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2012

December 2012

  • Baby Steps to a Baby Friendly Hospital HealthPark Medical Center Earns First Star by Making Breastfeeding a Priority
    (Fort Myers, Fla. – Dec. 20, 2012) --- HealthPark Medical Center received one star in the Florida Quest for Quality Maternity Care Award for its dedication to improvements in quality maternity care. HealthPark Medical Center received this recognition as one of the first hospitals in Florida to prioritize mothers and babies by creating action plans that will improve the quality and support for babies and mothers giving birth within the health system.
    The Florida Breastfeeding Coalition, Inc. designed the quality improvement award based on the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding and the Baby Friendly USA 4-D Pathway. Hospitals are awarded one star as they achieve each of the five phases in the WHO/UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative. Cape Coral Hospital, which delivers over 1,500 babies a year, previously achieved this “one star” recognition.
  • The Rehabilitation Hospital First in the Nation to Receive Designation as a Center of Excellence
    (Fort Myers, Fla. – Dec. 13, 2012) --- Lee Memorial Health System is proud to announce The Rehabilitation Hospital has been designated the first Center of Excellence in the U.S. by the Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association (NDTA), demonstrating a continuing commitment to quality care for adults with central nervous dysfunction. This center of excellence offers individuals with multi-system impairments NDTA Certified and trained professionals in an environment that advances clinical education and clinical excellence.


November 2012

  • Gulf Coast Medical Center Again Receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
    Award demonstrates Gulf Coast Medical Center’s commitment to quality care for stroke patients
    (FORT MYERS, FLA. – NOV. 1, 2012) --- For the second year in a row, Gulf Coast Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes Gulf Coast Medical Center’s commitment and success in implementing excellent care for stroke patients, according to evidence-based guidelines.
    To receive the award, GCMC achieved 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality Achievement indicators for two or more consecutive 12-month intervals and achieved 75 percent or higher compliance with six of 10 Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality Measures, which are reporting initiatives to measure quality of care.
    These measures include aggressive use of medications, preventative treatments, cholesterol reducing drugs and smoking cessation, all aimed at reducing death and disability and improving the lives of stroke patients.

 

May 2012

  • Commissioner's Business Recognition Award
    Foundation for Lee County Public Schools and the Lee County School District award the Commissioner's Business Recognition Award to Lee Memorial Health System in recognition of its valuable partnerships which include providing students various shadowing and observation opportunities throughout LMHS facilities as well as scholarships to students in financial need for their health care careers.
  • Southwest Florida Regional Technology Partnership Transformation Award
    Lee Memorial Health System won the Southwest Florida Regional Technology Partnership Transformation award for its implementation of system-wide electronic health records (EHRs) for patients.
  • Southwest Florida Regional Technology Partnership Transformation Award
    Lee Memorial Health System won the Southwest Florida Regional Technology Partnership Transformation award for its implementation of system-wide electronic health records (EHRs) for patients.
  • Commissioner's Business Recognition Award
    Foundation for Lee County Public Schools and the Lee County School District award the Commissioner's Business Recognition Award to Lee Memorial Health System in recognition of its valuable partnerships which include providing students various shadowing and observation opportunities throughout LMHS facilities as well as scholarships to students in financial need for their health care careers.

2011

March 2011

  • Hodges University Diversity Award
    Hodges University presented Lee Memorial Health System with its Corporate Excellence in Diversity Award for its diversity in hiring practices and commitment to provide opportunities to a supplier base as diverse as the communities it serves.

2010

March 2010

  • Salvation Army Names LMHS as "Business of the Year"
    Lee Memorial Health System was recognized by the Salvation Army as the "Business of the Year" during the Outstanding Service Awards at the Civic and Volunteer Appreciation breakfast. The event celebrated and honored Salvation Army volunteers and community partners for their dedication in "Doing the Most Good."

2009

December 2009

  • IPC Organization/Professional of the Year Awards
    The Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition, comprised of more than 80 different health and safety agencies, named Lee Memorial's Trauma Center as the Organization of the Year and Syndi Bultman, LMHS Injury Prevention Coordinator, as Professional of the Year.

