Gateway bids a fond but sad FAREWELL to Melissa Labbe!
As many know Melissa is returning home to friends and family up North. Words cannot adequately express the gratitude that we owe for all of her hard work over the past few years. The time has gone by too quickly! Besides supervising the day to day operations of the Health Information Management (HIM) Department, she took on many additional tasks with enthusiasm. When she first started at Gateway, we were working on converting from a paper-based to a totally electronic record keeping system. Melissa jumped right in and immediately filled a major role in the agency-wide conversion.
Melissa became an invaluable source of knowledge on all things regarding HIM including forms design, admin reviews, ever changing new HIPPA laws and standards as well as legal aspects on ROI (release of information) including court orders and subpoenas. She implemented the Scanning process in all agency programs, which brought us to the completely electronic record system. She has continued to strengthen the reputation and status of Gateway’s HIM Department to meet the expected standards professionally in today’s world of EHR’s (electronic health records). Melissa quickly became an expert in HIPPA Privacy & Security, ARRA, HI-TECH & other federal & state legislation and mandates for the agency.
Melissa, you will be missed by so many people. We wish you all the best and GOOD LUCK in each of your future endeavors.
Posted on Wed, May 25, 2011
by Michael Thomas