News and Announcements
CLINICAL PRACTICE AND INNOVATION
TO: All Interim HealthCare Locations
FROM: Clinical Practice and Innovation Team
DATE: November 08, 2016
SUBJ: Announcement of Interim HealthCare’s Paraprofessional of the Year 2016
Interim HealthCare recognizes that your employees are the most valuable asset that you have. Your employees reflect your corporate values and philosophy. Each day, they render exemplary patient care and client service in thousands of homes nationwide.
As part of our celebration of Paraprofessionals, fifty-eight (58) nominations were received in consideration for the Interim HealthCare Paraprofessional of the Year Award for 2016. Each of these nominees exhibit exceptional qualities in all categories.
It is our privilege to announce Ginger Gambrell, of Greenville, South Carolina as our Paraprofessional of the Year for 2016! Please join us in congratulating Ginger and all of our nominees for their dedication to quality patient care.
Ginger Gambrell, CNA – Greenville, South Carolina
Ginger Gambrell has been a certified nursing assistant with Interim HealthCare Hospice, Greenville
since September 2009. The Greenville office can always count on Ginger to make joint visits with nurses
to assist them with care and patient positioning with difficult to move patients. This very
intelligent and compassionate certified nursing assistant can always be counted on to precept new
aides if needed. Ginger will also make joint visits to assist with transitioning Hospice patients
to new aides when she has been reassigned. Ginger is also crossed trained to provide care to the
organization’s home health patients as needed. She is also quick to volunteer to cover aide visits
when co-workers have had unexpected events occur so that there wouldn’t be an interruption to
patient care. Ginger even helps at the last minute when there has been scheduling snafus to make
sure visits are covered.
In Ginger’s last evaluation that scored “Exceed Expectations” her supervisor stated that “Ginger is
highly regarded by patients, families, facility staff and her coworkers”. “Ginger communicates well
with her fellow aides, supervising nurses and management.”
Ginger often receives accolades from patients and family. Recently a patient’s spouse stated how
Ginger was so friendly, caring, professional and competent with “clean technique” and couldn’t ask
for better care. Another family member sent a letter after the passing of their grandmother stating
that “Ginger was a dream come true. She taught us so much about selfless giving – and how to roll a
patient”. Patients and family feel grateful and fortunate to have Ginger in their lives.
Ginger has served as a member of the QAPI committee this past year, tasked with standardizing the
hospice aide visit design to ensure patients were receiving the same aspects of care per the
individual care plan.
Greenville’s “agency standard is for documentation to be synchronized within 24 hours of a visit.
Ginger’s average days to sync is 0.46 for the month of September and .64 for the past 12 months,
well below the agency standard”. Ginger reports to the nursing supervisor of changes in patient
needs or status that she may observe during her visits, including if the patient wants or needs
In addition to completing her monthly inservices, Ginger has attended additional trainings and
reads articles dealing with issues that she may encounter in the home such as stroke, COPD and CHF.
Ginger recently attended a 4-hour End of Life care class to enhance her skills in providing Hospice
Ginger definitely has H.E.A.R.T. We salute your outstanding contribution to improving people’s
lives and are proud to honor you as the Interim HealthCare Paraprofessional of the Year 2016. Congratulations Ginger. We are glad that you are one of us!
PARAPROFESSIONAL NOMINEES: The following paraprofessionals were also nominated for this
year’s award by their management staff. They have demonstrated the HEART qualities of Honorable, Experience, Ability, Reliability and Training. We encourage each of you to acknowledge these individuals in your office as an example of the qualities that you and our patients/clients value.
U.S. House Chaplain to Address HealthCare Chaplaincy’s Annual Gala in New York City
New York, N.Y. (PRWEB) October 13, 2016 -- The Rev. Patrick J. Conroy, chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives, will be the featured speaker at the Wholeness of Life Gala hosted by HealthCare Chaplaincy Network (HCCN) on November 3 in New York City. The event will honor select health care and community leaders and hands-on hospital staff who exemplify outstanding compassion and commitment to their profession and/or community.
HCCN asked Father Conroy to be this year’s guest speaker because of his role as a resource for the well-being of the members of the U.S. House—one that aligns with HCCN’s mission to provide optimal spiritual care to all patients and their families. Father Conroy has been serving as U.S. House Chaplain since May 2011. His wide-ranging career as a Jesuit priest, attorney, educator and musician has spanned 40 years.
HCCN’s annual gala is the New York City-based nonprofit organization’s single largest source of awareness raising and revenue-raising to advance the integration of spiritual care in health care through clinical practice, research and education, and improve quality of life for patients and their families, regardless of religion or beliefs. The gala will take place at the Mandarin Oriental New York in New York City.
“The 2016 gala comes at an exciting time in health care, in which spiritual care is increasingly being recognized as a critical part of whole-person care,” said Rev. Eric J. Hall, HCCN’s president and CEO. “HealthCare Chaplaincy is committed to amplifying our resources to meet the rising demand for spiritual support inside and outside traditional hospital settings from countless people who are ill, grieving or in spiritual distress. Professional chaplaincy and other spiritual support can make a significant impact on their quality of life.”
