One staff member called John Roselli a “gentle giant.” Another said he listens without making judgments. One said he was just awesome.
Four years into his role as Director of Cardiopulmonary and Neurodiagnostic Services, John Roselli, MHS RRT, has made a significant impact in improving department culture, increasing productivity and hitting quality benchmarks. His work has not gone unnoticed: Mr. Roselli has been named Clinical Manager of the Year for The Memorial Hospital of Salem County (MHSC).
“John is a proactive leader who always puts his patients first,” said Tammy Torres, DNP, MSN, RN, Chief Nursing Officer/Chief Operating Officer. “He is an educator at heart. He works with his staff to ensure that patients have a full understanding of how to use their medications and other aspects of their care. We are thrilled to have John as part of our management team.”
Mr. Roselli has been a respiratory therapist for more than 30 years. Prior to coming to MHSC, he served as Administrative Director of Respiratory Care at Crozer Chester Medical Center, Pa. He is also an adjunct faculty member for the School of Respiratory Care at Delaware County Community College.
In his typical “aw-shucks” manner,” Mr. Roselli is quick to recognize his staff, and downplay any personal accolades. “It is an honor to be chosen as a clinical manager of the year, but it is a reflection of my team’s hard work and their dedication to the patients we serve and try to help every day.”
Mr. Roselli oversees several services: ECG, Echocardiography, Cardiac Rehabilitation, EEG, Respiratory Therapy and Sleep and Balance centers. The constant in his management style is simple. “John is all about our patients and his people,” said Sherwood Thomas, Cardiac NonInvasive Tech II/EKG. “He listens to our concerns and he acts on them. He’s made a difference here.”
It’s the everyday interaction with patients that is important, said Mr. Roselli. “I remind my staff to remember that patients are people first. To see the compassion of our caregivers is a wonderful thing.”
The size of the hospital is one of its best attributes, according to Mr. Roselli. “It promotes a feeling of family, but more importantly everyone is willing to help out to ensure that our patients are receiving the best possible care.”
Mr. Roselli has been a stabilizing force within his departments, allowing staff the opportunity to be productive and perform their duties in a professional and caring manner. “Productivity, like staffing, is sometimes difficult to manage, since there are often great changes in the workload in a very small period of time,” he said. “My staff has been wonderful in being flexible to meet challenging demands, while always putting their patients first.
“I am proud of this recognition, but more than anything I truly believe this honor is a reflection of each individual staff member who works hard daily and are dedicated to the patients we serve. My hat goes off to them.”
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