Chris Mashburn, RN, BSN Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 8:13 pm EDT

When Chris Mashburn, RN, BSN, joined Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital (JDCH) in 2007, she came with 15 years of general cardiac and pediatric cardiac transplant experience. She also brought with her the passion and dedication to build the then fledgling program to its current top-notch status.

“Chris obviously views nursing as an honored profession, striving to continue elevating its role through research, education and publication—most recently in the New England Journal of Medicine,” said Kari Hess, administrative director, Cardiac Center, JDCH.

“Chris has sacrificed countless hours reassuring, comforting and caring for our patients and their families,” Hess pointed out. “Our Cardiac Center and hospital are definitely better off because of her.”

Since the Cardiac Center completed eleven successful pediatric heart transplants since JDCH received UNOS approval in late 2011, Mashburn has many faithful fans.  She has also set a wonderful example for her daughter, Danielle, who is now a physician’s assistant in Denver.