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Nominees and Winner of its Nurse of the Year Announced at Good Samaritan Clinic’s Seventh Annual Nurses’ Gala

May 22, 2013

Hudson, FL – Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point announces that Lucie Doyle, LPN, April Alter, RN, and Carrie Green, RN were all nominated for its Nurse of the Year at Good Samaritan’s Seventh Annual Nurses’ Gala held on May 10. The Good Samaritan Clinic’s annual nurses’ gala is a fund raiser to honor the nursing community and also support the Good Samaritan Clinic. This year Lucie Doyle was selected as Nurse of the Year for Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point.

About Lucie Doyle, LPN
Lucie has been a nurse for 43 years. She has worked full time at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point for the last seven years and currently works in the Neuro Spine/Ortho unit. This is a busy, fast paced unit and Lucie has a reputation as a hard worker. She comes into work in a “high energy mode” and hits the floor running. Lucie is committed to those who are less fortunate – down on their luck, out of work and homeless. She created a “clothing closet” on the Neuro Spine/Ortho unit where she brings clothing, shoes, blankets, and anything patients/families need after discharge. She oversees the closet and rallies support from coworkers to maintain donations that will go home with those in need.

Lucie’s true passion is her commitment to helping the homeless in the community. She commits to providing for patients’ needs, even after they have been discharged. She is willing to meet someone at their own turf, even if it means providing dressing changes for someone living in the woods. Lucie jokingly calls herself “the independent homeless coalition” but her dedication to this cause is no joking matter. She feels passionate about folks who are truly down on their luck and homeless. Lucie purchases her own supplies, dressings, and medical supplies for those she helps. Lucie is often said to have a “servant’s spirit,” going above and beyond her call to duty. Her commitment to community and humanity made her an outstanding candidate.

About April Alter, RN
April works in the trauma SICU (Surgical Intensive Care Unit). She has been an RN for 18 years and 12 of those 18 years have been spent at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. She has a reputation for always having a smile on her face and being “always approachable and ready to help.” April performs in the relief charge nurse role as well.

April is a dedicated nurse and puts the welfare of people first. This is exemplified by her ability to identify and assist a patient in need even in her off hours. Her nomination gave an example:  after finishing her shift one evening, April stopped by the grocery store to pick up a few items before heading home. As she crossed the lot, she saw a person in a hospital gown on the store grounds. April sprung into action and immediately called the sheriff’s office while making contact with the dispatch office and keeping them apprised of the patient’s location until a sheriff’s officer arrived to rescue the person in need. This is just one simple act that demonstrates April’s care, compassion, and commitment to others.

About Carrie Green, RN
Carrie Green works in the cardiovascular operating room (CVOR) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. She has been a nurse for 40 years and is flexible and caring and provides exemplary care to the surgical patient. She brings compassion to providing care and frequently comes back to the intensive care unit to check on her patients’ progress.

Carrie’s community passion is her love for animals. Carrie has been involved in supporting the Humane Society of Pasco County for six years. She started out by volunteering a few hours helping to raise money for the organization. Now she works most weekends with the Humane Society caring for rescue animals. She also has four rescue Labrador retrievers who share her life, heart and home. Two of her four-legged children (Katie and Lucy) assist her fundraising efforts to give all animals a good life. One of her Labrador retrievers actually greets supporters, gently accepts their money in her mouth and she places the money in a basket. Carrie, along with her beloved dogs, are true ambassadors for those without a voice. In addition to collecting supplies, food and blankets for the shelters, Carrie has also raised $12,000 to help the Humane Society continue to help out homeless companion animals find a home and love that they so desperately need.

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