Machias – The Down East Community Hospital Rewards & Recognition Committee found that it was a difficult task to choose a clinical and a non-clinical employee for the 2010 employee of the year award at DECH as there were many worthy nominees, but after careful consideration two employees stood out; Monique Mills and Shirley McDonald.
Monique Mills is an RN who works in the Medical/Surgical Department. Monique has been described by her peers, her patients and their families as someone with a solid, calming, caring presence. A family member, who had the chance to see Monique interact with a loved one stated that she was always caring and professional. “She is the type of caregiver you would hope your loved ones would encounter in their time of need”.
Shirley McDonald works for the Maintenance Department. Shirley consistently brings a positive attitude and energy to every task she undertakes. She has been described as dependable, flexible, hard working, self-motivated and extremely helpful. She almost always comes to the rescue, the only reason it’s “almost always” is because she’s probably in the middle of helping someone else.
“This is meaningful recognition from Monique’s and Shirley’s peers for their continuous caring behaviors and professionalism. We are all very proud to work with employees like Monique and Shirley”, stated CEO Doug Jones.