October 2009

  • 2nd Rose of Care Awards
    Sponsored by Hadassah, the Rose of Care award recognizes RNs who exemplify compassion, excellence and competence in patient care delivery. This year's winner was Saundra Falk, Perioperative Pediatric Specialist at HealthPark Medical Center. Finalists included: April Frye, Ann Holt, Gloria Koehler, Honey Lane, Nancy McGovern, Itzel Mitchell, Marva Deane-Pharis, and Dorothy Tayler

July 2009

  • ESGR AWARD
    Patricia Padgett, supervisor in the Staffing Resource Center, was honored with the ESGR Patriot Award. Nominated by David Boer, LMHS sitter and member of the National Guard, the award was a three-way honor - David for his service, Patricia for treating David so well and LMHS for its support of the troops.

May 2009

  • Aster Award
    LMHS' Marketing & Communications department has been honored with another gold award! The team won the gold for Healthy News in the 2009 Aster Awards. The Aster Awards are hosted by Creative Images, Inc., an internationally recognized firm that has specialized in strategic health care marketing for more than 16 years
  • FNA Nurse Exemplar Awards
    Renee Galik, RN, Gulf Coast Medical Center, was honored as the winner of the Nurse Exemplar Award by the Florida Nurses Association, District 7.
    Other Nursing Excellence recipients were: Kettely Devariste, Terrie McKelvie, Carolyn Craig, Merlena Morgan, Rosemary Gardner, Mary Ann Orlang, Pat Ringsmuth, Otoniel Vazquez Hernandez, Carol Rothman, Christy Brancazio, Donna Dolorfino, Dorothy Taylor, April Frye and Domenica Conover.
  • Marketing and Communications Department Strikes Gold Again
    The Marketing and Communications department once again wins gold awards in the 26th Annual Healthcare Advertising Award competition. More than 3,000 entries were submitted and their work beat out some of the largest health systems in the country.
    Category: Newspaper Advertising/Insert
    Gold - Healthy News
    Category: Patient Handbook
    Gold – All-Star Total Joint Center Patient Guidebooks

2008

October 2008

  • Saks Key to the Cure Awards
    Sharon MacDonald, Vice President of Oncology Services for LMHS, was presented with the Saks Fifth Avenue Lifetime Achievement Humanitarian Award during the Saks and Mercedes Benz Key to the Cure event.
    Cynthia Merrill, Oncology Genetics Counselor for LMHS and Dara Leichter, Breast Health Nurse Educator for LMHS, who work at the new Regional Cancer Center, were also honored at the event with the Key to the Cure Humanitarian Award.
  • Hospital Hero Award
    Honey Lane, RN, Director of Clinical Operations, Lee Memorial Home Health, was a Hospital Hero Award finalist this year. A unique group of ten committed health care professionals are honored annually by FHA (Florida Hospital Association) as Hospital Heroes. Their stories are told by nominations made to FHA throughout Florida and we are proud of the LMHS employees who earned this honor by reaching out to those in need with no expectation of reward or recognition; it is part of who they are and the character of their soul.
  • Organ Donation Medal of Honor
    Cape Coral Hospital, Lee Memorial Hospital and Gulf Coast Medical Center (formerly Southwest Florida Regional Medical Center), are recipients of the Medal of Honor presented by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration. This award recognizes the critical role hospitals play in maximizing the nation's supply of donated organs. Medals are awarded to hospitals achieving 75% conversion rates.

September 2008

  • Administrative Professional of the Year Award
    Wanda Heit, Administrative Secretary, OPCTR Admin, received this year's Administrative Professional of the Year Award. Presented by the Fort Myers Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP), this distinguished award is given to a person who displays excellence in many areas, including career development, life-long learning, leadership, teamwork, information management and interpersonal skills.
  • LMHS Honored as a "Fit-Friendly" Company
    LMHS has received a Gold level "Fit Friendly" Company Award from the American Heart Association. Awarded twice a year, gold-level recognition is for companies that offer employees physical activity support, increase healthy eating options at work, as well as promote a culture of wellness.
  • LMHS Recognized by Department of Defense for Military Support of Employees
    The Florida Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), an agency of the Department of Defense, announced today that Lee Memorial Health System, Fort Myers, was honored with an "Above and Beyond" award in recognition of extraordinary support of its employees who serve in the Florida National Guard and Reserve.

May 2008

  • Marketing and Communications Department Wins the Gold
    The Marketing and Communications department has won several awards in the 25th Annual Healthcare Advertising Award competition. Out of 4,500 entries, their work beat out some of the largest health systems and ad agencies across the country.
    Newspaper Advertising/Insert (health care system > $300 million revenue)
    Gold - Healthy News
    Publication In-house (health care system > $300 million revenue)
    Silver - Connected
    Calendar (health care system > $300 million revenue)
    Merit - Health and Wellness Calendar
  • 2008 Aster Award
    The LMHS Marketing and Communications department took home the bronze award in the 2008 Aster Awards for "Healthy News" and "Connected"!
  • LMHS Wins 2008 Frances Smith Clinical Excellence Award
    LMHS was honored by The Florida Nurses Association for supporting clinical excellence and the FNA Clinical Excellence Conference with the 2008 Frances Smith Clinical Excellence Award. Criteria for this recognition include conference participation in the way of nominations, sponsorships, attendance and how the facility creates an environment that encourages nurses to become clinically excellent.

