Rachel Campanella

Rachel Campanella

Rachel Campanella, RN

CCU
Alaska Native Medical Center
Anchorage, Alaska
United States
Rachel helped me understand my husband’s illness.

The wife of one of Rachel’s patients wrote the following about her: “Rachel is very thorough in explaining what my husband’s medications are for. She helped me understand my husband’s illness more than anybody has since our first admission to the unit. She always lets me know what she is doing when she interacts with my husband, whether it be administering medications or just to turn him.”

Rachel’s response to being honored: “I remember hearing about the DAISY Award as a brand new nurse, and wishing I could reach that level of excellence one day. Receiving this award makes me feel hopeful. Knowing I connected with a family in such a way confirms that I am making the impact I strive for. I feel accomplished and truly humbled. I'm just so thankful to be a significant part of this man and his family's journey to healing. I love working at ANMC's CCU for to the opportunities it has given me to grow. Autonomy, teamwork, respect, and support make the glue that holds our CCU together. I am honored to be part of such an awesome crew!”