PEOPLE OF MERCY: Dawn MacFarland

    Meet Dawn MacFarland,  RN, OCN, BSN, MSM, office manager for Mercy Hospital's Oncology.
    Earlier this month, Dawn advocated for her patients and colleagues in Washington, D.C. by participating in the Oncology Nursing Society Capitol Hill Days. Representing Maine in our nation's capital, Dawn met with Congresswoman Chellie Pingree and legislative aides for Senators Collins and King.

    "I cannot understate what an amazing experience this was for me," said Dawn, as she returned to Maine. "Nurses are present in every healthcare setting and possess a unique role in formulating and influencing policy and in advocating for our patients. The conference provided the opportunity for me to learn more about the importance of advocacy and the active role nurses can play."