Caregiver of the Year for Franklin Community Health Network
June 30, 2009
From left: Emily Scribner, Ben Franklin Center librarian and Karen Rogers, education director.
Cayer made the surprise announcement during a recent manager’s meeting, praising Scribner’s 17 years of service at Franklin Memorial Hospital, where she has grown a small library to a beautiful, modern, state-of-the-art medical library in the Ben Franklin Center—a transition from an article and book library to an electronic research center with networking capability throughout the world. “The result is improved caregiver access to educational and medical research thereby improving patient care,” said Cayer.
Cayer’s nomination describes Scribner’s behind-the-scenes work as a reflection of her dedication to education, shining as a patient advocate and helping to mold our future caregivers every day with her ability to support medical and nursing students with their learning needs.
“Emily is so relaxed and approachable that you might not initially recognize what a wealth of information she has, but you quickly realize the expert service she provides,” Cayer said. “Emily’s commitment to education and research has been a benefit to both the caregiver and the patient.”
Among her achievements is her ability to generate grant support to underwrite education for medical providers, nurses, students, and the community. A recent grant award was the Outreach Rural Health Care Provider grant, which improves the ability of rural health care providers in accessing medical and consumer health information for their own professional development and the benefit of their patients.
“Franklin Memorial Hospital as a small rural hospital is very fortunate to have Emily on staff,” said Dr. Larry Labul, Franklin Memorial Hospital hospitalist. “She has attended many of our medical committee meetings to help our medical staff provide better care. No task is too difficult or too much trouble for her to help us with.”
“This annual award honors a caregiver who on a daily basis demonstrates extraordinary commitment to the delivery of care to patients and their families,” said Cayer. “Each hospital’s chief operating officer was allowed only one nominee, so being nominated is truly an honor—our honor—to name Emily Scribner for this award.”
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