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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…
"ROLL TIDE ROLL!"
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.