Cindy McKenna, the Clinical Outreach Coordinator at Crittenton’s Wellness Center, has been a longstanding advocate for community wellness and an asset to her community. Recently, the community has shown their appreciation for her work by nominating her for the Nightingale Award for Nursing Excellence.
Cindy McKenna graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Delaware, where she was an active member of the National Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau chapter. After graduating she spent time working for various hospitals both on the floor and in supervisor roles.
After moving to Michigan, she became involved in Crittenton’s Community Health and Education Department and Crittenton Home Care before settling into her current home at the Crittenton Wellness Center at the Older Persons’ Commission (OPC).
Why She Loves What She Does
According to McKenna, “I love working with the 50+ community. Those who come to the OPC come with a positive attitude.” She continues that, “It is exciting to work in the community where we can educate, screen, and be available and accessible as a health resource with the goal of disease prevention and management.” McKenna believes that her passion feeds from the positive energy from her patients, who come to her ready to change their lifestyle to promote good health. They always have health related questions and concerns that she can help manage and answer. Crittenton’s partnership with the OPC also offers a multitude of resources to which she can refer the seniors as well.
About the Award
The Nightingale Awards for Nursing Excellence recognize those who play a critical role in the healthcare delivery system. Each year, one winner is selected who exemplifies the hard-working, highly skilled individuals in nursing excellence.
Congratulations to Cindy McKenna who was nominated as this year’s People’s Choice by the community she serves.