BJC, WUSM | National Association of Health Services Executives to host symposium at BJC Learning Institute.
BHC | Boone Hospital team treats rare neurological disorder.
AMH | Each step of the way excellent for hip replacement patient.
BJC | New MyWay to Health session starts in June.
BJC | National Bike to Work Day is May 19.
BJC | Pledge to learn more during Stroke Awareness Month to enter a drawing for one of five Fitbits.
AMH chef featured in BJC Cooks video
AMH chef Earl Nicholson prepares chili-rubbed steak tacos in the “BJC Cooks” video for May.
Join in Run/Walk June 10 in Godfrey
AMH will hold a Family Fun Run/Walk at Glazebrook Park in Godfrey, June 10.
Distances are 4K for runners age 15 and older, and a half-mile for 14 and younger. Registration for the event, held in conjunction with the Alton Roadrunners,
is $20 in advance. Packet pick-up and registration will be from 7:30-8:30 a.m., and the run begins at 9 a.m.
Proceeds will benefit the AMH Heart Walk team and the American Heart Association. Ribbons will be awarded to the top runners in each age group. There will be T-shirts for all runners and a special T-shirt for all 4K participants. Refreshments will be available after the race.
To register, or for more information, visit www.altonroadrunners.com or call 618-972-8635.
AMH honors ‘Awesome’ employees
If you know of an employee, physician or volunteer who deserves recognition, let AMH know by completing an “Awesome” form. Forms are available in the hospital waiting areas and at nurses stations. A member of the leadership team will present your honoree with an “Awesome” badge sticker.
Completed forms may be dropped off at the information desk or sent to the development office. For more information, call Marlene Lewis, 618-463-7701.
Recent Awesome cards went to:
Simona Howe is Employee of the Month
Simona Howe, nursing float pool, center, is the May Employee of the Month.
“You can always count on Simona,” her co-workers say. “When she’s available, she’ll work extra. She never says no. Simona goes above and beyond the AMH standard of excellence. She provides excellent patient care, even in the toughest situations. She has compassion not only for her patients and their families, but for her co-workers as well.”
Red Cross Blood Drive at AMH is May 23
The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., May 23, in Cafe A/B. To make an appointment, go to www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code Alton Memorial. All presenting donors will receive a gift.
New hours for Family Care Pharmacy
The Family Care Pharmacy will have new hours starting June 1.
Located on the ground floor of the Olin Wing, the Family Care Pharmacy will be open 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday.
Mobile Pharmacy services will be continued during these hours.
For more information, contact Lisa Jones, M.Lisa.Jones@bjc.org.
Support Foundation with a Schnucks eScrip Community Card
Make a contribution to the Alton Memorial Health Services Foundation at no cost to you by signing up for the eScrip program at Schnucks. The eScrip fund-raising program will contribute up to 3 percent of your grocery purchase to the Foundation each time you shop and swipe your card. The more you shop, the higher the contribution.
It’s easy to do:
By using your eScrip card, you can help Alton Memorial Health Services Foundation and AMH stay current with technological advancements and reach out to members of the community with health screenings and programs. In 2014, more than $300 was donated to the Foundation through this program.
Dr. Turner honored as Stellar Performer
Jacqueline Turner, MD, BJC Medical Group physician at BJH and founder of West End OB-GYN, poses for a photo with Carol Daniel, KMOX news anchor, at the St. Louis American Foundation’s Salute to Excellence in Health Care Awards Luncheon, April 28. Dr. Turner was honored as a 2017 Stellar Performer in Health Care for her hard work and dedication, and for her community service and excellence as an ob/gyn. | Photo by Wiley Price, St. Louis American
Cockrell receives medical ethics practicum certification
Maurya Cockrell, BJH spiritual care Project Ethics/CPE administrator, completed both core medical ethics instruction and hands-on work in policy development and case consultation to earn her BJH Medical Ethics Practicum certificate. The practicum program requires participants to commit an average of 8-10 hours a month over six months to taking part in case consultations, reading and studying on ethics topics, and interacting with BJH ethics committee members, says Dr. Carmichael.
The practicum program is free to full- or part-time BJC and Washington University employees of one year or more, with documentation of HIPAA certification and their supervisor’s approval.
Maurya Cockrell, MHRM, right, receives her Barnes-Jewish Hospital Medical Ethics Practicum certificate from Dr. Kim Carmichael, practicum director, April 14. | Courtesy photo
Step right up and have ‘Fun at the Fair’ during Hospital/Nurses Week
Be sure to check out the brand new BJSPH/PWH event marketing trailer from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., May 10, at BJSPH and from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., May 11, at PWH.
“Fun at the Fair” is an activity center that will be used to raise awareness of BJC’s commitment to health and wellness in St. Charles County. Part science center, part arcade, the trailer will be touring 24 St. Charles County festivals and fairs this summer.
