Tammy McNinney, BSN, RN, OCN, a staff nurse within the bone marrow transplant unit, is the 2018 recipient of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital’s Clinical Nurse Excellence Award.
Each year, this award is granted to a nurse who has positively impacted patient outcomes and quality of care and demonstrated a commitment to and role modeling of behaviors consistent with a range of NewYork-Presbyterian standards and initiatives. These standards include but are not limited to: advocacy, collaboration, engagement, evidence-based practice, leadership, professional development and reliability.
“Tammy is an exemplary clinical nurse,” says oncology patient care director Lara Scrimenti, MSSL, BSN, RN, NE-BC. “Quality and nursing excellence are near and dear to her heart and just part of her DNA. Tammy is a role model for her team, and she has clearly elevated the practice of the nurses on our unit.”
Known by her peers as the “policy and procedure manual,” Tammy is adamant about staying up to date on nursing research and acts as a healthcare-associated infection (HAI) prevention champion within her nursing unit. Her time spent teaching her teammates, as well as patients and their families, about prevention of central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) and falls helped to significantly decrease the unit’s incidence of both in 2017.
The Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Hematology and Oncology Division is proud to serve as a home to nurses like Tammy, who are dedicated to delivering the best possible patient- and family-centered care to people affected by cancer.