Samantha DeParre, MSN, VA-BC, RN-BC, has been appointed nurse manager of the Ambulatory Infusion Center at Christiana Care.
DeParre will continue to serve as nurse manager of Vascular Access at Christiana and Wilmington hospitals, a position she assumed in 2017. In these roles, DeParre will manage operations for both Vascular Access and Ambulatory Infusion.
She joined Christiana Care in 2007 and has since served as a staff nurse in the Emergency Department, and assistant nurse manager in Behavioral Health at Christiana Hospital.
Since joining the Vascular Access team, DeParre has doubled Vascular Access outpatient services and expanded services offered to include ultrasound guided peripheral intravenous lines and midlines in an effort to reduce central line utilization and improve vessel health preservation.
She has been instrumental in developing system-wide best practices and interventions to reduce the occurrence of hospital-acquired central line associated infections by 50%, placing Christiana Care below the national average. Her efforts to improve safety at Christiana Care have also been reflected in the 2019 Patient Safety Culture report with improvement in 11 out of 12 categories.
DeParre has completed the Advanced Quality & Safety Improvement Science Program and the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training program. Samantha received the Christiana Care Way Award and earned nominations for exceptional nursing care and leadership as a DAISY Nurse Leader and Excellence in Nursing Leader.
DeParre earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Immaculata University and holds a Master of Science in nursing leadership from Wilmington University.
She reports to Kimberly Talley, MSN, CRNP, RN, CNML-BC, FABC, LSSGB, vice president of Patient Care Services, Surgical.