On Friday, November 6th, Mary Grimm, RN, Maternal/Child Nurse Manager at Little Company of Mary Hospital (LCMH), was honored as Little Company of Mary’s Pinnacle Leader at the 18th annual University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) Power of Nursing Leadership Event. A pinnacle leader is defined as an extraordinary nurse leader selected by his or her organization for their outstanding service in nursing and for making positive, lasting changes in their profession while serving as a mentor for fellow nurses.
“Mary regularly gives back to our community through participation in health fairs and is a member of multiple hospital committees and community Boards,” said Lisa DiMarco, M.B.A., R.N., NEA-BC, FACHE, Vice President of Patient Care Services at LCMH. “She is a tireless worker who consistently and consciously leads with integrity; one who is well-aware of the values and principles by which she lives her life.”
Mary Grimm graduated from St. Xavier University in 1974 and has been a nurse for 41 years. Mary began her career at LCMH in 1982, working nights as staff nurse in the hospital’s nursery for three years before becoming Nurse Manager in 1985. Furthermore, in May of 2015, Mary was recognized by LCMH during Nurses Week 2015 as the hospital’s Nurse Leader of the Year.
“Mary truly is an exceptional leader, leading by example in all she does for our patients, her staff and the community at large,” said Kathi Cavanaugh, RN, Director of Patient Care Services at LCMH. “She always finds time to recognize others who go above and beyond and we are proud to have her as a part of our team at LCMH.”
What began in 1998 as a gathering of highly influential nurse leaders in Illinois to spotlight their collective influence and dedication to healthcare, the UIC Power of Nursing Leadership event is now the premier gathering of the most innovative nurse leaders from academia, health systems, government, and businesses in Illinois.