Staff nurse receives I CARE Award for extra effort
Lindsey McDermott, RN
McDermott, a Saint Anselm College graduate, is known for her willingness to put in the extra effort when it comes to her job responsibilities. A member of the Core Measures Committee, which meets quarterly to discuss ways to improve hospital-wide standards, McDermott attends the Core Measures Committee meetings on her day off from work, due to her 7 pm to 7 am work schedule. "I focus mainly on gathering data on pneumonia and flu vaccinations, auditing and documenting nurses administering the shots, and recording data on why a patient refuses to receive a vaccine," states McDermott.
"She collects all the vaccine data and follows up with staff to improve the process," says Christi Clark Barney, RN, MSN, CS, Director of Patient Safety, Quality, Infection Control and Accreditation. "As a result, the data has significantly improved over time and patients are getting the vaccines that they need for optimal health."
When asked how it felt to receive the I CARE Award, McDermott says, "I was surprised. You hear so much about the I CARE Award, and see the big posters around the hospital, but to actually receive the award myself was really great. I loved getting the balloons!" she adds with a smile.
Do you know a BWFH employee who has gone above and beyond to demonstrate BWFH's I CARE standards? To nominate a fellow colleague for an I CARE Award, please visit http://www.faulkner411.org/. A team of colleagues will personally recognize the employee by presenting them with balloons, a thank you card, and a gift certificate redeemable in the cafeteria or Atrium Cafe. At the end of the year, all I CARE Award recipients will be invited to a reception.
Recent I CARE Award recipients:
Bob Archibald, Biomedical Engineering
Mary Fandel, GI Lab
Al Malagon, Safety & Security