HealthSouth Fredericksburg Hospital Educator Honored as a Finalist in Companywide Award
Clayton Lippart, CRRN, a hospital educator at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Fredericksburg, started his journey as a floor nurse just three years ago and quickly earned more responsibility as a charge nurse before being promoted to his current role. Regarded as a change agent at HealthSouth Fredericksburg, Clayton has spearheaded a number of educational initiatives at the hospital including digitizing the hospital’s onboarding process and creating video learning tools. Clayton’s empowerment of others through knowledge has put him in the spotlight as a recipient of HealthSouth’s companywide Outstanding Employee Achievement Awards.
Clayton, one of only six finalists out of more than 27,000 HealthSouth employees, received this annual recognition and was honored at an award banquet held yesterday in Birmingham, Alabama. Award winners are selected based on their performance in four areas: contributions to extraordinary patient experience, team spirit and cooperation, commitment to continuous quality improvement and going above and beyond the call of duty. The process began with each of the 121 hospitals honoring a hospital employee of the year. Then, six finalists were named at the regional level; and one overall recipient was named for the company.
“When the opportunity to become the hospital educator became available, we didn’t want to lose a good charge nurse, but it was a great decision,” said HealthSouth Fredericksburg CEO Gary Herbek. “Clayton is not only a great nurse, he’s a great educator who makes it fun and has an artistic and creative flair.”
Clayton is an active member of HealthSouth Fredericksburg’s stroke committee, hosts various educational events and coordinates a stroke support group. He continues to find ways to give back through fundraising efforts including the recent A-Fib Awareness fundraiser that drew support from celebrity Howie Mandel. Clayton’s responsibilities as a hospital educator in an inpatient rehabilitation hospital include educating new clinical hires in orientation, improving outcomes, patient satisfaction and processes, assisting with sustainability internal programs including safe patient mobility and assisting employees with continuing education programs and courses.
To learn more about Clayton, view this brief video here.