Marietta Carter, director of cancer services, Valley View Regional Hospital, Ada, was one of 38 hospital employees statewide to receive an Oklahoma Hospital Association (OHA) Spirit of Innovation Award during the 2010 OHA Annual Convention Nov. 10. The 38 front-line, behind-the-scenes and administrative employees received the OHA Spirit of Innovation Award in recognition of their extraordinary creativity and uniqueness in addressing health care’s most challenging issues over the past year.
Award recipients were chosen by their hospitals for exemplifying the Spirit of Innovation by demonstrating extraordinary innovation in delivery of care through improvement of service and delivery. They have used resources, instituted original programs, pioneered new practices and ideas, or fostered innovative thinking.
“We are pleased to honor these special hospital employees who have dedicated time, talent or expertise to improve their organizations and their communities,” said Craig W. Jones, FACHE, president, Oklahoma Hospital Association. “These are the type of team members who, when they see problems, consistently work to solve them.”