Nancy Ogden, Unit Clerk, Honored with Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center’s Good Catch Award

March 16, 2021

To launch this year’s Patient Safety Awareness Week, Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center has awarded Nancy Ogden with the hospital’s annual Good Catch Award. The award recognizes when personnel speak up and take quick action to prevent an adverse outcome for a patient, visitor, or fellow staff member.
While assigned to the remote video monitor station, Ogden noticed a patient in medical distress via a video monitor and quickly alerted her nursing staff for immediate assistance. The patient received urgent specialized care and went on to recovery.

A Beaverdale resident and an Allegany College of Maryland graduate, Ogden has worked at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center for the past 16 years, most recently serving as a Unit Clerk.

“Our dedicated team throughout the Conemaugh Health System is deeply committed to speaking up and taking decisive action because patient safety is our most important priority,” said Chief Nursing Officer Jelden Arcilla, MBA, BSN. “I would encourage all patients, as well as their loved ones, family members, and friends, to embrace that same level of urgency when it comes to any medical matter. Speak up and ask questions, especially if something seems unusual or concerning. You could save a life.”

Patient Safety Awareness Week is an annual event inspiring action to improve healthcare safety for patients and the workforce. The initiative serves as a dedicated time and platform for growing awareness about patient safety.