MacNeal Hospital Nurse Inducted into the Tenet Heroes Hall of Fame

MacNeal Hospital Trauma Nurse Specialist Miriam Ramirez, BSN, RN, CEN was recently inducted into the Tenet Heroes Hall of Fame—the Tenet Healthcare Corporation’s highest honor for employees! She is one of only six heroes to be inducted (over 130 submissions were sent).

At MacNeal, Miriam spearheaded the domestic violence committee, creating alliances with outside organizations such as Pillars and Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network.

“Miriam’s compassion and dedication is an inspiration to everyone at MacNeal,” says M.E. Cleary, Chief Executive Officer for MacNeal Hospital. “Miriam is so tireless. She provides care to people who come to our ER every day, she mentors students, she educates the community about domestic violence and preventable injuries, she advocates for the needs of patients and especially for many of the most vulnerable who come to us for care. Miriam is so passionate and gives so much to others, but still she talks about how much more needs to be done.”

Read more about Miriam below and in MacNeal Hospital’s press release, here.

Hometown: Berwyn, IL

Current Residence (Town): North Riverside, IL

Miriam’s Bio: I am a graduate of J. Sterling Morton West High School and Morton College.  I received my Associates in Applied Science and became a Registered Nurse in 2003.  I started my career in Chicago; first at Mount Sinai Hospital in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, and then at John H. Stroger Hospital in the Infectious Disease Unit (7 South) before I found my home at MacNeal Hospital.  MacNeal has allowed me to grow and develop professionally and academically, allowing me to work in the rehabilitation unit, wound care, and the emergency department.  MacNeal partnered with Lewis University and in 2010, I graduated with my Bachelors of Science in Nursing. Shortly afterward, I became the trauma program coordinator.  I will be graduating with my Masters in Healthcare Leadership in December 2017.

What sparked your passion for health care?
My passion comes from the simple mantra that every day is a special day and you need good health to truly enjoy each day.  I have learned along the way and especially through experiences in the emergency department that tomorrow is never guaranteed so we have to make the most of today!

What is your favorite part of working at MacNeal Hospital?
My favorite part of working at MacNeal is the opportunity of meeting new people every day.  It is rewarding and humbling to make a difference in their lives!



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