Bente is also constant a resource of nursing knowledge and experience which she offers up to new nurses joining the GI team.
From her coworkers:
“Honestly I would say that Bente is one of the most hardworking, dedicated, kind, and compassionate nurses I’ve worked with. She just gets it when it comes to what patients and families need. She finds solutions!”
“Bente is an extremely experienced nurse who always works diligently to advocate for our patients. She is always organized and is a critical member of the team. Bente has single-handedly improved the care of patients with liver cancer in the region through outreach, education, and her commitment to excellence.”
“I consistently see that Bente is empathetic, respectful, and informative in her discussions with patients. She has several very high need, high anxiety, and mentally ill patients which require a great deal of patience and guidance. I feel that she excellently rises to the challenge of providing them with information balanced with the reassurance, guidance, and redirection that they need.”
From a patient:
“Bente is an answer to my prayers. She explains things so clearly and provides outstanding care. She makes me feel confident and reassured that I have all the necessary information, instructions, and things I need to follow through successfully. Bente does a great job of helping me understand important details.”
Bente embodies the spirit of the DAISY Award in her relentless advocacy for patients and for the compassionate care she provides.