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Winners of the 2017 Focus on Values Photo Contest Announced

October 25, 2017

This image of "Respect" submitted by Lauren White of Western Maine Health was among the winning photos.

Earlier this year, all MaineHealth organizations established a common set of core values that reflect our beliefs, guide our actions, and shape our collective culture.

During the month of September, all employees across the MaineHealth system were invited to participate in the 2017 MaineHealth Focus on Values Photo Contest and share images showcasing our values: Patient Centered, Respect, Integrity, Excellence, Ownership and Innovation. For a creative challenge, at least one of the values circle graphics had to be included somewhere in the photo.

Employees were invited to submitted photos as an individual or as part of a team in two categories: Values in Action and Most Creative. Photos submitted to the Values in Action category demonstrated moments where employees are living one (or more) of our shared values; Most Creative submissions took an imaginative approach to showcasing our values.

Over 45 photos were submitted by employees across the system and were judged based on the following criteria: 1) Subject matter; 2) Originality; 3) Quality; and 4) Overall impression. The winning individual submissions were awarded a Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 camera; winning team submissions received $25 Amazon gift cards for each team member. Individuals and teams recognized with an honorable mention received tote bags printed with the MaineHealth values.

Winners

Values in Action – Individual
Lauren White, Western Maine Health
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Values in Action – Team
Patient and Family Advisory Council, Southern Maine Health Care
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“As Southern Maine Health Care's Patient and Family Advisory Council, we recognize no organization can truly be patient centered without the patient and family voice reflected in the work we do each and every day.”

Most Creative – Individual
Kristina Lebel, Western Maine Health
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“This photo shows how all the MaineHealth facilities are "pieces to the puzzle" to create a unified healthcare system with electronic health records – and how it's the employees who make all this work.”

Most Creative – Team

Physical and Occupational Therapists, LincolnHealth
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"The patient is in the center of Physical and Occupational Therapists, making patient centeredness a reality.”

Honorable Mentions

Values in Action – Individual
Manuel Kiambuwa, Maine Medical Center
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“This was taken inside of Nordx while I was on my break time. I decided to take a picture of these six wonderful keys of success.”

Values in Action – Individual
Casey Whittaker, Maine Medical Center
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"As an Occupational Therapist, I enjoy building a strong rapport with my patients and focusing on their goals each treatment session. In this photo we were adapting how to complete a simple daily task: putting on socks. Our smiles not only exemplify the fun we were having, but also a moment of independence and empowerment."

Values in Action – Team
MaineHealth Educational Services
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“In an effort to offer our clients an affordable option for filming educational videos, while still maintaining high standards in our work, the MaineHealth Educational Services team created a video studio in the building of the MaineHealth Corporate office building. With our new facilities, we can shoot and record video and audio on-site, when needed, at a much more affordable cost."

Values in Action – Team
MaineHealth Pharmacy Enterprise
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“The MaineHealth Pharmacy Enterprise Team demonstrating a Pyxis® machine as a model for their Pyxis ES® health system wide rollout. The Pyxis ES® implementation represents innovation on its own as the first pharmacy technology to be implemented across the health system with input and agreement from all member and affiliate organizations.”

Most Creative – Individual
Lauren White, Western Maine Health
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“All employees in the healthcare field should demonstrate integrity with not only their patients but also with their coworkers. Our relationship with our patients should be based on trust, honestly and transparency. Coworkers working as a team and sharing knowledge helps individuals do the right thing in most circumstances.”

Most Creative – Individual
Neil Wright, LincolnHealth
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“Here at LincolnHealth we recognize team members who exhibit our values by writing notes on our special values notepads and share them at staff meetings or at the Operational Excellence board on Value Walk Wednesdays.”

Most Creative – Team
MaineHealth Heathy Aging
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“In the Healthy Aging Department we commit to lifelong learning and educating through various programs such as A Matter of Balance. We encourage participants to be courageous by welcoming change with a positive attitude to reduce their fear of falling and increase their activity levels. This is an evidenced-based model that invests in people, technology and research.”

Most Creative – Team
MaineHealth Cancer Care Network
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“The official launch of the MaineHealth Cancer Care Network took place this past June. As part of the plan to enhance access to care across the system, a single point of contact call center for oncology referrals was created to support not only Maine Medical Center, but the 12 organizations within MaineHealth that are part of our system."

Thank you to everyone who participated in the photo contest. By putting our values into action each and every day, we are living our mission and vision of working together so our communities are the healthiest in America.

To learn more about our values, visit mainehealth.org/values.


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