Beth Houchens is truly one of our finest nurses. She is amazing to watch in action. She is a dynamo in motion as she organizes the pre-op area. She can efficiently care for several pre-op patients at once. She meticulously scans over each EPIC record to ensure everything is in place and safe for her patient to have their surgical procedure. One of her responsibilities is to be sure the surgical consent is properly documented and signed. This has been a huge issue and concern of hers, as she has needed to correct many mistakes. Because of her excellence in pre-op care and her passion to teach, she is now part of the looping process with the Versant Nursing Residents. This has had a big impact on our new nurses, showing them the importance of pre-op preparation and completing the surgical consents correctly. Beth is aware of all the risks and potential problems for her patients and she is diligent in making sure they are ready for surgery. She strives to give excellent care to each one of her patients and has maintained that standard for her 38 years of nursing at Miami Valley Hospital.
Beth is well-known, trusted and respected by all staff in surgical services. Her coworkers appreciate and value her expertise. Her cheerful, positive approach and beautiful smile define her. Her quick wit can make the day pleasant by adding a quality work life in an intense environment. Beth’s passion and persistence to deliver exceptional nursing care always ensuring safe, positive outcomes for her patients make her a true Daisy Nurse!