Congratulations Kim Zilis, Daisy Award Recipient!!
Kim was nominated by coworker, Cassandra Bouie who says Kim took care of her during a difficult time. Cassandra describes her as “a hero…, she took care of me…she showed genuine compassion…she saved my life!”.
Kim was selected from several other nurses who were nominated for the Daisy Award:
Emily Swearingain, RN – Operating Room
Bob Ponder, RN – Emergency Department
Torrence McNelson, RN – Emergency Department
Kerri Harrell, RN – Emergency Department
Ken Varnedoe, RN – Emergency Department
All of these nurses are well deserved recipients this nomination and honor! We appreciate their efforts to go above and beyond to care for our patients and each other.
And the winner is…… Jan Pope!!
Congratulations to our December 2018 Shining Star Award Winner Jan Pope, Cash Posting Manager.
She recently reached out to assist one of our outpatients during their time of need. The patient needed assistance to get home near Augusta, over four hours away from our facility, and had no means of travel. Jan purchased a bus ticket for her and she was able to get back home safely.
Please congratulate Jan when you see her. Memorial Hospital and Manor is truly grateful to have her as a part of our team.
Congratulations Jan for a well deserved recognition!
We are very proud and pleased to announce Georgia Trend has ranked Memorial Hospital and Manor #1 of Georgia Medium Hospitals with 100 to 249 beds. Hospitals in the rankings included those that participated in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Value Based Purchasing program. A Total Performance Score was used to rank the hospitals using information on clinical process, patient experience, outcome and efficiency.
Family Practice Provider, Kyle Kelley, FNP-C, and Nurse, Jasmine Daniels, LPN, captured the minds and hearts of West Bainbridge Elementary School Kindergarteners at Career Day. Both shared with students their reason for choosing a health care career, demonstrated the instruments they use daily to provide care, and left each student with valuable knowledge and a treat bag!
Memorial Hospital and Manor thanks Bank OZK for their generous $50,000 contribution to MHM through participation in the Georgia HEART Program! This is the single largest gift under Georgia HEART to Memorial Hospital and Manor. Frank Posey, Bank OZK South Georgia/East Alabama Division President, was present for the presentation and stated, “As a bank with strong roots to the community, we understand the importance of neighbors serving neighbors. Much like banking, personal connections and compassion in local healthcare makes all the differences. That’s why we are so pleased to support Memorial Hospital.” Staff from various departments showed to extend their gratitude and participate in the celebration. CEO, Jim Lambert, thanked Bank OZK for their dedication to rural healthcare in our community and said this gift will allow MHM to better serve the need of our patients. Mr. Lambert added “We are thankful for the many individuals and corporations who are taking part in this program.”
Spread the word….We have some great employment opportunities available for Physical Therapy Assistants, Respiratory Therapists, RNs and LPNs. Benefits are excellent. Work schedules are accommodating and we have an amazing staff that is committed to every patient, every time. Apply online, visit Human Resources at 1506 East Evans St. Bainbridge, GA 39819 or Call (229) 243-6161 for inquiries. We would love to have you join our team!
MHM congratulates our own, Senator Dean Burke, M.D., Chief Medical Officer!
GHA presented its prestigious Legislator of the Year Award to Georgia State Sen. Dean Burke (R-Bainbridge). The award recognizes an outstanding legislator who, through his or her efforts in the Georgia General Assembly, promotes legislation that helps ensure health care access for every Georgian and demonstrates support of GHA’s legislative goals.
As vice chairman of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee and chairman of the Senate Health Subcommittee of Appropriations, Sen. Burke supported state budget increases in emergency department reimbursement, including a 20 percent increase and 40 percent increase for urban and rural hospitals, respectively. He was also instrumental in raising the Rural Hospital Tax Credit to 90 percent from 70 percent during the 2017 Georgia General Assembly Session and then to 100 percent during the 2018 Session. The tax credit recently reached its full donation cap for the first time and will greatly help rural hospitals and the patients and communities they serve.