Kevin Rodgers Excellence in Clinical TeachingThe Kevin Rogers Excellence in Clinical Teaching awards recognize three faculty members. One from each of our academic health center sites. Dr. Kevin Rogers was passionate about clinical teaching and truly the definition of excellence in this area. Anyone who had the pleasure of working with him was profoundly impacted by his teaching and is a better physician because of him. These awards are given to faculty members who exemplify that excellence within their clinical teaching, they are chosen by the residents as those who have most significantly impacted their learning at the bedside, those who model the types of physicians we hope our residents will be some day.
Emergency Department Service Award - IUH Methodist EMTC Secretaries
It takes many roles beyond physicians to make the Emergency Department run, and we are blessed to have so many wonderful support staff at our ten EDs . Each year our residents choose one of these non-physician groups of people for the Emergency Department Service Award, a group that our residents admire greatly and who helps them take the best possible care of our patients. This year’s winner of the Emergency Department Service Award is the IUH Methodist EMTC Secretaries. This amazing group of people help coordinate the chaos that is the Methodist ED. From paging consultants, to fielding phone calls, to coordinating admissions, they are constantly working to make the department flow and providers’ lives easier. When working a busy shift, it’s an added bonus knowing that they have your back and can easily turn a challenging shift into a more bearable one. Even though they are constantly busy, they still somehow find the time to joke around and make the culture of the department that of an amazing place to work.
Resident Consultant of the Year - Dr. Kyle Lewellen
As physicians in the emergency department we interact daily with other specialties and consultants. We greatly appreciate the help that our co-residents of other specialties provide to us in the department. The Resident Consult of the year award is given to a resident from a different department chosen by the EM residents.
This year’s winner is Dr. Kyle Lewellen with General Surgery. Kyle is truly a one of a kind and always a pleasure to consult in the ED. He is genuinely one of the most gracious, hard-working, kind, intelligent and humble surgeons our residents have the pleasure to work with. They know that Kyle always puts patient care first and they have complete trust that he will do what is best for them. Kyle has a heart of gold, which he pours into his work and care that he provides. He is always approachable, dependable and willing to help his fellow colleagues no matter how much he already has on his plate. The residents are truly lucky to have such an incredibly knowledgeable and thoughtful colleague to learn from and lean on.
Impact Award - Leadership - Medical Directors
Dr. Cory Showalter & Dr. Tyler Arnold - Riley
Dr. Tyler Stepsis & Dr. Andy Beckman - Eskenazi
Dr. Steve Roumpf & Dr. Adam Nevel - Methodist
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This impact award is a group award and goes to those who are instrumental in providing an outstanding clinical experience, the medical directors. Even in normal times it takes a special person to be on call 24/7, to maintain composure while handling complaints from every direction, to sit through countless meetings, to demonstrate a true passion for dashboards, and to get fired-up about AIDET. To do all of that in the middle of a pandemic is truly amazing. You all are exemplars of leadership, and we promise we are not just saying that to get a more favorable shift schedule. Thank you so much for everything our medical directors do for the residency.
Impact Award - IUEM Values - Dr. Paul Garverick and Dr. Hallie Brown
The IUEM residency program has endorsed a number of core values in the program aim including clinical excellence, collegiality, integrity, self-motivation, and leadership. Two of the impact awards go to two graduates who exemplify these values in extraordinary ways. Each of them had multiple nominations from their peers for representing what it means to be part of our family. When residents walk into a night shift and they see either Dr. Hallie Brown or Dr. Paul Garverick, they breathe a sigh of relief because they know no matter what the night brings they will make it better.
Hallie was unbelievably supportive of her co-residents in her formal leadership role and as a shoulder for others to lean on. Her ability to impact those around her has made positive change in the program and IUEM is a better place because of Hallie. She truly brings out the best in others.
Paul is humble and hardworking, leading by example. Whether it was trading a shift to help a colleague, picking up one more holding room patient at the end of his 1-10 shift or staying even keeled and positive in the face of a department that’s burning down. He is the kind of partner we all would like to practice with, a true team player!