PHC Honors Rapid Response Team
Peninsula Hospital Center presented certificates of recognition at a special breakfast to the members of the Hospital Center's Rapid Response Team, which has been in place since November of 2006. The Rapid Response Team is part of a new initiative at Peninsula Hospital Center the focus of which is to proactively intervene to reduce cardiac arrests, curtail the incidence of respiratory failure, stroke, severe sepsis and acute renal failure. Robin Blackwell, RN, Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive at PHC states, "The results since the Team's inception are very definitive and have produced very positive clinical results. This leads to better patient care and better patient care is always our primary goal." Pictured, members of the Rapid Response Team represented by: Back row (l-r): Celestine Melville, RT, Respiratory Therapy, Christine Logue, RN, Ed Ozechowski, RT, Administrative Director of Cardio-Pulmonary Services, Susan William, RT, Respiratory Therapy, Maureen Featherston, RT, Respiratory Therapy, Laura Rayder, RN, Larisa Kleymenova, DO, Robin Blackwell, RN Vice President of Nursing & Chief Nursing Executive and Linda Dascher, RN Director of Quality Management. Bottom row, seated (l-r): Luciana Caputo, RT, Respiratory Therapy, Margaret Galligan, CCRN, Eunmi Kim, RN, PHD, Salli Laufer, MD.