Jesus Salcedo Mondragon, RN, BSN
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
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
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
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
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!"