RAPID CITY, S.D. (Nov. 7, 2018) – Samantha Loen, a registered nurse at Regional Health Rapid City Hospital, has been recognized with the prestigious DAISY Award. A national program, the award is presented to nurses across the United States who go above and beyond for their patients and community. Loen received nominations from a patient and two family members. Those who nominated her commented on her thorough assessments, great sense of humor, and ability to form strong relationships with patients.
“The care she provided my dad was top notch. Her assessment skills and care are 100% thorough; she does not miss a beat! She knows how to relate to her patients and meet them where they are,” said the family member of a former patient. “Mostly, I want to thank her for her advocacy. She kept dad’s medical team informed and helped make decisions regarding his care.”
Regional Health is an integrated health care system with the purpose of helping patients and communities live well. The organization, with headquarters in Rapid City, S.D., provides community-based health care in more than 20 communities in two states and 32 specialty areas of medicine. As the largest private employer in western South Dakota, Regional Health comprises five hospitals, 24 clinic locations and employs nearly 5,000 physicians and caregivers. Regional Health is committed to the future of medicine, with medical training partnerships, a medical residency program, and more than 130 active research studies.
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