The Emergency Department has forged the way for yet another milestone. On September 24, the Emergency Department Information System was successfully implemented. This system gives both the medical provider and the nursing staff the capability of integrated assessment documentation in the electronic record.
The day started as many others except with a whole lot more nursing staff and providers. Wendy Colon spearheaded the event with the IS team in the Incident Command Center located ED/MI conference room. Beth Wichmann (Super User, Charge Nurse) took over as the incident commander overnight. Beth was the first-line support for the emergency department team.
In appreciation of her great understanding and expert knowledge, a special super hero cape was created for Beth (Super User Extraordinaire and Incident Commander). You will see that Beth sports the cape well. The Siemens staff was quite impressed with how well she did in her role.
The entire ED team has done well with the new system as we continue through our learning curve of becoming fast and efficient with the new documentation. Thank you to the entire ED team because they prepared and trained for the system, and thank you to the entire organization for their understanding while the ED makes this incredible journey. Darrell Messersmith and his entire team have helped the emergency department immensely. We could not have considered such an incredible leap without such an incredible team! Great job everyone, and Beth-what a great Incident Commander you make!