BELMONT, Mich. – AvaSure, a leading provider of advanced audiovisual monitoring systems used to care for patients and protect caregivers, honored Megan Fitzsimmons from Oregon Health and Science University Hospital with the Super Star Monitor Staff Member Award as part of AvaPrize, its prestigious annual healthcare awards program
The AvaPrize program honors individuals and organizations who have advanced patient and staff safety, eased the working lives of nurses and achieved new efficiencies in care delivery. Winners demonstrate the ever-evolving role of continuous video monitoring as it becomes a vital tool in patient care and staff development throughout a healthcare organization.
Fitzsimmons’ honor, the Super Star Monitor Staff Member Award, recognizes an individual who consistently goes above and beyond to help measure success and uphold effective use of the AvaSure TeleSitter.
“Most experts believe the post-pandemic U.S. healthcare system will be fundamentally different, as downward pressure on costs and a need to show value for dollars spent will fuel widespread reforms,” said Lisbeth Votruba, Vice President of Clinical Quality and Innovation at AvaSure. “Megan has played a significant role in making strides toward change with the use of our technology. As has been shown in numerous clinical and economic studies, AvaSure is in tune with the need for cost-effective, quality care.”
AvaSure selected Fitzsimmons for the award because of her work as one of the first to deliver a mobile device to a unit at Oregon Health and Science University Hospital. She has helped shape the program into what it is today and led a survey with data demonstrating how valuable the monitoring technicians are to patient families.
The winners were honored during the company’s symposium Sept. 23-24. The AvaSure national symposium brings together senior leaders, frontline staff and health policy experts to share best practices and new uses for continuous remote patient care. This year’s theme was Leading Through Change.