Patricia Fenimore, RN, CNRN, CCRNN, a staff nurse in the Neuro Critical Care Unit at Christiana Hospital, was honored with a 2015 Delaware Excellence in Nursing Practice Award from the Delaware Nurses Association in partnership with the Delaware Organization of Nurse Leaders.
In addition, three Christiana Care nurses were recognized at the Delaware Excellence in Nursing Practice Awards banquet for being finalists in their respective categories:
- Sonya Stover, MSN, RN, CCRN, NE-BC, nurse manager 3D, Nurse Leader.
- Sawdia Salmon, BSN, RN, 5E, New Nurse Graduate.
- Tamekia Thomas, MSN, RN, CCRN, NE-BC, staff education specialist, Nurse Educator and Staff Specialist.
The awards recognize nurses who consistently promote and excel in their profession, and bring a positive approach to their area of nursing practice. Fenimore was honored as the winner in Inpatient Based – Critical Care category.
She began her 25-year career at Christiana Care Health System as a staff nurse in the Neuro Intensive Care Unit. She worked as a patient care coordinator from 2004 to 2014 before returning to the Neuro Critical Care Unit, where she works today.
“I was extremely honored to be nominated and truly honored when I won this award,” said Fenimore. She says she chose nursing as a career because she wanted to help people and make a difference in their lives.
“Patricia Fenimore exemplifies the high standard of nursing excellence and leadership that makes Christiana Care a Magnet organization,” said Diane P. Talarek, MA, RN, NE-BC, senior vice president of Patient Care Services and chief nursing officer.