April 2008

  • FNA Nurse Exemplar Awards
    Linda Krivit, RN, was selected as one of the finalists for the FNA's Nurse Exemplar Award.
    Yvette Whelahan, RN, was selected as one of the finalists in the FNA-sponsored Annual Nursing Exemplar.
  • Perioperative Nurse of the Year Award - 2007
    Linda Savage, RN, BS, CNOR, medical office nurse at Kreegel Aesthetic Surgery, received the Perioperative Nurse of the Year Award for 2007-2008 for her ongoing contributions to perioperative nursing.

January 2008

  • Rose of Care Award
    Sponsored by Hadassah, the Rose of Care award recognizes RNs who exemplify compassion, excellence and competence in patient care delivery.
    • Martha Bartholomew - Cape Coral Hospital
    • Ellen Eaton - Cape Coral Hospital
    • Saundra Falk - HealthPark Medical Center
    • Ria Fewox - HealthPark Medical Center
    • Donna Neff - Cape Coral Hospital
    • Marva Pharis - Lee Memorial Hospital
    • Lisa Sgarlata - Lee Memorial Hospital
    • Diane Spears - Lee Memorial Hospital
    • Abbie Uhl - Gulf Coast Medical Center (formerly Southwest Florida Regional Medical Center).

2007

November 2007

  • Kim Gaide Honored by the American Red Cross
    The American Red Cross of Lee County honored Kim Gaide with its inaugural Community Service to Armed Forces Award for her tireless support of the service members and families of LMHS.
  • "Best of the Islands"
    HealthPark of the Islands won the "Best of the Islands" for the best Medical Facility. This is the second year in a row that HealthPark of the Islands has received this award.
    The "Best of the Islands" awards are presented by the Sanibel-Captive Islander. The people of the Sanibel and Captiva Island vote for the best business or organization in each category.
  • LMHS President Named the Decade's Best
    Jim Nathan, LMHS president, was named to Gulfshore Life's list of seven "Men and Women of the Decade." This list honors dedicated leaders in Southwest Florida who have shaped our community.
  • LMHS Receives Lee Pitts Live Diversity Excellence Award
    The "2007 Lee Pitts Live Diversity Excellence Award" was presented to Jim Nathan on behalf of LMHS. The award is given to companies in Southwest Florida that have shown a sincere commitment to the progress of diversity in our community. LMHS is being honored for its progress in diversifying its workforce.

October 2007

  • Extraordinary Women!
    Congratulations to Jeanne Faubion, RN, who works in the Radiology Department at HPMC and Linda K. Anderson, who works in the Health Advocacy Department at LMHS, for being two of the 25 winners of the 2007 Extraordinary Women of Southwest Florida award. Renda Broadcasting of SW Florida and The Galloway Family of Dealerships chose the winners form approximately 300 candidates.
  • Hospital Hero Award
    Connie Elliott, RN, Critical Care, PACU, HPMC, was a Hospital Hero Award finalist this year. A unique group of ten committed health care professionals are honored annually by FHA (Florida Hospital Association) as Hospital Heroes. Their stories are told by nominations made to FHA throughout Florida and we are proud of the LMHS employees who earned this honor by reaching out to those in need with no expectation of reward or recognition; it is part of who they are and the character of their soul.

September 2007

  • CCH Coral Tree Gift Shop Honored
    Under the proud tutelage of Odette Santos for 15 years, the CCH Coral Tree has been recognized in the National SGN (Souvenir, Gifts, and Novelties) June/July 2007 edition.
  • Two Board Members Receive Florida Nursing Association Awards
    Nancy M. McGovern, RN, MSM, earned the Barbara Lumpkin Award. This award recognizes a nurse who has made a significant impact in political and legislative issues affecting nurses, nursing, and quality health care.
    Linda L. Brown, MSN, ARNP, earned the Community Action Award. This award recognizes outstanding voluntary contributions by Florida Nursing Association members (group or individual) to the health and welfare of a community through an organized and systematic effort.

