Nominations are Now Being Accepted for the Outstanding Emergency Department Director of the Year Award


 
 

| Friday, November 11, 2011


Blue Jay Consulting, The Emergency Medicine Foundation, The American College of Emergency Physicians and The Emergency Nurses Association  Announce Award Nominations are Now Being Accepted for the Outstanding Emergency Department Director of the Year Award and the newly created Emergency Department Nurse Leader of the Year Award

News Facts
Blue Jay Consulting, the Emergency Medicine Foundation, the Emergency Nurses Association and the American College of Emergency Physicians announced today that they are now accepting nominations for the 3rd Annual Outstanding Emergency Department Director of the Year Award, as well as the newly created Emergency Department Nurse Leader of the Year Award.

The purpose of these two awards is to recognize and celebrate emergency physician leaders and emergency nursing leaders who have demonstrated exemplary collaborative skills in the emergency department. This collaboration is vital to producing the highest quality of patient care.

In 2009, Blue Jay Consulting, the Emergency Medicine Foundation, and the American College of Emergency Physicians created an award to recognize physicians with exemplary emergency care collaborative behavior.

This year, Blue Jay Consulting and the Emergency Nurses Association are proud to announce an award created for outstanding nursing leaders as well.

For the first time, these two awards have one unified purpose of bringing together both sides of the care delivery team. These awards recognize the important contributions made jointly by physician leaders and nursing leaders, as well as the example they set to encourage higher levels of patient care. The American College of Emergency Physicians, the Emergency Medicine Foundation and the Emergency Nurses Association are the leading organizations in emergency care, and to be recognized by them is the highest honor.

Blue Jay Consulting, experts in interim emergency department leadership and process improvement solutions, realizes that better patient care comes when emergency physicians and nurses work together, and sought to further promote their collaboration.

Past recipients of the Emergency Department Director of the Year award include 2010 winner Rex G. Mathew, M.D., from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia; and 2011 winner Royce Coleman, M.D., from The University of Louisville Hospital.

Emergency Department Director of the Year Award
Criteria:
Any member of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) may nominate himself/herself or another member for this award. The leadership team of any hospital or health care system or physician group may nominate a member for this award. The nominee must be an Active or Life member of the College and must currently be 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
• Education
• 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 based on 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.

Judging:
The selection panel, which will consist of appointees from the Emergency Medicine Foundation and Blue Jay Consulting, will judge the entries, with its recommendations subject to review by the EMF Board of Trustees. The decision of the Board is final, and the Board reserves the right to make no award if there are no nominees of sufficient merit. The awardee must be present at the Emergency Department Directors Academy, Phase II, on Monday, April 30, 2012 in Dallas, TX to receive the award. If the awardee is not scheduled to attend this course, airfare and one night’s hotel will be provided.

Entry:
Any member, physician group or hospital leader may nominate an ACEP member by completing the nomination form. Forms are available to download online at www.bluejayconsulting.com or www.emfoundation.org/directoraward. Submit the nomination form, nominee’s abbreviated curriculum vitae, and any supporting materials as a PDF file at www.emfoundation.org/directoraward.

All entries must be completed and received via the website no later than Friday, February 17, 2012 for consideration by the selection panel.

Entries are to be limited to seven pages, plus an abbreviated CV.

Emergency Department Nurse Leader of the Year
Criteria:
Any member of the Emergency Nurses Association may nominate himself, herself or another member for this award. The leadership team of any hospital or health care system may nominate a member for this award. The nominee must be an active member of ENA and must currently be in a leadership position in an emergency department. The nominee must demonstrate significant contributions to the emergency department in the following categories:
• Collaboration with emergency physicians
• Quality patient care
• Operational effectiveness
• Education
• Community service
• Synergistic approach to leadership within the emergency department, hospital or hospital system

The nominee must demonstrate collaborative relationships with emergency medicine and ancillary departments to implement and improve operational and clinical standards based on 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.

