Windham Hospital Recognizes Team “Stars”
Windham Hospital is proud to employ people who excel at their jobs and who care deeply for the patients we serve. Seventy-five years ago, the Hospital recruited “only the best” – a tradition that continues today!
At Windham Hospital, a quarterly program, entitled “Reach for the Stars,” cites exceptional staff members in all areas of the Hospital, and emphasizes the Hospital’s philosophy of service excellence. Winners of this award receive a $100 American Express gift check, a certificate, and a pin, as well as recognition in the Hospital newsletter. “These local professionals truly help to make a difference in the lives of our community members,” said Brvenik.
To pay tribute to exemplary management employees, in 2006, Windham Hospital initiated a Leadership Recognition Award. "These individuals," said Brvenik, "absolutely epitomize the concept of Team Excellence."
The Auxiliary to Windham Hospital annually confers the Physician of the Year, Caregiver of the Year, and Philanthropist of the Year awards during its annual Gala. At the event, Richard Brvenik commended these “dedicated individuals for their loyalty to the hospital and the service they have provided over the years.” He concluded, “Congratulations to all of our award winners!”
Our Medical Staff is made up of primary care physicians, hospitalists and specialists. The physician who has primary responsibility for you during your hospital stay is your attending physician. The attending physician coordinates and heads the medical team caring for you. This physician may be your private physician or it may be a hospitalist (a physician dedicated solely to inpatient care at Windham Hospital and one who works closely with your private physician in planning your care). Questions about your probable length of stay should be discussed with your attending physician. A specialist may be called in as a consulting physician. These physicians are members of the medical staff and have been approved to care for you. If you are having surgery, an anesthesiologist will meet with you to explain what you should expect in the operating room and post anesthesia care unit (recovery room), and the risks and benefits related to the anesthesia.
The nurse manager is a registered nurse (RN) who oversees the staff on your unit and is responsible for all unit activity and patient care. If you have any concerns regarding the care and services provided, you may request to speak with him/her directly and confidentially.
The staff nurses are registered nurses or licensed practical nurses who provide direct care to patients. The nurses work with your physicians in developing and implementing your plan of care.
Patient Care Technicians (PCTs) are trained staff members who work with the nurses to assist you with activities such as bathing, eating, walking, transportation, etc. They will likely be the staff that take your vital signs, perform glucose checks (if needed), and other general care services.
Case Managers are specially trained nurses or social workers who assist patients and families with coping with the emotional and social impact of hospitalization, and discharge planning. They will help you plan for any support or care that you may need after you are home.
The healthcare team members who participate in your care include pharmacists, laboratory technologists, radiology technologists, respiratory therapists, dieticians, rehabilitation therapists, housekeepers and other staff members who want to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Each hospital staff member is required to wear an identification badge. Please feel free to ask for identification from any employee rendering services to you.
The hospital participates in providing internships for students across many disciplines to gain clinical experience. You may encounter these students as they participate in your care always under the supervision of professionals.