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Hasbro Children’s Hospital Recognizes Brite Lites at Special 20th Anniversary Ceremony


Hasbro Children’s Hospital recently honored five hospital employees as “Brite Lites” for 2013. The Brite Lites recognition program, now in its 11th year, singles out hospital employees who have provided outstanding care to patients. This year’s Brite Lites were chosen from more than 90 nominations made by patients and their families.

This year’s Brite Lites celebration coincided with the 20th anniversary of the official opening of Hasbro Children’s Hospital. The hospital opened its doors to patients and families on Valentine’s Day 1994.

“Each year, we get to pause for a moment to thank some of our team for their outstanding commitment to the patients we serve,” said Robert Klein, M.D., pediatrician-in-chief of Hasbro Children’s Hospital. “Nowhere is our impact as caregivers felt more clearly than when we celebrate our Brite Lites. But, this year, as we celebrate our 20th birthday, we also reflect upon the countless children and families whose lives have been forever entwined with ours. We look forward to the next 20 years of providing world-class, family centered care to the young patients who need us the most.”

Launched in 2002, the Brite Lite employee recognition program highlights five employees who have gone above and beyond their everyday duties to provide extra special care to patients and families. Those employees who best exemplify the hospital’s ‘four Cs’ – caring, communication, cooperation and competence – earn the Brite Lites designation.


Left to right: Lynn E Pittsinger, RN,Director Pediatric Emergency Services, Hasbro Children's Hospital; Timothy J. Babineau MD,President and Chief Executive Officer, Lifespan, President, Rhode Island Hospital; Brite Lites Award winners Petra Klinge, MD; Kimberly Taylor, RN; Miladys Guerrero, RN; Tara Brown, RN; Roxanne Price; Robert B Klein, MD, Pediatrician-in-Chief, Hasbro Children's Hospital; Thomas F Tracy JR, MD, Pediatric Surgeon-in-Chief, Hasbro Children's Hospital.

The 2013 Hasbro Children’s Hospital Brite Lites are:

  • Kimberly J. Taylor, RN, BSN, of Warwick
  • Miladys Guerrero, RN, BSN, of Providence
  • Tara Brown, MSN, CPNP, CPN, CCRN, of Pawtucket
  • Roxanne Price of Cranston
  • Petra Klinge, MD, of Pawtucket

Through the Brite Lites program, patients and family members write a nomination letter for a staff member who has taken extra special care of a patient or a family. The nomination letters are shared during a special ceremony, that includes many of the patients and families who submitted the nominations.

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