Carmen has 30 years of experience as a Registered Nurse with a background in Medical ICU, cardiac care, long term care and rehabilitation. She began early in her career as a Combat Military Police in the Army Reserves to form a solid base in her leadership skills. She was highly involved in several Performance Improvement committees in medication management, safety and education. Carmen was the recipient of St. Elizabeth Healthcare’s Nursing Excellence Award for Innovation three times for her special projects related to communication and education. Her goal as a transformational leader is to empower and engage the nursing team to provide the safest care and promote positive patient experiences. Carmen believes the path to achieve clinical excellence include integrity, creativity, civility and compassion.