The Team of the Month recognition is awarded for the amazing work that numerous teams, groups, committees and departments perform either on a regular or occasional basis that directly relates to any of our five cornerstones: People, Quality, Service, Growth and Finance. The Team of the Month is given a luncheon celebration hosted by Alan G. Macdonald, president and chief executive officer; banners listing their team name are featured throughout our facilities; a framed certificate; and an opportunity to present at a leadership meeting.
Nomination forms may also be picked up in the Human Resources office at either Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford or Melrose-Wakefield Hospital.
Team of the Month: April 2017
Cummings Surgical 5, Melrose-Wakefield Hospital
The team in the Cummings Surgical 5 unit is committed to providing top-notch care. The unit recently reopened after a period of transition, and the nursing team’s energy and enthusiasm has revitalized the unit for both staff and patients.
The nursing staff is always thinking three steps ahead to make sure the unit is running well. They admit and discharge many patients per day and are always focused on exceptional patient care and providing a positive experience for patients. The nursing team is innovative, kind, skilled and passionate about their work. They bring a high level of ownership to their roles and most of the staff have completed advanced cardiac life support training in anticipation of new telemetry technology that will soon add an additional upgrade to the unit’s capabilities. The team has embraced these enhancements and is committed to learning and growing to support the best patient care.
The team’s positivity and commitment is reflected in the consistently high patient satisfaction scores the unit receives – one of the highest in all of Hallmark Health. The Cummings Surgical 5 team exemplifies professionalism, competence and grace. We are grateful for such a remarkable team of nurses who devote their skills to our patients.