HCCN will present Community Honoree Awards to Jay Badame, president and COO of Tishman Construction, An AECOM Company, in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, who has overseen the construction of some of the region’s newest landmark structures, such as the 1, 3 and 4 World Trade Center office towers; and Wendell Scanterbury, director of pastoral care at Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Eastern Regional Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pa., who provides spiritual and emotional support, education and counseling to patients and their families.
It will also present Raymond R. Schroeder, president
, Interim HealthCare of the Upstate South Carolina, Greenville, S.C., with its prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. Earlier this year, HCCN granted its “Excellence in Spiritual Care Award” to Interim HealthCare Hospice, a part of Interim HealthCare of the Upstate South Carolina
, distinguishing the local agency as the first hospice in the nation to receive this honor.
In addition, HCCN will recognize, as Patient Care Honorees, a diverse group of employees for their efforts in improving the patient experience at major New York area hospitals.
They are: Elizabeth Colman, RN, a registered nurse at Hospital for Special Surgery, New York City; Melanie J. Carrow, RN, a clinical nurse in the Department of Nursing, Outpatient Service: Infectious Disease Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York City; Denise Knox, a dietary worker at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, New York City; Fernando G. Rivera, RN, clinical nurse manager, Medical Intensive Care Unit, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City; Mark Collazo, director of Respiratory Care Services, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s/Mount Sinai West, New York City; and Paul Hartendorp, M.D., a colorectal surgeon, at Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola, N.Y.
For more information about the Wholeness of Life Gala, visit www.HCCNgala.org.
About HealthCare Chaplaincy Network™
HealthCare Chaplaincy Network™ is a global health care nonprofit organization that offers spiritual-related information and resources, and professional chaplaincy services in hospitals, other health care settings, and online. Its mission is to advance the integration of spiritual care in health care through clinical practice, research and education in order to improve patient experience and satisfaction and help people faced with illness and grief find comfort and meaning—whoever they are, whatever they believe, wherever they are.
For more information, visit www.healthcarechaplaincy.org
, call 212-644-1111, and connect with us on twitter and Facebook.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 04/20/2016
Cornelia D. Scibetta
Interim Health Care Hospice
Interim Health Care Hospice Named a 2016 HOSPICE HONORS Recipient
Greenville, SC, May 3, 2016 — Interim HealthCare Hospice has been named a 2016 Hospice Honors recipient by Deyta Analytics, a division of HEALTHCAREfirst
, the leading provider of Web-based home health and hospice software, outsourced billing and coding services, and advanced analytics. Hospice Honors is a prestigious program that recognizes hospices providing the highest level of quality as measured from the caregiver’s point of view.
“Hospice Honors is a landmark compilation of hospices that provide the best patient and caregiver experiences,” said Bobby Robertson, President and CEO of HEALTHCAREfirst
. “I am extremely proud of Interim HealthCare Hospice for achieving this highest of honors and I congratulate them on their success.”
Award criteria were based on Hospice CAHPS survey results for an evaluation period of April through September 2015. In order to receive the award, hospices must have partnered with Deyta Analytics, a division of HEALTHCAREfirst
, as their survey partner and must have had at least one completed survey returned in each quarter of the evaluation period. Award recipients were identified by evaluating hospices’ performance on a set of 24 quality indicator measures. Individual hospice performance scores were aggregated from all surveys with a final survey status of complete for the evaluation period and were compared on a question-by-question basis to a national performance score calculated from all partnering hospices contained in Deyta Analytics’ Hospice CAHPS database.
Interim HealthCare Hospice Director, Cornelia Scibetta, RN, BSN, credits the team’s commitment to excellence and following our mission of enhancing human life. [Insert factors that applied to being named a 2016 Hospice Honors recipient]. He/She said, "Our team consistently speaks of and demonstrates their commitment to excellent patient and family centered care."
About Interim HealthCare Hospice
Interim HealthCare of the Upstate has provided health care services designed to keep people at home in face of disability, illness, surgery and other challenges to their safety and independence since 1979. Interim HealthCare Hospice has owned and operated by Ray and Charyl Schroeder since 1996. While the company is locally owned and operated, Interim HealthCare Hospice is part of the national Interim HealthCare network of more than 300 locations. Our team of Hospice professionals strive daily to live out the company’s mission statement, “We are dedicated to honoring God through the enrichment of human life.”
HEALTHCAREfirst provides cloud based technologies and services to improve business and clinical operations for over four thousand home health and hospice providers across the United States. Based in Springfield, MO and one of the fastest growing providers of its kind, the company provides agency and clinical management software, outsourced revenue cycle management services (billing, coding and chart audits), and cloud based “Deyta” analytics and program management solutions, in any combination. HEALTHCAREfirst’s breadth of solutions offers agencies a single source to improve patient care, create operational efficiencies, increase profitability and simplify CMS compliance. With HEALTHCAREfirst, agencies can focus on patients instead of paperwork. For more information call 800.841.6095 or visit the company’s website at www.healthcarefirst.com