Who gives you the strength to achieve your goals?
Lili Davis, nurse manager of the first floor unit at Spaulding Nursing and Therapy Center Brighton, takes great pride in helping her team and their patients achieve their goals. “Seeing the transformation that our patients go through here, seeing them be able to walk again or even just smile again, that gives me strength,” says Lili.
We’ve all needed to draw upon strength this past year, including Lili. She helped establish Spaulding Brighton’s dedicated COVID area on her unit—inspiring her nursing staff to volunteer for shifts in the area, even when unknowns about the virus were causing fear and uncertainty. Lili was proud of her team’s efforts and how they came together to do this important work, all with a commitment to safety, dignity, and innovative care delivery.
And then she was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Suddenly, Lili had a new challenge—how to inspire and lead a nursing staff treating the most vulnerable population during a pandemic, while undergoing cancer treatment herself. With strength and determination, supportive leaders, and a temporary remote work arrangement, Lili and her team kept up their high performance.
Lili was steadfast in her support for our patients during this challenging time—and our donor community was, too. Gifts to Spaulding Brighton help our patients find their strength and achieve their own recovery goals.
Today, Lili is cancer-free and back to work in person. She received Spaulding’s 2020 Transformational Nurse Leader award for her unparalleled bravery and ability to adapt, personally and professionally, in the face of crisis. Maureen Calnan, Director of Nursing, says that Lili “is an outstanding nurse leader, mentor, and clinician, and a strong, amazing woman. Lili has made an incredible impact on Spaulding Brighton.” It’s an impact that is felt by our patients, families, and everyone Lili knows.
Lili is still supporting her staff and patients in meeting their goals, and tackling goals of her own. She committed to pursuing an advanced degree and a special certification in oncology—an area for which she has a new, personal understanding and compassion. She’s looking forward to bringing this perspective to help Spaulding patients. Even after a challenging year, Lili has so much to celebrate.
Imagine the Possibilities
At a time when scientific advancements can help make the impossible possible, an investment in rehabilitation medicine has never been more necessary — or more promising.
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