Abel Guerrero shows commitment to patient-centered care on a daily basis. Whether Abel is acting in charge of the unit, working as a staff nurse, precepting a new oncoming nurse or any other countless projects that he is involved with, he gives himself to the task at hand 100 percent. Abel is always looking for ways the Emergency Department (ED) can better itself and is particularly interested in how the hospital can better its relation with our clientele. Abel is involved with the ED’s Family Centered Care Committee, the Morale and Retention Committee and is the chair of the department’s Self Scheduling Committee.
Abel comes to work with determination and a great sense of humor and is always looking for the patient’s best interest. I cannot remember the last time Abel called out from work and I would venture to say he has not called out of work once in over five years. Abel started at Nicklaus Children's Hospital as an EMT and has advanced as a RN III. Abel’s skills as a nurse has advanced dramatically over the past years and he has become an expert resource, he is always trying to learn something new and relishes the challenges.
Abel shows empathy with not only the patients but with the family and caretakers involved with the patient. Abel is the epitome of being a family advocate and if there are any conflicts between the family and the medical staff, he is the go to mediator. Abel is always looking for new opportunities for professional growth and I would not doubt seeing him in an administrative role in the near future.
For these reasons and more I think Abel Guerrero deserves the Daisy Award and regardless of who receives the award, Abel will always be considered an extraordinary nurse to me and the ED.