Steve’s Weekly Wrap-Up (September 25, 2015)

Next week my world will be returning to normal! Pat and Amy are both due back next week! I now appreciate even more all the things made easier by having our team in Administration. I want to especially thank Teresa Daniels who has done a magnificent job keeping me on track and the administrative office running smoothly. Thanks again to everyone who has helped.


JeansNext Friday, October 2nd as an AHA Heart Walk fundraiser, you will be able to wear jeans (all departments of the hospital) with your football attire for a $5 donation to the American Heart Association.
You must have a sticker distributed by Liana Rogers, Teresa or Amy in Administration signifying you have made the donation. We will make stickers available for night shift via the Nursing Supervisors. Thanks for everyone’s efforts supporting the Heart Walk! These stickers will be available beginning Monday.

Monday, September 28th, we will be hosting our middle Georgia legislative delegation for GA Capitollunch in our first floor conference room. The purpose of the meeting is familiarize them with our middle Georgia hospitals and serve as a resource when healthcare bills come across their desks. Those who have confirmed their attendance are: Senator John F. Kennedy of District 18, Senator David Lucas of District 26, Representative Bubber Epps of District 140,  Representative James Beverly of District 139, Representative,  Nikki Randall of District 138, Mayor Robert Reichert and Commissioner Gary Bechtel.  In addition to the executive teams from Coliseum and Fairview Park our Division President Hugh Tappan is expected to be in attendance. Expect to see a lot of suits in the hospital around lunch time.

Open enrollment for benefits for Coliseum Northside is November 3-17th. Please watch your home mail as well as email for notifications about our 2016 benefit plan. Now is a good time to check your ability to sign on the HCARewards website and reset your password if necessary.

cold_and_flu_1_otherWe have already begun to see sporadic cases of the flu. We plan to start staff vaccinations at the beginning of October anticipating we will have adequate supply of vaccine by that time. I urge each of you to receive the vaccination to protect you, your families, and most of all our patients.

insurance

Benefit Highlight: Life Insurance

HCA offers two types of employee life insurance:

  • Basic Term Life – Basic Life Insurance covers you at one times your base pay, and is provided to you by your facility.
  • Supplemental Term Life – Supplemental Life Insurance allows you to choose an additional amount of coverage equal to one to five times your base pay.  The price you pay for this coverage depends on your age and salary.

If you enroll in Employee Life Insurance, you may choose Dependent Life Insurance for an eligible spouse and/or children.

For more information please log on to: www.hcarewards.com

architectThe construction in the wound care center is moving along nicely and we expect it to be completed on time in early November. This week I interviewed a very strong candidate for the Medical Director position and there is an offer out now to him. I look forward to being able to provide an enhanced service to the community. There may be some roadway disruption next week as we begin running the oxygen line from the O2 farm to the medical office building.

Reminder to check your Healthstream to make sure you complete the education assigned to you on time. Active shooter education is due October 1st. Code of Conduct deadline is October 31st.

records_chained_up_XSmallCurrently on the black market, a medical record is 10 times more valuable than a credit card.  Protecting our patients’ medical information has to be at the forefront of how we take care of our patients and the last thing they have to worry about at our facility.

Managers will be reviewing our photography and video policy with all staff within the next few weeks that addresses usage of cell phones, videos, and posting information on social media.  Cell phones cannot be used to send pictures to other staff members, including physicians.  If you have any questions, please contact our FPO, Janelle Holleman.

united wayAt this week’s Director’s meeting we were visited by representatives of United Way. Many of you have contributed to this in the past and know how that giving is distributed in our community. We will be running our own UW Campaign from October 1st through November 17th which is the end of our open enrollment period for 2016 benefits. Your Directors have information on the UW, its local partner agencies and how to make a contribution via payroll deduction. You can make that at any time by going to www.easygive.com/hcacares. Thanks in advance for supporting those less fortunate in our community.

Please check your inbox and complete the IT&S Service Excellence survey that Nick Shealy sent out last week. Your feedback is of great value to the success of this initiative!

heart-walkThe Heart Walk is now 29 days away! Keep up the fundraising and I look forward to seeing everyone at the Walk on October 24th!

Our new Pediatric ER commercials began hitting the airwaves this week on WMAZ. You can watch them on our blog at: wwwwearechs.com

Recognition:

Congratulations to Breanna Thomas who passed the FN-P exam this week! – Angela
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The staff here continues to do an outstanding job with the Code Red Drills. The response has always been strong and the actions taken are appropriate for the area. I think that the staff deserves an “Atta boy” for their effort in this area. – Randy Willis

Congratulations to the entire CNH Team! We continue to hold the top spot in both Inpatient and ED patient experience in the South Atlantic Division! Thanks for always going the extra mile for our patients and their families. – Steve

Patient in 334 stated, ” the staff is wonderful.  Sarah is an angel, Topaz keeps me laughing, and Cowboy Matt is great!  The CNAs have been great as well.  Jaimie from Housekeeping has been so good to me.” – Jeanne Boney

Steve… I would call out Teresa for such a wonderful job filling in for Amy. She is so always so pleasant and offering to help with anything. She has a great attitude and is always smiling. She has been a joy to work with! – Laura Booras

Patient GI says: “Great care!  We love this place”

Patient DH says: “Our nurse Martha Johnson and CNA Rashita Steele are wonderful”

Thanks for making CNH a great place for patients!

Steve Daugherty - CNH

Steve

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