Two Caregivers Recognized at Northwest Health – La Porte

Two Caregivers Recognized at Northwest Health – La Porte

Northwest Health – La Porte honored two caregivers this month. Roxann Fedel, R.N., is the recipient of the DAISY award for exceptional nursing and Lucas Millard is the recipient of the PETALS award for exceptional support professionals.

Fredel, a nurse on the hospital’s Intermediate Care Unit, was nominated for the DAISY award for her expertise and comforting demeanor.  Patients appreciate her ability to reduce their anxiety by taking the time to explain complex procedures in a way they can understand.  

The DAISY Award was established to celebrate the extraordinary compassion that nurses, like Fredel, provide their patients and families every day.  Nurses may be nominated by employees, patients and hospital visitors. 

Millard, a Nurse Assistant on the hospitals’ Intermediate Care Unit received the PETALS award for his kind, compassionate patient care and his willingness to always assist a team member in need. 

The PETALS award was established to recognize non-nursing professionals, like Millard, for their exceptional skills and support.  PETALS award recipients can be nominated by patients, visitors and employees. 

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