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June 24, 2022

Red Sox Nurse Night 2022 Was EPIC! Watch The Recap Video

Red Sox Nurse Night 2022 Was EPIC! Watch The Recap Video

Get a group of nurses together, design cute T-shirts, book a party bus, and meet up with thousands of other nurses at the most iconic baseball stadium in the U.S. to watch your favorite team play ball. Mix in some brews, amazing on-field performances, and an incredibly special nurse appreciation ceremony and you have Red Sox Nurse Night! 

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For nurses in the New England area, Red Sox Nurse Night has become a yearly tradition. Here’s a recap of our 5th annual Red Sox Nurse Night presented by Nurse.org

Pregame Ceremony Presented by Nurse.org

Red Sox Nurse begins every year with the pregame ceremony! What makes this nurse appreciation event so special is that all ten Red Sox nurses who were honored on the field the evening were nominated by their peers. 

All ten Red Sox nurses had their moment to shine on the field! Congrats to the Red Sox Nurses of 2022! 

Brooke Kelly - Massachusetts General Hospital

Andrew Minichiello - Mountain View Center

Carol Comtois - Living Waters Hospice House

Jackie McCourt - Wentworth Douglass Hospital

Jennifer Farley - UMass Memorial Medical Center

Joey “Harold” Carter - Golden Crest Nursing Center

Lisa Ivey - Palm Center

Lisa Robichaud, BSN, RN – Brattleboro Memorial Hospital

Lois Skillings - Mid Coast Parkview Health

Paul Murphy - Brigham and Women’s Hospital

All TEN Red Sox Nurses had their special moment to shine on the field during the pregame ceremony where they were introduced and individually honored for their commitment to the nursing profession. 

Nurses all over the country voted Brooke Kelly of Massachusetts General Hospital as the nurse to throw the first pitch!

Nurses Paul and Andrew were stoked to announce “Play Ball!” to start the game! 

Special thanks to Work N Gear who designed custom scrubs for the Red Sox nurses and to CLOVE to gifted healthcare shoes to the group! Make sure to watch the video here! 

A Night To Remember!

The Northwell Health Nurse Choir performed the National Anthem! Yep, that amazing nurse choir who won the GOLDEN BUZZER on America’s Got Talent! Watch the video here.

Nurse Alice, Nurse.org’s Chief Nursing Officer had so much fun mingling with all the nurses in the stands. 

Courtney of @nursesofinstagram brought her son to the game for an amazing experience he’ll always remember!

Every year, Red Sox Nurse Night is truly a special event for nurses that we look forward to coordinating! Get ready for 2023 because it is going to be even bigger and better!

In the meantime, scroll down to see even more fun photos from the event, or click here to see ALL the pics of the night (maybe you’ll spot yourself!) 

See you all next year! Check this article for updates! 

>> Click here to download pictures from Nurse Night 2022

Here are your 2022 Red Sox Nurses!

*Click here to read their bios! 

  • FIRST PITCH WINNER: Brooke  Kelly - Massachusetts General Hospital
  • First runner up: Andrew Minichiello - Mountain View Center
  • Second runner up: Paul Murphy - Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Carol Comtois - Living Waters Hospice House
  • Jackie McCourt - Wentworth Douglass Hospital
  • Jennifer Farley - UMass Memorial Hospital
  • Joey “Harold” Carter - Golden Crest Nursing Center
  • Lisa Ivey - Palm Center
  • Lisa Robichaud - Brattleboro Memorial Hospital
  • Lois Skillings - Mid Coast Parkview Health

First Pitch Winner! Brooke  Kelly - Massachusetts General Hospital

Brooke Kelly has been a nurse at MGH for 8 years and currently works in the postpartum unit. She loves having the opportunity to experience the most special time in a family's life as they learn to care for a new life. Brooke is also a clinical instructor for nursing students and loves being able to pass along her knowledge to the future of nursing, teaching them how amazing of a career it truly can be. 

