We’re pleased to announce that two outstanding members of the Fenway Health nursing team have been recognized in the Boston Globe’s Salute to Nurses 2016, an annual patient and colleague-nominated list of area nurses who go above and beyond the call of duty each and every day.
Danielle “Dani” Slepian, RN, ACRN, who works at the Fenway: South End location, was recognized for her compassionate bedside manner and effectiveness in managing a heavy case load. She has been a nurse at Fenway since 2005 and is an AIDS Certified Registered Nurse.
Dani was nominated by Fenway patient David Cameron. “As the team nurse for my primary care physician at Fenway South End, Dani often has the responsibility for the follow-up and is frequently the contact person with test results, follow-up recommendations,” said Cameron. “Her patience, compassion, and follow-up to additional queries is always delivered with a smile when appropriate and a sense of sincere concern when necessary.”
“She is a pleasure to interact with and despite being responsible for a tremendous case load as the team nurse, she makes the patient feel as if their respective case is the most important,” he added. “So, in conclusion, I say thank you, Dani.”
Peg Nelson, RN, ACRN, also an AIDS Certified Registered Nurse at Fenway: South End, was nominated by Ernie Berardinelli. He wrote: “I am on a new medication that requires a doctor’s preauthorization for each refill. As with any medication, a missed dose is not a good thing. My medication was coming due and was ordered a week before I was to run out. I had received a call from the dispensing pharmacy saying there was an insurance issue and that the doctor needed to re-authorize the order. Peg immediately jumped into action and submitted a required 20-page appeal. Not only this, but she also called the insurance company to speak to them personally on this issue.”
“It took Peg a full day to complete this appeal on top of her other nursing duties,”Berardinelli explained. “The end result was that I had the medication the very same day with no missed doses.”
Please join us in congratulating Dani and Peg on this well-deserved honor! Their tireless dedication to patient care makes us all proud.
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