Rena Perez is a patient advocate, who balances being logical and detail-oriented with the softer side of nursing: compassion, vulnerability, and warmth. She was instrumental in directing the team that developed the Ebola patient workflow for Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento. Perez also works on multiple projects to drive high-quality patient care in her intensive care unit, and this year, she achieved her Critical Care Registered Nurse certification through the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.
Perez recently earned a Kaiser Permanente Extraordinary Nurse Award. Read on to learn about her nursing journey.
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