Mission Health System issued a challenge to all employees to submit an idea that would be an innovation to create a better process, make a process safer for patients or that would be more cost effective. More than 80 ideas were submitted and two were selected.
Angel Medical Center’s Lori Smith, director of radiology, was selected for her innovation of a system-wide automated temperature monitoring for all refrigerated supplies. Some supplies must be kept at a constant temperature for safety and Smith’s innovation assures that that will occur.
Smith’s idea was announced at a system-wide recognition dinner and she was awarded a check for $250 from president and CEO of Mission Health, Dr. Ron Paulus.