Pillars of Excellence Awards
People Pillar Winners
2017 Pillars of Excellence Award Winners
See the extraordinary work done by the 2017 Pillars of Excellence Award winners under the People Pillar.
Amanda Gastelum Munoz, Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital
Amanda is a senior nursing specialist who inspires others to achieve their full potential. In 2016, she supported nursing education activities for seven inpatient units, including an initiative to increase the number of psychiatric mental health certified nurses. She engaged the Sharp Mesa Vista Education Council to create 10 two-hour certification review study sessions over a five-week period. As a result, the number of board-certified registered nurses at Sharp Mesa Vista increased from 25 to 43.
Grossmont Experience, Sharp Grossmont Hospital
With a strong focus on improving employee and physician engagement, communication and recognition, this team developed employee forums, improved CEO communications, enhanced leadership forums, organized new employee onboarding, supported daily huddles, launched an annual Grossmont celebration and created an Art Walk contest to display team talent. As a result, Sharp Grossmont's employee engagement increased from the 78th percentile to the 90th percentile, and physician engagement increased from the 58th percentile to the 73rd percentile.
M.I.S. Stories, Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns
Recognizing that reflective learning through storytelling is a meaningful way of transferring knowledge, inspiring critical thinking and improving performance, this team created a platform to encourage team members to share clinical experiences in story format that would be valuable to others. Chosen stories are presented at both day and night shift huddles. Since the beginning of the program, story submissions have nearly doubled and 100 percent of nurses surveyed agree that the stories are relevant and helpful to their practice.