2021 DAISY Award Wall of Honor


Jesus Salcedo Mondragon, RN, BSN 
January 2021

Jesus began working as an RN in 2011. He then graduated from Miami Dade College with his BSN in May 2014. In April of 2018, Jesus began working at Bethesda in the Clinical Surgical Unit as an RN II. Jesus was nominated by a patient's family member.

"A huge credit to the nursing staff at Bethesda West. Jesus showed great persistence, attention to detail, and was an exceptional nurse. He keeps his eyes and ears open for the needs of his patients.

Jesus is a team leader. Having him as my nurse reassured me that I would be taken care of, and I find great peace with him, as well as my family. This nurse is known to my family as one who would take good care of their children's father. Someone who takes care of my wife's husband (me). Thank you again, from the charge nurse, to everyone here. Very well done."

Debbie Mechanic, RN
February/March 2021

Debbie found her passion for success in breastfeeding and supporting mothers after having children of her own. Her greatest passion is "utilizing my skills to assist with the challenges that come along with helping NICU mothers and their babies to provide emotional support to ensure their success." Debbie is currently an international board certified lactation consultant. She is also a member of the International Lactation Association and National League of Nursing. 

Debbie was nominated by an impressed patient. “Debbie Mechanic? We should call her super star! She was one of the most supportive nurses that I have ever dealt with. Upon coming to Bethesda, I told myself that I wasn’t going to breastfeed. Debbie changed my mind completely and I am so happy that she did because I love breastfeeding my baby! This super star nurse was a real leader and team player. Debbie worked with labor and delivery and the NICU to ensure that my baby got what he needed. On my last day, she assisted my baby to latch and made sure that I had all of my supplies. Debbie constantly checked in on me. I really couldn’t have done it without her!”

Maryann Randone, BSN, MSN
April 2021

Maryann Randone graduated with an Associate’s degree in Nursing from Keiser University in 2008. While working as an RN in 2009, Maryann pursued her BSN from Thomas Edison State University in 2016. In 2019, she also completed her MSN. Maryann works at Bethesda Hospital West on the 4th floor Clinical Surgical Orthopedic Unit.  

Maryann was nominated by a delighted patient. “Maryann, you saw me at the worst times of my life yesterday! I want you to know that I felt so sick that I actually asked God to take me, to not make me shiver anymore as I felt like I was dying. You refused to give up on me. You helped me get through the most terrible night of my life. You went above and beyond for me, proving to me that not only are you the best of the best of all nurses, but your humanity and thoughtfulness are unbeaten. I mean this with my entire heart and I cannot thank you enough for the care that you gave to me during your entire shift.”

 Phoebe Yeung, RN, BSN
 May 2021

Phoebe has been a RN since 2008. Prior to working as a nurse, Phoebe started her career as an RN in Canada from 2008-2019. Currently, she works at Bethesda Hospital West in the critical care unit. Phoebe’s favorite hobby is playing the piano. 

Phoebe was nominated by a thankful family member. "Phoebe has demonstrated her excellence in her field throughout the entire time my mom was in the ICU. Her ability to treat my mom while on a ventilator showed a level of compassion that I’ve never seen before in this industry. She is the most patient person we have seen and had the ability to make my entire family feel better about our situation the second she walked into the room. Her professionalism, compassion, knowledge and ability to connect with families truly helped us all and we will truly remember her forever."


Kaylea Powell, RN, BSN
June 2021

Kaylea began her career as a PCA at Bethesda Hospital West in 2015. In 2019, she graduated as an RN where she then participated in the nursing residency program at Bethesda Hospital. Kaylea completed her BSN in 2021 at Nexus University. Kaylea's favorite hobbies include going to the beach, learning new things, and watching the Golden Girls.   

Kaylea was nominated by a patient's spouse.  "Today I came in late to drop off medication for my wife. It was a few moments after visitation hours ended, and I asked if I could see my wife for just a few minutes. Kaylea was her nurse for the night and was very strict about the visitation hours. I begged her to see my wife for just a few minutes, and she must have seen the look in my eyes, because she went ahead and let me see my wife for one minute. She took it upon herself to comfort both myself and the patient. I really appreciated this and the compassion that she showed. Moments like this are very important when someone is ill. It works miracles for both the patient and their family members. Kaylea is an awesome representation for Bethesda. Thank you!"


