TRINITAS RECEIVES FIRST PUBLIC HEALTH INNOVATOR AWARD
The NJ Department of Health recently announced the first Public Health Innovator Award would be given to Trinitas Regional Medical Center, when Jackie Cornell, Principal Deputy Commissioner of the State Department of Health, came to Trinitas to congratulate us for our 97% flu vaccination rate among employees. She thanked us for setting an example for others and promised the award would follow shortly.
Since April, the Department of Health has been recognizing best practices going on across the state through a new Public Health Innovators Awards program.
"The Department of Health is recognizing the exemplary work being done to improve health outcomes in New Jersey through the Public Health Innovators Awards," said New Jersey Health Commissioner Dr. Shereef Elnahal. "The Department recognized Trinitas Regional Medical Center for having 97 percent of its healthcare workers vaccinated against influenza, which helps protects the health of the hospital's patients."
Gary S. Horan, FACHE, President and CEO of Trinitas, was proud to be the first organization to be recognized for the award.
"We are grateful to the Infection Control Committee and the Employee Health staff, who saw to it that practically everyone at Trinitas was vaccinated, thereby protecting ourselves not only at work, but everywhere we go, as well as vulnerable patients who might otherwise be at risk of contracting the flu," he said. "We realize it was no small undertaking considering our staff of nearly 2,000 people, but it was well worth our while to make it happen."
About Trinitas Regional Medical Center
Trinitas Regional Medical Center (TRMC), a major center for comprehensive health services for those who live and work in Central New Jersey, is a Catholic teaching medical center sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth in partnership with Elizabethtown Healthcare Foundation. With 10 Centers of Excellence across the continuum of care, Trinitas has distinguished itself in cardiology, cancer care, behavioral health, renal care, nursing education, diabetes management, wound healing and sleep medicine.
Posted: July 2, 2018