LEWISTON — Registered nurse Brooke Pinkham has been recognized as a Central Maine Medical Center DAISY Award recipient.

The DAISY Award is sponsored by the DAISY Foundation and recognizes nurses who consistently demonstrate compassion, critical thinking skills, passion about life, patient- and family-focused care, patient advocacy, support of all health care team members, and nursing profession role model.

Pinkham works on the Central Maine Heart and Vascular Institute’s Single Stay Unit and in the CMMC Emergency Department. She has worked at CMMC-CMHVI for more than 14 years.

CMHVI SSU Manager Nancy Roy nominated her for the award.

The DAISY Award is the second time in just a few months that Pinkham has been recognized for her dedication and skill as a care provider. In March, the American Red Cross honored her with an Everyday Heroes award for Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Acts.

Pinkham is a graduate of Central Maine Community College in Auburn. She is trained to manage all levels of care for Single Stay Unit patients, including open-heart surgery recovery. She is certified in basic life support, advanced cardiac life support, pediatric advanced life support and trauma.

The DAISY Award was created to show gratitude to the nursing profession. Patients, visitors, physicians and co-workers can nominate nurses who they feel deserve to be recognized with the DAISY Award.

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