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Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Magee CRNA Serafina Bear Wins UPMC PSD Extra Mile Award

Serafina M. Bear, MSN, CRNACongratulations to Serafina M. Bear, MSN, CRNA, UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital, who was a winner of “The Extra Mile” Quarter 1 Award within UPMC Physician Services Division (PSD). The award recognizes staff members who go above and beyond their job duties, maintain a high office morale, and actively display UPMC’s values.

Serafina was chosen for the award for providing exceptional care that saved a newborn's life during an emergency delivery under suboptimal circumstances. Below are some brief excerpts of praise from Serafina’s colleagues at Magee in their nomination:

“Serafina was absolutely fabulous in how she calmly marshalled limited resources and guided the ED staff in reviving this baby. Having her there allowed the entire ED staff to relax and focus on the task at hand. I am proud of the way she handled the entire situation."

“This was a true miracle! We are so proud to have her as part of our team!”Magee celebration with cake for Serafina M. Bear, MSN, CRNA