Bellin FastCare nurse earns national Unsung Heroes honor

08/08/2008

GREEN BAY — Louise Berndt, a nurse practitioner at Bellin Health’s FastCare retail clinic, East Town Mall, was named the first ever Unsung Heroes CARE Award winner.

The CARE Awards – Clinician Awards for Retail Excellence – honor outstanding retail clinicians nationwide who go above and beyond the call of duty to achieve excellence in patient care. Award categories include Headquarters CEO of the Year, Clinical Leadership Award, Lifetime Achievement Award and three Retail Clinic Unsung Heroes.

Berndt will be honored at a ceremony Monday in Orlando, Fla.

Becki Detaege, FastCare operations team leader, nominated Berndt for the honor.

“Louise is a high-quality nurse practitioner with compassion for her patients,” Detaege wrote in her nomination letter. “She provides excellent care in a timely manner in our retail clinic. She is also a great team player and provides exemplary customer service to both her internal and external customers.”

Bellin’s FastCare retail clinics offer health care for minor conditions and symptoms. Among those ailments seen and treated are sore throat, fever, flu and colds, ear and sinus infections, skin rash and allergies.

Bellin has FastCare clinics in the new Shopko store in Suamico and in Shopko stores at Bay Park Square, East Town Mall and Manitowoc. FastCare is also located in Dreier Pharmacy & Gift Shoppe in Shawano.