 Nominated by: Ellen

"Brooke is a Boston girl forever.  She was at the finish line of the Boston Marathon during the bombing.  At 22 She knew she wanted to do something to help people. Well, that “something” was becoming a nurse. Brooke spent over 5 years working in Respiratory ICU where she helped many critical care patients and families cope with breathing issues and end-of-life decisions.  She then transferred into postpartum and loves the babies and families.  During the pandemic, Brooke was called back to work in the Respiratory ICU because she had years of experience.  She never complained and worked long hours taking care of Covid patients.  There is no one more deserving than Brooke of throwing out the pitch at Fenway."

Andrew Minichiello - Mountain View Center

"Thank you for the opportunity to be part of the Boston Red Sox Nurse Night. It is an honor to be acknowledged for being a Nurse. Being invited to Fenway Park has a special significance for me since I grew up in Brockton, Massachusetts. Cheering for the Red Sox was a large part of my childhood. Being a Nurse is more of a calling than a career. And, nursing was not something that ran in my family. I discovered this career in a way through trial and error. Now, I cannot imagine myself doing anything else. After college, I moved to Vermont. I settled in Rutland where I am the Director of Nursing at Mountain View Center Genesis. I work with some of the kindest and most appreciative patients that I have ever met as well as being surrounded by an amazing Staff. I would be nothing without my Team and cannot imagine a better setting in which to practice Nursing. It is a real privilege to take care of people. Outside of work, I have an extremely supportive partner Patricia and 2 children. Landon who is 11 and Sara who is 8. Both of them are more put together than I ever was at their age. We love the outdoors and enjoy everything from skiing to pond skating and mountain biking. "

Nominated by Katie: 

"Andrew has been employed at Mountain View Center since July 2009.  He started his career with us as an LPN and he has also worked as a Registered Nurse, Nurse Practice Educator, and Center Nurse Executive.  Andrew is an excellent leader and a compassionate nurse all rolled into one and for that, we are thankful to have him.  

Andrew has groomed a nurse leadership team that is second to none.  He has high expectations that we all want to fulfill.  He is a great educator and provides learning opportunities to his team.  He leads his team to provide the highest quality health care to our residents and patients.  He is constantly setting goals for the center and encouraging us to do our best.  He leads by example and expects the best out of everyone.  If an employee is struggling he works hard to find ways to set them up to be successful in their position.  He always looks at the positive. 

Andrew is a very effective communicator.  He rounds multiple times daily and is a visible leader in our facility.  He has created communication stations that are on each unit where he posts pertinent information that he wants to share with his team.  In the past, he has held monthly birthday parties for his staff.  He is always trying something new too.  Presently, he is working with his team on “purposeful rounding” with the goal to increase customer service and decreasing falls.  He holds staff meetings on the units and shares center goals, stats, and information.  He solicits ideas from his team and really sets them up for success.  

Andrew is very involved outside of the facility as well.  He is part of many health care teams and groups in the community.  His expertise and enthusiasm are amazing and because of that this past May, he was asked to speak on Sepsis at the first annual VT Nursing Symposium.  He held the attention of a room full of nurses for half an hour sharing all of the procedures he had rolled out with his team.  He is truly cutting edge and other nurses and leaders look up to him.  

Andrew is always available.  It is comforting to the staff to know that if he isn’t at the center that he is only a phone call away.  He usually works late and we have to shew him out of the center sometimes.  As a leader, he is a very hands-on nurse.  He wouldn’t ask his team to do anything that he wouldn’t do.  He will cover shifts on the floor to give a tired nurse a break or to simply stay in the groove of floor nursing.  Our residents love to see him at the med cart; they just love him and always ask where the “male nurse” is.  

As a leader, Andrew is big on recognition.  In addition to selecting an employee of the month, he is always looking for ways to put a spotlight on his employees.  He writes a ton of thank you notes and encourages his managers to do the same.  Our employees feel appreciated by him when they receive a handwritten note from him delivered to their home.  This year he officially made it a tradition to have a midnight barbeque for the night shift.  It was great to see him with his headlamp on cooking burgers on the grill in the middle of the night.  He also has a creative side and will run to Stewarts to get a party pack of ice cream sundae supplies to celebrate an accomplishment or to pull together a car wash in the employee parking lot. 

