Quarry Hill nurse Margie Placides earns DAISY Award nomination
CAMDEN — Care Team members at Quarry Hill gathered together on August 21, 2023, to celebrate DAISY Award nominee Margie Placides, RN. Placides was nominated by a nurse colleague at Quarry Hill, who praised Placides for her teamwork and caring ways.
“Margie is often found beside a coworker, helping any way she can, with a smile on her face,” said a Quarry Hill news release. “She inspires staff to be more cooperative and part of this team. Residents, staff and families adore her. She is dedicated to her job and her responsibilities. Margie uplifts morale in this facility and I’m so excited and pleased to nominate her for the DAISY Award.”
The DAISY Award recognizes nurses for their clinical skill, especially their compassionate care, and for exemplifying the kind of nurse Quarry Hill residents, their families and the care team members see as an outstanding role model. The DAISY Foundation was established in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died from complications of the autoimmune disease Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP) at the age of 33. DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System.
“The entire care team at Quarry Hill applauds Margie for this well-deserved honor,” said Quarry Hill.
Quarry Hill is Midcoast Maine’s premier extended-care community for adults age 55-plus, offering cottages and apartments for independent living, assisted living and specialized assisted living care for the memory impaired. Quarry Hill is a member of Coastal Healthcare Alliance and MaineHealth, a not-for-profit integrated health system consisting of eight local hospital systems, a comprehensive behavioral healthcare network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and more than 1,600 employed and independent physicians working together through an Accountable Care Organization.