Intensive care nurse Kaitlyn Dube, center, is presented with the DAISY Award at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington in recognition of her extraordinary skills and compassionate care. From left are Nicole Emery, nursing manager at FMH; Deanna Orfanidis, chief nursing officer; Dube; Sarah Blodgett, nominator; and Nicolle Godbout, nursing director.

FARMINGTON — Intensive care nurse Kaitlyn Dube received the DAISY Award at Franklin Memorial Hospital on March 5.

The award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skills and compassionate care given by nurses every day, according to a MaineHealth news release.

Dube, FMH’s first Daisy Award recipient, was nominated by Sarah Blodgett and her family. They wrote, “Kate was the ICU nurse caring for a family member during a challenging day with multiple high demand patients. This was one of the hardest days of our lives, with elevated emotions and so many questions. Kate demonstrated what a truly extraordinary nurse she is. Her direct nursing care and actions clearly showed her skilled health care competence.”

Boxes containing Daisy Award nomination forms have been placed on the Franklin campus in waiting areas for easy access. Online nominations can also be submitted at

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