Although Elizabeth is not a hospice nurse, she is the on-call nurse for the hospice team one weekend a month. That's where she met the family who nominated her for The DAISY Award.
The family was waiting for an order to go through from their doctor to place their father in hospice care. The order had not been received and Alexander was the on-call nurse. Added to the dilemma, it was Memorial Day weekend.
"She made several calls to the hospital and doctor on call and got the order approved, came and assessed my father and got the hospital bed and medications all set up and delivered that same day," the family wrote in the nomination. "She was so sweet and went above and beyond to get things done. If we had to wait...our last days with our dad would have been very different."