11.11.2020 Back to News

Kara Goodrich Honored With Good Catch Award

The Good Catch Award is designed to recognize staff members committed to patient safety.

This recognition is presented monthly and goes to the department in which the good catch occurred. Nominations for the award are taken from reported variances where a near miss is caught. Those variances are flagged for consideration of this award. A near miss is an incident or event that has occurred and had the potential to cause harm but was caught before it reached the patient. 

Good Catch Award Recipient

Kara Goodrich 
Methodist Hospital Physical Therapist Assistant

"I would like to nominate Kara Goodrich for the Good Catch Award. Yesterday, an overhead announcement of an elopement was heard. Soon after, Kara was driving home and noted a man on the street around 120th and Q who matched this patient's description. She also noted his hospital bag and arm bands. She was able to drive around the block for a second glance and get the police called to come and bring him back to the hospital. This is a perfect example of The Meaning of Care! Great work to Kara for her thoughtfulness for this patient and his safe return to the hospital."

Congratulations, Kara! Thank you for your commitment to keeping our patients safe.