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.
Her patients and their families had this to say about Brianna:
So far the experience from ER to Hasbro 5 has been fantastic. Coming in for a hospital stay is scary for us. He was saved in the NICU seven years ago from PPHN. I never forgot how great they were! I am a CNA, I have worked with all types of nurses and other staff for the last sixteen years and I met a nurse tonight on second shift that treated my son and my family like we were her only patient. My son smiled tonight for the first time in over 9 days, he lit up with her because she brightened the room with her bright smile, excited happy tone and true sense of love for her job. I also could hear how she was in other rooms (tone not words) and I smiled just hearing her in the halls. You have a fantastic RN, she did everything described in the "what to expect video" for my son to watch on the computer and more. Thank you for having such a terrific person to listen, help, empathize and give support and hope. My husband and two other children visited and loved her also; we all agree she is in the right field. Thank you.
Her patients and their families had this to say about Robin:
My spouse and I would like to nominate Robin Smith as a Brite Lite! Our daughter had to be sedated for an MRI the other day. Robin was by our side all day. First, she took such good care of our Lydia. She made Lydia happy and comfortable while watching a DVD. Robin was so sweet to her, and actually took a genuine interest. Her patience was impressive!! Second, Robin took time to chat with my husband and me and get to know us on a personal level. She went out of her way to watch our belongings, gather our stuff for discharge and pick up our MRI films for us, to name a few. After only spending a few hours with her we felt like we knew her. My daughter has mentioned the nice lady at the "doctor’s office" (hospital). We know she is talking about Robin. Her bedside manner was excellent, her friendly personality - sincere and we really appreciated the compassion. My husband stated that Hasbro Children's Hospital was a team of all stars. Robin was the MVP during our visit. Thank you.
Her patients and their families had this to say about MJ:
My daughter Ciana was admitted to Hasbro on August 5th. We had a longer stay than expected which made our child very upset. MJ was very compassionate and really liked to interact with her and really went out of her way of her call of duty to assist her and relieve her anxiety. My daughter is autistic, has a pituitary tumor and grand mal seizures. Ciana had a breakdown because we have been homeless and lost our house. Ciana has a beautiful voice and MJ brought Ciana around on her "requested walks" by doctor to get her out of bed and MJ had her sing "Beauty & the Beast to everyone, Ciana loved it! Hope not to be back soon (no offense!) But if we are we want MJ!
Her patients and their families had this to say about Jodie:
Jodie exemplifies what it means to be a good-will ambassador for Hasbro. Her dedication to TALC and the teens it fosters goes far, far beyond just a 9-5 job. In fact, Jodie is always working toward what she can do to make the program better, to make the teen's experiences more meaningful, and to meet the needs of a broader community. To do that, she spends countless hours, days, nights, and weekends putting thoughtful ideas into action to make the TALC experience the best it can possibly be.
Her insight into the challenges faced by the TALC teens and families have provided her with a vision and propelled her to give of herself, heart and soul. She is the architect of a space where experiences, fears, heartaches and victories can be shared while learning how to cope, how to grow, and how to hope. Along the way, a remarkable community was created.
During her tenure, 2 beautiful teens lost their battles with disease. Each time, the community looked to Jodie for guidance, and each time she showed us the way with grace and dignity. Those who have graduated know, without question, that they have been touched in a special way and will always be a part of the community that Jodie has shaped. The significance and importance of what Jodie does can’t be understated.
Her patients and their families had this to say about Lisa:
In May 2008, we were told that our 2 month old baby girl had a brain tumor; we went into a complete fog. No this couldn't possibly be happening to us. This just doesn't happen. We were immediately whisked into the PICU where we met with what seemed like "hundreds of people". Somehow we survived the night and the next morning greeted us with more medical professionals. When they all left our room one person remained, Lisa Braga Remillard. She took the time to ask do you have any questions? Does what the doctor’s say make sense? Well nothing made sense. But this pony tailed nurse stood in our room that would become our "home" for weeks, was there wanting to make sure we were "ok". There was something about her that brought such comfort at this uncertain time in our lives. Throughout the next few days my intuition was right. Lisa not only took care of our special daughter but our family and friends.
When we met with the neurosurgeon after the tumor resection, Lisa was there. The neurosurgeon gave us the diagnosis I immediately turned to Lisa and she said with tears in her eyes "this is good". For four years of chemo, scans, hospitalizations, ER visits, 6 weeks of radiation in another state etc., Lisa has been with us through it all. After my daughter had her second tumor resection she went into septic shock. Lisa stayed with us well beyond her shift. She checked in on us throughout the night. In the morning she brought me coffee and made sure that I ate. Nursing isn't a job for her, it is more than that. She cares for her patients and family as if they are her own. Not too many people are willing to do that. No matter where our path may lead she will always be part of our lives. She is such a treasure to Hasbro and the families that she takes care of. Throughout the past four years we have met so many medical professionals from Providence to Boston. No one comes close to being “Lisa". She is one special friend to us. We love her.