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NATIONAL NURSING WEEK 2018

Jacquie Dunne Markham Stouffville Hospital have worked with Jacquie Dunne for nine years. She predominately works as a co-facilitating nurse in the NICU at Markham Stouffville Hospital (MSH). Consistently she will volunteer to provide extra care to the most frail of our littlest patients who may have significant developmental vulnerabilities above their medically complex needs. Everyone that she works with recognizes how exceptional she is including Dr. Navneet Sharma, MSH Neonatologist, “Jacquie is a very passionate worker in our NICU, her skills are outstanding in what she does – she goes far beyond her nursing duties for the patient as well as the family. She has the ability to foresee and anticipate situations and implement an effective

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care plan accordingly. In addition to her excellent clinical skills, she is also a great co-worker. Jacquie brings her maternal skills, empathy and compassion to work every day, which makes her stand out in her profession.” It’s the developmental care that these babies need – the cuddling, soothing, singing, nurturing and talking to them that she continually provides. And this is why Jacquie is a hero to me, her colleagues, the babies in the NICU, and to all the families she supports. This care helps babies develop a secure attachment with her which they need during the critical window of time in the first few weeks of their lives. These babies get to know Jacquie so well that they would eat for her and gain weight when she was on shift. She is so compassionate, professional,

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