The ED Team of Doctors Hospital, part of the OhioHealth network, recently received a "PRISM Award of Excellence" for their implementation of the Physician in Triage process and improved ED performance. OhioHealth hosted the annual Prism Award celebration event on September 30, 2009 in Columbus, Ohio. Prism Award nominees and guests were treated to a special evening of fun and celebration that included a reception at The Ohio State House and then an awards ceremony at the Ohio Theater.
The Prism award winners and the many associates who were nominated exemplify the core values - compassion, excellence, stewardship and integrity of OhioHealth. This year, there were 1,200 nominations for award categories.
The Prism Awards were launched in 1997. Since that time, more than 5,000 associates and physicians in central Ohio have been recognized for their contributions to OhioHealth.
Celebration of associates is an important part of the OhioHealth culture. The Prism Awards are the highest level of recognition for associates and physicians who reflect the mission and values in the work they do every day. Any OhioHealth associate or physician can nominate their co-workers during the two week nomination time period. Each care site has the opportunity to have finalists and a winner representing each category.
The nomination for the Dr. Bruce Jones, Medical Director, and the entire ED team reads:
"WOW! What a professional team! Not only are they the first face our patients see when they arrive into our ED doors, they juggle pet care, car rescues, multiple squads, over-crowded lobby, and being called not so nice names. ADAPT, they wrote the book. This dept. has gone through many changes in the last year. The first major change was in their triage system which now has a doctor in triage, this brought about many changes to triage, changes that had to be made everyday to adhere to policies and procedures, all while adhering to quality customer care. This team so proved themselves during this stressful change. And then in mid-June the "computer era amp " hit the ED WOW!! was this crazy for a few weeks, talk about stressors they were running high. But again this team of professionals proved themselves all awhile maintaining high Press Ganey scores and AWESOME customer service. This ED team rocks and so deserves this award."