CORD Honors Two from Valleywise Emergency Medicine Program

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Two members of the Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Valleywise Health received national recognition for their work and commitment to learners and the profession.

At the March conference of the Council of Residency Directors in Emergency Medicine (CORD-EM), Michael Epter, DO, FAAEM, and Michele “Miki” Floring were honored for their contributions, innovations and dedication.

Floring received the Emergency Medicine Program Coordinator of the Year Award. She received a similar award last year from the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. CORD-EM recognized her “selfless dedication to the program and residents.” In particular, they cited her exemplary administrative skills, interpersonal communication, and core knowledge of graduate medical education and her “desire to make our program and the organization of program coordinators better tomorrow than it is today.”

Epter received CORD-EM’s most prestigious award — the Michael Wainscott Program Director Award. The award is given to those who demonstrate the following qualities: emergency medicine program development; innovation and change in emergency medicine education; contributions to the development of emergency medicine education; participation in CORD-EM activities; evidence of mentoring others; humanism; and love of teaching.

In addition, Epter received CORD-EM’s highest honor — the Impact Award. This is the 11th time the Impact Award has been given during CORD-EM’s 31-year existence.

Congratulations to both of these Creighton Alliance professionals.