Congratulations to Linda Morrison for winning the Nursing Trillium Award! Coworkers describe Linda as hard-working, cooperative, kind and fair. Linda has been at MGH for more than 30 years beginning her career in ICU and later becoming an obstetric nurse. She mentors new coworkers and has also assisted staff at other hospitals. She has also volunteered for several missions in third world countries.Thanks for your dedication to giving each family a positive birth experience Linda!
The Trillium Nomination form can be found on the MGHNet. Deadline for the next quarter is January 1.
Congratulations to the staff at Marquette General Pediatric Specialists for receiving a Certificate of Achievement by the Michigan Dept of Community Health in recognition of their efforts with immunization of pediatric patients. The clinic has achieved an immunization coverage level of 89 percent in comparison to the state rate of 71 percent and county rate of 80 percent. They were the only clinic in Marquette County to receive such accolades. Great job!
Lt. Gov. Brian Calley met with Upper Peninsula business leaders during a forum hosted at Marquette General on Friday, November 1. The topic was “Reinventing Performance in Michigan,” where Calley sought input from economic leaders, including MGH CEO Gary Muller, on opportunities and challenges facing Michigan businesses. Prior to the event, ED Manager Mike Phillips gave Calley and the business leaders a tour of the MGH Emergency Department.
The Materials Management Team consists of Bulk Stores, Purchasing and Facilities Project Management.
These teams work very closely to assure that all departments and clinics have the supplies, equipment, and furnishings that they need in order to take care of our patients, both directly and indirectly. On a monthly basis, these teams:
- Source 1,600 purchase orders with 5,900+ line items
- Facilitate renewals for 60+ expiring supply and service contracts
- Receive and distribute 33,000 order units from the receiving dock
- Pick and deliver 129,000+ widgets from our shelves
Over the past year, we have been transitioning to the HealthTrust group purchasing organization. Through the efforts of the VAT teams and the entire Hospital, we met our CY13 $2.25M savings goal at the end of August. With the savings came the analysis and change of 5,000+ line items to HPG contracts. The change affects both item masters as well as units of measure so there was a tremendous amount of work and effort put in by all to expedite these changes in order to realize the savings. These changes were in addition to our routine business responsibilities and they did an awesome job with both.
This group is a group of very talented and dedicated people. They are resourceful, they are reliable, and they give it their all continuously. They truly are the best!
The 100 plus Donor Club.
We would like to thank all the blood donors who have donated more than 100 pints of blood to the U.P. Regional Blood Center! Your donations make a big difference in the communities we serve. Did you know that only one unit of blood can help save the lives of at least three people? And only 1 teaspoon of blood can save the life a baby?
The U.P. Regional Blood Center routinely collects blood in Houghton, Keweenaw, Ontonagon, Baraga, Iron, Marquette, Alger, Gogebic County, Dickinson, Schoolcraft, Chippewa, Delta, and Luce Counties.
For more information on blood donation in the Upper Peninsula, click here.
Pictured in the photo are:
- First row from left: Darlene Larson, Mary Isham,Norene Beauchamp, Marilyn Keefe, Pauline Berry, Hannah Wixtrom, Marty Hintsala,Cathy Brumm, Suzanne Bowers, Kathleen Oliver, Mary Armstrong, Diane Peterson.
- Second row from left: Jim Constance, John Hyde, Bob Saari, Mark Mitchell, Richard F. Hill, Wayne Connors, Norman Johnson, Chester Salmela, John Marier, David Staples, Lyle Larson.
- Third row from left: Don Wilkie, Larry Vessels, Joe Buys, David Dake, Mark Johnson, Terry Johnson, Dean Maki, Ray Johnson, David Adler, Ronald Michelson, Dana Langsford, Ed Berta.
When it comes to Absolute Quality, Jaime Crabb, Registered Nurse for the Marquette General Intensive Care Unit, has what it takes.
Marquette General recently chose Jaime as its Mercy Award Winner. This nomination came after she received the Marquette General Employee of the Year award for 2012.
Here are some of the comments from the nomination forms that were submitted by Jaime’s coworkers:
- “In the delivery of care at the end of life for a critical care patient, Jaime displayed amazing compassion towards the patient and their family. Her empathy provided an environment that was calming and supportive. It was an outstanding witness of excellence in service.”
- “Jaime is a well versed nurse who can care for any patient that comes through our doors. She also works with students and new hires by teaching them the daily operations of the ICU/CCU/IMCU. And she improves the quality of care we deliver by sitting on several committees.”
- “Jaime is an asset to our team. She not only provides quality, compassionate care to her patients and their families, but Jaime also contributes to the unit by sharing her knowledge through mentoring new critical care interns. She has a positive attitude when working and advocates for the safety and well-being of her patients, their families and her fellow staff members.”
As a nominee, Jaime was invited to attend the Annual Mercy Award Dinner in Nashville, TN. When she arrived, she learned she was one of the Top 10 nominee across all LifePoint Hospitals.
Jaime says the following about her recent trip: “The first night during the reception I was so in awe. I was one of the top ten finalist, which I was shocked at, and received a photo of the Nashville skyline at night. I hope that future Mercy award winners understand the importance of this award.”
Each year, all LifePoint hospitals select a local Mercy Award winner from among all employee nominees. Then one company-wide winner is selected from among facility winners.
The annual Mercy Award gives hospitals an opportunity to recognize excellence and hold up those who inspire and lead others by their example.
- Mercy Award winners embrace LifePoint’s High Five Guiding Principles and:
- Consistently go beyond the call of duty in serving patients and the community
- Demonstrate a level of commitment and caring that transcends the everyday
- Respect others in everything they do
- Inspire others with compassion, dedication and a merciful spirit.
The Mercy Award is named after LifePoint Hospitals’ founding Chairman and CEO, Scott Mercy. The award is the highest honor a LifePoint Hospitals employee can receive.
Dr. Chaitanya Brundavanam (fourth from right) pictured with MGH staff.
Dr. Chaitanya Brundavanam, Hospitalist at Marquette General, has been selected as the recipient of the 2013 Marquette General Physician of the Year, The Nurses’ Choice award. The most important factor in the selection of the physician of the year is the relationship between the physicians and Hospital staff.
Some of the nurses’ comments include:
- “Dr. B is very professional and pulls the professional out of the staff in a kind, thoughtful fashion.”
- “He also takes the time to show appreciation to staff – that means a lot.”
- “He is never in too much of a hurry to answer a question if staff, patient or family members are asking.”
- “He is the doctor everyone hopes to be or to have caring for them or their family.”
- “He is always helpful and willing to listen to the nurses concerns and requests with a smile.”
As a Hospitalist, Dr. Brundavanam focuses exclusively on the care of hospitalized patients. He has expert knowledge of all hospital departments and specialists, which helps patients get proper treatment quickly and effectively.
Congratulations, Dr. Brundavanam!