Parkridge Specialty Care Admissions Coordinator Earns Always Improve Award

Barb Flagg Always Improve Award

Barb Flagg, admissions coordinator at Parkridge Specialty Care in Pleasant Hill, received the Care Initiatives Always Improve Award at Care Initiatives’ annual awards brunch Friday, Dec. 15 in West Des Moines.

The award is given to a Care Initiatives employee who embodies the company’s core value to always seek out ways to improve quality in every way.

In her 18 year career with Parkridge Specialty Care, Barb has grown from floor nurse to nurse manager and then asked to take on the role of admissions coordinator. These changes required a great amount of adaptability and learning new skill sets. “In accepting her role as admissions coordinator, she has gained knowledge of being on the “other side” of the admissions process,” Administrator Shawn Mikles said. “She continues to grow in her position by attending all social services trainings, ACO meetings and by keeping up to date with changes. Her actions also help the transition process for coworkers as well.”

The “Always Improve” award is one of six Core Value Awards given to a nominated employee throughout our statewide organization of 3,000+ employees.