A Round of Applause
At Ivinson we strive to create an environment that allows staff to do their best work. Every month team members continue to reach new heights and their accomplishments deserve a round of applause.
DAISY Award Recipient
Ivinson Memorial Hospital proudly participates in the DAISY Award Program, recognizing nurses who demonstrate extraordinary compassion and skill in the care of their patients.
Last month, Valerie Joyce, an RN on Ivinson’s Med/Surg unit, was awarded the DAISY Award. She was nominated by a fellow nurse that became a patient on Val’s unit. Val was recognized going the extra mile to not only care for her patients physically, but also emotionally when many patients are feeling most vulnerable.
Val was celebrated with a DAISY Award ceremony and celebratory cinnamon rolls. The DAISY banner will hang on the Med/Surg unit for the remainder of the quarter.
Congratulations, Val! Ivinson is honored to have nurses like you on our team.
Caps off to Continuing Education
Catherine Scharmer, a phlebotomist in the lab, recently earned her ASCP certification in phlebotomy after passing her exams.
Ivinson hospitalist, Candace Burch, recently graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with her Post-Masters Certification in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP.
5‑Stars for Dialysis
This January, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updated its star rating system. Following this update, Ivinson’s Dialysis department was again, awarded a 5‑star rating. The CMS January 2020 Refresh was updated with new data to include updated hemoglobin management, prevention of bloodstream infections and other dialysis facility compare measures.
Going for Gold
Diana Roising in Administration, competed in the Wyoming Winter Senior Olympics at the Snowy Range Ski Area last month. She came home with gold in her age group for women’s nordic skiing. “My goal was to participate and finish the race as a role model for my teenage grandkids,” said Diana. “Which I did, so mission accomplished!”