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Beth Duenow Honored with DAISY Award® For Extraordinary Nurses at Lake Region Healthcare

Community news | Tuesday, May 10, 2022

(Fergus Falls, MN) – Beth Duenow, LPN in Lake Region Healthcare's Clinic Primary Care department, was recently honored with The DAISY Award® For Extraordinary Nurses at Lake Region Healthcare.

The award is part of the DAISY Foundation's programs to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day. “Beth meets that description very well,” said LRH Chief Nursing Officer, Roberta Young. “She has committed a lifetime’s worth of service to Lake Region and to her patients, having been here since 1980! Beth currently juggles what some days are literally dozens of phone calls from patients every hour in her role as phone nurse and she does a fantastic job.”

The nominating patient wrote in part: "She has gone out of her way a few times to help with my healthcare needs....Beth goes above and beyond just answering the phone and taking a message. I've talked to Beth a few times over the years, and she always gives nothing but friendly, professional service. She and another nurse making calling Lake Region Healthcare a very pleasant and personal experience."

The not-for-profit DAISY Foundation is based in Glen Ellen, CA, and was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. Patrick died at the age of 33 in late 1999 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little known but not uncommon auto-immune disease. The care Patrick and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families.

To nominate a nurse who has made a difference in your life for the DAISY Award locally, visit

About the Lake Region Healthcare Enterprise

The Lake Region Healthcare (LRH) enterprise is an independent, community owned and governed, non-profit healthcare organization headquartered in Fergus Falls. With facilities in nine communities, the midsized rural health system primarily serves five counties in west central Minnesota and eastern North Dakota. Comprised of Lake Region Healthcare, Mill Street Residence Assisted Living Facility, and Prairie Ridge Healthcare, the enterprise operates two hospitals, 10 clinics, a cancer center, a senior living community, and various other health and wellness related ventures. With over 1,100 employees and 120 Physicians and Advance Practice Providers, we are dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of our communities close to home and delivering specialty and sub-specialty services at our locations in Fergus Falls, Elbow Lake, Ashby, Barnesville, Battle Lake, Evansville, Herman, Hoffman, and Morris, MN. For more information visit:,, or

Our Mission: We partner to enrich life through health.

Our Vision: We will create an exceptional, innovative, and personal healthcare experience that allows people to excel and our communities to thrive.

Our Values: Excellence, Person-Centered, Collaboration, Stewardship, Integrity, Respect, Innovation.

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