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First recipient of APP in Excellence Award announced

Becky Mogensen receiving the APP Award for 2020.

Earlier this year, Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital established the APP in Excellence Award to recognize and celebrate the important contributions they make to the hospital.  Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) include nurse practitioners, physician assistants and certified nurse anesthetists.

According to Johanna Baldassari, NP, Chief Advanced Practice Provider, the award was established to celebrate an APP who consistently pursues excellence in all aspects of their profession.  “This person is committed to their craft, can recognize their weaknesses and strive to strengthen them, is someone who is a mentor to others and whose peers respect them,” states Baldassari.  “Someone whose purpose is guided by their desire to provide the best possible care for their patients.”

At a recent awards celebration, the first APP in Excellence Award was given to Becky Mogensen, NP. 

“I am so honored and surprised to receive the first APP in Excellence Award,” states Mogensen.  “To know that my peers are the ones who nominated me makes it so much more rewarding and special to me.  And I know that my success is really through a team effort because my colleagues are some of the best!”

In presenting the award to Mogensen, Baldassari noted that:

“Becky is an excellent clinician - bright, experienced, efficient and compassionate. She can calmly manage a critically ill patient, then quickly shift gears to help a colleague with a procedure or facilitate an unexpected discharge, and then shift again to lead a team meeting to advocate for a socially complex patients’ needs.  She does this all incredibly efficiently and with a smile on her face.

Becky is also a true bridge builder and has used this skill to build connections between the hospitalist service and the nursing staff. In her role as a 6N Triad Lead, she has strengthened relationships with the nursing staff by improving communication, increasing provider engagement around unit quality initiatives, and participating at 6N unit council meetings.

She is a natural leader and has an innate “go-getter” attitude.  She is the first to spearhead new initiatives, as well as champion others’ initiatives.  Most recently, during the initial COVID-19 surge, she was asked to step up in a new infectious disease consultant role.  This role required her to temporarily leave her hospital APP role to support the infectious disease consult service. She didn’t hesitate in stepping up to this role and did so with grace and commitment during such uncertain times. We are all very grateful for her for doing so.”

Mogensen joined BWFH in 2016 and recounts that when she first interviewed for her position that she was told BWFH is like a big family.  “After four years, I couldn’t agree more,” says Mogensen.  “Working here has allowed me to grow in my professional career and I look forward to many more years ahead!”

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