MOLVH nurse Carol Meyer a finalist in national Nurses’ Choice Award

Carol Meyer, a nurse at Ministry Our Lady of Victory Hospital (MOLVH) is one of 27 finalists in the 2013 Nurses’ Choice Awards, sponsored by Tangent Medical, a provider of IV medical equipment based in Ann Arbor, Mich. The Nurses' Choice Awards were created to honor nurses during National Nurses Week and to recognize those clinicians who demonstrate excellence in improving patient comfort, satisfaction, safety and the overall quality of patient care. Every nurse considered for this award was nominated by a nursing professional in hospitals and practices across the U.S and Canada.

Barb Lato, Patient Care Leader for Acute Care at MOLVH nominated Carol for this honor. In her nomination, Barb said, “At Ministry Our Lady of Victory Hospital we take improving quality of patient care seriously. In fact it is a primary nursing team responsibility. In a small critical access hospital like MOLVH, numbers are important. To help encourage transparency, Carol posts all of our quality data in the hallway for all patients and visitors to see. Carol’s search and research of data is meticulous. Our team looks to Carol for guidance and updates on quality indicators as well as how to implement. She helps create standing orders for nursing and providers to make sure required information is documented.”

Lato concluded, “This is just a small part of the quality work Carol performs through out the facility and for Ministry Health Care.”

Of the award, Jeff Williams, Tangent Medical CEO, said, “We created this program to raise attention and give recognition for the unsung heroes of hospitals and healthcare facilities who dedicate themselves to patient care and healing on a daily basis," said "In the area of IV therapy, a lot is asked of nurses in terms of ensuring patient safety, comfort, satisfaction and setting patients up for a positive outcome. And that is just one aspect of the job. The Nurses' Choice Awards recognize the many nurses across the country who go above and beyond for their patients everyday."

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