Four win Nursing Excellence Awards



Deb Dane

BAR HARBOR— Deb Dane, Barbara MacPike, Lesley Mahaney and Julie Pelletier have won 2018 Nursing Excellence Awards from Mount Desert Island Hospital.

“These nurses are so deserving of this honor,” said MDI Hospital President and CEO Art Blank. “In addition to their talent, experience and education,

Barbara MacPike

each of them is a dedicated, compassionate professional. They clearly demonstrate how a passion for nursing can drive excellence in every aspect of patient care.”

This is the fourth year that MDI Hospital has given its Nursing Excellence Awards, and it is a tradition that will last for a long time to come, said MDI Hospital Nurse Educator Barbara Jean Bragdon.

Lesley Mahaney

“This award recognizes nurses who demonstrate advocacy, leadership, mentorship and excellence in their nursing practice and who work to effect positive change to promote positive patient outcomes. It is a very prestigious award and one that the hospital takes very seriously.”

Candidates were nominated by their peers based on excellence in four categories:

Julie Pelletier

leadership, clinical practice, change agent and mentorship. A panel of judges comprised of hospital peers was charged with the task of selecting just four winners. Award winners were presented with a framed certificate of excellence and a $100 gift certificate to a local restaurant.

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