Royce Burns, M.D., Emergency Medicine, was recognized as the Ceca Caregiver of the Month for April 2017.

Royce Burns, M.D., Emergency Medicine, was recognized as the Ceca Caregiver of the Month for April 2017.

Royce Burns, M.D., Emergency Medicine, was recognized as the Ceca Caregiver of the Month for April 2017. 

Nominator’s Comments:   

I would like to recognize Dr. Burns for the outstanding care of my husband. I have to say from the start of our visit the care and customer service we received was top notch. From the young lady at the intake desk, to the nurses who conducted the eval, continuing once inside the ER. We witnessed professionalism, compassion, a commitment to delivery top service in additional to a passion for serving others.

Additional patient compliments received:

· Dr. Burns was very kind, quite knowledgeable, seemed in charge and in control with his advice.  I was very pleased and I will come back to Doctors Community Hospital. 

· Dr. Burns provided magnificent care and I want everyone to know that the staff at the Rehabilitation Center and Dr. Burns (who started her care) helped my mother to get where she is today. She is now walking with a walker, her meds are regulated and her health has improved tremendously.

· Dr. Burns has given the best care.  He took very good care of me.   

Ceca Recognition and Reward Program

Doctors Community Hospital was selected to pilot the Ceca Foundation’s “Celebrating Caregivers” program.  Its goal is to recognize and reward exceptional employees who exceed patients’ expectations.

Here’s how it works:

+ Hospital caregivers and staff will nominate co-workers through Ceca’s online peer-to-peer software system.

+ Nominations will be posted in the software system with profiles displayed on monitors placed in the Good Luck Café and west entrance hallway.

+ A panel of judges (e.g. representatives from Human Resources, Ceca Foundation and the community) will identify winners monthly based on empathy, humor, integrity, professionalism, and teamwork criteria.

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EMERGENCY MEDICINE ASSOCIATES CEO JACKIE POLLOCK NAMED A GLASSDOOR HIGHEST RATED CEO IN 2017

EMERGENCY MEDICINE ASSOCIATES CEO JACKIE POLLOCK  NAMED A GLASSDOOR HIGHEST RATED CEO IN 2017

EMERGENCY MEDICINE ASSOCIATES CEO JACKIE POLLOCK NAMED A GLASSDOOR HIGHEST RATED CEO IN 2017

 

Germantown, MD (June 20, 2017) — Emergency Medicine Associates CEO Jackie Pollock has won a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award recognizing the Highest Rated CEOs for 2017 in the U.S. Small and Medium Companies category.  Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest and fastest growing job sites, released its annual report today, in which it honored thetop business leaders employees love working for.

Among chief executives recognized by employees in the United States, Ms. Pollock received an impressive approval rating of98% percent based on the anonymous and voluntary reviews EMA employees shared on Glassdoor throughout the past year.

“This award is a true tribute to the culture that we have developed at EMA, where respect, caring and accessibility are highly valued by our leadership team,” said Pollock, who celebrates her 30th year with the leading physicians’ practice in 2017. “We believe in a work environment that supports each individual’s career development. We have achieved this by ensuring everyone has access to all levels of management, including myself.  I am particularly proud that we have maintained this atmosphere through a period of significant growth.”

“CEOs tell us the Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award is one of the highest honors they can receive because it truly reflects employee opinion about the job they do every day. I congratulate all of the winners on this significant honor,” said Robert Hohman, Glassdoor co-founder and CEO. “We know that CEO approval ratings correlate to overall employee satisfaction and trust in senior leadership, which contributes to long-term employee engagement, ultimately helping an employer’s recruiting and retention efforts.”

When employees submit reviews about their company on Glassdoor, they are asked to rate various factors about their employment experience, including their overall satisfaction and other workplace attributes like senior management. As part of these ratings, employees are also asked to rate whether they approve, disapprove or are neutral about the job their CEO is doing.

Among the 700,000 companies reviewed on Glassdoor, the average CEO approval rating is 67 percent.

