Angel Behne, RN, Honored with DAISY Award

A nurse at Peninsula Hospital was honored recently with The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day. The DAISY Award was established in 1999 by the family of a patient who had received extraordinary care and compassion from his nurses during his final days.

Congratulations to Angel for being recognized with the DAISY award. Angel was nominated by her co-worker for providing excellent patient care and being exceptionally supportive to her team and other co-workers. Read her nomination below:

Angel pictured with her DAISY bouquet.

Angel’s Nomination

“Angel deserves the DAISY Award as a shining example of excellence. She covers numerous roles here at the hospital and she shifts as needed to meet the scheduling and impromptu circumstances that arise. As a nurse practitioner student, she has covered admissions and being a house supervisor. She is just as quick to serve as a PC or even at the front desk. She exceeds the strict medical framework by also having a tremendous therapeutic presence with patients. As her preceptor for the therapy component, I got to observe her repeatedly step in to answer patients’ questions that were more in the medical scope with a thorough answer at the patient’s level of understanding. She is able to give relevant summaries for patient care just as easily to a therapist as to EMTs who are taking a patient to the emergency room. All of this exceptional care has continued without hesitation despite experiencing an injury during a physical hold. Angel seeks the support she needs to continue to provide excellent patient care and has faced the trauma of that injury bravely and consistently to ensure that she avoids burnout. Her willingness to seek this support as necessary self-care is a great role model for her peers and colleagues; her candidness about her experiences is the pathway where that leadership by example occurs. She is reducing the stigma within healthcare of utilizing additional support after a traumatic experience. She stands in the gap, not only for her patients, but also among her peers by refusing to let self-care get glossed over.”

Angel pictured with her co-workers and members of Peninsula’s leadership team.

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