VINCENNES, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — The collaborative education department at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind., was recently awarded the Partnership Matters Award from the Southwest Indiana Area Health Education Center.
The hospital’s Collaborative Interprofessional Education Department (CIE) received the award for its “ongoing commitment to education” of both current employees and future healthcare workers, as well as for its dedication to partnering with other organizations in the region to improve health care.
Jennifer Shrum, nursing professional development practitioner at Good Samaritan, said the recognition motivates the staff.
“We are honored to receive this award,” Shrum said. “The award validates the hard work we have done to build relationships with area universities and AHEC. Our goal is to provide an inviting presence and great clinical experiences in hopes that these students will want to come back to Good Samaritan to practice in the future.”
Chief Nursing Officer Rachel Spalding said the educational opportunities that the department provides help improve the health of the community.
“They all work so hard every day to not only make sure our own employees are equipped with the knowledge and expertise to provide safe patient care, but they also educate other providers and health personnel throughout our surrounding counties,” she said.