See the complete list of all Highest Rated CEOs in 2017 in the U.S. Small and Medium Companies category: https://www.glassdoor.com/Award/Highest-Rated-CEOs-at-SMBs-LST_KQ0,26.htm

About Emergency Medicine Associates, P.A., P.C. (EMA)

Founded in 1971 with a contract to serve a single Maryland hospital, today EMA is the largest provider of emergency medicine services to healthcare facilities in the Mid-Atlantic. While serving some of the most high-performing hospitals and health systems in the region over the past 46 years, EMA has never lost a contract. Currently, the physician-owned medical practice provides professional management and staffing services in 24 locations throughout DC, MD, VA and WV.

For additional information, visit www.emaonline.com.

About Glassdoor

Glassdoor is one of the largest and fastest growing job sites in the world today. Set apart by the tens of millions of reviews and insights provided by employees and candidates, Glassdoor combines all the jobs with this valuable data to make it easy for people to find a job that is uniquely right for them. As a result, Glassdoor helps employers hire truly informed candidates at scale through effective recruiting solutions like job advertising and employer branding products. Launched in 2008, Glassdoor now has reviews and insights for approximately 700,000 companies in more than 190 countries. For labor market trends and analysis, visit Glassdoor Economic Research. For company news and career advice and tips, visit the Glassdoor Blog and for employer-related news and insights to help employers hire, visit the Glassdoor for Employers Blog. Visit Glassdoor.com or download our apps on iOS and Android platforms.

Glassdoor Media Contact:

Lisa Holden, pr@glassdoor.com

EMA Media Contact:

Wendy Walker, wwalker@emaonline.com

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Deanna Najera, P.A., (Carroll Hospital Emergency Department) Speaks at National Conference

Deanna Najera, P.A., (Carroll Hospital Emergency Department) Speaks at National Conference

Deanna Bridge Najera, MPAS, MS, PA-C, NCC, a PA at Carroll Hospital Emergency Department, recently gave two presentations at the American Academy of PAs national conference entitled “Personality Disorders Primer: What do I do with people who are always mad, bad or sad?” and “Contraceptive Update: Don’t I need to bleed?”. She also co-presented a third lecture about the new Mental Health First Aid initiative from the PA Foundation with Jacqueline Spiegel.

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Constance Kwan, D.O. named an Assistant Director of the Emergency Department at Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center

Constance Kwan, D.O. named an Assistant Director of the Emergency Department at Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center

EMA is proud to announce that Constance Kwan, D.O. has been named an Assistant Director of the Emergency Department at Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center. She will head the department’s Patient Experience endeavors.

Dr. Kwan currently serves as an attending physician in the Emergency Department at Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center.  Dr. Kwan joined EMA at upon EMA’s commencement of services at Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center in February 2016.

Dr. Kwan received her medical degree from Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her Emergency Medicine Residency program at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2014.  She is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Kwan.

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Joran Sequeira, M.D. named an Assistant Director of the Emergency Department at Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center

Joran Sequeira, M.D. named an Assistant Director of the Emergency Department at Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center

EMA is proud to announce that Joran Sequeira, M.D. has been named an Assistant Director of the Emergency Department at Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center. She will head the department’s Patient Safety endeavors.

Dr. Sequeira currently serves as an attending physician in the Emergency Department at Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center.  Dr. Sequiera joined EMA in July 2016 upon completing her Chief Residency at the University of Virginia.  Additionally, she served as one of the two 2016-2017 Virginia College of Emergency Physicians Leadership & Advocacy Fellows.

Dr. Sequeira received her medical degree from New York Medical College and completed her Emergency Medicine Residency program at the University of Virginia in 2016. 

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Sequeira.

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Some of the good work we are aiding with at Calvert Memorial Hospital

Some of the good work we are aiding with at Calvert Memorial Hospital

Like many smaller facilities, Calvert Memorial Hospital in Prince Frederick, MD, goes down to one hospitalist and one ED physician after midnight, and ensuring airway safety in an emergency situation can be a challenge. When Calvert physicians decided it was time to improve the odds they turned to Heather Wright, BSRC, RRT, to help spearhead the initiative.

