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Manolita Poblador, RN, Receives Exceptional Nurse Award


The Spring 2012 DAISY Award for extraordinary nurses was awarded to Manolita "Bambi" Poblador, RN, a Surgical Services nurse at Tillamook County General Hospital.

Nominations from hospital co-workers included these comments about the exceptional nursing care provided by Poblador: Bambi is always cheerful, consistently compassionate, and attentively focused on the well-being of her patients. Every patient in Tillamook must know her and recognize her compassionate smile. She served as a “digital expert” helping our department with the CPOE computerized medical records start-up. She has also taken extra time to mentor other nurses. She is a joy to work with. She is knowledgeable about nursing and medicine and actively involved in learning new things in the OR.

A registered nurse since 1996, Poblador came to Tillamook Hospital in 1999, working first on the Medical Surgical unit, then in the Family Birthing Center and finally in her favorite area of nursing -- Surgical Services. Nursing wasn’t her first choice for a career, but she fell in love with it quickly.

"For me, nursing is a calling and I absolutely love what I do," shared Poblador. "I love caring for people, praying for their healing, and sometimes just holding their hand to help them through a hard time."

Other Tillamook registered nurses nominated for this DAISY award include: Kelli Salinas, Gretchen Brill, Ann Martin, Larry Hamilton, Lyn Morris-Holman, Megan Davis, Allison Miller, Kami Jensen, Brenna Waxter, Sara Koberstein, Jenny Stanley, Shirley Thomas, Laura Fournier, Megan Swenson, Sheryl Raines, Turena Williams, Julie Brainerd and Teya Pillar.

The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses was established by the DAISY Foundation in memory of J. Patrick Barnes who died at age 33 with an autoimmune disease. The Barnes Family, awestruck by the clinical skills, caring and compassion of the nurses who cared for Patrick, created a nationwide award program to express appreciation to nurses. This award is now presented twice yearly to a Tillamook Hospital nurse nominated for extraordinary patient care. More than 1,200 healthcare organizations in seven countries participate in this program.