Jason HillRN lll
August 2021

Jason began working as an orderly in pediatrics in 1994. Shortly after, he began working as a technician in the pediatric emergency department. In 2005, Jason graduated from Quinnsigmond College with an ASN. Following college, he trained as a new graduate at Broward General Hospital pediatric ICU in 2006. He currently works as an RN lll, at Bethesda Hospital East’s pediatric ICU. In Jason’s free time, he likes to garden and cook. 

Jason was nominated by an impressed nursing student. “Jason reminded me as to why I wanted to become a nurse. He made me fall in love and find my passion that I had lacked for a while now. As a nursing student, I watched him work as a nurse and realized how he cares for his patients. He is very knowledgeable, loves to teach, and showed very prominent leadership skills while on the floor. He helps others regardless of if they’re his patient or not. He encourages others and always has a positive attitude. He deserves this! He is an awesome human being.“


Jennifer Tatham, RN III
September 2021

Jennifer received her bachelor’s degree in nursing at Columbia Union College in 1997. From 2008-2018, Jennifer worked as a labor and delivery nurse at Broward General Hospital. Shortly after, she transitioned into the Ambulatory Surgery unit in 2018. She is currently an RN lll and serves as a member of the Unit Based Practice Council. 

Jennifer was nominated by a grateful patient. "I had the opportunity to be treated by Jennifer in the ambulatory surgery center on two separate occasions. During both surgeries, visitors were not allowed due to the ongoing pandemic. I was clearly nervous about my surgeries and anxious about being alone. Jennifer went out of her way to ensure that I felt safe, cared for, and knowledgeable about my procedure and discharge instructions. She has an excellent bedside manner that makes the patient feel as though they are involved in their care and comfortable with the entire process. Additionally, she contacted a family member and clearly explained the process a second time to ensure that I had proper care. I knew after my first surgery that I wanted to nominate Jennifer for her compassion, not only for me as a patient, but as a person. What amazed me even further is that she recognized me on my second procedure date, three months later. Prior to my second procedure, I told my family that I hoped I would be cared for by her. Jennifer is an amazing addition to the Bethesda West ambulatory care team and went above and beyond during both of my experiences there. I would not hesitate to seek services from this facility in the future because of how cared for I felt throughout the entire process."


Dawn Campbell, RN III
October 2021

Dawn completed her BSN at University of Pheonix. She previously worked at Tenet Healthcare for twenty years. Dawn currently works at Bethesda Hospital East at the Heart Hospital CVICU as an RN lll. She also serves as a preceptor for new and experienced nurses and students.

Dawn was nominated by a pleased family member. "Dawn, we really are at a loss for words to express our gratitude for all of your care that you provided for our dad. You gave us time to grieve, say our goodbyes and all of the guidance we needed to assue us that his needs were being met. We have comfort knowing that he had no pain or suffering. You cared for him with such dignity and grace. You are a prime example of what a good nurse is."


Shannon Zalewski, RN, BSN
December 2021

Shannon obtained her BSN at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, FL. Shannon then started her career at Bethesda Hospital on the Cardiac Telemetry Unit in 2011. She transferred to Labor & Delivery in 2014. Shannon successfully presented her patient to a Joint Commission surveyor. In her free time, she stays very busy with her husband and three kids, a 3-year-old son, a 1 year-old daughter and a newborn daughter. 

Shannon was nominated by a new mother. "I truly believe my nurse was the reason that my delivery went as smoothly as it did. She worked with me one on one throughout the process. She advocated for me with my doctor, and was my voice the entire time. She held my hand through my epidural and made sure that my every need was met. When it was time to push, she held my oxygen mask, and let me take as many breaks as I needed. She made sure that my birth plan was followed. She was able to read my body more than I could. Because she prepared me so well, my baby came out in only four pushes. She was there for every moment and went above and beyond. Her heart was fully in it, and because of that, my daughter came into the world smoothly."