2016 Nurse of the Year
Congratulations to PCNA’s 2016 Nurse of the Year, Marcie Doyle!
On Friday, May 6, 2016, Marcie Doyle, BSN, RN, CAPA was recognized as PCNA’s 2016 Nurse of the Year at our Nurses Week Celebration Banquet.
Marcie is described by coworkers as the “go to person” when you have a problem; a collaborator who works with fellow nurses, physicians & ancillary staff with respect, kindness & consideration; and a caring, compassionate nurse who is always striving to gain knowledge.
Marcie has wanted to be a nurse for as long as she can remember. While no one in her family is in a medical career, she witnessed and participated in the caring for others from an early age. As a young girl, she would play with her dolls giving them shots or medicine in an effort to cure them. When her brother was diagnosed with insulin dependent diabetes at 4 years old, she watched her mom “nurse” him. Marcie also helped take care of animals on the family farm and learned a lot about the reality of the cycle of life and the importance of taking care of all living things.
Since graduating from the University of Portland in May 1994 with a “cum laude” bachelor of science in nursing, Marcie has worked in a variety of clinical setting: from being a charge nurse at a small rural hospital, to a float nurse at a large hospital, to the lone nurse in a surgeon’s office, to a clinical instructor, to a school nurse and most recently back to a surgical nursing unit as a charge nurse at St. Joseph’s Walter Surgery Center.
While working at St. Joseph’s, she’s led the Franciscan Patient Experience Group for four years, was awarded the Daisy Foundation Nursing Award and became a Certified Ambulatory Perianesthesia Nurse.
Marcie’s nursing career has offered her numerous opportunities to assume roles that required a great deal of responsibility, independence & leadership. She has repeatedly taken on these roles with passion and dedication. Marcie is once again up for a new challenge. In May 2016, Marcie began a Master’s Program at Western Governor’s University. Marcie has a desire to, in her words, “teach, lead, and ultimately inspire others to carry on this great work of nursing.”
Marcie and her family are active members of Saint Charles Catholic Church and participate in other various church activities and charitable programs.
Amanda Mackey – 2015 PCNA Nurse of the Year!
Amanda is a native of Pierce County, graduating from PLU in 2004 with her BSN. She has worked for St Clare Hospital for 10 years in the Ortho Med Surg Unit as a floor and charge nurse. She is very active with her charge nurse team, mentoring new nurses, and assisting with process improvement projects for the hospital. A former DAISY award winner, she participates in Shared Governance and is involved in the Development and Engagement Committee for St Clare. Amanda also leads the Physician and Provider Experience Team for Franciscan Experience—working to assist physicians in their job satisfaction and performance and recognizing excellent providers with the Gold Star Award. She also participates in Standards Committee for CHI Franciscan updating policies and procedures for the system.
Nominations for Amanda described her passion for teaching, mentoring and supporting coworkers and her leadership abilities. “Amanda personifies excellence every day.” “An exemplary professional who is a team player with a positive attitude with an interest in teaching.”
At St. Clare, Amanda teaches the pre-operative Joint Replacement Class to patients about to undergo hip and knee replacement surgeries. Nominations included quotes from patients “I went to class before my surgery, and when I came in and she was my nurse, I knew I had an expert caring for me. It makes me feel safe.” “She is so bubbly and nice; she keeps me up to date on my care.”
In her free time, Amanda shares her love and passion for nursing with young people throughout Pierce County by visiting area high schools on career days. Amanda also sings with the Tacoma Symphony Chorus and is an avid gardener.