Astrid Fleuridor, RN
Astrid Fleuridor, RN, began working at Bethesda Hospital East as a Patient Care Attendant on the Orthopedic Unit in 2012. Astrid became a licensed Registered Nurse in 2016 and began her nursing career at Bethesda Hospital West on the Telemetry Unit in November 2016. Astrid and her husband, Marc, have five children: Anaya (13), Markel (11), Avah (2) and 6-month old twins, Micah and Malachi.
Astrid was nominated for the DAISY Award by a grateful family member. “Astrid demonstrates all that is right with nursing. She takes the time to get to know the patient on a personal level (and the family too!). Astrid's awesome personality made my Mom's stay at the hospital a pleasant one. Where no one else could get my Mom to eat, Astrid took the time to sit with my Mom and feed her and encouraged her to feed herself. She listened to my Mom when she said her arm was itching and she switched out that brand with another brand and the itching went away. Another example was when she needed to be transported to rehab, the drivers go there a little early and instead of rushing her out the door, Astrid made sure my Mom got to do her morning routine, had some breakfast, and was ready to go before she released her. Her level of professionalism is unmatched. Anytime we asked for an update she was there to give it to us. She would tell us the medical terms and then explained what each one meant in layman's terms. We knew under her supervision my Mom was getting the best possible care. I can't say how much she meant to my Mom...on behalf of my whole family we want to say THANK YOU Astrid!”
Jose Laboy, RN
Jose Laboy, RN works at Bethesda Hospital West in the Clinical Surgical Unit.
Jose was nominated for the DAISY award by a grateful patient. “Nurses like Jose make being ill or unable to care for oneself much more tolerable. He is a man of his word. His shift was over and he promised to stop by before he left to say good night. He was in his car on his way home and before he reached home, he turned around and came back to the hospital just to say good night and make sure that I was fine. I never had that from anyone. He is very caring and attentive to his patients.”
Victoria Hughes, RN
Victoria Hughes, RN works at Bethesda Hospital West in the Intensive Care Unit.
Victoria was nominated for the DAISY Award by a grateful patient. “Exceptional superior care was provided to me by Nurse Hughes. Her happy, extremely knowledgeable and caring personality showed true professionalism, not normally expected or experienced at any place I have ever been. She provided for all of my requirements and kept me informed. She is definitely a keeper.“
Jenny Bustamante, RN
Jenny Bustamante, RN works at Bethesda Hospital West in the Medical Surgical Unit.
Jenny was nominated for the DAISY Award by a grateful family member. “As a fellow RN with 35 years of nursing experience, Jenny is a role model for her profession. She truly was my support system during a very stressful experience with my father. She always had a smile on her face and explained everything to my 95-year-old dad. She went above and beyond making sure he knew what was going on and anticipated his needs. Her clinical skills were top notch and her compassion toward my dad was very loving and supported. Not only did she comfort him, she always listened to my needs during his hospital stay. She made a difference in making sure he was safe and that he achieved all of his goals. She definitely paid attention to detail in regards to our emotional and medical needs.”
Jose Montes de Oca, RN
Jose Montes de Oca, RN works on the Clinical Surgical Unit at Bethesda Hospital West. Jose started his career at Bethesda in 2016 in the Emergency Department and transitioned to the RN Residency Program for the Clinical Surgical Unit. He is currently enrolled in the BSN program at Texas University and he serves as Co-Chair of the hospital’s Shared Governance Council.
Jose was nominated for the DAISY award by a grateful family member. “My husband has been in the hospital for a while and we have had to begin planning for Hospice care at the house. Jose offered such kindness, comfort and accuracy in caring for my husband. He kept my family aware of any changes and answered all of our questions with clarity. As a retired nurse with a long career in clinical nursing and nursing management, I recognize Jose’s quality of delivery and good team leadership with other caregivers and kindness to our family.”