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USF Health Adolescent Medicine Nurse Recognized as a Culture Champion

Kevin Espinal received a Culture Coin on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021.

USF Health pediatric nurse Kevin Espinal RN, BSN, was recently recognized with a Culture Coin for his outstanding patient care in the Adolescent Medicine Division.

Espinal said receiving the Culture Coin “means everything” to him and reflects the work both of himself and the “many physicians, nurses and staff that I am lucky to be able to work with here, and I consider it a blessing.

“I am both honored and grateful for the privilege of being able to work for this organization and to serve the patients in our community,” he added.

Espinal was nominated by USF Health pediatrician Cameron Nereim, MD, for his “tremendous job” working with patients and their families.

“Kevin goes above and beyond to make sure our patients receive the best possible care — and believe me, it hasn’t gone unnoticed,” Dr. Nereim said. “Parents are constantly telling me how amazing he is to work with, as he helps them sort through various medical concerns and aids in complex care coordination — and you know what? I couldn’t agree more.”

Dr. Nereim also noted that Espinal’s work with patients has been exemplary during the pandemic: “The past couple of years has been a really hard time to be a kid or young person . . . (Espinal) was able to rise to the challenge and meet the needs of even our most vulnerable patients.”