In July, Charlotte Regional Medical Center, Punta Gorda, Fla., awarded two nurses for going above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that patients are the hospitals number one priority. The Nurse of the Month honor went to Gary Cooper, RN, surgical services. Cooper has a way of putting everyone, including his patients, at ease, according to a news release.
The medical center also selected Employees of the Quarter, which included Joanne Formicola, RN, surgical services. Dedicated, hard-working, and always willing to help, Joanne is highly respected by her peers and staff from throughout the hospital, according to a release.
In other news, the medical center announced it received Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care, an international not-for-profit organization that focuses on transforming cardiovascular care by assisting facilities in their effort to create communities of excellence that bring together quality, cost and patient satisfaction.
Hospitals that have received SCPC accreditation have achieved a high level of expertise in dealing with patients who arrive with symptoms of a heart attack, according to a news release. They emphasize the importance of standardized diagnostic and treatment programs that provide effective evaluation as well as more appropriate and rapid treatment. They also serve as a point of entry into the healthcare system to evaluate and treat other medical problems and help to promote a healthier lifestyle to reduce the risk factors for heart attack, according to the release.
Charlotte Regional engaged in rigorous evaluation by SCPC for its ability to assess, diagnose and treat patients who may be experiencing a heart attack, according to the release.