Stop by to learn about nutrition, exercise your brain with trivia and get active playing giant yard versions of some favorite games.
Have fun at the fair May 10-11 — then look for more on the trailer in the May 15 issue of BJC TODAY.
Brandon Drake and Deanna King named BJWCH Employees of Distinction
Co-workers say Brandon Drake, radiology, is a teacher and problem solver. He always puts patients’ needs first.
Deanna King, surgical technician, displays dedication, skill, mentorship and adheres to best practice. She also is a team player and problem solver.
They both earned Employee of Distinction Awards for exemplifying the ICARE values.
If you have co-workers like Drake and King and who stand out as people who make BJWCH a special place to work, nominate them for the Employee of Distinction Award. Those who earn the award receive flowers, cake, a gift card, certificate, and premiere employee parking space or bus pass. Nomination forms are available on BJWCHnet.
From left, Liz Seitz, Deanna King and Trish Lollo celebrate King’s Employee of Distinction Award. | Photo by Roxane Harbaugh
Trish Lollo, BJWCH president, right, and radiology co-workers of Brandon Drake, center, celebrate Drake’s Employee of Distinction Award. | Photo by Kelly Pahl
How does your garden grow? Better with help from BJWCH!
Employees are invited to a gardening lunch and learn from noon-12:30 p.m., May 22, in Conference Room D. Bring your lunch and learn about keeping pests away from vegetable gardens, from a Saint Louis University master gardener.
A $2,000 grant from BJC’s Help for Your Health committee has funded an employee garden behind the hospital, as well as monthly lunch and learns for employees that will highlight home gardening and healthy, seasonal eating.
Taking one for the Heart Walk
Jamie Skyles, food and nutrition, left, and Mike Vitale, performance improvement, play the “Pie Face” game as part of a fund-raiser for the 2017 Heart Walk. | Photo by Cindy Weinstein
Friends in Action Clubhouse is on the move
The old adage, “Good things come to those who wait,” certainly rings true for the members of Friends in Action Clubhouse. After many years of fund raising and planning, members and staff are finally moving into a new and expanded facility.
The new location, at 657 Walton Drive in Farmington, Mo., is near the BJC Behavioral Health Southeast site, where many members obtain services. The new facility will provide increased opportunities and convenience for current members, as well as expanded space.
“We outgrew our current space long ago,” says Anna Portell, Friends in Action Clubhouse supervisor. “This new space will enable us to spread out and enhance our program, including accepting more members.”
Fund-raisers like the annual art show and sale, which took place April 21, have helped contribute to the achievement of the Clubhouse’s goal. The art show features works donated by members, community artists and supporters.
“I want to commend our staff and members for their hard work during the busiest spring we’ve ever had,” says Karen Miller, BJC Behavioral Health Southeast director. “They were able to pull off one of our most successful art shows, while at the same time cleaning out and packing up our current location for the move. It’s a testament to the dedication we all have to Clubhouse, and we’re looking forward to our grand opening celebration, May 17.”
Sponsored by BJC Behavioral Health and accredited by Clubhouse International, Friends in Action is a place where those who suffer from severe mental illness find hope and opportunities to achieve their full potential. Learn more at friendsinactionclubhouse.org.
Community artists and members alike donate artwork to the annual Friends in Action Clubhouse Art Show and Sale, which took place April 21. Fund-raisers like the art show have helped contribute to the opening of the new, expanded Clubhouse facility in Farmington, set to open May 17. | Courtesy photo
Friends in Action Clubhouse is branching out; BJC employees are invited
BJC employees are invited to join Friends in Action Clubhouse as it plants new roots in the community.
Friends in Action Clubhouse is a place that offers hope and opportunities for people with mental illness to achieve their full potential. For many years, BJC Behavioral Health and Clubhouse members have worked toward a new, larger facility that will accommodate many more “friends in action.” That day has come.
Join in the Friends in Action Clubhouse Grand Opening Celebration, May 17, at 657 Walton Drive in Farmington, Mo.
The ribbon cutting and opening remarks take place at 2 p.m., and the open house will be held from 3-6 p.m.
For more information, call 573-756-5353.
BJC Corporate Health Services recognizes Moore and Palmer for excellence
Karen Moore, DNP, APRN, ANP, BC, received the 2016 BJC Corporate Health Services ICARE Award. Moore, a nurse practitioner at BarnesCare, was nominated for the award by her colleagues for consistently exemplifying ICARE behaviors to patients, visitors and fellow employees. The ICARE behaviors include Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence.
“Karen is a dedicated clinician and a role model for our entire team,” says Tom Kibby, MD, MPH, BarnesCare chief medical officer. “She recognizes positive actions in others and is always looking to share her knowledge by teaching others new clinical skills.”
