Paterson, NJ [October 13, 2009] – St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center/St. Joseph's Children's Hospital (SJRMC/SJCH) is pleased to announce that Kathy Faber, MSN, RN Clinical Nurse Leader, has been selected as the recipient of the Academy of Neonatal Nursing's 2009 Excellence in Neonatal Nursing Practice Award. Kathy formally received her award recently at the Academy's national meeting in Phoenix, Arizona.
Kathy has been a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit nurse at SJCH for the past twenty-nine years. Her dedication and commitment to the extremely low birth weight infant and their families is truly admirable. Her enthusiasm stimulates other nurses to lead by her example. Kathy strives to provide family-centered care, including parents as partners, to facilitate the premature infant's journey from our home to theirs. She has developed many collaborative initiatives that incorporate the values of excellence, dignity, charity, and justice that are the foundation of St. Joseph's Healthcare System.
Some of her initiatives include: The Maternal Child Division Thermoregulation Collaborative, Plans of Care by Gestational Age, the Tiny Baby, the Discharge Process of the Neonate, Parents as Partners, and Evidence-Based Plans of Care, among others.
In addition to this most recent award, Kathy was also the recipient of the 2008 Aspiring Nurse Leader Award by the Organization of Nurse Executives of New Jersey (ONE/NJ). Kathy is a nationally recognized speaker who has impacted nursing at SJCH and around the country. She is also a vital part of the three-time Magnet Award for Nursing Excellence team at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center/St. Joseph's Children's Hospital.