review Board
1101 Nott Street
Schenectady, NY 12308

To find out more about the DAISY Foundation and award, visit