XENIA — Critical care is something Frank Farkash believed would make a difference in people’s lives and that commitment has now led to his serving as ICU manager at Greene Memorial Hospital.
Farkash was drawn to help people early on and would be inspired to attend nursing school at Southern Adventist University and work to achieve his master’s degree.
Farkash came to Kettering Health Network in 2016 in critical care after working in a trauma center in Chattanooga, Tenn. After working as in the critical care unit at Kettering Medical Center, Frank accepted the new position at GMH earlier in 2017
“I really liked the idea of being able to help someone at their most crucial time,” said Farkash.
Farkash moved into a leadership role to be able to inspire staff through his own clinical experience. Already setting goals in his new position, he would like to continue to be a leader and provide staff with all the tools and support they need to their jobs well. “I need to do everything I can to remove any barriers for staff and assist them,” he added. “My success is in my team.”
Farkash believes that the biggest part of patient care is taking care of the whole family.
“We are not just caring for the individual at that moment, but the whole family – even extended family. And in addition to that we are also providing emotional support for the patient and their whole family.”
He is already finding out how well the hospital staff works together, “Nothing happens at the hospital individually,” he explains. “We have some great folks in all the departments here and it shows.”
The manager likes this new path and feels it is challenging and rewarding at the same time.
“I have great leadership support here, and they are here to help us navigate our daily patient care and provide the best possible atmosphere for our patients.”
He went on to say, “I’m excited about some of the new things we have happening here at Greene. We have talented critical care physicians and I am working closely with them to frame a vision and mission for the ICU – to provide very high quality critical care in Xenia.”
And quality critical care is something Farkash is proud to be part of in Xenia. “Having GMH here is really an important piece of this community. They trust us with their health care and that is something I take very seriously.”
Farkash is newly married, and he and his wife – a nurse practitioner – live in Kettering close to family. They both enjoy spending time biking and being involved at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church.
“I enjoy taking care of people and serving them the best way possible,” said Farkash.
Story courtesy of The Greene Medical Foundation - Greene Memorial Hospital and Soin Medical Center hospital within Kettering Health Network.