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Jenny Roberts, RN Honored with DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses at Lake Region Healthcare

Hospital news | Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Contact: Katie Johnson

(Fergus Falls, MN) – Jenny Roberts, RN in Lake Region Healthcare's (LRH) Fergus Falls Clinic 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. Hannah’s nomination was made by a patient, Natalie and said in part: "My one year old was just recently diagnosed with Hand Foot and Mouth - we were informed by our doctor to treat with ibuprofen/Tylenol as needed. At the time of seeing an MD he had only mild symptoms. Over the course of the night my son had gotten worse rash/sores had covered his body fever of 102 would not eat drink and was whimpering in discomfort. I called our local clinic in hopes that there had to be something that could make my little boy feel better. I left a voicemail. Miss Jenny called me back fairly quickly and reassured me she was going to find some answers for not only me but to find something that was going to make my son feel better. After several calls back and forth Jenny was not giving up she continued to tell us “Don’t you worry I’m going to find you some answers” and that she did. Jenny stayed at work late that night messaging our doctor trying to find a solution. Jenny you are not going unrecognized. My family and I cannot put into words nearly how appreciative we are for all your hard work. You rock you are such a one of a kind nurse. Lake Region Healthcare the patients you take care of daily and especially us are so lucky to have you by our sides! Thank you!"

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, the enterprise operates 2 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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