CAROLINA FRANTZ MSN, RN
Carolina Frantz is currently the Quality Assurance Performance Improvement Coordinator/ Infection Prevention Representative for UPMC Home Healthcare. She serves the community in this role with the creation and execution of projects that will improve patient care delivery, as well as staff support and performance. In addition to quality, she is the infection prevention resource for the organization, completing contact tracing investigations and supporting the agency infection education needs. She obtained her Associates in Nursing at the Community College of Allegheny county, baccalaureate degree at Carlow University, and will be completing her Masters in the spring of 2020 from Carlow University with a concentration in nursing leadership and education.
Part of her work and educational journey has led her to volunteering opportunities and a chance to serve the community in every way possible. She is currently part of the Western Pennsylvania Regional Response Collaborative, which is a partnership with other health care organizations as well as the Department of Health in response to the Covid-19 Pandemic. She also volunteers with her home church every other month serving a Sunday meal at the Pleasant Valley Men’s Shelter. In honor of Latin/Hispanic heritage month she will be serving arroz con pollo (traditional Colombian rice with chicken) for the month’s Sunday meal.
In efforts to continue to celebrate her roots as an Immigrant from Colombia South America, Carolina started searching for others in the healthcare field that shared the same desire to help and support fellow Hispanic community members. She joined the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) and found that a chapter in this area simply did not exist. This became a priority, and a desire to begin a chapter in Western Pennsylvania and give others in the area a chapter to call home. It has been a journey with many hurdles, but with the help of core members in the new chapter, the Nacimiento (birth) of the Western Pennsylvania Area Chapter of NAHN has been a success.
WHO WE ARE
We are Latinx nurses of Pittsburgh. We are allies to the community. We strive for change and betterment for the entire community.