Barry Kanouff, RN, is an incredible asset to the Emergency Department at Mount Nittany Medical Center. Regardless of the number of patients he has, he is kind, courteous, enthusiastic, and the ultimate team player. His positive demeanor makes everyone laugh and he always goes above and beyond to help his colleagues. Patients that receive his care are equally impressed by his personable nature and the dignity he shows to everyone. His nominators noted that Barry has made a lasting impression on Mount Nittany Medical Center’s Emergency Department by making it a better place. Mount Nittany Health was honored to celebrate Barry as an Employee of the Month.
“Excellence is giving our patients the gold standard in healthcare.”
Those who have had the pleasure of working with Barry, including the five department colleagues who nominated him for Employee of the Month, know that he represents all of Mount Nittany Health’s organizational values, and exemplifies the value of excellence. He exhibits all the attributes that make a wonderful nurse, including compassion, integrity, and great communication skills. In addition to providing exceptional patient care, he continually strives to makes his colleagues’ jobs easier by lending a helping hand.
Barry is from Houtzdale, Pennsylvania, and attended the Registered Nurse (RN) Program at Lansing Community College. Mount Nittany Medical Center has been fortunate to have Barry providing exceptional care since May of 2021.
When asked what he loves most about his job at Mount Nittany Health, Barry focused on his patients: “I like helping patients feel better. In the Emergency Department, we don’t get to see the end result, but we start the transition to a path of feeling better.”
We applaud Barry’s commitment to excellence and celebrate his service to the community.