RAPID CITY, S.D. (July 14, 2022) – Angie Wahl, a Registered Nurse at Monument Health Behavioral Health Center, has received the prestigious DAISY Award. A national program, the award is presented to nurses who go above and beyond for their patients and community. She was nominated by a fellow caregiver.
Angie has a tremendous impact on the patients and caregivers at Behavioral Health, the nominator said. “Angie understands the barriers to care for our patients and goes above and beyond to make our patients feel welcome and well taken care of. She listens to their concerns, gives them her full attention when speaking to them, and is an overall positive light.”
“I have had many patients mention Angie’s kindness and have said they feel completely comfortable telling her about their concerns or questions, knowing if she doesn’t have the answer, she’ll ask someone and follow up with the patient,” the nominator added. “I have the utmost respect for Angie, and I can honestly say, without her recognizing the discrepancies, our patients would not be getting the quality of care that Angie so much embodies as an RN.”
The DAISY Award recognizes the outstanding professionalism and compassion that nurses bring to patients and families every day. It was established by the DAISY Foundation in California in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at age 33 of an autoimmune disease. DAISY is an acronym for “diseases attacking the immune system.” Nurses in Rapid City are selected 12 times a year for this recognition. Nurses are also honored in Custer, Lead-Deadwood, Spearfish and Sturgis. Visit monument.health/daisy to nominate.
About Monument Health
Headquartered in Rapid City, S.D., Monument Health is a community-based health care system with a mission to make a difference, every day. The system offers care in 31 medical specialties and serves 14 communities across western South Dakota and in eastern Wyoming. With over 5,000 physicians and caregivers, Monument Health is composed of 5 hospitals and 40 medical clinics and specialty centers. Monument Health is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network.
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