Diane Palmer, RN, MPH, director of clinical services, was awarded the 2016 BJC Corporate Health Services Leadership Award. Palmer has been a driving force in the implementation of daily huddles and several process improvement initiatives, all aimed at improving clinical outcomes and the patient experience. As a result, patient and client satisfaction scores reached all-time highs in 2016, and BarnesCare was recognized again by the National Association of Occupational Health Professionals as a model program.
A 37-year veteran of BJC, Palmer previously received the Leadership Award in 2002. “Diane’s commitment to the patients and clients we serve is second to none,” says Patrick Venditti, Corporate Health Services executive director. “The energy and enthusiasm she brings to each challenge inspire confidence and teamwork and create opportunity for our clinical teams to consistently succeed.”
Mete, Reinbold join BJC corporate finance team
The BJC corporate finance team has two new directors, Bob Mete and Julia Reinbold.
Mete has been named director of financial planning and analysis (FP and A), filling the role previously held by Elizabeth Lawson. Lawson recently became vice president of finance at Barnes-Jewish St. Peters and Progress West hospitals.
In this role, Mete will be responsible for FP and A activities, including overall budget and multi-year model coordination, cost accounting, business decision support and other ad hoc analysis activities.
Mete most recently served as executive vice president and chief financial officer for John Volpi & Co., and has a background in the manufacturing and banking industry. He has a bachelor’s degree in marketing and management from the University of Wisconsin and a master’s degree in business administration from DePaul University–Kellstadt Graduate School. Mete reports to BJC finance vice president Larry Kayser.
Reinbold is the new finance director responsible for the shared services hospital accounting team. In this role, she will be responsible for the accounting and financial reporting for BJC’s hospitals.
Reinbold has spent most of her career at Express Scripts, where she had a variety of progressive finance leadership roles, including five years as corporate accounting director. Most recently, she served as the vice president of finance at Castlewood Treatment Centers.
Reinbold earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Maryville University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Missouri–St. Louis. Reinbold reports to BJC finance vice president Lori Schreiner.
Hospice holds recruitment event for new hospice house
Many RNs and CNAs attended a special event at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital Feb. 7 to learn about opportunities with the innovative, compassionate BJC Hospice team.
Guests enjoyed door prizes, learned about the new BJC hospice house, Evelyn’s House, opening in May 2017, and met with BJC Hospice staff.
Situated on the campus of BJWCH, Evelyn’s House will have many guest- and family-friendly amenities and comforts, including 16 private guest suites for adults, teens and children; dedicated music and expressive therapy rooms; family kitchen and café; leading edge communications and safety; and much more.
For more information about Evelyn’s House, visit bjchospice.org/evelynshouse — or, to learn about available positions at Evelyn’s House, visit bjc.org/jobs.
Heather Fleming, RN, Barnes-Jewish Hospital bone marrow transplant, right, looks at a rendering of Evelyn’s House with BJC Home Care Services recruiter Christine Kaiser. | Photo by Kelly Pahl
Kids on Track in Sullivan kicks off May 22
The providers of BJC Medical Group of Sullivan and MBSH are challenging kids age 18 and younger in Sullivan and the surrounding communities to complete a marathon over the summer.
The 26.2 miles can be completed at the child’s own pace and style, by walking, running, biking and even skating. As miles are completed, participants are eligible for prizes from local businesses.
The kick-off event takes place at 6 p.m., May 22, at the MBSH walking track. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m., or call 573-468-1999 or visit missouribaptistsullivan.org/kids to register your child today.
For more information about the event, call Sullivan Clinic, 573-860-6000.
Last year’s Kids-on-Track participants visit the many exhibits at the 2016 finale, held at the MBSH walking track. | Photo by Lisa Lochner
Prepped for ‘sugary,’ OR team wins Peeps contest
The BHC “Fun Committee” recently put together a Peeps diorama competition in which each department was given Peeps to create a custom diorama.
In early May, all of the dioramas were displayed in the hospital’s lobby, where staff and visitors were able to vote for their favorite.
The winning department — surgical services — was announced May 8. The department received a spring basket full of goodies.
The surgical services team won BHC’s recent Peeps competition with this OR diorama. | Courtesy photo
CH Auxiliary and Volunteer Services installs new officers
The Christian Hospital Auxiliary and Volunteer Services (AVS) board of directors has installed new officers for 2017. Officers include Millie Hancock, president; Mary Trice, president-elect; Martie Buck, treasurer; and Sylvia Selvey, secretary.
The CH AVS is one of the largest service organizations in the St. Louis metropolitan area, with more than 250 members. The AVS hosts numerous fund-raisers to support its primary function — raising funds for hospital equipment, expansion projects and special services to enhance patient care. The group also supports community programs that serve youth and those in need. At CH, the AVS operates the hospital Gift Shop and the Curiosity Shoppe.
