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At the 23rd annual Iowa Emergency Nurses’ Association (ENA) Conference, Dr. Scott Markham was recognized with the Emergency Provider Award. Recipients of the Emergency Provider Award are Emergency Department (ED) physicians or mid-level providers who consistently demonstrate excellence in emergency room care and they have made significant contributions to the profession of ED nurses.
Dr. Markham actively fills the roles of ED Medical Director, Trauma Medical Director, EMS Medical Director, Shelby County Coroner, and ACLS instructor. He has been instrumental in maintaining Myrtue’s Level 4 Trauma designation and encouraged the continuation of the Trauma Nursing Core Course program being taught in our rural location of Harlan. He is a strong advocate and promoter of community involvement. Dr. Markham has most recently become co-sponsor of the community Stop the Bleed campaign and is an advocate for providing Narcan to law enforcement and EMS responders. In addition, he is a Board Member of the Shelby County Medical Corporation and the Ambulance Commission of Shelby County.
“Dr. Markham is a constant role model, mentor and patient advocate in the ER. The ER Staff values his experience and is grateful that he shares his knowledge to improve patient outcomes. Dr Markham is a valuable member of the ER team and is fully deserving of this award,” said Jenny Lefeber, Manager of the Emergency Department at Myrtue Medical Center.
The Emergency Nurses’ Association (ENA) mission is to advocate for patient safety and excellence in emergency nursing practice. They are the global emergency nursing resource and advocate for Safe Practice and Safe Care.
About one in every five U.S. adults experience mental illness in a given year. Additionally, one in five youth aged 13-18 will experience a severe mental disorder at some point in their lives. Despite the prevalence of mental health illness, less than half receive behavioral health care to address this important health care need.
At the forefront of today’s behavioral health concerns is an epidemic of opioid addiction, which kills 91 Americans each day, overwhelming law enforcement, health and child protective systems. This epidemic is the main factor driving the recent decline in average American life expectancy.
Shelby County Public Health recognizes the need for access to holistic care, including behavioral health support. Some Public Health initiatives that focus on mental health promotion includes:
With the support of Myrtue Medical Center, the Shelby County Board of Health and our community partners, Shelby County Public Health continues to advocate and promote access for mental well-being as part of a healthy lifestyle. Working together, we can build healthier communities and eventually, the healthiest nation, changing our future for generations to come.