Andrew is also very in touch with our residents.  He has developed close relationships with a lot of them and is a friend to many.  One day a resident asked me to print out a picture of him so she could hang a picture of her friend in her room.  He knows what our residents like and he always keeps them in the front of his mind.  Andrew takes customer service to a new level.  His expectations are clear and he leads by example."

Brooke  Kelly - Massachusetts General Hospital

Brooke Kelly has been a nurse at MGH for 8 years and currently works in the postpartum unit. She loves having the opportunity to experience the most special time in a family's life as they learn to care for a new life. Brooke is also a clinical instructor for nursing students and loves being able to pass along her knowledge to the future of nursing, teaching them how amazing of a career it truly can be. 

 Nominated by: Ellen

"Brooke is a Boston girl forever.  She was at the finish line of the Boston Marathon during the bombing.  At 22 She knew she wanted to do something to help people. Well, that “something” was becoming a nurse. Brooke spent over 5 years working in Respiratory ICU where she helped many critical care patients and families cope with breathing issues and end-of-life decisions.  She then transferred into postpartum and loves the babies and families.  During the pandemic, Brooke was called back to work in the Respiratory ICU because she had years of experience.  She never complained and worked long hours taking care of Covid patients.  There is no one more deserving than Brooke of throwing out the pitch at Fenway."

Carol Comtois - Living Waters Hospice House

"I started my career in 1973 as a licensed practical nurse (LPN) in a small community hospital in northern VT working on a med/surg floor. About 10 years later, I worked OB/GYN and loved it. I knew I wanted to work in Labor and delivery, so I went back to school to get my Registered Nurse (RN) license, a requirement for this position. I then worked in a combined unit which included L/D, OB/GYN, and nursery. In 2002 I needed eye surgery for glaucoma which made it impossible to tolerate fluorescent lights, so I left the hospital setting and began training in homecare nursing for home care and hospice clients. I was immediately drawn to hospice care. An essential piece of providing quality hospice care includes working with family and friends of clients as well as the client.  It is a team approach to help a person at the end of their life live out their days as fully and comfortably as they can. This passion led to me becoming a certified hospice/palliative care nurse.

To get more experience in hospice in a residential setting as well as pursuing a vision I had for many years of opening a small hospice house in my community, I traveled 2 hours away to the only Residential Hospice House in Vt. I ended up being there for 8 years and loved every aspect of this position. Being able to work in hospice in my local community tugged at my heart, so I returned to my local community and have worked as a hospice nurse with our local visiting nurse's association and hospice provider since leaving the residential hospice house. After 44 years of nursing, I started working per-diem, 1-2 days a week, and will soon be reaching my 50th year in nursing.

I still have a passion and vision for being able to provide a local hospice home to members of our community. It is with the help of a dedicated team from the community and the Church of God that we are hoping to make this a reality.  With community support, dedication, faith, and God's direction we believe this hospice home will be completed within the next 2-to 3 years. It will be a brand-new model in the fact that we will not charge anyone for the home and care we will provide, rather we will open and run the home on donations and grants. Our rural community includes many hard-working people who do not always have the financial, emotional, or physical means to care for loved ones during their last days of life. My hope and prayers are that we can fill in that gap by providing a warm, comforting atmosphere for those dealing with end-of-life care.

I am sincerely touched and humbled by this nomination as I have known so many beautiful, amazing nurses throughout my 49-year nursing career."

Nominated by: Allison

"This nomination is for my mother who has been a nurse for over 45 years. She worked as a labor and delivery nurse for much of her career and then switched to hospice nursing. She is a pioneer in our small community trying to establish a small end-of-life care home for the community. Our rural community in Vermont has many people that do not have money or caregivers to care for their loved ones at the end of life so she has taken it upon herself to lead the community in establishing a hospice home in Derby, VT. Her passion for caring for people at the end of life is one of the most heartfelt gifts a person can give. She is an angel.."

Jackie McCourt - Wentworth Douglass Hospital

Jackie has worked in pediatric nursing for over 30 years. She graduated from Boston College and started her career at Boston Children’s Hospital. Later, she pursued a Master’s Degree at Emory University and became a pediatric nurse practitioner at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Her nursing roles include clinician, educator, and manager. Jackie currently works at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover, NH, where she is excited to work with new nurses to encourage their love of pediatrics. Jackie enjoys travel, skiing, and hiking. She is a born, and raised, member of the Red Sox Nation.  

