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LRGHealthcare Announces Latest Recipients of the Innovations in Safety Award


Physicians, providers and the employees at LRGHealthcare are vital to keeping our community healthy. It is their skill, warmth, and quick thinking that enable them to provide excellence in care for our friends, neighbors and loved ones. LRGHealthcare recognizes their commitment and dedication to our community. The Innovations in Safety Award is open to the staff of LRGHealthcare to recognize those who provide situational issues and concerns with examples of how to correct them; therefore making our environment and the environment of our patients a safer place to work and visit.

LRGHealthcare would like to announce the latest recipients of the Innovations in Safety Award, Tammy Smart- Lakes Region General Hospital Emergency Department Clinical Nurse and Kendra Peaslee- Franklin Regional Hospital Coordinator of Emergency Services.

“Both nurses have been instrumental in recent safety improvements. Their initiative and work ethic help promote a safe climate in our organization. They are willing members of our Medical Safety Committee, truly understand the concept of a systems approach to safety and are engaged in transmitting that knowledge to their peers” stated Marge Kerns, Director of Pharmacy & Hematology/Oncology in nominating the two nurses.

In a ceremony held in early March, Tammy and Kendra were awarded a gift, certificate and engraved plaque that will be showcased at Lakes Region General Hospital.

The goals of the Innovations in Safety Awards are:

  1. To honor innovative practices, programs, projects and personal ideas within LRGHealthcare
  2. To communicate these ideas to members and staff throughout LRGHealthcare
  3. To raise the profile and importance of safety programs both inside and outside the LRGHealthcare organization

LRGHealthcare is a not-for-profit healthcare charitable trust representing Lakes Region General Hospital, Franklin Regional Hospital, and affiliated medical providers. LRGHealthcare’s mission is to provide quality, compassionate care and to strengthen the well-being of our community.

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