The Central New York Region Emergency Medical Services Council honored Crouse Hospital employees for their dedication, compassion and expertise in the field of emergency medicine last evening during the council's annual awards dinner in Syracuse.
Michael Jorolemon, DO, EMT-P, FAAEM, FACEP, senior quality officer in the Emergency Medicine department, received the CNY Physician of Excellence Award (covering Cayuga, Cortland, Onondaga, Oswego and Tompkins counties). Dr. Jorolemon has also been nominated for the NYS Physician of Excellence Award, with the winner to be announced at the EMS Council’s New York State conference in October. He was selected for his leadership, dedication and expertise in the field of emergency medicine.
The council presented ER night shift Nurse Manager Jan Crumb, RN, with this year’s Registered Professional Nurse of Excellence Award. She was selected for her dedication, responsibility, professional behavior, ingenuity, and special skills and insights in the ER environment. Rural/Metro Medical Services, which nominated Crumb for the award, also recognized her for nursing excellence in 2011 with its Above and Beyond Award.
In addition, the EMS Research Team, led by Dr. Jorolemon, was awarded the "Michael Jastremski, MD, Award of Excellence in EMS" for its exceptional contributions to EMS activities.The team includes members from Crouse Hospital, CNY EMS and Rural/Metro. Crouse employees on the team, besides Dr. Jorelemon, include Rob Pikarsky, director of Respiratory and Cardiac Services; Cardiac Care Center Manager and Chest Pain Center Coordinator Lorissa Plis, DNP, RN, CNS, CCNS, CCPC; Mike Allain, MSN, RN, CNS; and Quality Analysts and Six Sigma Black Belts Karen Sigona and Lynette Johnson.
Crouse Hospital’s Emergency Services cares for more than 66,000 patients annually between the Emergency Department and PromptCare urgent care service.
Crouse EMS Research Team members accepted their award last evening: Lynette Johnson (third from left); and continuing right, Karen Sigona, Lorissa Plis, Dr. Jorolemon and Rob Pikarsky. Also pictured (far left): Troy Hogue, area manager for Rural/Metro and Susie Suprenant, CNYEMS executive director. Not pictured: Mike Allain, MSN, RN, CNS, who was unable to attend the event.