Karen Fleming, RN
As a Clinical Nurse Educator within NYGH’s paediatric unit, Karen Fleming has a strong drive to support others and see them thrive. She has the important job of ensuring nursing staff have the skills and training they need to provide exceptional patient care that is equitable and accessible, and she wears many hats in her role. From creating and updating policies, developing educational tools, leading and managing quality improvement projects, implementing new equipment, onboarding new staff, and educating learners, Karen is a resourceful leader and a true advocate for the health and well-being of others. At the same time, she volunteers as a way of sharing her knowledge with others and is pursuing her second master’s degree to continue her own professional development. At her core is excellence in safe patient and family-centred care which has her always seeking ways to help make a difference. She also lends her voice and expertise on multiple hospital committees, including being one of the catalysts in the formation of the Anti-Black Racism Committee.