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DAISY’s to brighten even the darkest of days

Date: 10/30/2020

Recently we celebrated this quarter’s DAISY Awards recipients! These nurses were nominated by their colleagues and family members of patients for the extraordinary care they provide each day.
Christy Pugsley, RN, Emergency Department
Christy is an extremely compassionate nurse in our Emergency Department and was nominated by a colleague who says, “I have witnessed Christy spend literally hours on the phone trying to help a patient get set up with Maine Care. She jumped through hoops for this patient and I was almost in tears at her tenacity to help. She has shown this pure will to help others time and time again…”
Monique Penney, BSN, RN, Intensive Care Unit
Monique incorporates her patient’s values and beliefs into the care she provides, as evidenced by this nomination from a patient’s family member, “Monique took the time to chat with our family, to learn more about my father. Her professionalism is exemplary. She was gentle, spoke his name, gave us time with him, and was patient with our many questions. Monique takes her nursing to another level with a gentleness and intuitive care that deserves to be recognized. She was a godsend to us when we needed it most. I will always be thankful for both her competent care of my father and her comforting presence with my family.”
Amanda Hughes, BSN, RN
, Grant 6 Oncology
Amanda received an award-winning nomination from a patient’s family member highlighting her continued demonstration of caring behaviors. “Our mom was on Comfort Care and Amanda ended up being her last nurse. In that short time, Amanda left a lasting memory with us. She not only cared for my mom with respect, dignity, and compassion, but she also cared for our family's physical and emotional needs. She was a shining light during a very difficult time and is a great example of the care that all nurses should be giving.”

Our nurses’ healing hands and commitment to caring inspire all of us to go above and beyond every day to make healthcare work better for our patients. Learn more about The DAISY Awards by clicking here, or nominate a nurse today.