Fort Hays State University
University of Kansas
Danielle Jagels, FNP-C, has been a primary care provider at Amberwell Hiawatha since January of 2014. Danielle treats patients of all ages. She enjoys engaging with the younger pediatric population as well as caring for older patients with chronic conditions. She also treats patients with more emergent, acute concerns.
“After I graduated with my master’s degree, I wanted to pursue a career in a location that felt like home and provided the best fit for my family,” said Danielle. “The transition to Hiawatha provided that. We have grown to love our community and the connections we have made as a family.
“Amberwell Hiawatha is a place that strives for excellent, patient-centered care. We pride ourselves on positive patient outcomes and the impact that we can make as an organization. The wide variety of services that we offer provides the ability to keep patient care close to home. As we continue to welcome new patients every day, I enjoy meeting new people and providing the care they need to keep them as healthy as possible.”
“I have always been fascinated by the human body and the ability of modern medicine to positively impact treatment outcomes,” said Danielle. “I knew I wanted to go into healthcare at a young age and originally thought I would become a nurse anesthetist. However, after my experience in the ICU, I knew I wanted to have more time with my patients face-to-face, to provide more holistic care. There is a great sense of accomplishment when you can effectively diagnose and treat patients in ways that improve their health.”
Amberwell Health focuses on patient-centered care. We ask each of our providers to tell us what being patient-centered means to them personally.
“Patient-centered care means looking at the patient as a whole and determining how to consider all aspects of their well-being in their treatment plan,” said Danielle. “It requires taking time to listen to what my patients are truly expressing about their health and determining the proper treatment options to suggest, whether it’s medication, rehabilitation, or alternative therapies. In order to provide patient-centered care, I need to understand what the patient is comfortable with when creating their personalized plan of care. I want my patients to feel comfortable expressing their health concerns and health goals so that a collaborative decision can be made as a provider and patient team.”
Danielle completed the first two years of her undergraduate degree at Kansas State University. She went on to receive her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Kansas. After working in the neuro intensive care unit at Via Christi–Saint Francis in Wichita, she made the commitment to further her education and attended Fort Hays University to earn a Master of Science in Nursing degree to become a family nurse practitioner.
Danielle and her husband Reid married in 2010. They have two young children—a son and a daughter. She and her family enjoy spending time together—being outside, playing games, and going on vacation. Danielle feels blessed to be able to watch her children grow up in a rural community and have them experience all the benefits of a small town, as she did growing up.
Danielle is an active member of her community. She has been on the Brown County Developmental Services Board since 2018. She is a member of Saint Ann’s Catholic Parish in Hiawatha and has served as a CCD (Confraternity of Christian Doctrine) instructor since 2019. She also served on the USD 415 Health & Safety Committee from 2020–2021.
Danielle’s hobbies include attending K-State sporting events, cooking, going on vacations, and playing golf.