WSNA member Chris Birchem recognized for excellence at Overlake Hospital


Chris Birchem speaks at a Unity Dinner for the Overlake Hospital Local Unit on Jan. 9, 2013.

Credit: Ben Tilden

Congrat­u­la­tions to WSNA member Chris Birchem, RN, who was selected as the September Employee of the Month at Overlake Hospital in Bellevue, WA. 

Chris has been at Overlake since 2006, and works on East 3. 

Chris was nominated for Employee of the Month by a number of his co-workers and peers throughout the hospital. The recur­ring themes in the nomina­tions were: 

  • His unwavering commit­ment to his patients,
  • His service to promote patient-centered nursing in the community,
  • And his role in taking respon­si­bility for improving patient experi­ence scores on E3 by coming up with innov­a­tive strate­gies and imple­menting them with his team.