Fisher-Titus nominates Karen Dickinson for Ohio Hospital Association’s Healthcare Worker of the Year award
Fisher-Titus has nominated Karen Dickinson. MHA, BSN, RN, Vice President, Quality & Clinical Resource Management for the Ohio Hospital Association’s (OHA) Albert E. Dyckes Health Care Worker of the Year Award.
The Albert E. Dyckes Health Care Worker of the Year Award is presented by OHA each year to one Ohio caregiver who personifies a leader, gives back to the community, reflects the mission and values of his or her organization, and routinely goes beyond the call of duty.
“Karen Dickinson is passionate about making sure the residents of Huron County are receiving the right care, right here in their local community,” said Katie Chieda, MSN/MBA, RN, CENP, chief nursing officer for Fisher-Titus. “Although 2020 threw a pandemic our way, Karen’s dedication and can-do attitude never wavered. Karen is the type of person who leads by example and does so with a positive attitude, encouraging others along the way. If you pass Karen in the hallway, she always has a smile on her face and greets you with a friendly ‘hello.’ If you’ve ever had the pleasure of working with Karen on a project, she continually asks how she can help to take the load off someone else. She is always willing to lend a helping hand. We have been honored to have Karen as part of the Fisher-Titus family for the past nine years.”
Dickinson works collaboratively with frontline staff, peers, and physicians to help understand workflows and explores ways to improve efficiency while making sure the patients at Fisher-Titus are still receiving the best care possible. Her high level of knowledge and commitment to quality and safety in hospital, nursing home, and health care environments as well as her understanding of complex rules of reimbursement, case management, and documentation make her a valuable member of the Fisher-Titus leadership team.
In addition to Dickinson’s daily job responsibilities, she works extra shifts to assist not just her department with their needs but with hospital staffing as well. She has also organized food drives within her department to fill up the Blessing Boxes located around Norwalk.
“Karen is also an advocate for patients in difficult medical and social situations,” said Chieda. “With COVID-19 visitation restrictions, Karen has taken the time to reach out to families and talk with them, helping to ease their distress.”
Dickinson will attend OHA’s annual conference this fall where they will name the winner of the Health Care Worker of the Year award.