Helen Newberry Joy Hospital Staff Members Honored for Speaking Up
Posted on September 27, 2018
Pennye Hinz, certified surgical technologist, and Rebecca Brand, BSN, at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital, Newberry, were recipients of the MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award for third quarter 2018. It is the first such award presented to staff members of any hospital in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
The award recognizes staff in MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization (PSO) hospitals who speak up to prevent harm. Presented each quarter, an annual honoree is chosen from the four quarterly winners.
“Speaking up is critically important,” said Brian Peters, CEO, MHA. “When we see something that is not quite right and may pose a risk to safety, it’s the right thing to do to step forward and say something.”
Hinz and Brand received the award for their decision to comment on an error, which ultimately prevented a surgical-site infection. Their actions demonstrate an unwavering commitment to provide safe, quality care to patients.
“The fact that we’re celebrating individuals who chose to address an issue really speaks volumes about the culture that Helen Newberry Joy Hospital has created,” said Peters. “It’s an all hands-on deck issue. The leadership team right through the entire staff must be committed if we want to move the needle on safety.”
For more information on the MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award, contact the MHA Keystone Center PSO.
Photo caption: Pictured from left to right are Brian Peters, Rebecca Brand, Pennye Hinz and Brittany Bogan, vice president, MHA Keystone Center.
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