Thursday, January 29, 2015

CoxHealth senior leaders recognize outstanding departmental efforts

CoxHealth's surgery teams were recognized for the following CareChex awards: #1 in MO for Medical Excellence in General Surgery and #1 in MO for Medical Excellence in Major Bowel Procedures.

CoxHealth's Pulmonology team receives a recognition poster for their work that led to CareChex rating CoxHealth number one in Missouri for medical excellence and patient safety in pulmonary care.

Senior VP, General Counsel Charity Elmer presents a recognition poster to the Ferrell-Duncan Clinic Neurology Department for a #1 ranking in Missouri for Medical Excellence in Neurological Care by CareChex.

CoxHealth has had many awards over the past few months and our senior leaders are reaching out and visiting some of the departments who have made those awards possible.

As part of a new recognition effort, leaders have begun presenting posters announcing the awards to departments throughout CoxHealth.

“CareChex identifies many areas in which we are number one in the state and even the top 10 percent in the nation for medical excellence and patient safety,” says Teresa Coyan, legislative and public affairs manager and coordinator of the recognition effort.

“Steve Edwards and other senior leaders will be making a few surprise visits to some departments to present a small token of appreciation for the efforts that make these awards possible. Without excellent medical and clinic staff, these awards would not happen.”

Cardiovascular Services
CEO Steve Edwards presented the first recognition poster to Dr. James Ceaser, for the following CareChex rankings:
#1 in Missouri for Medical Excellence in Heart Failure Treatment
#1 in Missouri for Patient Safety in Heart Attack Treatment

Dr. John Duff (right) presented posters to Dr. Mark Crabtree and nurse manager Adene Smith, for the following rankings:
#1 in MO for Medical Excellence in Neurological Care & Major Neurosurgery (CareChex)
#1 in MO for Patient Safety with Spinal Fusion, Spinal Surgery and Major Neurosurgery (CareChex)
CoxHealth is one of the 101 Hospitals with Great Neurosurgery and Spine Programs (Becker’s Hospital Review)