In 2014, after spending ten days in Door County Medical Center’s intensive care unit, Pam Welter decided she wanted to give back to the nursing staff at DCMC. “The level of care was so high—there never was a bad day of care” Pam recalls, “everyone they sent in was top notch, and the nurses were amazing.” In 2017 Pam and her husband Bill set up the Jody Boes Scholarship in honor of Door County Medical Center’s former Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Patient Care Administration, Jody Boes.
The Jody Boes Scholarship was set up with the goal of providing nurses pursuing advanced degrees at either the Master or Doctorate level with $2,500 a year in financial support. This year, DCMC is proud to announce that Nancy Daoust (RN BSN, CPHQ) has been named the 2020 Jody Boes Scholarship recipient!
Nancy began her nursing career in Scottsdale, Arizona, where she attended nursing school. After three years at Scottsdale Healthcare, Nancy moved to Door County and joined the DCMC nursing team, completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing at the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay in 2014. “I have been in nursing for fifteen years,” Nancy remarks, “At DCMC I was first an Intensive Care Unit nurse, then an RN Case Manager. For the past six years I have been in Quality—my current title is Quality Director.”
With the aid of the Jody Boes Scholarship, Nancy will be pursuing a Masters of Science Nursing Leadership and Management at Western Governors University. “I have a passion for education and enjoy learning and expanding my knowledge in the nursing field, and this scholarship gave me an opportunity to pursue this degree,” says Nancy, adding, “I am so honored to receive this scholarship, Jody Boes was a mentor to me for many years and under her leadership I was given the opportunity to transition to the Quality Department where I have been able to work with the entire organization to impact the quality of care our patients receive—to ensure DCMC puts patients first in everything we do. Completing my Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) has been a personal and professional goal for many years, and the knowledge and skills that I will obtain through my MSN program will allow me to continue to improve the quality of care in our organization.”