James “Kip” Gravel, BSN, RN, left, has been recognized as a Central Maine Medical Center DAISY Award recipient. The award 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 who are nursing profession role models. Gravel joined the CMMC nursing staff in 2016. He was nominated by a co-worker. Patients, visitors, physicians and co-workers can nominate nurses whom they feel deserve to be recognized with the DAISY Award. Presenting Gravel with the award is Central Maine Healthcare Chief Nursing Officer Mary-Anne Ponti.

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