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Nursing Recognition & Awards

Maine Medical Center nurses and nursing support staff are among the best. As a Magnet-designated hospital, American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) recognizes the value and role nursing staff have as a member of the patient care team in providing extraordinary patient care with exceptional outcomes. Awards and recognition opportunities include:

Nursing Excellence

Our Nursing Excellence Awards recognize nurses who demonstrate leadership, patient advocacy, professionalism, collaboration/teamwork, community outreach, and who provide quality, exemplary safe patient and family centered care. Awards are given out in the following categories:

  • Nursing Excellence
  • Nurses as Teachers
  • Quality Improvement
  • Laura Vogel Humanitarian Award
  • Interprofessional Team
  • Emerging Bright Star

Nursing Research Award

Awarded annually to outstanding nursing clinical scholars whom make a significant contribution to the advancement of nursing science leading to a substantial positive effect on patient or professional outcomes.

DAISY Award

Awarded monthly to a nurse who demonstrates exceptional caring and compassion. Patients, families, colleagues, and visitors may nominate a nurse. DAISY says, “Thank you!” and recognizes, honors and celebrates why nurses became a nurse – compassionate care and making a difference in patient’s lives. To learn more about the DAISY Foundation and the DAISY Award, visit their website. For more information on how to nominate a nurse for the DAISY Award click here

PETAL Award

The PETAL Award recognizes, rewards, and celebrates the special skills and compassionate care provided by our nursing support staff. The PETAL Award recipient demonstrates patient advocacy, leadership, teamwork, and makes a difference in a patient and/or family’s life. Nominations are accepted throughout the year and one nursing support staff is recognized each month. For more information on how to nominate a nurse for the PETAL Award click here.