Business news, Dec. 20

Published 8:32 am Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Nurse recognized for extraordinary service

Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center (EMRMC) is pleased to recognize and honor one of its nurses for her extraordinary patient care. Tamara Burkhart, RN, a nurse in the Medical/Surgical Unit, was one of many nurses nominated for the DAISY Award. A resident of Casey County, Tamara has been caring for patients at EMRMC for two and a half years. 

She was nominated by a patient’s family member. The family member said, “Tamara was our day shift nurse the day before our mother died. She was so patient with our large family and was a calm presence in a time of emotional stress for our family. She initiated a room change which would accommodate everyone who wanted to be close to Mama in her final hours. She also told us there was a possibility of disabling Mama’s pacemaker if she tarried too long, as Mama was ready to go to heaven. We did not need to pursue the pacemaker option because the Lord took Mama home that night. We were blessed to have Tamara’s calm, caring, professional presence during Mama’s last day on earth.”

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Ephraim McDowell is proud to recognize nurses with the DAISY Award, a national program that honors the compassionate care and clinical excellence that nurses bring to their patients every day. Nomination forms for the DAISY Award are available at various locations throughout EMRMC and Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital.

Ephraim McDowell Health name continues to be used in phone scams

 Some residents in the area have notified Ephraim McDowell Health that they have been getting phone calls that are represented as being from Ephraim McDowell trying to help them get credit cards, offer vacations, and asking for personal financial information.  Ephraim McDowell does not make these calls. We encourage our communities not to provide any personal information to these callers who are falsely representing Ephraim McDowell.

Ephraim McDowell may call patients to conduct satisfaction surveys, or to follow-up on a patient’s care and provide further information regarding their care at home, but will never call asking for private information or trying to sell a product.