Glenn Heaney was named Calvert Memorial Hospital’s Employee of the Year for 2014. Heaney has held various key positions at CMH in the last 25 years including supervisor of the Emergency Department and manager of Urgent Care before becoming a Clinical Informatics Analyst with Information Services. Ed Grogan, Vice President of Information Services, says, “Glenn is always willing to go above and beyond, and his efforts have helped to make Calvert Memorial Hospital a top achiever in patient safety and in clinical quality in the state of Maryland and in the greater Washington DC metropolitan area.”
In addition to Heaney, the other nominees for Employee of the Year were Kayla Walton, Patient Access Service Center, Jennifer Lundeen, KeepWell Center, Coleen Damalouji, Quality & Risk Management, Lisa Wilson, Center for Breast Care, Terri DePhillip-Patterson, Information Services, Peggy Purdy, Nursing, Aimee Haynes, Laboratory, Alison Toepfer, Nursing, Barbara Reece, Pharmacy, Liz Chandlee, Patient Advocate and Chuck Chapman, Health Information Management.
Stephanie Cleveland, Director of Emergency Services, received the hospital’s Beacon Award, presented to the department leader who exemplifies outstanding leadership skills. “Stephanie is a true leader,” said Dean Teague, President and CEO at CMH. “She strives to continuously improve service to our customers and solves problems with great care and consideration. Through her leadership, she inspires her team to reach their highest potential.”
Seven other leaders were also nominated. They were Teresa Baran, Executive Director, Calvert Medical Management/Calvert Physician Associates, Rich Pellegrino, Director, Decision Support/Financial Planning & Reimbursement, Debbie Rosnage, Director Surgical Services, Endoscopy, Pain/Spine Clinic, Kristine Trudeau, Accounting Manager, Bobbie Vess, Director, Radiology, and Mathew Wheaton, Director of Nursing, Transitional Care Unit. Kristine Trudeau won the Outstanding Leader Award for new, emerging leaders in the organization.
TEAM awards were also presented at the 40th Annual Employee Awards Banquet held on May 9. Four diverse hospital teams were recognized for developing and implementing new and innovative ways of delivering care and raising the bar on patient satisfaction and quality. The honorees were the Emergency Department and Urgent Care Centers, the Patient Portal Team, the Surgical Site Infection Prevention Committee, and the Hospital Information System Selection Team.
Additionally, Safety Champion Awards were presented to Diane Bennett and Erin Farley.