Grand River Health employee earns recognition
American Sentinel University and the Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) recently recognized Lynda Steinbach, RN, BSN at Grand River Health CHA, as an exceptional health care professional by awarding her the April Colorado Health Care Stars Award.
Colorado Health Care Stars is a new statewide health care professional award recognition program sponsored by American Sentinel University and CHA, according to a press release. The program was launched in February 2015 to acknowledge clinical professionals in Colorado who exceed expectations in the delivery of health care.
During her 16 years with Grand River Health, Steinbach, an education coordinator and emergency preparedness director, has demonstrated a passion for high-quality care, the release stated.
In the past two years, Steinbach worked with the local emergency medical services to develop an education program that taught CPR to 1,363 members of the community. Prior to implementing this project, 25 percent of cardiac arrest patients who arrived in Grand River’s Emergency Department had bystander CPR in 2012. In 2014, the rate was 100 percent. Steinbach also helped facilitate an active shooter drill that included 154 participants across two counties and several key stakeholder groups.
“Lynda is constantly looking for grants and other means to enhance the nursing education programs at Grand River. She constantly shares new and innovative ideas when challenged with resolving problems or educational needs,” said Erin Muck, chief nursing officer at Grand River Health CHA. “In the past year, she has obtained multiple learning opportunities for our nursing staff and is responsible for organizing very complex skills-days for nursing, twice a year, to support evidence-based care and quality improvement, and truly is a nursing leader that exceeds all expectations in the delivery of patient care.”
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