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Market Square Honored with two SHARP Maine Awards

NORWAY, ME -  Market Square Health Care Center was recently honored by the Department of Labor with two SHARP Maine (Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program) Awards.

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. 

Dubois thanked 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 infection control. 

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."

Market 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.



 

 
 
 
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