Tufts MC True Blue Recipient: Shelley Bame-Aldred, Soarian Analyst, Information Services
Nomination from Saul Weingart, MD, Chief Medical Officer:
"Shelley is a complete treasure. While her job is to write reports drawn from our clinical systems, her real role is to transform the way we deliver care at the bedside. Eager, attentive, enthusiastic and endlessly creative, Shelley has developed tools that allow us to identify patients who need tobacco counseling, those with extended hospitalizations or readmissions, and those who need customized care plans.
"She has created, and then improved over and again, a method to alert doctors about lab results for their patients that come back after discharge, thus improving care, reducing medical liability risk, decreasing the chance of a missed diagnosis and enabling our physicians to deliver the best possible care.
"For Shelley, there is no task too ambitious or too trivial. She is a pleasure to work with and a gift to those of us who care for patients at Tufts MC."