Flex-Ability Registered Nurse (FAN Nurse) Rachel has received the North
Oaks Health System Nurse Excellence Award for April 2018.
Rachel joined the North Oaks team in 2008 as a Staff Registered Nurse on
the Surgery Unit. In 2012, she became a Flex-Ability Registered Nurse
(FAN Nurse). She shares that she loves how being a FAN Nurse gives her
the chance to work in and learn about many different areas of the hospital.
"In my book, improving lives means addressing my patients' individual
needs and concerns rather than just their diagnosis," shares Rachel.
She earned an associate degree in Nursing from Delgado Charity School of
Nursing in New Orleans.
Rachel and Fernando, her husband of nearly 32 years, call Slidell home.
They have three adult children – Derek, Joshua and Desiree.
Away from work, Rachel focuses on family. As pastimes, she enjoys concerts,
traveling and the outdoors.
“Rachel is highly regarded by her peers as an excellent role model,"
affirms Edna Scott, Nursing Operations Manager. "They describe her
as ‘consistently awesome’ and always willing to help where
needed. She emulates our customer service standards of courtesy, compassion,
commitment and communication.”