Congratulations to Shanna Nigro, Patient Representative, our May Employee of the Month! Here is an example of how Shanna goes above and beyond at Ellenville Regional Hospital. Shanna was notified by a fellow coworker that a patient was checked in for an MRI, and did not have a script. Shanna called the doctor’s office to …Click here to read more
Congratulations to Josephine Pierro, Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, our April Employee of the Month! Josie is absolutely amazing! She is always willing to help and with a constant smile. Patients and staff both love her. She is loving, caring, compassionate, a team player and selfless. She is great with patients, motivating with love and putting …Click here to read more
The Unit Manifesto was created by our Nursing Council as a way to convey the Unit’s mission, values and beliefs. The Unit Manifesto was signed by all members of the Inpatient team and is hanging in the Inpatient Unit. The Unit Manifesto I will Always practice patient centered care. I will Always treat others with …Click here to read more
Congratulations to Dianna Carter, Patient Representative, our March Employee of the Month! Dianna is awesome! She is extremely patient and always offering help. She is also very friendly, reliable and a strong leader. Dianna is committed, dedicated and very serious about her work.
Congratulations to Kim DePuy, LPN, our February Employee of the Month! Kim is a ball of positive energy! She is always smiling, and her laugh is infectious. Her patient care is top notch, and we all look forward to working shifts with Kim.
Congratulations to Lance Weeden, Patient Care Tech/Clerk, our January Employee of the Month! Lance is a great asset to have on the floor. All of the patients love his attitude. He is always positive, laughs and jokes with the patients to make them feel comfortable. Lance is always willing to help the nurses out with …Click here to read more
Congratulations to Erin Vandemark, RN, Surgical & Specialty Services, our December Employee of the Month! Erin is very friendly, helpful, and also prepared. She goes out of her way to help patients and staff. Erin is doing a good job with Employee Health.
Congratulations to Rebecca Decker, Registration Coordinator, our November Employee of the Month! Rebecca goes out of her way to help in registration and other departments. Rebecca is a main part of registration as well. She is hands on and informative. Rebecca is always there, available and ready to help.
My Journey to Antibiotic Stewardship (in a small, rural hospital) by Michael Stearns, RPh, CASAC, Director of Pharmacy
“Michael Stearns, RPh, is director of pharmacy at Ellenville Regional Hospital in Ellenville, NY. He notes that in recent years, the hospital participated in the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) Patient Safety and Clinical Pharmacy Services program, which highlighted the need for effective patient-provider liaisons and improved communication and better management of antibiotic prescriptions. …Click here to read more
Congratulations to Frank Ficsor, Maintenance Mechanic, our October Employee of the Month! Frank is the best! He is always pleasant and friendly, smiling and kind to anyone he sees. Frank is always willing to help – he doesn’t forget what you need and will come back if he can’t help at the moment. He will …Click here to read more