Judging:
The selection panel will consist of appointees from ENA’s Awards Committee and two representatives from Blue Jay Consulting. The panel will judge the entries with its recommendations subject to review by the ENA board of directors. The decision of the board is final, and the board reserves the right to make no award if there are no nominees of sufficient merit. The awardee must be present at the ENA State and Chapter Leaders Conference on Thursday, February 23, 2012 in New Orleans to receive the award. If the awardee is not scheduled to attend this conference, airfare and one night’s hotel will be provided. For more information about the Outstanding Emergency Department Nurse Leader of the Year Award, please visit our websites or contact Ginger Burns at ExecOffice@ena.org or (847) 460-4095.

Entry:
Any member may nominate an active ENA member by completing the nomination form. Forms are available to download online at www.bluejayconsulting.com or http://www.ena.org/about/nationalawards. Submit the nomination form, nominee’s abbreviated curriculum vitae, and any supporting materials as a PDF to: ExecOffice@ena.org. All entries must be completed and received no later than Monday, November 14, 2011 for consideration by the selection panel. Entries are to be limited to seven pages, plus an abbreviated CV.

Quotes
“On site at hospitals across the country, Blue Jay Consulting experts witness many of the qualities that the award nominees hold,” said Mark Feinberg, Managing Partner, Blue Jay Consulting. “Understanding that the symmetry between ED nurses and physicians results in higher patient care, we decided to create a Nurse Leader of the Year Award in addition to the Emergency Department Director of the Year Award. We are pleased to be working with such leading organizations with a mutual goal to encourage even higher levels of patient care,” Mr. Feinberg said.

“This is the third year that the Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF) has had the pleasure of working with Blue Jay Consulting on this scintillating project,” said Michael Gerardi, M.D., FACEP, EMF’s Board Chair. “Last year we had over 75 applicants – all who are outstanding emergency department directors. This nomination process has allowed us to discover incredible leaders, collaborators and innovators in our nation’s emergency departments. Their initiations have dramatically improved care for patients and advanced the specialty of emergency medicine,” Dr. Gerardi said.

“How exciting that Blue Jay Consulting and ENA have formed this partnership to recognize emergency nurse leaders,” said AnnMarie Papa, 2011 ENA President. “The future of emergency nursing requires leaders who are innovative, futuristic and committed to high quality patient care and to developing future leaders by supporting and valuing the stretcher-side nurse. This partnership is setting an example for our entire profession.” Ms. Papa said.

About Blue Jay Consulting
Blue Jay Consulting is comprised of nationally recognized emergency care experts who implement effective, lasting changes to optimize service and throughput in hospital emergency departments. Blue Jay creates outcome-oriented solutions and achieves quantifiable results through process improvement services and enhanced interim leadership. We empower hospitals to be the best they can be. For further information, please visit www.bluejayconsulting.com.

About the Emergency Medicine Foundation
The Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF), founded is 1972, is the oldest organization with the sole purpose of supporting research and education in the specialty of emergency medicine. To date, EMF has awarded more than $10 million in research awards to advance the science of emergency medicine to improve patient care. For more information, please visit www.emfoundation.org.

About The American College Of Emergency Physicians
The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) is the oldest and largest national medical specialty organization representing physicians who practice emergency medicine. With more than 29,000 members, ACEP is committed to advancing emergency care through continuing education, research and public education. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, ACEP has 53 chapters representing each state, as well as Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. A Government Services Chapter represents emergency physicians employed by military branches and other government agencies. For more information, please visit www.acep.org.

About The Emergency Nurses Association

ENA is the only professional nursing association dedicated to defining the future of emergency nursing and emergency care through advocacy, expertise, innovation and leadership. Founded in 1970, ENA serves as the voice of 39,000 members and their patients through research, publications, professional development, injury prevention and patient education. Additional information is available at ENA’s website www.ena.org.




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