Congrats to "People Who Help People" Award Winner Deb Pearce

Deb PearceIn honor of Public Service Recognition Week, we are recognizing five CDHS staffers with People Who Help People awards. Today’s honoree is Deb Pearce, Registered Nurse III, Night Shift Supervisor at Colorado Mental Health Institute at Fort Logan. Congrats, Deb!

About Deb

Besides being a night shift supervisor, Deb teaches medication safety classes at new employee orientation. She has been instrumental in developing electronic medication sheets and the medication administration process on the Cerner Program. She took this on as an extracurricular project and worked many hours diligently without neglecting patient care, supervision or mentorship to night shift staff. 

What Deb’s Colleagues Say About Her

“Deb Pearce has an in-depth knowledge based on policy, procedures and standards of practice and is an excellent client advocate. She often identifies follow-up needed in multiple areas, and she assists others to get their needs met. 

She has been very instrumental on the electronic health records process and goes above and beyond by coming on her days off and staying after her night shifts to train and support others. 

Deb is a role model on her leadership and compassion that she exhibits to patients/staff. She is very loyal to the institution. She deserves to be recognized for her outstanding work ethic, kindness, supportive approach, mentorship, job knowledge and the dedication to the population that we serve.

She has a very friendly nature, is always willing to share information and constantly compliments and recognizes others for their strengths. With her good critical thinking, she is quick to take the role of leadership, and others respect her abilities and follow her example. She always takes into consideration her co-workers’ input in problem-solving situations. Staff feel comfortable accepting compliments and criticism from Deb. She is genuinely caring, and this is reflected in her customer service satisfaction. She has never been involved in any customer service complaints, and she is consistently commended for the way she handles difficult situations. 

She goes above and beyond her job duties by supporting and coaching nursing staff during crisis interventions. On a daily basis she exceeds expectations by always taking the extra steps to make sure staff understand their job and are able to succeed at the highest standards. It is the personal care she gives that separates her from the rest.” 

Thank you for your service, Deb, and congratulations on your People Who Help People Award!