Owens has worked in the medical records department at ALMH since
1986, and while her duties have changed over the years, her passion
for providing excellent service to ALMH patients is as strong as
ever. Recently, Owens' commitment to high-quality patient care was
recognized when she named the March Employee of the Month.
medical transcriptionist, Owens transcribes medical history and
physicals, operative reports, consultations, and much more for
patients who have been admitted to ALMH.
When she began at ALMH, she was a "typing pool secretary," but
during that first year she was offered a job as a medical
transcriptionist, and that has expanded over the years.
Transcriptionists now use medical transcriptionist software that
affects the patient's care from treatment to billing.
Medical transcriptionists must be able to type quickly and
accurately, but they must also be familiar with medical
abbreviations, medical phrases, anatomy and physiology. Also,
transcriptionists must be able to pay very close attention to what
they are transcribing in order to ensure a correct record. An
accurate patient record provides details that health care
professionals use as reference and can be an important part of the
diagnostic and treatment process.
Owens was nominated by her co-worker Beverly Kurka.
"Deb deserves to be recognized for not only her loyalty to ALMH
but also for her accuracy and quality of work," said Kurka.
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"I'm proud to work at ALMH," said Owens. "We provide
great service to our community and patients. We have a great group
of people working here, especially my fellow employees in medical
records who do a lot of important behind-the-scenes duties."
Owens lives in Lincoln with her husband, Steve. They will
celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary next month. They have three
children: Jared, Jordan and Josalyn.
ALMH, at 200 Stahlhut Drive in Lincoln, is a 25-bed
critical-access hospital affiliated with Memorial Health System.
ALMH employs 315 in a variety of roles. For more information about
ALMH, visit www.almh.org.
[Text from file received from
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital]