SOURCE: Blue Jay Consulting

September 30, 2009 09:00 ET

The Emergency Medicine Foundation and Blue Jay Consulting Announce the Outstanding Emergency Department Director of The Year Award

Nominations Now Being Accepted

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - September 30, 2009) -


NEWS FACTS

Blue Jay Consulting and the Emergency Medicine Foundation announced today that they are now accepting nominations for the newly created Outstanding Emergency Department Director of The Year Award. Current emergency department physician leaders who have made a significant impact on improving the operations of his/her department, resulting in improvements in the quality of patient care can be nominated. The announcement came today, preceding the start of the American College of Emergency Physicians Scientific Assembly in Boston.

Any member of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) or hospital leader may nominate an ACEP member for this award by completing the nomination form. Forms are available to download online at www.bluejayconsulting.com or www.emfoundation.org.

Other criteria for the award include that the nominee is an Active or Life member of ACEP and must currently be in a leadership position in an emergency department. The nominee must demonstrate significant contributions to the department in the following categories: Quality Patient Care, Operational Effectiveness, Education, and Community Service. The nominee will demonstrate collaborative relationships with nursing and ancillary departments to implement and improve operational and clinical standards based on evidence-based practice. The nominee will create and sustain a high degree of patient satisfaction with emergency care delivery and will implement creative and innovative strategies to address emergency department throughput.

The nomination form, the nominee's curriculum vitae, and any supporting materials may be submitted by mail to Holly Hull Miori, MTS, EMF, Development Manager, P.O. BOX 619911, Dallas, TX 75261-9911 or by email to info@emfoundation.org.

All entries must be completed and received via e-mail or mail no later than Monday, February 1, 2010 for consideration by the selection panel.

The selection panel, which will consist of appointees from the Emergency Medicine Foundation and Blue Jay Consulting, will judge the entries, with its recommendations subject to review by the EMF Board of Trustees. The decision of the Board is final, and the Board reserves the right to make no award if there are no nominees of sufficient merit. The awardee must be present at the Emergency Department Directors Academy, Phase II, on Monday, April 26, 2010 in Dallas, TX to receive the award. If the awardee is not scheduled to attend this course, travel arrangements will be provided.

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"We are proud to collaborate with the nationally-recognized emergency department nursing leaders at Blue Jay Consulting to create this unique award," said Robert Solomon, MD, FACEP and Chair of the Emergency Medicine Foundation. "This award is another example of Blue Jay Consulting's dedication to the quality of emergency care," Dr. Solomon said.

"Blue Jay Consulting wanted to see an award that recognizes the highest achievement in emergency care," said Mark J. Feinberg, Managing Partner, Blue Jay Consulting. "The Outstanding Emergency Department Director of The Year Award was created not only to celebrate an emergency department physician leader for their exceptional care, but for their dedication to collaborating with nursing and all departments in the hospital. This collaboration leads to overall improved patient care," Feinberg said.

ABOUT THE EMERGENCY MEDICINE FOUNDATION

The Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF) is the oldest organization with the sole purpose of supporting research and education in the specialty, founded in 1972. EMF continues to fund priorities of the American College of Emergency Physicians. The purpose of the foundation is to serve as a catalyst to advance education and research in emergency medicine. To date, EMF has awarded more than $9 million in research awards to advance emergency medicine science and to develop emergency medicine research. For more information, please visit www.emfoundation.org

ABOUT BLUE JAY CONSULTING

Blue Jay Consulting is comprised of nationally recognized emergency care experts who implement effective, lasting changes to optimize service and throughput in hospital emergency departments. Blue Jay creates outcome-oriented solutions and achieves quantifiable results through process improvement services and enhanced interim leadership. We empower hospitals to be the best they can be. For further information, please visit www.bluejayconsulting.com.

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