Mary “Laurette” Hughes
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Mary, who is more commonly known by her patients and their families as Laurette, joined the Franciscan Hospital for Children nursing staff in December of 2008 when she moved to Boston from rural Vermont. While living in Vermont, she spent more than 10 years as a school nurse across the school age spectrum. She also worked with rehabilitation patients at a local hospital dealing predominantly with patients and families adapting to life after spinal cord injuries and/or traumatic brain injuries.
Furthering her education has always been something she’s valued and pursued. She attended Boston University and received her undergraduate degree in Biology, then a Bachelor’s in Nursing from the University of Vermont. Most recently she’s been participating in a combined Master’s/PhD program in Nursing at Boston College. She hopes to complete her dissertation in May of 2013.
Laurette is a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, the National Association of School Nurses, the Eastern Nurses’ Research Society, and Sigma Theta Tau, the Honor Society of Nursing
With a strong science and research background, she has the know-how to deliver expert patient care. But it is her compassion and concern that motivates her to provide the best, most individualized and personalized care she can.
“Encouraging families toward independence at their own level is paramount in rehabilitation. In both community and hospital settings I enjoy educating families about ways to maintain and improve their health and wellbeing in ways they can benefit from right now and once they’re discharged.”
Laurette enjoys spending time with her husband, 2 sons and 2 Siberian Huskies. In her free time, she enjoys taking bike tours with family and friends.