patient care

Sylvia Lindsay-Payton

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Sylvia Lindsay-Payton 1811075Title: Registered Nurse, Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse

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 »

Dr. Dawn Peters-Bascombe

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Dawn Peters-Bascombe 1632825Title: Nursing Clinical Instructor, Certified Professional Coach, Legal Nurse Consultant

Company: Ryerson University

Location: Toronto, Canada

Dr. Dawn Peters-Bascombe desired to be a nurse from a young age. She has lived out her passion for more than three decades, working as a nurse and educator in the health care profession. A natural leader and team-builder, she is highly trusted and recommended among both students and peers alike to address a series of problems and concerns. Dr. Peters-Bascombe is known for brainstorming a series of ideas that lead to optimized patient care. Read the rest of this entry »

George L. Marks Jr., MD

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LogoTitle: Physician, Cardiologist

Company: Martin Luther King, Jr. Multi-Service Ambulatory Care Center

Location: Los Angeles, CA, United States

With a passion for medicine and desire to contribute to the community by educating and caring for patients, Dr. George Marks entered the medical profession 37 years ago. He is a renowned cardiologist who has spent the past 30 years working at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Multi-Service Ambulatory Care Center.

Dr. Marks is known throughout the medical community for his strong knowledge and experience in cardiac electrophysiology, as well as his dedication to patient care. In his current role, Dr. Marks manages the critical care unit and outpatient clinic, and consults on inpatient services. He works closely with patients to make sure they understand procedures and the necessary steps involved in achieving optimum health. Looking toward the future, Dr. Marks intends to continue delivering the best care and education to his patients and become more involved in community outreach programs. He is also on the lookout for research opportunities. Read the rest of this entry »

Thomas Lecakis, RN, CPAN

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Thomas Lecakis 1075768Title: Staff Nurse for the Post Anesthesia Care Unit, Perianesthesia Nurse Educator

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 »