Com­mit­ment awards for those who go ‘over and above’

The Glengarry News - - Health, Beauty, Fitness, Nutrition -

The lat­est Winch­ester District Memo­rial Hos­pi­tal (WDMH) Com­mit­ment Award re­cip­i­ents, David Scharf, Ali Elbed­dini and Dr. Pa­tri­cia Mous­sette, go “over and above” ev­ery day.

From the mo­ment you ar­rive at WDMH, David Scharf is there to help. As a vol­un­teer, he shows com­pas­sion and re­spect for each pa­tient that he greets.

“He en­sures that pa­tients are not only di­rected to the unit they are look­ing for, he of­ten es­corts them there,” sum up his nom­i­na­tors.

“He spends time lis­ten­ing to peo­ple and doesn’t rush any­one.”

Phar­ma­cist Ali Elbed­dini is also praised for his lis­ten­ing skills, as well as his pro­fes­sion­al­ism and pleas­ant ap­proach. His nom­i­na­tor shared a spe­cial story: “It wasn’t un­til my mom was ad­mit­ted in July 2017 that I ex­pe­ri­enced the com­pas­sion­ate ex­cel­lence. Ali came in to my mom’s room to ex­plain her lengthy list of med­i­ca­tions to her, and to my fam­ily. He spoke in lay­man’s terms and what I liked best was that he spoke to my mom di­rectly. Even though we knew mom couldn’t un­der­stand what he was ex­plain­ing at the time, he treated her with re­spect.”

Dr. Pa­tri­cia Mous­sette is rec­og­nized for her in­no­va­tive and col­lab­o­ra­tive style. Most re­cently, she de­vel­oped the Winch­ester In­ten­sive New Grad­u­ate Skil­lEn­hanc­ing Pro­gram, or WINGS, to of­fer a cre­ative pa­tient care solution.

The WINGS pro­gram com­bines pa­tient care, physi­cian ed­u­ca­tion op­por­tu­ni­ties and ex­po­sure to WDMH and the re­gion for physi­cians who may want to es­tab­lish prac­tices here in the fu­ture.

The pro­gram has been rec­og­nized by Health Force On­tario and the model is be­ing shared with other hos­pi­tals.

The Com­mit­ment Awards shine a light on in­di­vid­u­als or teams demon­strat­ing the val­ues that re­sult in com­pas­sion­ate ex­cel­lence.

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