I would like to nominate Margot Sarratea for the Daisy Award, although I feel that it is several months past due. Margot has gone above and beyond the call of duty consistently in the MRl department. She cares for children with love and affection as if they were her own. Margot is a recovery room nurse but that does not limit her ability or willingness to help in the phase 2 recovery area and has on numerous occasions stayed after her shift is over to assist her co-workers care for the patients in the pre and post MRI areas.
Margot has diligently helped to raise funds for nurses week donating countless hours helping with bake sales and candy grams. She has donated money towards the purchase of baked goods and candy along with donations towards the decorations to make the delivery cart look appealing.
She was instrumental in decorating the MRI department over the Christmas Holidays, donating again countless hours and money. She stayed after her shift was over and at times as late as midnight to complete the task. "The Polar Express" was the theme that the MRI department had chosen and what a task it was to transform an outpatient area into the "Polar Express." She has the innate ability to bring others together to join in whatever needs to be done to get the job done. She also is extremely creative. I am still in awe of how she pulled it all together.
This winter wonderland came to life and included the train engine, train tracks, passenger cars, train tickets, hot chocolate, and to top it off, Santa with his bag of gifts and a bell for each child. This scene had such an impact of the families and children touring the unit that one parent in particular that had been through a particularly difficult year was brought to tears stating that this holiday fairy tale come to life has her believing that perhaps holiday dreams do come true.
Margot gives of herself unconditionally. She is caring compassionate and her spirit is the essence of what nursing should be.
Margot Sarratea is an outstanding individual. She has a bigger heart then most can carry. She is so full of spirit. She comes to work each day with a smile on her face despite what may be going on in her day to day life. She is always willing to lend a hand when ever you're in need. When is comes to patient care she goes above and beyond. A great example of that would be our holiday decorating contest. For two years in a row thanks to Margot great sprit she has helped bring this department into first place. Touching so many hearts bring so much joy into our patient's hearts and even brought out tears from our parents and even our staff. Trust me when I tell you that its not winning the contest that brings her joy is seeing our patients jumping for joy after getting the bad news that they will spend the holidays in the hospital instead of home. She donates not only so much time staying even after midnight to get the work done but also donates the money to help with the decorating cost. She is also part of the nursing committee. Donating candy grams to help raise money for our valentine fund raiser. She also helped by bring in baked goods to help with the bake sales. I would not think twice when nominating Margot for our daisy award. She well deserves it and I have the great pleasure of being able to working with her.