Outstanding HealthSouth Lakeview Pharmacist Honored as A Finalist in Companywide Award
Tim Kaiser, pharmacist at HealthSouth Lakeview Rehabilitation Hospital, has played an integral role at the inpatient rehabilitation hospital for more than five years. His team-player attitude and dedication to patient safety and care have put him in the spotlight as a recipient of HealthSouth’s companywide Outstanding Employee Achievement Awards.
Tim, one of only six regional winners out of more than 27,000 HealthSouth employees across the country, was honored at an award banquet held yesterday in Birmingham, Alabama. Award winners are selected based on their performance in four areas: contributions to extraordinary patient experience, team spirit and cooperation, commitment to continuous quality improvement and going above and beyond the call of duty. The process began with each of the 121 hospitals honoring a hospital employee of the year. Then, six finalists were named at the regional level; and one overall recipient was named for the company.
“Tim is an outstanding employee and pharmacist who is committed to helping our patients stay healthy and active once they leave our hospital,” says Lori Jarboe, chief executive officer of HealthSouth Lakeview. “Given national statistics that one-in-five hospital patients end up back in the hospital within 30 days of their discharge, with 72 percent related to medication issues, his focus on 1:1 patient and family medication education and willingness to help families identify affordable medication options has made a real difference. He is truly deserving of this honor.”
As a hospital pharmacist, it is Tim’s responsibility to make sure patients are getting the right medications, track patient’s medicinal history and ensure that they are educated on the medications upon discharge so that they are comfortable taking them when they return their communities. He also goes above and beyond his standard duties to help other employees by answering call lights, greeting new patients and their families, and answering phones.
To learn more about Tim, view this brief video here.
About HealthSouth Lakeview Rehabilitation Hospital
HealthSouth Lakeview Rehabilitation Hospital is a 40-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital that offers comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation services. Serving patients throughout Hardin and surrounding counties, the hospital is located at 134 Heartland Drive and on the Web at www.healthsouthlakeview.com.
HealthSouth is one of the nation’s largest providers of post-acute healthcare services, offering both facility-based and home-based post-acute services in 34 states and Puerto Rico through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies, and hospice agencies. HealthSouth can be found on the web at www.healthsouth.com.
Source: HealthSouth Corporation