Nominated by: Christine 

"Jackie is a board-certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and works to advance the standard for pediatric patients throughout Wentworth-Douglass hospital and in our community. 

Jackie is our advocate for pediatric care throughout the hospital.  She works within our walls and visits our offsite practices when needed.  When there was an increase in infants born to mothers with substance use disorders, she developed the “Cuddler Program".  This innovative program trains volunteers to provide physical comfort to infants who are often inconsolable. She ensures that the volunteer applicants receive the correct training and support to fulfill this vital role.  She works closely with our Child Life Specialists to provide a safe and comfortable environment for all children who are seen here.  This includes providing distraction techniques and toys, offering training for staff regarding family care for patients of all ages and abilities, and volunteering at camps that focus on pediatric diabetes and cardiac specialties.  

Jackie serves as a Pediatric Advanced Life Support Instructor and plans, organizes, and leads our pediatric mock codes in the Pediatric specialty office here at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital.  She ensures that our clinical team feels comfortable with a variety of situations that we could encounter.  She approaches these drills as learning and teaching opportunities, which allows the staff to feel comfortable asking questions.  Jackie is a hospital-wide resource for clinical questions, a mentor to other nurses, and a compassionate, expert clinician."

Jennifer Farley - UMass Memorial Medical Center

Jennifer has been a nurse for 30 years, the majority being clinical; orthopedic, medical ICU, and Cath Lab, presently a Research Nurse at Umass Chan Medical School. She was nominated by her daughter! 

Nominated by: Rachael Farley

"Jennifer Farley has been a nurse for over 35 years working in multiple departments such as postpartum, ortho, ICU, cath lab, research. She has dedicated most of her life to caring for others. Even when the pandemic hit she was working in non-bedside care at the time, she stepped right up to go back to bedside care and work on the front lines. Even when RN care was not needed she stepped up and worked in a CNA roll washing patients, helping feed them, etc, just to help out. Her selflessness is truly special. She has also been a dedicated Red Sox fan from when she was a kid. I could be biased seeing she is my mother but anyone you ask says the same about her. She has inspired me to become an RN, I am now in my first year of nursing and it’s all thanks to the support and dedication I have seen & revived from not only this amazing nurse but my mother. Please consider Jennifer Farley to be recognized at this special night for all her years of amazing work. Go Sox!

Joey “Harold” Carter - Golden Crest Nursing Center

Harold J. Carter IV (who everyone calls “Joey” (long story) is a charge nurse on a 24-bed Skilled nursing unit at Golden Crest Nursing Centre in North Providence, RI. He attended Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital School of Nursing and graduated in 2020, amid a global pandemic, with a degree in Nursing.  He started his nursing career as a certified nursing assistant and worked for the State Of Rhode Island at an adult behavioral hospital for 14 years. “The best part of being a nurse is the connections made with patients/family during some of their most vulnerable times,” said Joey. 

“If I was able to put what being a nurse means to me in one simple quote it would be this, “A nurse is not what you do. It is what you are…. I am a nurse. It’s not what I do, it’s what I am.” (unknown)

Nominated by: Andrea Griffin

"What makes this nurse special!? Hmm, there is so much and not enough space! He works unbelievably hard and puts his whole heart and soul into not only the job but every patient he comes in contact with. He makes each and everyone not only feel loved and cared for but feel like his own family. He never takes a sick day. The only sick day he has ever taken was for the birth of his daughter and for the nurse's night at Fenway! He has been a CNA for 14 years and worked his butt off in school to become an RN. He’s been an RN now for 2 years. Prior to that were years of schooling and impeccable CNA care. He didn’t get to graduate from high school so he fought hard to get his GED. After his GED he fought hard to get through school and then eventually nursing school at Brockton. There he worked his as off and right at the end Covid hit. It was heartbreaking because he never got to walk up on a stage and receive his diploma. It had to be mailed to him via mail. Through his blood sweat and tears that was one thing he wanted the most was to walk across that stage and hear his loved ones, fellow students, patients, and friends cheer for him. Covid stole that from him. But what Covid could not steal was his passion and work ethic and a true heart for nursing. The empathy he has for his patients is remarkable. I could go on with the stories I’ve heard from his patients and co-workers on how amazing of a nurse he is. He’s honestly the definition of Florence nightingale and deserves to have a crowd cheer for him. Would be so rewarding to have that since he never got to walk across a stage. Thank you and appreciate the opportunity to nominate such a wonderful nurse. "

