Monday, April 14, 2014
As a part of the South Carolina Hospital Association's (SCHA) continued effort in having hospitals across the state transform the care that each patient receives and experiences while partnering with others, five were recognized for improving patient safety for all South Carolinians during the seventh annual South Carolina Transforming Health Symposium.
Among those recognized as the 2014 Lewis Black Patient Safety Champions was Bambi Floyd, MSN-FNP, CNO, Chief Nursing Officer, Williamsburg Regional Hospital. Sponsored by SCHA, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, Health Sciences South Carolina, Mothers Against Medical Errors (MAME), and PHT Services, Ltd., the Lewis Blackman Patient Safety Champion Awards are named in honor of Lewis Wardlaw Blackman, a Columbia boy whose life was cut short in 2000 as the result of potentially preventable medical complications after an elective surgical procedure. This year's winners were recognized at a luncheon during the seventh annual Transforming Health Symposium.
Floyd is also the winner of the Healthcare Executive Award, given to a hospital executive or manager whose vision, guidance, and support have played a critical role in better, safer hospitals. This was demonstrated during Williamsburg Regional Hospital's (WRH) enrollment of the Healthy Outcomes Plan, a state program developed to provide medical homes to uninsured patients who frequently utilize hospital emergency rooms. Her leadership and ingenuity in this area of work resulted in their recognition as the first hospital in the state to reach its target population of enrollees by the initial deadline.
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