The Maryland chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians recently announced that Gail Lemay of Peninsula Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Department was named Emergency Nurse of the Year. 

Lemay was chosen for her dedication to the Emergency Department over the past 37 years; her passion for emergency nursing and process improvement; and her care for her colleagues, patients and the community. Lemay has a master’s degree in nursing and holds post-graduate certifications, and works as clinical quality specialist in the Emergency Department of PRMC. She has attended Emerging Infectious Disease training at Johns Hopkins through the National Ebola Training and Education Center. 

Lemay is an instructor for the Trauma Team’s Stop the Bleed program, educating the public on how to apply lifesaving aid during traumatic injuries. PRMC’s Stop the Bleed program has provided education to organizations and schools across Delmarva. She also represented Peninsula Regional at a national Nurse Hackathon, where she worked with a team to develop a program to empower inner-city youth to become first responders in their communities. 

Peninsula Regional Medical Center Emergency Department Director Angela Brittingham said, “We are very proud that Gail has earned this honor on a statewide level, and it is well-deserved.”