Blue Jay Consulting, the Emergency Medicine Foundation, and ACEP will again celebrate exemplary collaborative skills in the emergency department with the Outstanding Emergency Department Director of the Year Award. Nominations are being accepted now through Feb. 17, 2014. The nominee must be an active or life member of ACEP and be serving in a leadership position in an emergency department. The nominee must demonstrate significant contributions to the department in the following categories:
- Collaboration with Nursing
- Quality Patient Care
- Operational Effectiveness
- Community Service
- Synergistic approach to leadership within the hospital or hospital system
The nominee must demonstrate collaborative relationships with nursing and ancillary departments to implement and improve operational and clinical standards through evidence-based practice. The nominee will create and sustain a high degree of patient satisfaction with emergency care delivery and will implement creative and innovative strategies to address emergency department throughput.
The selection panel, consisting of appointees from EMF and Blue Jay Consulting, will judge the entries. The awardee must be present at the ACEP Emergency Department Directors Academy, Phase II, in Dallas on April 29. All entries must be completed and received via the website no later than Feb. 17 for consideration. Entries are to be limited to seven pages, plus an abbreviated CV.
For more information, go to www.emfoundation.org/medicaldirectoraward/
2013 ED Director of Year Award
Dr. Savoy Brummer, Memorial Hospital in Belleville, Ill.
2013 ED Director Distinguished Recognition Award Winners
Dr. John M. Geesbreght, Texas Health Harris Methodist, Fort Worth, Texas
Dr. Michael L. Hochberg, St. Peters University Hospital, New Brunswick, N.J.
Dr. Bonnie Simmons, Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.