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.