Baptist Health South Florida, Mariners Hospital

Baptist Health’s Mariners Hospital names 2021 Nurse of the Year

May 21, 2021

Tavernier, FL – May 21, 2021 – Baptist Health’s Mariners Hospital is proud to announce that Elizabeth Giguere, BSN, R.N., CEN, CCRN, has been named the hospital’s 2021 Nurse of the Year. This award is given annually to candidates who are nominated by their peers or a community member and selected by the hospital’s Collaborative Nurse Practice Council. Recipients are compassionate, knowledgeable, ethical and dedicated to improving patient care and fostering teamwork.

Mrs. Giguere, a senior member of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Mariners Hospital, embodies all of these qualities and more. She was nominated for this award by a co-worker, who said: “[Elizabeth’s] years of critical care experience help to lead the night shift in providing excellent care to our patients. Her experience ensures that our patients are getting the best care possible, and her love of helping people defines our culture here at Mariners. She represents the caring and empathy part of our profession while also demonstrating the clinical, scientific and research part of our profession.”

Mrs. Giguere understands the importance of ensuring best practices are implemented in the ICU. She keeps abreast of the most up-to-date research in her practice area and models her practice to reflect this research. At the beginning of the pandemic, she took an active role in assuring the safety of all staff members caring for COVID patients. Mrs. Giguere is a member of the Pathway Committee and a contributing author of the 2018 and 2022 Mariners Hospital Pathway to Excellence application documents. As an active member of the ICU Practice Council, she also assisted in the unit’s process to earn the Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.

“Nurses play such a vital role in healthcare,” said Drew Grossman, CEO of Mariners Hospital. “Without nurses like Elizabeth, the care that patients receive would be vastly different. We rely on them to provide quality compassionate care, and Elizabeth is known for just that. She is an incredible asset to our team.”

About Mariners Hospital
Mariners Hospital is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 11 hospitals, more than 23,000 employees, 4,000 physicians and 100 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual health platform. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to its faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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