DALLAS – For her leadership of the nursing staff at Presbyterians Margot Perot Center for Women and Infants, Deb Maitre has been recognized with the national Nursing Spectrum/NurseWeek Excellence Award in Management. Maitre is one of six winners from around the country in six different categories, and was the winner in the South Central region, which includes Texas and Louisiana.
Her stamp of excellence is on every aspect of patient care delivered at the Margot Perot Center, said Martha Steinbauer, RN, CNO, vice president of nursing at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. Its very evident that the special connection she feels to patients and the high standards she has for patient care have influenced nurse managers and floor nurses throughout the Margot Perot Center.
Maitres responsibilities include the fiscal and clinical management of Labor and Delivery, Newborn Nursery, Special Care Nursery, Neonatal Intensive Care, High Risk OB, and Gynecological Surgery. During her 14-year tenure, she has helped oversee the multi-million dollar expansion of the Margot Perot Center, which included construction of an expanded NICU, addition of labor-and-delivery suites and creation of a high-risk OB unit.
Her duties include a broad spectrum of complex and very demanding responsibilities, but Deb always performs her job with the highest level of expertise, professionalism and dedication. Those traits help make the Margot Perot Center one of the states top centers for women and their infants, said Mark H. Merrill, president of Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. I think that passion comes from a sincere desire Deb has to see that patients are given the best care possible.
Maitres reputation has served as a magnet, attracting other nurses from around the country to join Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. I intentionally came to work in this hospital seven years ago because of her reputation in the national nursing community, said Renee Jones, RNC, MSN, WHCNP, Clinical Education Specialist.
She has been my boss, mentor, colleague, role model and more importantly an exceptional friend. Judges for the Nursing Spectrum/NurseWeek award noted Maitres management style, which is to lead by example, never asking others to do something she isnt willing to do herself. Challenged with numerous administrative duties, Maitre still makes a point to mentor young nurse leaders and be a visible attendee at unit meetings throughout her division.