Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare Corp. recently inducted a nurse trauma coordinator into its “Heroes Hall of Fame.” Miriam Ramirez from MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn, Ill., earned the highest recognition possible by parent company Tenet for her “compassion and dedication to the facility.”
According to Tenet, inductees are nominated by “their hospital’s leadership and chosen based upon the individual’s dedication to patients, colleagues, and their community.”
Ramirez led MacNeal Hospital’s domestic violence committee and instigated partnerships with the Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network to increase awareness of the issue. She also worked with medical staff to better identify domestic violence victims and coordinate social services and police protection for victims.
M.E. Cleary, CEO of MacNeal Hospital, said in a statement that Ramirez “is passionate and gives so much to others, but still she talks about how much more needs to be done. She provides care to people who come to our emergency room every day … [and] advocates for the needs of patients, and especially for many of the most vulnerable who come to us for care.”