Lake Pointe critical care director is D Mag’s Excellence in Nursing finalist

(ROWLETT-March 8, 2013) Lake Pointe Medical Center in Rowlett would like to congratulate Trish Batsell, the director of critical care services, on her achievement as a D Magazine 2013 Excellence in Nursing finalist in the intensive care category. The Excellence in Nursing nominees are those who have gone above and beyond in their profession.

Batsell has worked with LPMC for more than 14 years as a seasoned clinician and expert in her field, certified through the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. Batsell implements what she practices, teaching her staff how to effectively care for all modalities of patient and family needs. She has developed close relationships with patients and their families whom all know her by name when they come in for repeat care.

“Trish truly exemplifies a nurse’s compassion and leadership, and LPMC is incredibly proud of her recognition as an Excellence in Nursing finalist,” said Patti Gilliano, LPMC’s chief nursing officer. “One of the reasons Trish was nominated for this award is because she goes above and beyond when it comes to patient care.”

Often times Batsell shifts gears out of her leadership role to comfort, console and guide a family or patient to get through painful situations. Recently, she spent time over a period of several days to help a man whose mother, after multiple admissions, was coming to the end of her battle with heart failure. Batsell stayed one evening and sat with this man, as he had to make a difficult decision to move his mother to another level of care where she could be more comfortable. After nearly a full day and six hours into the evening she made a difference in this family’s life. This is just one example of Batsell’s commitment of taking patient care to the next level.

Batsell serves as a role model for other nurses. She wants to ensure other LPMC nurses excel; she recently assisted in heading up a patient advocacy council and invited patients and families to speak on their patient experiences. This patient advocacy council served as a tool for Batsell to encourage nurses to make a difference in the LPMC organization after listening to firsthand accounts from patients and their families.  In addition, her efforts and hands-on approach in nursing have made her successful with the launch of the LPMC stroke and chest pain programs. This type of leadership by example and compassion in nursing is what sets Batsell apart from others, and is why she is an asset to the community and her colleagues.

Congratulations to nurse Batsell on her accomplishment of being named a finalist in D Magazine’s 2013 Excellence in Nursing.

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Submitted by Kathrine Brody, C Pharr & Company.

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