The Everyday Excellence Heart and Soul award recognizes those who model professionalism, are constantly reliable and consistently provide high quality results and service to customers.
Dr. Hani Nahza was nominated for his work on a project that has benefited physicians, pharmacists, nurses and other allied health providers at CAMC and throughout West Virginia.
Substance use disorders and the non-medical use of prescription pain relievers is well documented in our state.
To help educate medical providers, Nazha developed an education module that meets licensure requirements of the state of WV for the professions of medicine, nursing and pharmacy. He originally authored this piece when the state first introduced it as a licensing requirement in 2019 and continues to update it.
Nahza went beyond his required teaching requirements to residents and students with the delivery of a continuing education program that benefits CAMC staff and other West Virginia licensed clinical professionals.
Current new and licensed clinicians must repeat this education every time they submit a licensure application. The West Virginia Boards of Nursing and Pharmacy also require this education for initial license and license renewal, and have similar statements as does the state Board of Medicine.
Nahza also provided the CAMC continuing education department with a three hour lecture on drug diversion. He also has been a featured speaker in several local and statewide continuing education conferences on this topic.
Nahza’s passion is clear. His work is a gift to a state that has struggled to fight a battle of addiction and to safely treat those that need pain management.