Angela Reed, center, was named Arizona Emergency Nurse of the Year

Angela Reed, center, was named Arizona Emergency Nurse of the Year. Reed, pictured with Ginny Orcutt and Aliza Shively, is a nurse at Abrazo Peoria Emergency Center.

Angela Reed, a nurse at Abrazo Peoria Emergency Center, was recently recognized with the Arizona Emergency Nurse of the Year Award.

Presented by the Arizona Emergency Nurses Association, the award recognizes an outstanding emergency nurse in Arizona as identified by their peers, patients or administration. Reed was one of three nurses chosen as finalists from nominations across the state.

Members of the AZENA award selection committee chooses the Arizona Emergency Nurse of the Year Award winner based on criteria including service significantly advancing the practice of emergency nursing, contributions that have affected the profession within the community or region, serving as a role model providing for coworkers, educational expertise in emergency nursing, and an advocate that demonstrates care and compassion towards patients and their significant others.

Excerpts from Reed’s nomination noted, “She has been a nurse for many years and the emergency setting is a place where she shines in everything she does. This nurse displays a high level of clinical thinking, analytical skills and quality patient care. She was well respected by her fellow team members, often taking the lead in activities that required flexibility, collaboration, and team decision making.

“Her kindness, easy personality, smile, and humor easily put patients, families, and colleagues in an atmosphere that facilitate quality care, patient learning, and well-being. This nurse, empowered by various life experiences that encourage growth, steps out of her comfort zone, and spreads the word to others almost daily. Her infectious laugh and smile bring light and hope to those that might need to be cheered.

“In this year of 2020 all nurses should be considered to be nurse of the year and are heroes to many. I would like to think this nurse represents the commitment to care that embodies the spirit of the AZENA emergency nurse of the year.”

Abrazo Peoria Emergency Center at 26900 N. Lake Pleasant Parkway, is a freestanding emergency that serves as an extension of Abrazo Arrowhead Campus in Glendale. The center provides 24/7 emergency care for northwestern Maricopa County residents. It includes 14 ER rooms, a full-service lab and advanced diagnostic imaging equipment on-site.

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