2018 Scholarship Profiles
We are delighted to introduce Natalie Reyes (pictured in the center with her team) as one of WAMMC’s 2018 Scholars and happy to acknowledge she was a member of a team that was awarded a WAMMC 2017 Magnet Award for its efforts in reducing unit-acquired pressure ulcers.
Natalie has been employed at MMC for five years and, as a Clinical Coordinator, has become a leader on the Deskovick 2 unit. She has been a Wound Care champion for three years and has participated in patient care, wound treatment, prevalence data collection and education for the staff. She had also participated as a Diabetes Resource Nurse, which entails being a resource to staff providing equation to patients and maintaining supplies necessary for education.
Natalie has also been involved in helping to prevent readmissions by involvement in the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Care Bundle on Deskovick 2. She has also assisted in a Progressive Mobility study that aimed to show that early mobility in the acute care setting leads to decreased length of stays and readmissions to the hospital.
Her supervisor, Brittney Daley, states “Natalie is a role model to her peers and one of the most highly rated and respected members of the unit."
Natalie has a Progressive Care Certified Nurse certification and is enrolled in the Family Nurse Practitioner Master's Program at Fairleigh Dickinson University where she currently has a 3.8 GPA and hope to graduate in 2020.
Natalie enjoys watching documentaries, reading, and listening to music.