Winchester Nurse Receives DAISY Award


Winchester Hospital Recognizes ‘Extraordinary Nurse’ Maurice Brule

Winchester Hospital has recognized Maurice Brule, RN of Wilmington, as its most recent recipient of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses after a patient’s family nominated him for “his dedication” to his patients and their families. The DAISY Award, presented in collaboration with the American Organization of Nurse Executives, is part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize the exceptional efforts that nurses make each day.

In the nomination, the family described how Brule was able to comfort their father during some difficult procedures. Brule even stopped by on his day off to check in on the patient and their family to see how they were holding up. 

“Winchester Hospital, as well as the nursing community, is lucky to have a nurse like Maurice,” the family wrote. “Maurice definitely picked the correct profession. Winchester Hospital should be proud to have a nurse of his caliber on staff.” 

Winchester Hospital has joined hundreds of medical facilities across the country in honoring extraordinary nurses with a DAISY Award each month. Based in Glen Ellen, Calif., the non-profit DAISY Foundation was established in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at age 33 from complications of the autoimmune disease Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) in 1999. The DAISY Award, which stands for “Diseases Attacking the Immune System,” was established by Barnes’ wife and parents as a gesture of thanks to nurses nationwide for the profound difference they make in the lives of patients and their families.

In recognition of his selection, Brule received a DAISY Award pin, a hand-carved sculpture called “A Healer’s Touch” and a certificate that reads, “In deep appreciation of all you do, who you are and the incredibly meaningful difference you make in the lives of so many people.”

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About Winchester Hospital

Winchester Hospital is the first community hospital in Massachusetts to earn Magnet® recognition, the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s highest honor for nursing excellence. As the northwest suburban Boston area’s leading provider of comprehensive health care services, the 229-bed facility provides care in general, bariatric and vascular surgery, orthopedics, cardiology, pulmonary medicine, oncology, radiation oncology, gastroenterology, urology, gynecologic urology, rehabilitation, pain management, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics and a Level IIB Special Care Nursery. Winchester Hospital has clinical affiliations with several nationally recognized hospitals in the region, including Boston Children’s Hospital, Tufts Medical Center and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. To learn more, visit