Spirit of Caring and True North Award 2018 winners

Congratulations to our 2018 Spirit of Caring Award winners!

Each year, CMH recognizes and celebrates caregivers who embrace the challenges and rewards of a career in healthcare by presenting the Spirit of Caring Awards. The nominated caregivers go above and beyond to create a warm and welcoming environment for our patients, their families and other caregivers.

Caregiver Winner: Mark Muse, Care Management Supervisor

Many of our nominees for the 2018 Spirit of Caring Awards

Many of our nominees for the 2018 Spirit of Caring Awards

Mark is skilled at utilizing his well-developed skills as a social worker to help terminal patients and their families through the death and dying process. He provides a safe and caring outlet for understanding and processing feelings.

Provider Winner: Dr. Jimmy Thomas, Hospitalist
Dr. Thomas makes every patient feel important and like family. He makes sure everyone in the family feels like part of the team. He is an excellent listener and a team player. He is a great teacher, coworker and provider. He consistently sits with patients, talking to them at their eye level, attentively listening and giving them time to answer fully. He has consistently personified Planetree values in providing exemplary care to our patients. 

Pet Therapy Winner: Gil the Betta Fish
Gil is the betta fish in Pulmonology. He lights up the office and makes the patients feel at ease, always putting a smile on their faces.

Congratulations to our 2018 True North Award winners!

Members of the team that worked on the ED Dashboard

Members of the team that worked on the ED Dashboard

CMH also honors accomplishments of teams and individuals that have applied the concepts of performance improvement to enhance our clinical and administrative processes and outcomes with the True North Quality Awards.

Clinical Quality Improvement Winner: CMH-OHSU Knight Cancer Collaborative
The new Cancer Collaborative expands existing medical oncology and chemotherapy treatment services and brings much needed radiation oncology and therapy to the North Oregon Coast.

Process Improvement Project Winner: ED Dashboard
The ED Dashboard team created a new process which automated daily data extracts and provided insight to ED operations and financials to key stakeholders.

Dr. Juliette Moore with CMH CEO Erik Thorsen and Quality & Risk Manager Emily Brizendine

Dr. Juliette Moore with CMH CEO Erik Thorsen and Quality & Risk Manager Emily Brizendine

Process Improvement Leader Winner: Dr. Juliette Moore, Surgeon
Dr. Moore led a number of projects to ensure the highest level of patient care throughout their perioperative care plan. She was the champion of the implementation of ERAS protocol for patients undergoing colorectal surgery and a large part of the new breast health pathway.