St. Luke’s Hospital’s Employee of the Second Quarter 2012

Published 6:53 pm Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Colden O’Dell was recently selected as St. Luke’s Hospital’s Employee of the Second Quarter for 2012.
He has worked at St. Luke’s Hospital for six years in several capacities, including rehabilitation tech, registered nurse on the medical/surgical unit and now as the clinical change officer, where he serves as the liaison between the electronic world and clinical work flow processes.
“He has gone above and beyond the expectations of the role as team leader for the Paragon project and took on multiple roles of the clinical change officer and project manager,” said Sandy Brooks, chief nursing officer at St. Luke’s Hospital. “Colden created a very cohesive group working toward a common goal and executed it beautifully.”
That common goal was getting St. Luke’s Hospital up and running with the new electronic Health Information System (HIS). St. Luke’s Hospital recently transitioned to the new McKesson Paragon health information system after 80-plus years of writing, deciphering and transcribing physician orders, test results, medications and diet orders.
Colden was instrumental in the clinical side of this software conversion, making sure there was a smooth transition to the new information system while other nurses began to use Paragon for computerized health records.
Colden said he enjoys working at St. Luke’s Hospital.
“I enjoy working here because of the people – my co-workers and the patients we serve. I love knowing everyone by their first name. It’s just a wonderful place to work and we are able to make such a difference!”
When not working at St. Luke’s, Colden, who lives in Forest City, N.C. enjoys spending time with his wife, Daphne, and daughter, Jeri, as well as playing music and watching documentaries.
– article submitted
by Jennifer Wilson

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