Bobby Hett

Bobby Hett

Bobby Hett, RN III

NICCU
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California
United States

A true leader and super charge nurse, Bobby Hett, RN III, might be more aptly described as a tall tree rather than a flower.

Nonetheless, in his multiple nomination forms, all agreed that he more than deserves to be named the April 2012 DAISY Award recipient at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

“I feel so pretty,” Hett said, laughing, when presented with a bouquet of flowers and the award just before a shift-change in the Newborn and Infant Critical Care Unit at the hospital.

As lead charge nurse, Hett is entrusted with a great deal of responsibility for both patients and staff on the busy unit. That ranges from PICC line insertions to difficult IV/lab sticks to ensuring the staff is working as efficiently as possible. But his interpersonal skills are what make him shine as a leader.

“He is consistently pleasant and dedicated,” wrote Donna De Guzman, RN II, in her nomination. “His positive attitude and spirit, and willingness to work with us, make our working environment as pleasant as possible.”

What’s more, he does it with ease–so much so that he makes his very difficult job seem easy, De Guzman added.

Others wrote that Hett is always available to assist with any patient, despite managing his own. He’s a “super charge nurse” who never gets tired of helping his patients and his team in any way he can.

“When you come to work and see that Bobby is on, you know the night will go well,” wrote Nancy Krasno, RN III. “I must say, rather than a ‘daisy,’ I think Bobby is more of a tall oak!”