02.04.2020 Back to News

Maia Poutre Honored With The DAISY Award

Core Nurse Coordinator Maia Poutre, BSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, isn’t exaggerating when she says she grew up at Methodist.

Her mother, Pat Hoidal, a retired nurse who spent time in nurse administration at Methodist Hospital, used to bring her in on Take Your Daughter to Work Day. Poutre later became a Methodist Hospital Volunteen, a patient escort, a nursing assistant and a labor and delivery staff nurse. 

Now the core coordinator for labor and delivery and high-risk obstetrics at Methodist Women’s Hospital, Poutre has been honored as the January recipient of The DAISY Award.

In her nomination of Poutre, a grateful patient wrote: “Maia cared for me as both a patient and a friend. She became a key person of wisdom for me and my husband as we tried to make decisions during my high-risk stay and then labor and delivery of our twins. Maia got me ice, took my tray and served me with such awareness. But even more than that, she put the medical world in layman’s terms and at a crucial time of need, helped us navigate through a hard situation. She listened to my needs and heard what I wanted and how I hoped delivery would go, and then voiced my hopes to the doctors. She made me feel respected, cared for, and like I said, she made me feel like a friend.”

Poutre said she was humbled to receive the award, and she gave credit to her coworkers for helping her excel.

“I don’t feel like I deserve it,” she said. “But I’m grateful. I’d like to give one to all of our nurses. We have an amazing team.”

She added: “I love coming to work. I love what I do. It’s become part of me. Even the patient said to me when she was here, ‘I can tell your heart is in it.’ And that’s part of why I became a nurse – to be able to make a difference for somebody who’s in a tough time.”