Marie Brackett, a registered nurse with Monmouth Medical Center’s Psychiatric Emergency Screening Services unit who has been praised as a leader, exemplary, inspirational, strong and betters the lives of everyone she encounters, has been honored with the quarterly DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses.
Brackett came to MMC in 1996 and worked on the inpatient units for many years until coming to PESS in 2008. She has taken a lead role in keeping all Behavioral Health staff safe by volunteering to train all new hires to the department in best practices.
Brackett has been engaged in the hospital’s Magnet Recognition Program for nursing excellence and is a leader in its divisional shared governance council. She has personally helped many nurses throughout Behavioral Health obtain their nursing board certifications and advance up the clinical ladder.
DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. The DAISY Foundation was formed by the family of Patrick Barnes, who died at age 33 of complications of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, an auto-immune disease. His widow, Tena, created the acronym and the foundation and established the DAISY Recognition Program to honor the superhuman work nurses do every day at the bedside.