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Congratulations to our Acadia True North Award Winners!

Date: 02/12/2021

The Northern Light Health True North Awards recognize those team members who have gone above and beyond to deliver on our promise to make healthcare work for the people we serve. Nominations for these awards are submitted by leaders, peers, and colleagues. We are pleased to announce that our local Northern Light Acadia Hospital True North Award winners were selected this week along with an excerpt from their nomination. 

Learn more about each award here.

Raising Quality Award: Brandi Walston, Director, Pediatric Nursing
“Brandi is an exemplary leader. She inspires with innovative, empathic, and dedication; first through her own servant leadership and second through commitment to fulfilling the mission through bringing her whole pediatric inpatient team alongside her to higher heights." 

Making Access Easy Award: Substance Use Services team
"Throughout the last 9 months, both patients and staff have reported that they felt safe and supported, with much of that in part due to the transparent, consistent, and regularly updated communication provided to them from the entire department. Their work does not go unnoticed and has been appreciated by so many.”

Guiding the Way Award: Behavioral Health Home (BHH) team
“I have never seen a team come together like BHH did and continues to do in the face of the pandemic. I truly am proud to work with these individuals and to be a part of this team.”
Seeing the Individual Award: Sandra St. Germain, PMHNP, Adult Medication Management
“She not only cares for patients, but she individualizes their care and goes above and beyond. Her ability to listen to the needs of the patient and assist them in working through the process of addressing needs is impressive.”
Shining Star Award: Elizabeth Keenan, Project Manager
“Elizabeth's passion for patient care and people shines through in everything she does. She sets a very high bar for herself and for others. She is constantly challenging herself and others to improve quality, patient experience, and employee experience.”
Constellation Award: Inpatient Pediatric Unit
“I watch as they suit up in their PPE equipment, I watch as they come off the unit soaked through all their clothes, red marks circled around their faces...But once those staff walk on that unit, all fears are put aside while working with our children, making them feel safe, and easing their fears. They are definitely my heroes this year."