“There have been many advances in airways over the years with regards to direct laryngoscopy, LMAs and Kings, and a lot of research showing their safety when the traditional intubation is difficult or unobtainable,” explains the AARC member, who currently serves as cardiopulmonary manager at the hospital. “Under Dr. Drew Fuller’s direction, we worked to bring the technology and best practice to the bedside for providers of all skill sets.”  More here: www.aarc.org

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Michael Singleton, MD to serve as Chair of the ED at Bon Secours Richmond Community Hospital starting summer 2017

Michael Singleton, MD to serve as Chair of the ED at Bon Secours Richmond Community Hospital starting summer 2017

EMA is proud to announce Michael Singleton, M.D. has been appointed as Chair and Medical Director of the Emergency Department at Bon Secours Richmond Community Hospital and will transition into position in the early summer.  Dr. Singleton will work closely with the team at Bon Secours Richmond Community Hospital, Tina Latimer, M.D., EMA’s Regional Director, the Chairs of EMA’s Bon Secours facilities, and EMA’s leadership. 

Dr. Singleton joined the practice in February 2016 as part of EMA’s transition into Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center and has served as that site’s Chief Administrative Officer since 2016.  Prior to that, Dr. Singleton served as the hospital’s Assistant Medical Director and has worked at Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center since 2013. 

Dr. Singleton completed his Doctor of Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2009 and his Emergency Medicine Residency at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2012.  He is board certified in Emergency Medicine through the American Board of Emergency Medicine. 

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Singleton!

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VACEP is accepting applications for its Leadership & Advocacy Fellowship!

VACEP  is accepting applications for its Leadership & Advocacy Fellowship!

Virginia College of Emergency Physicians is accepting applications for the highly-regarded Leadership & Advocacy Fellowship! This one-year Fellowship is designed to develop an inspire early career emergency physicians interested in VACEP leadership. Fellows will be connected with a mentor on the VACEP Board of Directors, participate in a VACEP committee, contribute to legislative efforts important to emergency medicine, and represent VACEP at national meetings. $1500 award per fellow. For more information, click here or email Dr. Adelman and Bob Ramsey at VACEPLeadership@gmail.com. Application deadline: May 15, 2017.

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EMA's Clinical Documentation Improvement Team Announcement

EMA's Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) Team is proud to announce a brand new, user-friendly suite of educational resources to enhance your documentation and optimize your RVU's. From short PowerPoint pearls, to webinars, to FAQs, and clinical vignettes, this platform will contain a varietyof modules for your educational needs.  As part of this initiative, you can anticipate new pocket cards, virtual and in-person seminars, and hot off the press updates on the most current documentation trends.  Stay tuned, the official launch will be in the coming weeks.  

In the meantime, enjoy the "other" March Madness!

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Trisha Anest, M.D., M.P.H. appointed as Assistant Director at Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital

Trisha Anest, M.D., M.P.H. appointed as Assistant Director at Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital

EMA is proud to announce Trisha Anest, M.D., M.P.H. has been appointed as Assistant Director of the Emergency Department at Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital.  In this role, Dr. Anest will work closely in ED administration with Tim Hutchison, M.D., Chair of the ED at Mary Immaculate, and Tina Latimer, M.D., EMA’s Regional Director.

Dr. Anest joined the practice at Medstar Montgomery Medical Center in August 2015, upon the completion of her Emergency Medicine Residency at Johns Hopkins University.  At Medstar Montgomery Medical Center, Dr. Anest serves as both an Attending Physician and the EMS Base Station Director.  She also completed EMA’s Leadership Academy. Additionally, Administration and Leadership was Dr. Anest’s focused area of specialty training while in residency.

Dr. Anest completed her Bachelor of Arts Degree at the University of Texas San Antonio and her Masters of Public Health Degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. She completed her Medical Degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio in 2011.  She then completed her Emergency Medicine Residency program at Johns Hopkins University in 2015.  Dr. Anest is board certified in Emergency Medicine.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Anest.

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