Sharp Grossmont Hospital Celebrates Employee Excellence Aboard USS Midway
On July 24, 2016, Sharp Grossmont Hospital held a celebration aboard the USS Midway to recognize employees for their commitment and stellar service.
The evening event, emceed by former 10News anchor Bill Griffith, included acknowledging staff with more than 20 years of service to Sharp Grossmont Hospital, as well as recognizing the hospital's Employee of the Year and Leader of the Year.
Sharp Grossmont Hospital's CORE (Centers of Recognized Excellence) award winners were also announced during the ceremony. The recipients, who were nominated by their peers, were praised for going above and beyond in their efforts to provide excellent patient care experience, or what Sharp calls the "Sharp Experience," across several categories, such as service, safety and quality.
For instance, a collaborative effort between the hospital's security, safety and nursing teams was formed to develop strategies aimed at preventing threatening situations from escalating into assaults and injuries to staff in the Emergency department. This collaboration resulted in Sharp Grossmont Hospital projecting a 62 percent reduction in the amount of combative patient recordable injuries for this fiscal year, generating a potential savings of nearly $600,000.
More than 825 people attended the event, including hospital board members, Sharp HealthCare leadership, physicians and staff.
About Sharp Grossmont Hospital.
Sharp Grossmont Hospital has been serving the East County community for 60 years. It is the largest not-for-profit, full-service, acute-care hospital in San Diego's East County and is part of Sharp HealthCare. The hospital is known for its clinical excellence in emergency and critical care, cardiac and cancer care, surgery, stroke care, orthopedics, rehabilitation, behavioral health, women's and children's health and hospice care. The hospital offers extensive outpatient services and prevention programs such as home infusion, sleep disorder care, wound care and hyperbaric medicine to support Sharp HealthCare's emphasis on community health and wellness. Sharp Grossmont is a Magnet-designated hospital and committed to providing the highest quality care.