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October 26, 2012

Mercy leaders recognized for achievement, leadership

CLINTON — Two Mercy Medical Center leaders were recently recognized with achievement awards at the Iowa Hospital Association annual meeting held in Des Moines.

Mercy President and CEO Sean Williams was named the recipient of this year’s IHA Young Executive Achievement award and Mercy Director of Maternal Child Services Colleen Meggers received the Iowa Organization of Nurse Leaders Nurse Leader recognition for 2012.

 Williams and Meggers received the awards and were recognized for their leadership in guiding Mercy initiatives, which improved the quality of care, patient safety and satisfaction of individuals served at the organization. Both were chosen among nominations from IHA member hospitals across the state of Iowa.

Meggers, who has been with Mercy for more than 12 years, was awarded the leadership award for guidance and support of the prenatal patient safety initiative. The initiative standardized care for mothers and infants based on evidence-based practices proven to provide the best outcomes for patient safety and quality of care.

Over the course of two years, Meggers and Mercy’s obstetrics and pediatrics team of employees and physicians, worked to enhance policies and procedures to adopt practices for the care of the mother and child. Earlier this year, the project was chosen for the 2012 Iowa Healthcare Collaborative Patient Safety award as well as being recognized on the national level at Trinity Health in Novi, Mich., for patient safety outcomes.

 In addition, Meggers’ obstetrics team at Mercy led the research project comparing the correlation of accurate blood pressure cuff and accurate blood pressure measures, which was selected for a presentation at an evidence-based practice nursing conference in Iowa City last year. Meggers’ leadership and guidance has led the obstetrics and pediatrics team to achieve patient safety performance measures and has been named to various recognitions in the nursing profession including the Innovations in Patient Care award at the IONL conference last year.

Williams was nominated by Dave Vellinga, CEO of Mercy Health Network, which is affiliated with Mercy. His nomination was supported by Mercy board members and employees.

“Sean exemplifies the kind of leadership we all admire,” Vellinga said on the nomination. “He is a values-based executive who leads by example. He is also a keen strategic thinker, who understands the key characteristics of an excellent medical center. He sets high expectations for performance and provides his staff with the expertise and tools needed to achieve those goals.”

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