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Cameos of Caring

Southview Medical Center—Tonya Camden

Recognition Year: 
2013

Tonya Camden exemplifies leadership through her positive attitude and determination to care for her patients in the best possible way. Nothing is ever too big to tackle and no barrier stops her. Her colleagues say her bright outlook helps set the mood of the unit each day. She is invariably pleasant, happy, and smiling. Her positive attitude makes her a great champion of new unit practices, and she always demonstrates the right way to do things. Tonya’s leadership extends to patient advocacy. She goes well out of her way to ensure her patients receive the care they need. She often stops procedures to ask important questions, making sure the procedures are right for the patient. Tonya also has great ideas for in-services and the best ways to introduce new equipment and procedures. Following two decades as a nurse on a medical-surgical unit, her service as an OR nurse is like a second career. She never hesitates to take on new and different cases. She inspires confidence in patients, families, physicians, and staff who know they are in good hands when Tonya is their nurse. Tonya earned her B.S.N. at Wright State University. She is certified in the use of peripherally inserted central catheters.