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Katherine Kingseed Named Kettering’s Employee of the Month

Congratulations to Katherine Kingseed, who was named Kettering Medical Center’s October Employee of the Month! Katherine works in Sports Medicine at the Far Hills location.

The Employee of the Month Award recognizes the people you love to work with. These winners show exceptional performance as defined by the network’s Standards of Behavior, live out the network’s values, and demonstrate the healing presence practices outlined in Called to Care. Katherine was nominated by her manager, and you can read the nomination story below:

“Katherine is awesome. She built all the Epic templates for Therapy for our transition into the electronic world. She then trained all the network therapy staff. She has been involed with the Epic ambulatory committee in everything we are doing. She has assisted in the creation of the Physician Attestation so therapy notes can be sent to the physician via their in basket and signed there so as to save faxing and printing of notes. This is something the doctors have been wanting for years. She created the charge codes and the process to move all of our manual stats into an Epic schedule so they can be captured in the system for volume and productivity. She has been working on the integration of Medbridge (a patient education product for therapy) in to Epic. This will save thousands of dollars in man hours across the network and keep the information within the chart. Kathy has reduced our denials and write-offs by a huge amount She tracks down all non-payments and resubmits when simple things wre missing from the chart that made them drop to a work queue. 

Regarding our recent HFAP survey, she prepared all five Sports Medicine sites and all the staff. She made them aware of the policies so they were prepared. She put together our binders as references, and she followed up personally on items identified as issues at each location. A key element for HFAP is that we show we are integrated into the hospital systems and one area of this is our Performance Improvement. Kathy coordinates our committee for Sports Medicine for our PDCA boards and then she presents to the hospital committee. 

In addition, she handles all medical records requests for our sports medicine sites. In her time off, Kathy has a pet therapy dog, Charlie, and she brings him to the Kettering Cancer Center. He also visits Sports Medicine sites where staff see him as one of our own.

Katherine is a top performer in all she does. I can’t say enough about her.”

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December 16, 2017