The Brite Lite employee recognition program was launched in 2002, and highlights five employees who have gone above and beyond their everyday duties to make the patients and families with whom they come into contact feel safe, important, and well cared for. Brite Lites are selected as those who best exemplify “the four Cs” at Hasbro Children’s Hospital: caring, communication, cooperation and competence.
Jeanne Deware, RN
Katelyn Loiselle, RN
Rona Principe, CCLS
Meg Scheffler, MD
Laurie Turner, RN
Hear what patients and their families have to say about Hasbro Children's Hospital's 2015 Brite Lites.
Jeanne not only took interest in me medically but also personally and cared about me on a level that made me feel less like a patient and more like a friend. Jeanne lit up a very dark place in my heart and it takes a very special person to do that. She will forever by my Brite Lite."
"I have been home for just over 1 week now with my son, Gage. He was diagnosed with a midbrain stroke and we spent 5 days in the ICU in the pod B. The nurses that took care of my son were remarkable. Katelyn was amazing with Gage and went above and beyond in the neurocheck and was the most thorough in her assessment skills. She once spent an hour early in the morning helping me organize my questions before morning rounds so I could get the answers I needed and never made me feel like I was bothering her. My son is almost 100% back to normal, and still has some double vision but no permanent loss of anything. Everyday he is improving and trying his best!!"
"I am twenty years old, and I have been a patient at Hasbro Children’s Hospital over the last nine months - in the Emergency Department, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, fourth floor, sixth floor, and I have had outpatient services at Hasbro, as well. Out of all the people I've met, Rona is one of the most inspirational, supportive, loving, caring, helpful, and just all around amazing people that I have encountered on my long journey here.
Sometimes Rona came to see me before she went home. She had already badged out, and she still sat down and played a game with me. Every day, no matter what, Rona came to check on me and spend some time with me.
This always brightened my day, distracted me from the pain, and made me smile. The fact that she was taking care of patients that weren’t even on her floor was incredible. Her bubbly, outgoing personality is enough to bring the best out of every child, or person, she meets. I have seen this happen multiple times."
"Meg Scheffler saved my daughter’s life. When Lucia was 1.5 weeks old she was rushed to Hasbro to find out she had bacterial meningitis. We were quickly transported to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. As brand new parents, my husband and I felt like we were thrown into a hurricane. We did not know what way was up. The moment we met Meg we knew we were in the best hands. She was calm and positive. She put us at ease. Meg explained everything to us, and was there in a moment’s notice if we had even the most simple question. On our second night in the PICU, our Lucia was struggling to breathe. The room filled with nurses, and doctors we had not met yet. We were taken out of the room so a breathing tube could be placed. Just when we felt alone again, Meg showed up. It was 2:00 am. She was as calming and informative as ever. She was our backbone throughout the stay. During our stay Meg said something to our family that has become a very special motto for us. "It's not a sprint, it’s a marathon". This very motto is now posted in our very healthy, happy 6 month old’s bedroom. Thank you Meg Scheffler, and Hasbro for saving my best friend’s life."
"Laurie is our nurse at TTF Clinic. She always has a smile on her face and something positive to say. In the two years we have been there, she never complains or gets frustrated. She remembers all the big and small things that make a visit more bearable when Grace has been sick. She remembers to ask about things that are going on in my Grace’s life and shows genuine interest in her life, not just their treatment."