Brite Lite Previous Winners
The Brite Lite employee recognition program was launched in 2002, and highlights five employees who have gone above and beyond their everyday duties to make the patients and families with whom they come into contact feel safe, important, and well cared for.
Brite Lites are selected as those who best exemplify “the four Cs” at Hasbro Children’s Hospital: caring, communication, cooperation and competence.
Patients and their families salute Hasbro Children's Hospital's Brite Lites.
Kimberly DeCastro, RN
"She has a great attitude and makes it seem like much more hanging out at a friends for the afternoon than being in a hospital getting a treatment."
"My son Brayden has to undergo Remicade treatments every eight weeks. Kim has a great spirit, sense of humor and just overall ability to make things at ease to make these treatments as enjoyable and pleasant as they can be. She has a great attitude and makes it seem much more like hanging out at a friend's for the afternoon, than being in a hospital getting a treatment. She does a tremendous job."
Mohammed Faizan, MD
"I will be grateful all my life for everything he has done for my daughter."
(translated from Spanish)
"I want to nominate Dr. Faizan for being an exemplary human being. He shows my children a lot of love. My daughter adores him. She says, 'he is my doctor' when she talks about him. I feel a sense of tranquility knowing she feels well. I can’t find the right words to describe what Dr. Faizan means to us in our lives and the support he has given us. He is an excellent doctor. I will be grateful all my life for everything he has done for my daughter. Thank you, Dr. Faizan."
Odessa Holt, MSW
"Odessa was our rock, our guidance, our strength and led us from day to day."
"From entering the ICU until well after discharge, Odessa was our rock, our guidance, our strength and led us from day to day. She went above and beyond for our daughter and supporting us and our family. She offered support and guidance to help us through a most difficult few days. Odessa knew what we needed, when and how to support us. We are so grateful to have worked with Odessa during this time."
Kristen Macrae, BSN, RN
"What stood out to me was that she checked on me, along with my son."
"Kristen is a special kind of nurse. She has a tough exterior but is very soft and caring inside. She really cares about me and my son. What stood out to me was that she checked on me, along with my son. Kristen says I was having a hard time being in the hospital for so long. She took it upon herself to get me to go out with my husband to get away for a bit. Kristen respected me as a mother not only to my son but also my daughter. She was an advocate for me to allow my daughter to stay with me. The care and attention to detail Kristen had was exceptional. She took the time to understand all aspects of the situation and executed all her duties flawlessly. I am so grateful I had Kristen as my nurse. She really was a game changer in helping me get through my time there. She even took the time to rearrange my room and get a bed and toys for me and my daughter. Her doing that had a major impact on my mental stability which at that time was fracturing. She knew I needed that so I could keep it together for my family! I love all the nurses we had and really couldn’t have done this without them!"
Jennifer Pace, BSN, RN
"Her family-centered approach made us feel supported, heard and respected."
"AKA, “Jen McStuffins,” per Landon who loves the TV show Doc McStuffins. Jen Pace is an extraordinary nurse! Her family centered approach made us feel supported, heard and respected. She was able to interact well with my son in a way I noticed he trusted her with his “boo-boos.” Jen displayed a level of professionalism and knowledge that should be admired and recognized. I was able to witness her work well with other family and most importantly modeled team work and positivity with other staff on this unit. We had the pleasure of having her as our nurse twice during our stay and we couldn’t have been happier to see her. Jen thoroughly explained the day's plan, goals and medication schedule which as a parent made life easier. She is an asset to this hospital. Thank you for a great experience during a difficult time."
Katie Greco, BSN, RN, CPN
"You were not even a member of his immediate care team and you were so detailed and made sure nothing was overlooked. On top of that I felt like you listened to my concerns while rotating. But most important out of all the people in the room you stayed behind to talk and explain and comfort me when I was having a tough moment. It was not overlooked and extremely appreciated. You could have just left with everyone else. You saw I was upset and came to comfort. It takes a special wonderful person to care and console others. Especially when Logan isn’t one of your patients. Thank you so much!"
Carissa Hill Devlin, PA
"Carissa showed she was caring when I returned to the ER after being in the CDU and she came and visited me to see how I was doing. She also showed that she was caring when she tried to let me do a clean catch instead of a straight cath because I was very scared to have a catheter. She showed cooperation when she helped me with being able to visit the bathroom, and helping my mother become comfortable while staying overnight. Carissa was very good at communicating, she would reword a sentence however many times it took until I understood what was going on. She also called another hospital I was at, and my pediatrician to make sure that she had enough information about my case as possible. Carissa showed competence in every task she undertook, she would help me with everything I needed, and she was always up with my pain meds, even in the middle of the night. There is an overwhelming amount of evidence that Carissa fulfilled the 4 C’s while caring for me."
Donna Marasigan, BSN, RN, CCRN, CPN
"Throughout the night she did everything from helping us change diapers around tubes and wires, to singing to our son to comfort him, to searching the floor for extra blankets, pillows and swing for baby to make us all more comfortable. During a time that was very scary, she was a face of knowledge, comfort and professionalism. We cannot thank her enough for her help and support."
Lorene Booker-Jorge, RN
"Lori was the first nurse we interacted with in PICU. She was also the first nurse that we encountered who took the time to answer all of our questions and make sure we understood what was happening with our child. She spoke to us in a way that made us feel 'normal' in the midst of a very stressful situation. She comforted us during difficult treatments and celebrated small improvements. We are so thankful for the kindness that she showed our family!"