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Patrick Sonza '12

Patrick Sonza

Congratulations to Patrick (August) Sonza who is a finalist for the 2015 “Nursing Excellence GEM” award.  The GEM award is defined as “giving excellence meaning.” Patrick is the care manager for outpatient mental health at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System.  He works with a team that cares for approximately 7,000 patients with various mental health illnesses and disorders. In his role, he is committed to improving the care of veterans. According to the release, “He possesses strong clinical and leadership skills, and his contributions range from researching and creating a tool to measure metabolic effects of antipsychotics to improving care by meeting national VA goals.”

Patrick shares, “I love my job and what I do for the veterans. I’m very proud to say that I owe my success to Mount Saint Mary’s – it gave me an excellent foundation to be competent and confident on what I do as a nurse leader.”

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