Lisa Ivey - Palm Center

Lisa graduated from Lowell Vocational School as an LPN in 2003. She graduated from Mount Wachusett Community College in 2010 with an associate's degree as a Registered Nurse. Lisa began her career with Genesis HealthCare in 2015 as a staff nurse in the Powerback Unit at Palm Center. She became the Clinical Reimbursement Coordinator at Palm Center in 2017 and assumed the position of Center Nurse Executive in October 2019. She has worked in long-term care for 34 years starting out as a CNA.  Her focus as a Center Nurse Executive is on positive patient outcomes and quality of care. 

Nominated by: Libby 

"Lisa is the Director of Nursing at Palm Center in Chelmsford, MA. Lisa became the DON at the end of 2019. Our center was hit with a bad outbreak at the beginning of the pandemic in April 2020. Lisa worked tirelessly day and night to ensure our facility was able to operate and take care of our residents. Through unimaginable staffing challenges, sick patients, and many deaths - she did what had to be done to get through. There is no job Lisa won't do. Everything she does is for our long-term care residents. A couple of weeks ago, our dietary department was extremely short of staff. Lisa told me "I am going to work as a dietary aide today. I need to make sure the residents get fed". She will work as a nurse on the cart. She'll go in the facility van to take the residents on an outing. As a nurse, Lisa knows that her role goes beyond being a nurse. She is a patient caregiver, and advocate, and she truly cares about their well-being."

Lisa Robichaud, BSN, RN – Brattleboro Memorial Hospital

“I have worked with Lisa for a few years now in different capacities and I love watching her grow as a supervisor and nurse leader. In her current position as a Clinical Supervisor, she is helping shape future nurses with the values of holistic nursing and we are honored to have her a part of our team at BIM.” - Lisa’s Manager

“As someone who is a friend of and worked with Lisa for many years, I have seen firsthand how she truly cares for her patients. She has unmeasured compassion and respect for the people she cares for. I have also been the subject of her care in an emergency situation. Her calm disposition combined with her skill and aptitude puts her at another level of a caregiver. I wouldn’t have wanted anyone else at my bedside that day. It amazes me that she can take such good care of her family, be a wonderful friend and still give her ALL at work…and she really does! She is SUPERWOMAN in my book. I couldn’t be more proud of her!” - Lisa’s colleague

I have worked in healthcare for 19 years in many different roles including Licensed Nursing Assistant, Certified Medical Assistant, Licensed Practical Nurse, and currently a Registered Nurse.  I had previously worked for Dartmouth Hitchcock for 16 years as a staff nurse before recently having the opportunity of joining the staff at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital as the Clinical Supervisor/Care Coordinator.  My career has primarily been around ambulatory care including Primary (Family) Care and Internal Medicine; however; also includes time spent in Oncology and Emergency Room.  

Becoming a nurse was always a goal of mine.  Starting a family early in life and raising four daughters delayed my goals, however, I never lost sight and with the support of my husband and family, I was able to obtain my goal.  Whether I reflect back to the earlier days as an EMT or when I started my career as an LNA, I knew that I wanted to make a difference and help people.  Working in rural towns, makes me realize that I have made a difference with many individuals and families in our communities.  Recognition by word of mouth often gets around to many of my family members as well as the thoughtful gestures from patients or families of patients, days later receiving flowers thanking me for how I helped them. It is important to me to provide resources and education to the patients even if it means working extra hours or purchasing supplies with my own money such as medication planners to help them remember to take medication or supplying pill splitters to take appropriate doses resulting in healthier outcomes.  Recently, experiencing ill family members with catastrophic injuries or terminal illnesses helped me always keep one mindset while working with patients or families “would this be ok if it were my family members”.  This broad question can mean anything from how I am explaining something, the timeframe used to reply to them, and most of all how I am treating or caring for them.

