Congratulations to Registered Nurse and Relief Supervisor Brenda Damasco, RN on being named Employee of the Quarter for the Comprehensive Care Center.

“Brenda is an amazing nurse to work with,” her nomination read. “She is gentle, kind, hands-on and patient. She is so helpful and makes our jobs easier. She is a wonderful supervisor and great asset to our facility. We are lucky to have her!”

Brenda has been a registered nurse for about 10 years. She was hired about 12 years ago at the CCC as a Certified Nursing Assistant and then attended the nursing program at Allan Hancock College.

She says she became a nurse because she “wanted to help people. I really still do.”

Brenda previously also worked for a decade in urgent care at the former Sansum Multi-Speciality Clinic. Since last June, she’s been full-time at the CCC.

“I love the staff; it’s like a family here,” said Brenda, the mother of a 1-year-old son. “I love the residents and being able to help them. I don’t see myself doing anything else.”

She said even the smallest gesture, such as giving a resident a cup of water, provides instant gratification.

“It’s fulfillment in your heart that you’re doing the right thing,” she says.