2017 DAISY Award Recipient


Front Row: Vicky Marshall, RN (2017 Nominee); Leslie Hagenstein, DPN, APRN, FNP-BC (2017 DAISY Recipient), Amanda Thomsen, RN, BSN (2016 DAISY recipient); Amy Deeds, RN, BSN (2017 Nominee) Middle Row: Sara Hunt, RN, BSN; Donni Toth, PhD RN (DAISY Program Coordinator)
Back Row: Stephanie McDaniel, RN; Juli Forrester, RN; Megan Makelky, RN, BSN; Jamie Linn, RN; Kristy Opdahl, RN; Molly Landers, RN, BSN

Nurses who work for the Rural Health Care District gathered together on May 9, 2017 to celebrate National Nurses Week.   The Rural Health Foundation caught wind of the gathering, also known as a “splint of nurses” and crashed the party to recognize the 2017 DAISY Award recipient.

The 2016 DAISY recipient Amanda Thomsen presented this year’s recipient to our second award recipient, LESLIE HAGENSTEIN.  She was described by both patient and staff nominators as:

  • Providing compassionate care in both the clinic and community settings
  • Having a lifelong commitment to learning
  • Providing competent and confidential care with everyone she serves
  • Consistently treating patients as partners in health care in a warm, sensitive and compassionate manner and providing care without discrimination.
  • Demonstrating professionalism and advancement in the nursing profession.
  • Being a role model to nurses in the community.
  • Demonstrating her decades-long commitment to the health and well-being of everyone in Sublette County.
  • Being the epitome of an extraordinary nurse!

The Rural Health Foundation is proud to be affiliated with the Sublette County Rural Health Care District and cannot thank the nurses enough for the exceptional job they do for Sublette County every day.