2006

October

  • >Hospital Hero Award - Hero of the Year Award
    Kelley Cowan, Child Life Specialist, HPMC, is this year's Hero of the Year. A unique group of ten committed health care professionals are honored annually by FHA (Florida Hospital Association) as Hospital Heroes. Their stories are told by nominations made to FHA throughout Florida and we are proud of those in need with no expectation of reward or recognition; it is part of who they are and the character of their soul.

September 2006

  • Administrative Professional of the Year Award
    Vickie Lane, Assistant to CMO/Strategic Services, received this year's Administrative Professional of the Year Award. Presented by the Fort Myers Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP), this distinguished award is given to a person who displays excellence in many areas, including career development, life-long learning, leadership, teamwork, information management and interpersonal skills.

2005

Septemeber 2005

  • Donna Giannuzzi, Chief Nurse Executive, LMHS, honored with 'OVERALL LEADERSHIP' award.
    The Florida Organization of Nurse Executives (FONE) Region II presented its "Overall Leadership" Award to Donna Giannuzzi, Chief Nurse Executive, Lee Memorial Health System (LMHS). To earn this award, recipients must illustrate nursing leadership abilities as a visionary and as a leader; maintain professional and community involvement; have an impact on practice environment; be an active mentor and role model; and be consistently compassionate and caring. This award is the most prestigious of the five awards given annually by FONE.
  • "Outstanding Florida Council of Aging Member" Award
    LMHS Gerontology Business Leader for Older Adult Services, Sue Maxwell, has been awarded the Dr. Carter Osterbind Outstanding Florida Council of Aging Member Award. She has also been chosen as an at-large representative for the upcoming 2005 White House Conference on Aging in Washington, DC, to be held in December 2005.

June 2005

  • 2005 American Business Awards - Stevie Award
    Jon C. Cecil, Chief Human Resource Officer, won a Stevie Award for Best Human Resources Executive at The 2005 American Business Awards. Hailed as "the business world's own Oscars" by the New York Post (April 27, 2005), the American Business Awards are the first national, all-encompassing business awards program honoring great performances in the workplace.

May 2005

  • Florida Nurses Association 2005 Nurse Exemplar Awards
    LMHS swept the top three spots in this year's District 7 Clinical Recognition Program. The Top Nurse Exemplar was Mary Taylor, Cape Coral Hosptial; runners-up were Kathy Ormandy, HealthPark and Marva Pharis, LMH. The focus of the FNA Clinical Excellence Recognition Program is to publicly value excellence in nursing practice. It also recognizes the nominated nurses as experts in a given clinical situation or setting.

2004

December 2004

  • VHA Southeast Award: "Good Neighbor"
    Lee Memorial Health System
    In special Recognition and Gratitude to Lee Memorial Health System and Jim Nathan, CEO, For Generous Sharing of Employee Support Programs and Assistance to VHASE Members In Responding to Hurricane Devastation 2004.

December 2004

  • Certificate from the Department of Health
    Lee Memorial Health System received a certificate from the Department of Health recognizing the contribution of LMHS to the health of the community during and following Hurricane Charley. You may remember that after Charley many, many individuals came to the emergency departments for many needs, often not urgent, but necessary as folks were without power, meds, etc. LMHS staff worked with the Department of Health to ensure that all such needs were met; that the special needs of our citizens were attended to. This involved a great deal of work from medical social workers as well as emergency department professionals who treated medical needs, arranged for additional oxygen, etc. and coordinated with special needs centers to ensure the safety of all.

November 2004

  • Good Neighbor Plaque
    In honor of the humanitarian contribution to staff via the Catastrophic Assistance Program. You may remember that just after Charley, the LMHS food services department realized the extent of destruction suffered by our own employees. Food baskets for immediate relief were offered and then Hurricane Relief offices were available to staff to identify resources; and monetary relief followed. Almost $74,000 was given to staff. Some of these dollars were donated to this effort by other organizations.

November 2004

  • Chamber of Commerce of Cape Coral Award:
    Employee of the Year Excellence in Business Awards 2004
    Donna Giannuzzi, Chief Patient Care Officer, Lee Memorial Health System

October 2004

  • Human Resource Executive Award:
    HR Executive of the Year Honor Roll 2004
    Jon Cecil, Chief Human Resource Officer, Lee Memorial Health System
    Florida Nurses Association 2004 Nursing Excellence Award Rita Horvath, RN, BSN, Director of the Parish Nurse Program; and Donna Gibson, RN, System Administrator, Primedia E-learning.

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