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February 2016 Kudos

CCH logoCampbell County Health is proud of its employees, and we want the CCH family and the Campbell County community to know about the good work that they do for this organization. Check out those who were recognized in this month's Kudos Employee Recognition blog.

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Surgical Services Nurses complete PeriOp 101 training

Four nurses in Surgical Services have completed their Periop 101 training—Misty Alexander, RN II; Sara Higgs, RN II; Jordan Stauffacher, RN II; and Heather Wofford, RN II. Misty has been with CCH since August 2013; Sara since August 2015; Jordan since September 2015; and Heather since June 2012.

The nurses completed 25 online modules as a part of their orientation to the Operating Room and Outpatient surgical services, and say for a final exam consisting of 113 questions. The program was developed by expert surgical nurse-authors and is based on the latest, evidence-based Guidelines for Perioperative Practice. It's used by more than 1,500 hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers nationwide to recruit, educate, and retain operating room nurses, and is said to help reduce turnover by as much as 25 percent.

Periop 101 is developed by the Association of perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN). AORN is a non-profit membership association based in Denver, Colo., that represents the interests of more than 160,000 perioperative nurses by providing nursing education, standards, and clinical practice resources to enable optimal outcomes for patients undergoing operative and other invasive procedures.

Congratulations to Misty, Sara, Jordan and Heather! We're proud to have you on our team.

Andy Fitzgerald

Andy Fitzgerald Appointed to American Hospital Association Regional Policy Board

Andy Fitzgerald, CEO of CCH, has been appointed as an alternate delegate to the American Hospital Association Regional Policy Board, representing Region 8. Mr. Fitzgerald will serve a three-year term on the RPB. The Region 8 RPB invites all delegates and alternate delegates to attend all meetings and both are encouraged to fully participate. As an alternate delegate, Mr. Fitzgerald is also an ex-officio officer on the Wyoming Hospital Association Board of Directors. Read more

CCH Patient Experience Video won an award!

CCH is excited to announce that the consulting firm we work with, Jet Marketing, won two Service Industry Advertising Awards for the videos they helped CCH put together, as well as the Campbell County Healthcare Foundation! Videos that won include:

Kudos to Community Relations and Patient & Resident Experience departments on the great job getting the video storyline together and working with the employees to highlight their stories. And, thank you to the employees who shared their personal stories with us to help inspire our staff to be excellent, every day. Keep up the great work!

Is there a CCH employee who went the extra mile or shows you extraordinary service? Give them a pat on the back by completing an Excellence Every Day card.