Medical/Surgical & ICU Nurse
Director Receives MSN
Maine Health Senior Vice President of Clinical Services,
M. Patricia Cook, RN, MBA, EdD was pleased to announce
recently that Anita Day, RN, BSN, MSN recently received
her Masters degree in Nursing in Health Care Systems
Management (HCSM) from Loyola University in New Orleans,
Anita has been the Nurse Director of the
Medical Surgical and ICU departments at Stephens
Memorial Hospital since December 2004. Prior to
her management role, Anita worked in a variety of
nursing positions at SMH including as staff RN in
Medical Surgical and ICU, Relief Supervisor for 6 years,
Cardiac Rehab Coordinator 6 years and CHF Coordinator
for 2 years. She also coordinated the Advanced Cardiac
Life Support program for several years.
During her time away from SMH she worked as a Per Diem
RN in the Emergency Department at Memorial Hospital,
Conway, NH; and as a Clinical Instructor for St.
Joseph's College, Nursing Program.
Educationally, in addition to her MSN, Anita has
a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Bachelor of Science
in Nursing. She is certified as an ACLS Instructor, and
is a Neonatal Resuscitation Provider. She is also an
ADEF (Diabetes) instructor.
shares, "Anita is highly respected by nurses as well as
physicians for her clinical expertise and solid
judgment. She has utilized her clinical, organizational,
and educational skills to transform the staff and the
culture. She is a true leader and an excellent manager,
and keeps things in perspective with a great sense of
humor. We are proud of her latest
To fulfill her internship
requirements, Anita worked with a chronic care
management program out of Portland. Despite their
location, she found a way to combine the health
education needs of the Oxford Hills Community with her
need to author her final graduate paper. In December,
she submitted a grant proposal for Stephens Memorial
Hospital to offer a health education series called
"Living Well: Chronic Disease Self Management."
January, the Hospital was informed that we were the
recipients of the $4,000 grant award. Thank you
Anita! More information will follow!