Department of the Month
Alliance Community Hospital’s Department of the Month for September 2007 is the Educational Services Department.
Educational Services is comprised of nurses, staff educators, a Planetree Coordinator, secretaries and volunteers who respond to the education needs of our patients and staff.
This group specializes in all things educational, including orienting new staff to our facility, assuring the competence of existing Colleagues and offering educational opportunities to current Colleagues. This is done through General Orientation, Nursing Orientation, BLS, ACLS, EKG, CNE, CME, CE for ancillary staff and technical support for glucose meters.
Resources and support are also provided to ACH to meet the needs of customers, Colleagues and volunteers. This is achieved through Planetree Retreats, Planetree Conference Calls, Health Caring Resource Center, Certified Diabetes Education Program, Massage Therapy, Aromatherapy, Community Health Fairs, and Speakers’ Bureau. Educational Services also oversees the student education experiences and the Podiatry Residency Program.
Strength isn’t always found in numbers. This group lists their ability to be flexible and diverse in all situations as their department’s strengths.
With several Colleagues on Planetree teams and through the continued education of Planetree to the Colleagues, volunteers and the community, implementing the Planetree philosophy isn’t just a task, but part of these ladies everyday schedules. They find every day is a different opportunity for growth and learning.
Something interesting about this department is that they have over 75 years of experience and combined backgrounds in nursing, critical care nursing, diabetes education, library science, recreational therapy, rehab, psych, social service, secretarial, patient registration, imaging and materials. Truly, these ladies cover it all.
The Educational Services staff has this to say to their fellow Colleagues, “Our vision is to empower all Colleagues for their role in establishing excellence in the health caring experience and to be a true resource for our customers.” Our office hours are 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM and we would be happy to assist you in any way we can.
Congratulations to Educational Services on this great achievement. We appreciate all of your hard work and dedication. It is because of Colleagues like you that make Alliance Community Hospital a great place to work.