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After 50 Years in Nursing, ‘Wonder Woman’ Jean Lidderdale Still Going Strong

Jean Lidderdale’s co-workers call her “Wonder Woman.” She laughs, but after 50 years in nursing, it’s no wonder at all. Brooklyn-born, she grew up in New York and went to school at Columbia University/Presbyterian Hospital, where she graduated with both a nursing degree and a bachelor’s degree. Her training included a … [Read More...]

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Upcoming Survey Measures the Pulse of Employee Engagement

University of Colorado Health plans to take its own pulse to see whether efforts to improve employee engagement are on beat. The Employee Engagement Pulse Survey will assess engagement at a system level to see if efforts are driving UCHealth in the right direction. “This survey will give us a pulse of the organization … [Read More...]

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Employees’ Donations Provide Equipment, Scholarships

The tally is in. Memorial Hospital employees donated $103,757 during the recent Employee Giving Campaign. That money will be used to purchase equipment for patient care, fund scholarships for nurses and replenish the Employee Assistance Fund. “I was very humbled and impressed by how employees stepped up and supported … [Read More...]

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Standardized Protocols Screen for Possible Onset of Sepsis

Almost everyone has had a kidney infection, an ear infection or strep throat in their lifetime. Most often, the infection remains localized and patients get better. But when the infection causes the body to mount a systemic inflammatory response, there’s considerable cause for concern. The patient has sepsis. Though … [Read More...]

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Who’s Calling? Maybe a Mystery Shopper

It’s a supermarket staple. An individual sidles up innocently to the deli or meat counter at a local grocer and asks for meat or cheese to be sliced just so, or wants to arrange a big order of fried chicken on short notice. However, the shopper is actually a poser testing the customer-service skills of employees who are … [Read More...]

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People on the Move

Debra Breidt Named Director of Clinical Quality Debra Breidt, RN, BSN, MS, CPHQ, has been named director of clinical quality for UCHealth-Memorial Hospital. She transitioned to this new leadership … [Read More...]