A clinical leader within the pediatric intensive care unit, Aimee Cubillas knew she wanted to be a nurse after having health issues as a child. Having her own children only reinforced how important the work she did in the PICU was. “I’m there to help at the worst times,” she said.

“Aimee consistently exhibits high level clinical excellence by caring for some of the unit’s most complex patients,” said Jineal Shinn, chief nursing officer at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. “She has been a strong, steadying force this past year and we are very fortunate she is a leader within our team.”

In the past 12 months, Cubillas oriented to charge duties, joined expansion relocation workgroups, was a preceptor for recent RN hires, and began a professional development journey. She also partnered with PICU’s leadership by membership on the scheduling committee, reinvigorating the shared governance councils, and energizing engagement in team activities.