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2009 Spirit of Excellence

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Getting into the spirit | 2009 Spirit of Excellence Award winners show creativity, passion for their work
By David Burda | December 14, 2009 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Modern Healthcare congratulates the winners and honorable mentions of the 17th annual Spirit of Excellence Awards, co-sponsored by Sodexo Health Care Services.
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Getting satisfaction (service -- winner) | Patient advocates at Ga. hospital make care personal
By Ed Finkel | December 14, 2009 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
To ease the inevitable tensions of a hospital stay while freeing medical staff to provide care, Tanner Medical Center in Carrollton, Ga., has hired eight patient advocates to serve as liaisons between patients, their families and caregivers.
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An idea with heart (quality -- winner) | Va. hospital becomes Primary Stroke Center
By Ed Finkel | December 14, 2009 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Time is brain. That simple but critical equation—knowing that approximately 2 million brain cells die every minute during a stroke—has driven 442-bed Mary Washington Hospital in implementing its successful drive to become a Joint Commission-certified Primary Stroke Center during the past 1˝ years.
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Healthcare, in any language (community -- winner) | Latinas empowered through Calif.'s Proyecto Salud
By Ed Finkel | December 14, 2009 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A combination of health education, walking groups, yoga classes and aerobics to a Latin beat benefited nearly 300 Latina women of child-bearing age in the Barrio Logan/Logan Heights section of San Diego during its first two years.
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When workers are happy ... (team -- winner) | ... improvements in care follow, says Calif. program
By Ed Finkel | December 14, 2009 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
During the past three years, Starlight Community Services in Oakland, Calif., has reduced its employee turnover rate to 12.2% from 28%, quintupled the size of its staff and boosted employee satisfaction to 94% from 67%.
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Community effort (C.A.R.E.S. -- winner) | Ky. hospital staff comes together after massive flood
By Ed Finkel | December 14, 2009 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Neither rain, nor more rain, nor a historic flash flood—which dropped six inches of rain in an hour, left its building powerless and forced the evacuation of all 197 patients— kept the staffers of Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital from their appointed rounds.
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Rehab group tends its flock (service -- honorable mention)
By Ed Finkel | December 14, 2009 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
During the past five years, the outpatient division at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network in Allentown, Pa., has doubled its annual revenue and improved Press Ganey Associates customer-satisfaction scores from the 70th percentile to consistently above the 90th percentile.
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Tracking death trends (quality -- honorable mention)
By Ed Finkel | December 14, 2009 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center has reduced inpatient mortality by 12% overall for nonhospice patients and by 24% for nonhospice, nonintensive-care-unit patients during the past year by tracking and identifying trends in mortalities and developing action plans to reverse those trends.
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Kaiser says break a leg (community -- honorable mention)
By Ed Finkel | December 14, 2009 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
To inspire children, teens and adults to make healthier life choices—on issues such as healthy eating, physical activity, smoking, drug abuse, stress management and conflict resolution—Kaiser Permanente has offered an educational theater program since 1985 built on evidence-based prevention education.
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Ask questions, get an answer (team -- honorable mention)
By Ed Finkel | December 14, 2009 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
It might sound a little like speed dating. But Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center says it hired more than 100 nurses last year to fill a major shortage through four three-hourlong “Green Carpet” events that centered around 10-minute interviews with each of four nursing leaders.
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Promoting prevention (C.A.R.E.S. -- honorable mention)
By Ed Finkel | December 14, 2009 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Eliminating disparities in rates of asthma, breast cancer, diabetes, obesity and smoking prevention has been within the sights of the Sinai Urban Health Institute, or SUHI, part of Chicago's Sinai Health System, since its creation in March 2000.
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