Florida Blue Center Focus: Danna Barnes

Posted on Sep 13th 2012 by Kate Warnock

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Here at Florida Blue, nurses are some of our favorite people. Whether they act as skilled guides in helping our members improve their health, coordinate care or simply listen with a compassionate ear, nurses help our company fulfill its mission of helping people and communities achieve better health. When we opened our Florida Blue Centers around the state, we knew that we would have a nurse on staff to ensure all Floridians had access to their expertise. In this second part of our series focusing on our Center staff, we are proud to introduce you to Danna Barnes, RN and Care Consultant at the Pensacola Florida Blue Center. Nursing has been a life-long passion for Danna:  “I guess it is in my nature to help others and that is why I went into the nursing profession. As a kid, I can remember that I always wanted to be a nurse and I was always helping the neighbors.”
"Danna's entire 3+ career has been in nursing"

Danna’s entire 30+ year career has been in nursing. She’s held a position as a critical care nurse, managed the trauma unit at West Florida Hospital and even served as a nurse case manager here at Florida Blue. Danna celebrated the Pensacola Center’s one-year anniversary this August, and she couldn’t be more fulfilled:  “I love teaching members about being healthy and staying healthy.  I also like to help members find out what a particular procedure or exam will cost them before they get it done, and why they need it. An educated member is a very happy member.” She also searches for ways for members to access other resources beyond their plan benefits, such as finding coupons for their expensive prescriptions or discounts for their gym memberships. Whether you’re already in perfect health, or on the road to it, Danna is someone who can help. “I feel that I am able to empower members and encourage them to begin to work toward a healthy lifestyle. I am also very passionate about helping others and assisting members to obtain the necessary items to be healthy. One last detail…

There’s one more passion Danna had to share with us.She is bonkers for the University of Alabama Crimson Tide football team. If you’d ever like to discuss college football with Danna during your health assessment, you better know you’ll be met with a resounding “ROLL TIDE ROLL!” Come meet Danna in person at the Pensacola Florida Blue Center, or any of our fantastic nurses at each of our nine other Center locations around the state. And come see how our caring staff can help you make sense of health care.

Filed under: Mind/Body/Soul  

Kate Warnock

Kate Warnock is a member of the Florida Blue social media team and has loved being at the forefront of the social wave @FLBlue. A marketer with ten years’ experience, Kate is also a wife and mom to two children. When not at work, you’ll find Kate listening to NPR, reading The New Yorker and Cooking Light, and arriving two minutes late to yoga class.

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I have had the opportunity to work with Danna over the past year. Danna has passion for both our members and her co-workers. We are very thankful that we have her here at the center. She lends her wealth of knowledge to all her co-workers and our members which translates into exceptional customer service. Thanks Danna-We enjoy having you here.

Mark, thanks for the comment! We're sure that Danna loves being a part of the Pensacola Center team.

Thank you for sharing with us, Steve.

What a nice article, Danna. You go lady !!!!! I am so glad I can call you a friend. By the way, I follow Alabama every weekend.

Thank you Ellen for your nice comments. You were my mentor when I started with Florida Blue - so I am very grateful for all of your guidance and support. Thank You for being there for me!! Ellen, yes you are my friend too. Of course, Roll Tide Roll - Go BAMA!!

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