I am an informatics prepared nurse and have been managing CPN for over 8 years. We are a 3 site WAN and soon will be adding our 4th site. My site implemented a new WAN in 2013 with a database swap including the data reporting module, cold feed, ADT interface, and a charge interface. Last year we went live with Connect and Centricity Perinatal Web at all 3 hospitals. I built the Connect interface for our WAN and participated in the testing and go live.
I am a clinical nurse and CPN system manager for the Maternity unit at UPMC Pinnacle Hanover in Hanover, PA. I have been the system manager since we went live with CPN in 2011. We have a site-tailorable system with 5 interfaces to Meditech, including ADT, lab, charge, medication administration and COLDfeed. When I’m not creating new computes in CPN, I am hanging out with my awesome son, Jamie.
I have been an L&D nurse my entire career except for a brief stint in the Nursery. In 2004 I began as the system coordinator/administrator for CPN. Since then I have accomplished, over the course of 3 upgrades and with the help of CPNUG members, many hours of customization of charts, forms, chalkboards,workstations and beds. In 2013 I completed my Master of Science in Nursing with an emphasis on Informatics. I also serve as the Nurse Educator for our department. I have always been able to come to this active and supportive user group for whatever help I needed, and really want to see CPNUG continue to flourish. I enjoy sharing and encouraging new system managers and want to encourage membership in CPNUG as the stellar resource that it is.
I have used Centricity for the last 6 years but more on the technical side (reporting) side than the clinical site. In my current role I work with client on their reporting needs, pulling data from various sources. I am very excited to join the team and help the board with my technical experience.
I have been a Registered Nurse working in the perinatal arena for more than 20 years. During that time, I have many roles in Labor and Delivery, nursery, postpartum and antepartum. I used CPN as a staff nurse for 8 years before becoming the CPN System Manager for our site a little over 2 years ago. During my time as system manager, we have worked on a number of different projects including: GE Connect, birth log optimization, discrete interfacing of forms, and optimization of workflow, documentation configuration and utilizing discrete data for eCQM’s. I have a passion for optimizing nursing workflow to help our nurses’ better care for moms and babies, while seamlessly helping the hospital meet regulatory requirements.
Greetings! My name is Meighan White and I am the 2018 CPNUG Past President. I have been a CPN System Manager for five years at Northwest Medical Center’s Women’s Center in Tucson, Arizona. We currently use CPN in all units—L&D, OB Triage, Postpartum, Well Baby, and Special Care Nursery. Our hospital is an affiliate of Community Health Systems (CHS). My nursing background primarily includes Labor and Mother/Baby, but I also have a master’s degree in Public Health with an emphasis in Epidemiology and Biostatistics.
Some of my personal interests—outside of work—include sports (mountain biking, lake surfing, running and watching sports), cooking, reading and traveling. I grew up as a child of the military, so I have lived in many different places and enjoy finding common ground with new people.
I look forward to another amazing year with the Centricity Perinatal User Group and hope to connect with many of you via webinars, conference, or at regional roadshow gatherings. Please feel free to reach out anytime and may 2018 be an amazing year for all of us!
Sharon Carpinello, MBA,BSN, RN is the Global Marketing Manager for Centricity Perinatal and the liaison to the CPNUG.
Sharon worked as a L&D RN and L&D manager in Cleveland OH prior to joining GE. She has worked as a clinical educator, HQ coordinator/educator and Clinical Manager for CPN prior to the role she is currently in.
Sharon lives in Olmsted Falls, OH with her husband, Chris and their four legged babies, Suzy and Sasha.