As I began spending years in nursing, daily frustrations and challenges, specifically shortages and burnout, made me realize that I wanted to make a difference to my co-workers & peers as well as the patients.  I had the opportunity to grow my career goals as a Clinical Supervisor.  My focus is to listen to and work with my peers to make a better working environment, making them feel like they are valued and recognized.  One of the tools I created since working at BMH is the “BRAVO” recognition system in our department, where each employee is able to recognize a peer for doing something that makes a difference to them in a positive way, resulting in a better way.  The previous and current staff know me as the office with the bowl of assorted goodies always available!

 I always strive to improve and “do more” at work, for my patients, families, employees, and management.  I also take this role seriously at home.  I could not be more proud of my children, specifically to have my oldest follow in my footsteps.  My oldest daughter, also a nurse at BMH, was the one that surprised me with tickets to the game and to my surprise submitted the nomination.  Knowing that she recognizes my dedication to my nursing role leaves a special place in my heart.  My view of nurses is that we are not looking to be miracle workers or magicians, we are simply normal humans hoping to make a difference one patient at a time and I could not be more proud to have this title!

“I have worked with Lisa for a few years now in different capacities and I love watching her grow as a supervisor and nurse leader. In her current position as a Clinical Supervisor, she is helping shape future nurses with the values of holistic nursing and we are honored to have her a part of our team at BIM.” - Lisa’s Manager

“As someone who is a friend of and worked with Lisa for many years, I have seen firsthand how she truly cares for her patients. She has unmeasured compassion and respect for the people she cares for. I have also been the subject of her care in an emergency situation. Her calm disposition combined with her skill and aptitude puts her at another level as a caregiver. I wouldn’t have wanted anyone else at my bedside that day. It amazes me that she can take such good care of her family, be a wonderful friend and still give her ALL at work…and she really does! She is SUPERWOMAN in my book. I couldn’t be more proud of her!” - Lisa’s colleague

Nominated by: Keanna

"Lisa, switched her role from a triage nurse in a primary care clinic to a supervisor in a new clinic. Lisa told her manager that “she made too much money for the duties of (her) current role.” With some of her paycheck, Lisa buys supplies for her patients, such as pill planners. Lisa shows empathy and compassion. She cares for her patients, and wants them to be healthy and educated. I am a nurse, and I can say this profession needs more Lisa’s!"

 Lois Skillings - Mid Coast Parkview Health

Lois Skillings, RN, graduated from Northeastern University College of Nursing in Boston in 1979 and completed her co-op experience at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine. For 42 years, she has worked at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick, Maine, where she started as a new graduate Medical Surgical Nurse before working in the Emergency Department for many years, becoming a Certified Emergency Nurse.  

After completing her master’s degree, Lois was appointed as the Chief Nurse, a position she held for 16 years. In 2011, she was appointed as the President and CEO of her community healthcare system which includes an acute care hospital, ambulatory provider practices, home care, and hospice and senior living.  Throughout her career, Lois’s passion for nursing has served as her “north star,” and she continues to jump in and assist with bedside care. 

As Chief Nurse, she led her organization through its first Magnet® designation in 2009, and Mid Coast Hospital remains the only community hospital in Maine to have achieved Magnet status, now with two re-designation awards. In 2008, she was selected as a Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow, and through this process, Lois led her organization through a visioning process for the health of the community. Her leadership helped to bring forth a merger with Parkview Adventist Medical Center, creating Mid Coast–Parkview Health in 2015, and then she led the merger of her organization with MaineHealth, Northern New England’s largest health care system in 2020.  

Lois was born in Sommerville, Massachusetts, before moving to Maine when she was an infant, and she has strong Boston roots. Her mother immigrated to Everett, Massachusetts, from Newfoundland, Canada, and her father was born and raised in Medford, Massachusetts. Being a nurse is probably in Lois’s DNA.....her grandmother was a Licensed Practice Nurse (LPN); her beloved godmother Aunt Betty Merrett was a Registered Nurse at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett, and seven of her cousins are nurses.

