Claxton-Hepburn's Shaver a featured speaker at Rural Health Care conference
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 9:21 am

Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center Intensive Care Unit Manager, Jennifer Shaver, RN, BSN, was recently a featured speaker at the 24th Annual Rural Health Care Leadership Conference in Phoenix, Ariz. Nearly 500 people from healthcare organizations across the country attended this event which was sponsored by the American Hospital Association (AHA).

Shaver’s presentation, “Maximizing Resources to Optimize Outcomes,” provided an overview of how Claxton-Hepburn has successfully tackled evidence-based practices that often challenge other, much larger, hospitals.

She highlighted the hospital’s team efforts to eliminate ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP) and bloodstream related central line infections (BSRCLI), prevent pressure ulcer development, and initiate rapid response teams.

Shaver also shared data supporting the ICU’s distinction at being a clinical champion in practices such as stringent blood sugar control and major organ donation/recovery.

These are but a few of the complex practices that have been simultaneously, and positively, implemented in the ICU and other units of the hospital.

In addition to Shaver, representing Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center at this year’s conference were CHMC President and CEO Mark Webster, CHMC Board Chairperson, Maureen Missert, CHMC Board Secretary, Joe Tracy, and Kiri Brandy, MD, general surgeon on staff at Claxton-Hepburn.

Left to right are Dr. Vakil, Amanda Bernard, SUNY Canton Student RN, Susie Brabon, RN, Jen Shaver, RN, Nurse Manager ICU, Keara Woodrow, RN and Stacie Mitchell, CCT.