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Warm hearts, helping hands: Part 8

Professionalism in patient care at its finest


National Nurses Week is a celebration and recognition of the invaluable contributions nurses make to patient care. This is the eighth in a series of stories highlighting a few of the many exceptional nurses at Novant Health, as chosen by their peers for going above and beyond in caring for patients.

Christine Keaveny started her career at Novant Health UVA Health System Prince William Medical Center in 2001 after graduating from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Since then, she has dedicated her 15-year career to providing the most remarkable care to her patients in Northern Virginia.

Keavney has especially excelled in caring for cancer patients, and she became certified as an oncology nurse by the Oncology Nursing Society more than 10 years ago.

“Christine consistently holds herself to a higher standard of professional growth,” said Keara Wright, nurse manager at Prince William Medical Center. “We are all a little more confident when collaborating with Chris and can benefit from her expertise for department projects and patient coverage.”

In a recent letter, one of Keaveny’s patients commented on her outstanding performance as a caregiver. The patient mentioned that Keaveny was able to demonstrate her skill-level as a nurse while showing extreme professionalism during the time she was caring for the patient.

Her contributions extend beyond the walls of the hospital. She also serves as a member of the Northern Virginia Chapter of the Oncology Nursing Society, showing her dedication and commitment to caring for the community.





Published: 5/12/2016