Parkview Medical Center Announces Nominees for the Nightingale Luminaries Parkview Medical Center Announces Nominees for the Nightingale Luminaries - Parkview Medical Center - Pueblo, Colorado

Published on March 27, 2020

Parkview Medical Center Announces Nominees for the Nightingale Luminaries

(Pueblo, CO, March 27, 2020) – Parkview Medical Center is proud to announce its Nightingale Luminary Award nominees, Patricia Blanc, Tiffany Maldonado and Brandi Peterson.  Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the award banquet has been postponed until further notice. 

The Nightingale award is the highest honor in Colorado for nurses.

Patty BlancPatricia Blanc has completely innovated Nurse Onboarding at Parkview Medical Center.  In October of 2018, she started to reinvent the program and since then the program went from one week with very little hands-on practice to nine days and is 45% hands on practice.  Not only did she reinvent the Onboarding program, she also developed a program, “Caring For You” to stay in close contact with new nurses.  “Caring For You” involves monthly classes on everything from financial planning and self-care to a variety of clinically relevant subjects.  Blanc is described as approachable, innovative, compassionate, and always willing to share knowledge and a nurse with superior bedside manner.  Blanc holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Colorado Technical University and a Master of Science from Walden University. 

Tiffany MaldonadoTiffany Maldonado is the nursing coordinator for Parkview’s Stroke Services.  During her time, Parkview has achieved the American Heart Association’s Gold Elite Plus award, which is the highest award given.   She was instrumental in collecting and analyzing data to improve thrombolysis times, leading a team to discover ways to improve, and tracking outcomes to make additional improvements.  Tiffany’s governance on this project led to a 53% reduction in time to head CT, from 32 minutes in average to 15 minutes.  Maldonado is defined as a hard worker, dedicated and accountable.  She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Colorado State University-Pueblo. 

Brandi PetersonBrandi Peterson is Parkview’s Patient Experience Manager.  This is a new role for Peterson, who works diligently coaching Parkview’s staff on how they can go the extra mile to ensure patients are satisfied during their stay.  She is leading nursing in a positive motion and can make the best of any situation thrown her way.  Peterson is considered among her colleagues as a compassionate leader, patient advocate and a nurse with implausible work ethic.  Peterson completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Western Governors University and holds a specialty certificate in certified medical surgical registers nurse.    

About Parkview Medical Center

Founded in 1923, Parkview Health System in Pueblo, Colorado, offers general acute healthcare and health specialty services. As a private, non-profit organization, Parkview is licensed for 350 beds and provides a full range of healthcare services including a verified Level III Trauma Center along with exceptional comprehensive cardiac and orthopedic care. Parkview Health System is the leader in all service lines in our service area. As a vital healthcare source, Parkview’s service area includes Pueblo County and 14 surrounding counties, which together represent 370,000 total lives.

Parkview Health System is the largest non-government, nonprofit, private sector employer in Pueblo County with approximately 3,000 employees and provides a skilled medical staff of over 370 physicians. The impact of our workforce triggers a strong impact on the community as Parkview’s annual payroll contributes $232 million to the economy.