Recognized for consistently demonstrating excellence
Southern Maine Health Care (SMHC) is pleased to announce that Emergency Department (ED) Nurse Manager Jennifer Granata, FNP-C has been selected by the National Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) to receive the 2014 ENA Nurse Manager Award. The award recognizes individuals that exemplify exceptional professional practice, innovation, leadership and advocacy in an emergency nursing management.
“SMHC is very fortunate to have a nurse of Jennifer Granata’s caliber managing our Emergency Department staff,” said SMHC President and CEO Ed McGeachey. “Jennifer is an exceptional leader and highly regarded by her peers for her patient focus and clinical expertise. Jennifer exemplifies excellence and we are very pleased she has received national recognition for her dedication to emergency nursing and our patients.”
"Jennifer is truly deserving of this recognition,” said Chief Nursing Officer Pat Camire. “As a nurse leader at SMHC, Jennifer role models the characteristics of this esteemed award. She is an exceptional leader and a valuable addition to our nurse leadership team."
Granata joined SMHC in 2002 as a staff nurse. In 2007 she became a nurse educator and was promoted to ED nurse manager in 2010. In addition to her ED responsibilities, Granata provides hands-on nursing care as a nurse practitioner. She is a Scarborough resident and will be honored at the ENA Annual Awards Gala in Indianapolis, Indiana on October 11, 2014.
About Southern Maine Health Care
Southern Maine Health Care (SMHC) is a national award-winning healthcare system, including two acute care medical centers; one in Biddeford, Maine licensed for 150 beds and one in Sanford, Maine, licensed for 58 beds. SMHC offers excellent clinical care and a multi-specialty physician services group with medical offices providing outpatient care located in Biddeford, Kennebunk, Old Orchard Beach, Saco, Sanford and Waterboro. Eldercare services are provided through four sites located in Sanford. Non-emergency care is available at Walk-In Care centers in Saco and Waterboro. SMHC is Joint Commission accredited, Pathway to Excellence designated, state-licensed, and is a member of the MaineHealth system. To learn more visit www.smhc.org or @smhcHealth on Twitter.
About the Emergency Nurses Association
The Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), which has more than 40,000 members worldwide, is the only professional nursing association dedicated to defining the future of emergency nursing and emergency care through advocacy, expertise, innovation and leadership. Founded in 1970, ENA develops and disseminates education and practice standards and guidelines, and affords consultation to both private and public entities regarding emergency nurse and their practice. Additional information is available at ENS’s website, www.ena.org.