Company: North York General
Location: Ontario, Canada
Sylvia R. Lindsay-Payton has admired nurses since her childhood. Throughout her 31-year career as a nurse, she has worked in all areas of health care except maternity, and has worked in mental health care since 1994. An expert counselor, Ms. Lindsay-Payton spends her days leading the Mental Health Day Treatment Program at the hospital, conducting assessments on all referred patients, running a group program, entering each patient into a suitable group, and coordinating the program and overseeing its day-to-day operations. Ms. Lindsay-Payton provides patients with interpersonal therapy, and is able to connect with people on different levels. It allows others to open up to her and for her to help her patients solve their issues. Ms. Lindsay-Payton attributes her success to her ambition to strive for the best and for excellence, as well as her desire to help others. She enjoys people and clinical work. Looking toward the future, she aims to be a psychiatric nurse practitioner. Read the rest of this entry »
Company: Victorian Order of Nurses
Location: Hamilton, ON, Canada
After being involved in a car accident that required him to undergo a very intense and long recovery, Jeffrey K. Burns was inspired to pursue a career in the health care field. He was interested in providing patients with the highest quality services and has been doing so for the past 14 years. Mr. Burns currently serves as the delegating registered nurse at the Victorian Order of Nurses, a not-for-profit home health care company that provides patients with home health care services.
Mr. Burns joined the organization in January 2014 and has become an integral member of its staff. He is responsible for working and connecting from his home with PSWs (personal support workers) in the field via phones and websites, and consulting in the field regarding patient care. Mr. Burns also promotes programs that meet community needs and provides patients with exceptional nursing care.
Company: Penobscot Bay Medical Center
Location: Rockport, ME, United States
Thomas Lecakis is a registered nurse and certified perianesthesia nurse who has been working in the health care industry for 40 years. He had an interest in science and was inspired by his mother to become a nurse, as she worked in the same profession. Throughout his career, he has honed his skills in all areas of nursing, but is recognized for his superior skills and knowledge of perianesthesia nursing.
An expert in patient care, Mr. Lecakis joined the Penobscot Bay Medical Center’s staff 23 years ago and has become a leader at the facility. He takes great pride in his work and always goes above and beyond for his patients. As a staff nurse and educator, Mr. Lecakis is responsible for directing care for patients recovering from anesthesia in the postoperative recovery room, assisting and training the nursing staff members, preparing patients for surgery, and monitoring patients while under anesthesia. He also conducts workshops on perianesthesia and related topics. Read the rest of this entry »