BRMC Rehab Team Earns DAISY Award
Bartow Regional Medical Center’s rehab team was presented the Team DAISY Award on Feb. 22.
The team was nominated by their colleagues in the hospital who noted the team’s efforts specifically during the hospital’s response to the third COVID wave. From the nomination: “Nearly 200 patients were presenting daily to our 16-bed emergency department and our 72-bed hospital was frequently caring for over 90 inpatients as every potential space was used caring for our community. With a dire need for additional staff and little relief in sight, one of our BRMC teams took quiet action to help when it was needed most. Jim Goodwin and his team of inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation therapists and staff were ever-present on the inpatient nursing units helping to care for patients, facilitate discharges, and generally support our frontline nurses and techs.
“While other departments helped in various ways, what set our rehab team apart was their commitment to help in ways that provided the most benefit for our staff. As an example, after seeing the workflow and bottlenecks on the floor, Jim and his team wanted to do more. They reached out to our nurse educator, Sandy Danforth, to seek guidance on what they could do to help more. BayCare’s slogan is “extraordinary team / extraordinary care” – there is no better example.
“Without the unrequested and selflessly given help the rehabilitation services team provided, our nurses’ ability to provide highest quality and compassionate care would have been outstripped. Not only was the physical help provided dearly needed, the altruistic nature of how the help was provided has filled our cup just when we were nearly empty.”
The members of the rehab team are: Joshua Adlam; Lynda Adlam; Sheryl Anonuevo; Brian Brinkerhoff; Lindsay Ellis; Andrea Gay-Croom; Judy Long; Andrea Wright and Jim. In addition, Sandy and Jonathan Floyd, Director of Patient Services, were recognized.
The DAISY Foundation bestows the Team DAISY Award for teams that provide compassionate care to patients, regardless of their role.
About Bartow Regional Medical Center
Bartow Regional Medical Center, part of BayCare Health System, is an acute care hospital serving South Lakeland, Bartow, Ft. Meade, Mulberry, rural south Polk County and northern Hardee County. Physicians and healthcare professionals at Bartow Regional Medical Center provide a variety of services. The hospital is equipped with four surgery suites and two gastroenterology suites. The emergency services department is staffed with board-certified emergency physicians and specially trained nurses, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to treat all types of emergency situations. For more information, call (863) 533-8111 or visit BartowRegional.com/BRMC.
BayCare is a leading not-for-profit health care system that connects individuals and families to a wide range of services at 15 hospitals and hundreds of other convenient locations throughout the Tampa Bay and central Florida regions. Inpatient and outpatient services include acute care, primary care, imaging, laboratory, behavioral health, home care, and wellness. Our mission is to improve the health of all we serve through community-owned, health care services that set the standard for high-quality, compassionate care. For more information visit www.baycare.org