Health & Senior Living

Merrill named Mayo Regional Hospital 2013 Nurse of the Year

    DOVER-FOXCROFT — Darcy Merrill, RN, who has worked at Mayo Regional Hospital since 1990, was recognized as the 2013 Nurse of the Year on May 6. She represented Mayo at the

Nurses’ Week Blaine House tea reception May 7 in Augusta.
    Merrill has worked since 2008 as Mayo’s Resource Nurse, helping out where the need is greatest in the Emergency Department and Med/Surg unit, and assisting with patient transitions between departments.
    Merrill earned her BSN from the University of Southern Maine and immediately began work at Mayo; not surprising, considering her mother Deanne had been a nurse at the former Mayo Memorial Hospital since 1975. In the past 23 years Darcy has worked at Mayo in Med/Surg, the ED, cardiac rehab, as an evening shift supervisor and as ED Nurse Manager. Merrill is also certified as an oncology nurse and a sexual assault examiner.
    “Darcy Merrill brings years of patient care experience to Mayo,” read the nomination for Nurse of the Year. “She is competent in all clinical areas and is personable and goes the extra mile for patients. She frequently stays over when it’s busy and is always willing to help wherever needed. Darcy seeks educational opportunities and is a strong presence in our nursing units and in the community.”
    Other nurses nominated for the award were Jen Foley, Stephanie Riehl, Donna Kousaie, Kristen Belote, Deb Stroud, John Chase, Alex Johnston, Jen Sudak, Jared Odor, Cheryl Russell and Kat Estey.

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