Market Square Honored with two
SHARP Maine Awards
ME - Market Square Health Care Center was recently
honored by the Department of Labor with two SHARP Maine
(Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program)
David Wacker, Director of Workplace
Safety & Health with the Department of Labor was on
hand to present Philip Dubois, Administrator at Market
Square Health Care Center, and Bonnie McAllister,
Director of Dietary and also the chair of the safety
committee at Market Square with the awards at a
presentation on November 14th.
During the ceremony, Dubois shared the
presentation that he gave at an OSHA On-Site
Consultation Training Conference in Rhode Island, in
April, on the topic of "Achieving Excellence in Safety
& Healthcare Management Systems: An Employer
Perspective." This presentation highlighted the
challenges and also the rewards a healthcare system
works with as they educate staff on safety, work with
patients, and also make changes in equipment and
maintenance to keep safety first in everyone's mind.
Wacker thanked DuBois for his commitment to
safety and encouraged him to share the presentation he
gave in Rhode Island with new employees as well as
potential residents, stating "This nursing home is
fantastic." He then presented Dubois and
McAllister with two awards, the first being Market
Square's two year term for the Consultation Safety &
Health Achievement Recognition Program, recognizing
Market Square's commitment to consistently high patient
and employee safety.
The second award
Wacker presented was came as a surprise to Dubois, it
was a Region 1 SHARP Leadership Award in honor of Market
Square's participation and leadership in the entire
SHARP Maine initiative.
Wacker as well as other attendees from Safetyworks and
the Department of Labor as well as Western Maine Health,
parent company of Market Square Healthcare Center for
their commitment to helping Market Square reach this
milestone by contributing everything from monetary
resources to human resources, employee health and
Dubois also thanked the
safety committee at Market Square and the entire team of
employees who dedicate themselves daily stating "Safety
is not an achievement, it is a process."
Square Health Care Center is a founding member of SHARP
Maine and serves as a mentor for other companies,
including nursing homes, who aspire to SHARP
status. There are 14 SHARP certified facilities in
the state, 7 of which are nursing homes.
Photo Caption: David Wacker (right),
Director of Workplace Safety & Health with the
Department of Labor presents Philip Dubois,
Administrator at Market Square Health Care Center, and
Bonnie McAllister, Director of Dietary and also the
chair of the safety committee at Market Square with
MSHCC's SHARP Awards.
Market Square Health Care
Center is an affiliate of Western Maine Health, which is
part of the Maine Health® family. Visit Western
Maine Health on the Internet at www.wmhcc.org.