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Bayhealth emphasizes safety with annual award

Louis Levenson receives Bayhealth Milford Memorial award
Apr 19, 2013
Source: Submitted Shown at the presentation of the Bayhealth Milford Safety Award are (l-r) Bonnie Perratto, MSN, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, senior vice president and chief nursing executive; Alex Zarow, RPh, MBA, pharmacy director,who accepted the award on behalf of Louis Levenson, RPh, MAS, MSITS; and Andrea Holecek, EdD, MSN, MBA, APRN, AOCNS, interim nurse manager of dialysis.

In honor of National Patient Safety Awareness Week, Bayhealth’s Clinical Safety Council awarded its Fourth Annual Safety Excellence Award. The award accompanies a week of celebration and education.

Louis Levenson, RPh, MAS, MSITS, Pharmacy Informatics Specialist, received the Bayhealth Milford Memorial award. Levenson works diligently behind the scenes to ensure that systems related to medication administration function smoothly.

Levenson has played a major role in updating and maintaining medication bar codes, implementing RX Auditor, developing the smart pump drug library, and building web-based forms for physicians in computerized order entry processes. His contributions create a safer environment for nurses and physicians, and thus for the patients they serve.

“Louis Levenson is an unsung hero when it comes to patient safety at Bayhealth,” said Ann Keane, director of Patient Care Services. “This award acknowledges his significant contribution.”

Sandy Boyce, Security Officer, received the Bayhealth Kent General Award.

During Patient Safety Awareness Week, the Clinical Safety Council sponsors a number of activities including poster displays, lectures, and games to communicate the importance of a safety-focused culture. The Safety Week poster winners for Milford were as follows: first place- Laboratory, Contaminated Line Draws; second place- Patient Advocacy, Communication; third place- Physical Therapy, Wild About Back Safety; Honorable Mention-Security.

For more information, go to bayhealth.org.

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