2018 recipient of the Nurse Excellence Award
Lisa Buzzell, RN, staff nurse, ICU, is the 2018 recipient of the Nurse Excellence Award. Lisa joined Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center in 1990 after receiving a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of Maine at Fort Kent. After ten years as a staff nurse on Grant 5 Neuro, Lisa moved to the Intensive Care Unit and has since set high standards of nursing professionalism.
Always available to assist her co-workers, Lisa actively orients new staff, and shares her knowledge of neurological disorders as an instructor during training events. Lisa has gained the respect of her peers and she is an advocate for team approaches in care that improve patient outcomes. Lisa shows effective problem solving along with excellent critical thinking for complex patients in the ICU.
Lisa exhibits caring behaviors during each interaction with her peers, patients, staff, and family members, who often comment about how Lisa advocates for her patients while radiating a calming spirit.