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!”