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February 2006

Marge Barnett, RN

Emergency Department

Star Performer, Marge Barnett"I've worked for Lowell General for 34 years because of all the people here. From the people I work with in the ER, to all the wonderful people I know from the different departments, it's the people that you work with that's most important," says our February Star Performer of the month, Marjorie (Marge) Barnett.

Marge is a triage nurse in the Emergency Room. She is the first to greet patients in a concerned, respectful manner. Co-worker Judy Bigley, RN, describes Marge as always going out of her way to make people feel comfortable. In triage, Marge calms anxious patients, gives clear explanations, and talks to patients about their fears.

Co-workers describe Marge as the "essence of what nursing is." She is truly respected by peers for her high moral character and integrity. She is a strong advocate for the patients, and takes responsibility for solving patient problems.

Marge shows her commitment to fellow employees by always looking to advance the clinical education of her fellow staff members. She shares her medical knowledge by giving presentations and handouts on relevant topics in the ER.

"When I started working at LGH, I gravitated to Marge because she was so approachable and loved to teach," says Joanne Richard, RN. "She was my mentor, teacher, and now friend."

Marge has two grown boys and resides in Westford with her husband. In her spare time, Marge enjoys reading books, participating in book clubs, and frequenting tea parlors with friends. Marge enjoys working out at the gym daily, and heads up the LGH "Spring into Action" program each year.

Congratulations, Marge. You're a Star!

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