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It’s always great when organizations outside of our own recognize our accomplished staff. Recently Patricia Kuzmiak, RNC-NIC, CCRN, CRNI, was awarded “Top Nurse in California” honors by the International Nurses Association for her demonstrated achievement and leadership in the field of neonatal nursing and vascular access and she’s been qualified for inclusion in that group’s 2012 Edition of “Worldwide Leadership in Healthcare.” Way to go Patricia!
Patricia works in Clovis Community’s new neonatal ICU where she places PICC lines (peripherally inserted central catheter) in our tiniest, most fragile babies. Patricia developed the first PICC Program in the Central Valley at the old University Medical Center. And for that work in 2004 she was inducted in “Strathmore’s Who’s Who” for demonstrated leadership and achievement. In 2007, Patricia moved to Community Regional in downtown Fresno to develop a PICC program there with nursing partner Cynthia McMillen, MSN, VA-BC. While Cindy focused on adult patients, Patricia branched out to include our pediatric and newborn patients to help advance the PICC team as a vascular access team. And we are sure glad she developed that expertise.
Patricia’s so much in demand for her PICC leadership that on her free time on weekends she works at another Community hospital, Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital, as their on-call PICC nurse. Patricia is just one of our great NICU nurses caring for fragile babies in our newborn nursery. Congratulations and thank you.