Welcome back to Episode 2 in the Versant Spotlight Series, in which we offer a platform to our partner organizations to collaborate and shine a light on their own proven strategies for success.
In this vignette, Bonnie Barnes, co-founder and CEO of the DAISY Foundation, returns and is joined by two exemplary nurses from Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital in Los Angeles. Amanda Tuazon was a member of the first Versant cohort at MLKCH three years ago and is now a Med Surg/Telemetry nurse there, as well as a preceptor to new graduates in the Versant residency program. She is currently pursuing her DNP degree at University of California, Irvine. Armela Yaghoubi Masihi has been with MLKCH since 2015, starting as a Telemetry nurse. She has since furthered her career by becoming a preceptor and in 2019, she transitioned to the ICU with support from the Versant Transition Fellowship program. Both Amanda and Armela have recently been honored with a DAISY Award nomination for their outstanding, compassionate care and are here with us today to share the value of meaningful recognition from their perspectives.