On Thursday, November 6th, Caryn Jachimiec, RN, Clinical Nurse Educator, was honored as Little Company of Mary’s Pinnacle Leader at the 17th 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.
Caryn graduated from Lewis University in 1981 and has been a nurse at Little Company of Mary Hospital for 33 years. She worked as a nurse in Little Company of Mary’s Intensive Care Unit for 16 years before becoming a Clinical Nurse Educator. Caryn had wanted to become a nurse for as long as she could remember. She has a true passion for nursing and enjoys working collaboratively with her colleagues.
“I always strive to be an advocate for nurses because they are the advocate for their patients,” Caryn said. “I work with an incredible group of nurses and am truly honored to be considered a Pinnacle Leader.”
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.