Nominated by: Kristin

In nominating her for this honor for Red Sox Nurse Night 2022, her nursing colleagues said of her, “Lois has led our pandemic response serving as Incident Commander.  In the early days of the pandemic, she worked weeks without a day off to ensure that our organization was prepared for the onslaught that Covid19 brought.  She is beloved by her Community, the Medical Staff, and especially by the Nursing Staff of this organization. Lois will be retiring at the end of this year.  This is her last "Nurse's Week"  at the helm of our organization.  We are bringing a large group of nurses to this event and we would LOVE to honor her in this way.  I can think of no other nurse who is as more worthy of this honor. I am sure you will receive many nominations for those who have been dedicated to their profession during this pandemic.  Lois could not be any more committed to the care of patients over the past two years of the pandemic.  What sets Lois apart from others is the excellent nursing care and leadership support she has provided over the many decades that proceeded the pandemic.  By the way, she is in good shape and could certainly throw a strike!  Please give us the opportunity to honor Lois in this way!

Paul Murphy - Brigham and Women’s Hospital

We almost lost track of how many times Paul was nominated for this award by his colleagues (it was well over 20 nominations) - he certainly is loved by many!

Paul has been an ED nurse at Brigham and Women’s Hospital for his entire career.  

“Even in the light of these past two years with this pandemic, I seriously love my job and the folks I work with.  I really am a lucky guy!” says Paul.

Paul is a native of the Boston area and, get this - he was BORN at the hospital where he works now, the Brigham & Women’s Hospital (formerly known as, Boston Lying).  He grew up in Milton, Hingham, and Worcester and has resided in Warwick Rhode Island for the past 22 years.  He has been married to his amazing wife Heather for 25 years this year.  “We have 4 soul-sucking and yet wonderful children, Addison (22), Collin (20) Amelia (17), and Ethan (15),” says Paul. 

He is a graduate of Worcester State College and received his nursing degree at Rhode Island College.  

Nominated by: many of his colleagues!

We almost lost track of how many times Paul was nominated for this award by his colleagues (it was well over 30 nominations) - he certainly is loved by many! Here are a few:

“He is a nurse in the emergency department at BWH.  Paul is one of the coworkers you get excited to work with due to his strong skills as a nurse and knowledge as well as his personality. You know you will have a good day.”

“Paul is a great nurse & great mentor. He is smart but humble & he’s hilarious. He’s sensitive & caring too. Paul was the Brigham ED Nurse of the Year for 2021!!”

“He is a nurse in the emergency department at BWH.  Paul is one of the coworkers you get excited to work with due to his strong skills as a nurse and knowledge as well as his personality. You know you will have a good day.”

“Paul is the heart of the BWH emergency room. Always rallies us all to push ourselves, work harder, be a team.”

“He is always helping people out.  Likes to plan events to boost morale.  You can count on him to make a funny joke and send a funny email.  Showed up at the Christmas party one year and had spray-painted his beard with white paint.  When you are having a rough day you can count on him to make it easier and make you laugh.”

“Paul has been working in the Emergency Department for over a decade. He is an excellent nurse who also keeps us laughing and our spirits up. We have needed  BOTH of these qualities, especially over the past few years!!  Not only is he a great coworker but also a great person, father, and husband.  We have been truly blessed to have him with us in the emergency department.”

His sense of humor is a constant morale booster in the ED. He’s an exceptional RN and treats his patients as though they were his own family. He planned this great evening for us and everyone loves him. He’s our Julie on our Love Boat.”

“He's legitimately the hardest working nurse we have. He works doubles, and overtime, and he never has a negative thing to say to anyone or about anyone. I can't think of anybody more deserving, or anyone who loves Boston more than Paul Murphy does.”

“Paul is more than just an amazing nurse. He is a leader in our emergency department. He doesn’t hold a title like NIC or Manager rather his 20 plus years of working side by side with us are his earned stripes. He is the first to offer a helping hand and go the extra mile. The thing with Paul is there is no one specific great story because every shift is a great shift if you get to work with him.”

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