RNs - Maine

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Local nurses tell of tragedy

Mechele Cooper, Morning Sentinel, November 26, 2005

... "The emotional drain was much harder than anything physical we did there. ... Blizzards and ice storms do not generally wipe out our homes and place of work or worship, and neither did Hurricanes Katrina or Rita," she said. "Human errors regarding the levees caused this and human effort and energy is what is needed to help these people. When all is said and done, it is the innocent who have paid most dearly for poor financial planning. And it is human kindness that can help make it right again." ... Local

Two nurses will be honored for saving homeless man's life

Tom Bell, Portland Press Herald, October 8, 2005

Two nurses who saved a homeless man's life in March will receive Portland's Good Samaritan Award today from the Portland Fire Department.

Julie Baither and Peggy Akers, nurses at the Healthcare for the Homeless Clinic on Portland Street, are being recognized for helping Michael Powers, 35, after his throat was slashed during a confrontation outside the clinic.

Baither, 38, of Westbrook, said she and Akers were eating lunch when someone ran into the clinic shouting that a man had been stabbed. ... Two nurses

Maine medical, fire personnel on deck for Katrina aid

The Associated Press, September 7, 2005

Medical personnel from the central Maine area are ready to pitch in when a second or third wave of disaster relief is needed in states ravaged by Hurricane Katrina, and some firefighters have already left to help in the relief effort.

Hospitals in the Lewiston area are working with the Maine Emergency Management Agency to plan for the coming weeks of aid. Twenty employees at the Central Maine Medical Center have agreed to help with the aid effort, said spokesman Chuck Gill. ... Maine

Nurses Needed

US Senator Susan M. Collins, Magic City Morning Star, April 30, 2005

I recently was honored to receive the ‘Friend of Nursing Award’ for the University of Maine School of Nursing and Husson College School of Nursing during a ceremony in Orono. Nursing issues - and nurse education in particular - have been a priority of mine since coming to the Senate. I was particularly pleased to be presented with the award by Theresa Steele, the Dean of Husson College’s School of Health. ... Nurses

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