BRIDGTON, Maine — Bridgton Hospital's Director of Nursing, Jill Rollins, RN, has been chosen as Central Maine Healthcare's 2017 DAISY Nurse Leader Award recipient.
Rollins was presented with the award at a surprise ceremony.
Since 1999, the DAISY Foundation has recognized the compassion and skills of more than 75,000 nurses worldwide through the DAISY Award for extraordinary nurses. The nomination stories share the many levels of kindness, patience and patient-centered care nurses provide every day. Yet the managers who oversee these extraordinary nurses, often don't consider themselves eligible for the award. The DAISY Foundation understands that great care at the bedside also stems from these leaders' efforts in managing staff. As a result, the foundation created the DAISY Nurse Leader Award to recognize these extraordinary leaders.
The nomination process is similar to the regular DAISY Award with a call for nominations going out to staff and also adding any patients' nominations of leaders to the "pool" of candidates. At Central Maine Healthcare, a committee of representatives from Central Maine Medical Center, Bridgton Hospital and Rumford Hospital review the nominations and vote on the winner.
During the nomination process, there were multiple stories nominating Rollins for the award. Each story highlighted her willingness to go above and beyond when it comes to caring for staff and patients.
Fellow Director of Nursing for Rumford Hospital Becky Hall, RN, said, "Not only does Jill advocate for her nurses but for Bridgton Hospital and Rumford Hospital, as well. She's inspired me to be a better leader."
Other staff described Rollins as always available, smiling, a great listener, a nurturer, and a natural leader in her position.
David Frum, president of Bridgton and Rumford hospitals, summed up Rollins' impact with, "Jill, we are who we are because of who you are."
Rollins' gratitude shined through when she thanked the gathered crowd by saying, "It's working with all of you that makes my day the best, every single day. You are all an amazing team, and we are an amazing team together."
- Category: Health