The Western New York Professional Nurse's Association named Christine Cassert, RN, BSN, CCRN, senior director of patient care services at Mount St. Mary's Hospital, a "Nurse of Distinction."
A resident of Grand Island, Cassert has been a nurse at Mount St. Mary's for 38 years. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Niagara University and is a certified adult, pediatric and neonatal critical care nurse. She is also the director of the critical care unit/intensive care unit at Mount St. Mary's.
In being recognized, Cassert was cited for her leadership of the clinical team, which led to Mount St. Mary's designation as a New York State Designated Stroke Center. She was the leader of the clinical team that led to hospital's designation as a Certified Chest Pain Center, and staff coordinator for the initiative to gain accreditation for the hospital's cardiac echocardiography department.