Rising Tide Awards
This peer-nominated award is a very special recognition of patient safety champions — individuals or organizations that advance patient safety within Maine through their leadership, dedication, and innovation.
About the Awards
A rising tide lifts all boats
Our award name comes from the aphorism popularized by President John F. Kennedy in a 1963 speech. This saying explains the phenomenon that occurs when individuals or organizations become natural forces to advance and spread best practices.
Submit a Nomination by March 25, 2024!
Submit a nomination form and a brief narrative describing how your nominee demonstrates outstanding achievement and commitment to best practices in patient safety. Awards may be presented to individuals or organizations.
Past Rising Tide Award Recipients
Poppy Arford, Patient Advocate
Linda Brady, Maine Medical Center
Dustin Butler, PharmD, Northern Maine Medical Center
Kathy Day RN, Patient Advocate
Angela Dubuc, Central Maine Medical Center
Jennifer Fortin, Spectrum Generations
Jack Keith MD, St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center
Vickie Koehler, Mid Coast Hospital
Maine State Nurses Association
Becky Martins, Consumer Advocate
Donna McEachern, Lakewood Continuing Care Center
Rita Owsiak, Maine CDC
Doug Salvadore MD, Maine Medical Center
Beth Stowell RN, MEMIC
Marie Vienneau BSN, MHA, Mayo Regional Hospital
Questions about the Rising Tide Awards?
Contact Judy Tupper at email@example.com for more information about the awards and nominations.