Schuyler Hospital Names Lou Sand Award Recipient

At their annual Employee Recognition Dinner May 8, 2019, Schuyler Hospital announced the recipient of the 2019 Lou Sand Award, Keith Crout.

Crout, of the Facilities Department, was nominated for the award by his coworkers.

Highlights from Keith’s multiple nominations include: “He is always willing to go above and beyond the call. He is a talented craftsman who is very careful with his work. He is pleasant and chatty to the residents. He deserves this award as he is a true testament to a great worker, great friend and true asset to the organization.” “He is always friendly, very helpful and a joy to have any interaction with. Seeing him in passing will make your day. Hands down he is one of the most consistently pleasant employees in our facility.” He is a person with a perpetual positive attitude. He is always smiling and greeting every employee. I have observed him stop and assist residents of the nursing home with what may be a trivial task and then have a pleasant conversation with them. He has the characteristics of this award in his natural every day demeanor.” “A genuine character that is compassionate to all staff and residents. He is always smiling and makes everyone around him in a better mood. There is not an employee more deserving than him.” “Good guy, happy go lucky guy.”

Schuyler Hospital annually gives the award in memory of Lou Sand to an employee who demonstrates exemplary service to others, and whose compassionate commitment of service to their fellow employees, patients, residents and community brightens the lives of those they touch; traits exemplified by Lou Sand.

For more information, contact Schuyler Hospital at (607) 535-7121 or email

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