Megan McBrayer, Infection Preventionist at Montrose Memorial Hospital, has been recognized by the Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) as a Colorado Hospital Superhero.
Montrose Memorial Hospital nominated Megan McBrayer as its Colorado Hospital Superhero for her key role in ensuring Montrose Memorial Hospital maintains a safe environment for the community, staff, and providers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The nomination states, “Through COVID, Megan McBrayer has tirelessly led our organization…With a level head, focus on best practice, and a listening ear, she has earned the respect of her colleagues, providers, the community and is highly respected by all those who work with her. Our organization and our community are fortunate to have such a dedicated leader guiding us through this time.”
With the Colorado Hospital Superhero campaign, the CHA and American Sentinel University (ASU) are honoring extraordinary employees from hospitals around Colorado for their efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has introduced unimaginable challenges for health care workers who have endured the brunt of the pandemic from the beginning. This recognition honors those individuals who have gone above and beyond for their patients and communities as Colorado Hospital Superheroes. They have exhibited superhero traits during these difficult times, such as courage, a strong moral code, a fighting spirit, and mental toughness.
“The employees at all of our hospitals have stepped up in a big way to care for our communities during this pandemic,” said Chris Tholen, CHA president and CEO. “We as Coloradans owe our hospital workers a debt of gratitude, and through this program, CHA hopes to convey a small fraction of its appreciation for our superheroes on the front lines and behind the scenes.”
As part of this recognition, each honoree will receive a special gift from CHA and the program sponsors ASU, Aya Healthcare and Corvel. These superheroes will also be entered into a drawing for a transferable, full-tuition scholarship for an advanced health care degree from ASU. CHA will be honoring these superheroes at a virtual appreciation event in early 2021. For a list of honorees, visit the CHA website.
About Colorado Hospital Association:
Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) is the leading voice of Colorado’s hospital and health system community. Representing more than 100 member hospitals and health systems throughout the state, CHA serves as a trusted, credible and reliable resource on health issues, hospital data and trends for its members, media, policymakers and the general public. Through CHA, Colorado’s hospitals and health systems work together in their shared commitment to improve health and health care in Colorado. Learn more at www.cha.com.
About American Sentinel University
American Sentinel University delivers accredited online degree programs in nursing (BSN, MSN, and DNP) and healthcare management (MBA Healthcare). Its affordable, flexible bachelor’s and master’s nursing degree programs are accredited by the Commission for the Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), of One Dupont Circle, NW Suite 530, Washington, D.C., 20036. The DNP program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) of 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Ga., 30326. The University is nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), of 1101 17th Street NW, Suite 808, Washington, D.C. 20036, (202) 234-5100, www.deac.org, and regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), of 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604, www.hlcommission.org.