Dr. Joshua Jones, Olympic Medical Physicians Chief Physician Officer, recently recognized seven OMP staff members at a recent board of commissioners meeting for adapting to clinic challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to Jones, medical office nurse coordinator Donna Cameron helped get a drive-through COVID testing site up and running smoothly, enabling more than 100 patients to be tested on the first day.
Medical office nurse coordinator Heather Fry is described as a valuable member of the walk-in clinic team and “maintains a positive attitude while working long and difficult hours.”
Patients, co-workers and supervisors appreciate the way certified medical assistant Ashley Crear “quietly gets things done with efficiency and a smile,” OMP representatives said, while registered medical assistant Myshelle Peterson “has the ability to see where help is needed and consistently steps in.”
New to the walk-in clinic at the beginning of the pandemic, certified physician assistant Erik Farley quickly became an efficient and valued member of the team, Jones said.
Suree Chommuang, an advanced registered nurse practitioner, handles high-volume patient days with positivity and high energy and “elevates the mood of the clinic, which is why everyone knows when Suree is working — it’s going to be a great day,” Jones said.
Stacia Kiesser, clinical nurse educator for Olympic Medical Physicians, helped oversee the COVID-19 testing site logistics including staffing, workflow and keeping leadership informed.
“Stacia jumped quickly into action when all of our workflows and processes needed to be adapted to meet the challenges of COVID-19,” Jones said.
“She worked tirelessly with Incident Command, Infection Prevention, Employee Health and OMP’s clinical staff to ensure everyone understood workflows, had PPE and competencies to meet the added demands of the pandemic.”