American Sentinel University and Colorado Hospital Association Name Denver Health Nurse as April Colorado Health Care Star

– Award Recognizes Marc Fedo at Denver Health Medical Center as a Nursing Professional Making a Difference in Health Care Today –

AURORA, Colo. – June 7, 2016 – American Sentinel University and the Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) named Marc Fedo, nurse manager at the Denver Health Medical Center, as the April Colorado Health Care Stars Award winner. This award recognizes Fedo as an exceptional health care professional.

Colorado Health Care Stars is a statewide health care professional award recognition program sponsored by American Sentinel University and CHA. The program was launched in February 2015 to acknowledge clinical professionals in Colorado who exceed expectations in the delivery of health care.

In his role as nurse manager, Fedo is a proactive leader that puts an extraordinary focus on patient and family safety. When the hospital was challenged with patient falls, Fedo led a team that evaluated the cause of the problem and created an action plan aimed at decreasing patient falls.

“Marc’s collaborative approach worked to bring the inter-professional team together for a four-hour planning event that evaluated the cause of patient falls, collaborated around ideas and developed a plan of action,” says Joseph Gerardi, ACNO at Denver Health Medical Center.

Fedo worked tirelessly with stakeholders to develop a plan to decrease falls; nine months into implementation, the hospital is seeing a significant improvement in patient falls.

“Marc never stops in his role as a nurse manager, and he continually introduces new ideas in a collaborative manner that involves those health care professionals at the front line,” says Gerardi. “He’s become highly respected by his peers and patients for his contributions to ensure our hospital is a safe place for everyone.”

“There is no prevention practice that has been proven to eliminate all falls, but thanks to Marc Fedo and the development and adoption of fall prevention programs, hospitals like Denver Health see a marked improvement,” says Chris Wolfe, Director of Program Strategy and Alliances at American Sentinel University. “We commend Marc Fedo for his initiative to develop a multifaceted fall program to ensure that Denver Health is a safe place for patients and families.”

Nominate The Next Colorado Health Care Stars Winner

Nominate an exceptional clinical professional. Complete the nomination submission form. Each month CHA draws from the pool of nominees and chooses an individual that will be featured the following month on the CHA Career Center website, receive a $100 Visa gift card courtesy of American Sentinel University and be entered into a drawing at the end of the year for a monetary scholarship toward an accredited health care certificate or degree at American Sentinel University.

About the Colorado Hospital Association

The Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) represents 100 member hospitals and health systems throughout Colorado. CHA partners with its members to work towards health reform and performance improvement, and provides advocacy and representation at the state and federal level. Colorado hospitals and health systems are committed to providing coverage and access to safe, high-quality and affordable health care. In addition, Colorado hospitals have a tremendous impact on the state’s economic stability and growth, contributing to nearly every community across the state with 72,000 employees statewide.

About American Sentinel University

American Sentinel University delivers the competitive advantages of accredited online nursing degree programs in nursing, informatics, MBA Health Care, DNP Executive Leadership and DNP Educational Leadership. Its affordable, flexible bachelor’s and master’s nursing degree programs are accredited by the Commission for the Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The DNP program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The university is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The Accrediting Commission of DEAC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency and is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.