On the pulse

Central Florida Doctor|July 2020

On the pulse
COVID Can’t Dampen the Spirit of Dedication and Excellence at Area Healthcare Facilities
ERIKA ALDRICH

TO SAY THE PAST FEW MONTHS have been a whirlwind for the healthcare industry is an understatement. Despite the pressures presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the hospitals, clinics, and doctor’s offices of the Central Florida healthcare industry have been rising to the occasion, all while keeping up with the usual recognitions, awards, new services, and new facilities that are a mark of the level of excellence achieved by our region’s hardworking nurses, doctors, and other healthcare providers. Read about the latest goings-on at a Central Florida healthcare facility near you!

BAYCARE: BARTOW REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER, WINTER HAVEN HOSPITAL, WINTER HAVEN WOMEN’S HOSPITAL

BARTOW REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

In employee recognition news, Bartow Regional Medical Center announced its Team Members of the Month award winners for February and March. February’s Team Member of the Month was Doug Deckard, a patient care technician, and March’s winner was Sheryl Anonuevo, an inpatient rehab team member.

Similarly, Natasha Schafer, RN, an Acute Care Unit nurse, was announced as the February DAISY Award winner for Bartow Regional Medical Center. The DAISY Awards were created to show gratitude to nurses who provide extraordinary care.

WINTER HAVEN HOSPITAL

In employee recognition news, Winter Haven Hospital announced that Shirline Ruffin, who is with the Food Services department at Winter Haven Women’s Hospital, was the Team Member of the Month for February.

Similarly, Winter Haven Hospital named its DAISY Award nurses for the first quarter of 2020. The DAISY Awards were created to show gratitude to nurses who provide extraordinary care. Shannon Cook, RN, with the Orthopedics unit, was January’s DAISY Award winner; Jennifer Diaz, RN, with the Medical/Surgical unit, was February’s winner; Michaela Hillenbrand, RN, with the Emergency Department, was March’s winner; Tori Moore, RN, with the Emergency Department, was April’s winner; and Joyce Wearing, RN, with the Mother/Baby unit, was May’s DAISY Award winner.

LAKELAND REGIONAL HEALTH

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