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Respiratory therapist Andrea Meador receives Carroll Hospital’s March Patient Safety Hero Award. - Original Credit: Courtesy Photo
Respiratory therapist Andrea Meador receives Carroll Hospital’s March Patient Safety Hero Award. - Original Credit: Courtesy Photo (HANDOUT)

Respiratory therapist Andrea Meador was presented with Carroll Hospital's March Patient Safety Hero Award. A staff member since 2017, Meador was recognized for her diligence and exceptional care of a patient requiring respiratory treatment.

Created by the Josie King Foundation, the Patient Safety Hero Award is presented to caregivers who work hard to create a culture of patient safety within their health care organization. This can be achieved through various ways including listening to patients or their family members; encouraging them to speak up and ask questions at any time; improving communication and teamwork; and addressing potential safety concerns. The award honors those who set an example for others and inspire positive change.

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At Carroll Hospital, the award is given to an associate whose actions most closely meet the award's criteria, and from a year's worth of honorees, one Patient Safety Hero of the Year will be announced at an annual banquet.

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