Utilization Management RN Bea Nagel Honored with DAISY Lifetime Achievement

July 9, 2021

July 1, 2021

Congratulations to Bea Nagel, BSN, RN, our most recent winner of the DAISY Lifetime Achievement Award honoring nurses who have devoted their careers to providing exceptional care!

For over 37 years, Bea called on her nursing gifts to serve others at Pine Rest. She earned her LPN degree at the Pine Rest School of Nursing in 1974, followed by her RN degree in 1985. She worked on several different units in varying capacities at Pine Rest before joining our Utilization Management team in 2001 overseeing our Aspen and Older Adult units.

As Bea gets ready to retire, her coworkers recall the joy she brought to work with her each day, and reflect on all they’ve learned during their time working alongside her:

“Bea shows compassion to her fellow coworkers. She always makes sure that we are overall doing well.”

“She embodies what it is to be a nurse as well as serving others through the healing ministry of Jesus Christ.”

“Bea helped show me a different type of nursing career through the Pine Rest Mission. She shows empathy, honesty, and skilled quality during her work.”

“Bea made me feel like I was part of the UM department on my very first day. Very warm and friendly, and the best sense of humor I could ask for in a coworker and friend.”

Recipients of the DAISY Lifetime Achievement Award are nominated for their dedication to nursing through active mentoring, role modeling, advocating for their patients and promoting the positive image of nursing. The award itself highlights:

  • 25+ years of a distinguished career as a nurse in clinical practice who promotes a positive image of professional nursing.
  • Active engagement in the professional development of self and others in the nursing profession.
  • Nursing professionals who serve as a role model and advocate for nursing practice and the advancement of nursing.
  • Advocates for the improvement of patient care and enhancement of the patient experience.

DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune SYstem and was started by Tena Barnes, whose husband Patrick passed away from Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura. She wanted an award that could be given to honor the extraordinary care and compassion that nurses give their patients. The DAISY Award is recognized and given in over 1,700 U.S. healthcare facilities across all 50 states and 11 other countries.To view other DAISY award recipients or to nominate an extraordinary Pine Rest nurse, visit the DAISY Nomination section of our website.

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