Membership in the CH AVS is $10 per year and includes invitations to special events. For more information, call 314-653-5634.
The CH Auxiliary and Volunteer Services (AVS) board of directors has installed new officers for 2017. Seated, from left, are Sylvia Selvey, secretary; Millie Hancock, president; Mary Trice, president-elect; and Martie Buck, treasurer. Auxiliary board members standing, from left, are Linda Fritchey, Johnnie Greenlaw, Valerie White, Tom Byers, Luella Perry, Janet Rector, Sue Pilson, Linda Rieves and Sheryl McClary. Phyllis Selke is not pictured. | Photo by Bret Berigan
Christian Hospital high performers honored
The Service Excellence rewards and recognition team hosted the quarterly CH High Performers Social April 19. Each quarter the rewards and recognition team recognizes different departments. Each department selects one high performing employee who is invited to the reception in their honor.
Rick Stevens, CH president, and members of the executive team greeted each honoree at the April 19 reception, which included a ceremony reading why each high performing employee was chosen for recognition.
Congratulations to the CH High Performers for the first quarter of 2017:
The Service Excellence rewards and recognition team hosted the quarterly CH High Performers Social, April 19. | Photo by Bret Berigan
CH honors nurses
CH celebrated Nurses Week with a variety of activities throughout the week, including a special ceremony May 4 to honor some of CH’s top-performing nurses.
Special recognition went to the CH house-wide awardees:
Congratulations to all 2017 nursing staff awardees:
Linking staff with hospital leadership
With the creation of CHSuggestions@bjc.org, CH employees now have a fast and easy tool to bring forward suggestions to CH president Rick Stevens and the leadership team.
Employees can send suggestions via their own BJC email or ask a co-worker or supervisor to send on their behalf, if their Outlook account is no longer active. Employees can also send emails from their personal email account.
If the matter concerns patient or employee safety, security or compliance issues, send or communicate the information to your leader or HR contact immediately.
Emails will receive an automated response acknowledging the suggestion was received and will be shared with the appropriate area leader within three days. Email provides an opportunity for the sender and leader to have a back-and-forth dialogue and potential idea generation. This avenue also supports CH’s Safe To Speak Up initiatives.
Cellphone charging stations now in key areas
As a benefit to patients, their families and other visitors, the Christian Hospital Foundation is providing courtesy charging stations for mobile devices.
Charging stations have been installed in the following waiting areas:
A new home for BJC Home Care in Sullivan
BJC Home Care Services in Sullivan, Mo., moved to a new office closer to Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital and celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 21. The new office is at 113 Progress Parkway. | Courtesy photo
BJC Home Care Services holds annual awards banquet
The annual BJC Home Care Services awards banquet was held the evening of Nov. 3 at Royale Orleans. More than 100 employees attended, enjoying the Mardi Gras-themed celebration, complete with masks, feathers and beads.
In total, 26 five-year employees, 20 10-year, seven 15-year, six 20-year, 11 25-year, three 30-year, four 35-year employees and three 40-year employees were recognized. Also honored were the Team of the Year, orthopedic team; Employee of the Year, Kim Voelker, PT; and Leader of the Year, Bernie Shore, MD. The evening ended with a traditional champagne toast.
The orthopedic team took the BJC Home Care Services Team of the Year award. | Photos by Diane Straub
Transport team ‘gives a hand’ to departments that offer them a helping hand
The transport team at MHB has implemented a recognition program, “Helping Hands,” in honor of departments that are the most helpful in the patient transport process.
This assistance increases patient safety, efficiency in other departments where patients are scheduled and satisfaction of patients waiting for transport services.
The first department to receive the traveling trophy and departmental donut delivery was the PACU in March. The April winner is nuclear medicine. Transport team members are grateful to all the helping hands that assist the team.
Kevin Crill, patient transport director, also reported that, as of May 1, the team’s 16 employees have had 365 days — and 62,211 transport tasks — without any patient falls reported.
The transport team honors the PACU team as the first winner of the recognition program, “Helping Hands.” | Courtesy photos
The most recent Helping Hands award went to the nuclear medicine team May 2.
Memorial Auxiliary Book Bazaar report gets an A+
For the 2017 Book Bazaar, Auxiliary members processed more than 65,000 books donated from throughout the community — and raised more than $20,000.
The four-day event was held May 3-6, marking the 59th year for the fund-raiser. The Book Bazaar is the second largest fund-raising event for the Auxiliary.
MH sends a special thanks to all volunteers, those who donated and all who bought books.
Helping out are, from left, Chris Hubert, Jean Joseph and Marlene Kassebaum | Courtesy photos
Carole Middendorf, Auxiliary director, left, and Dale Trinka, Book Bazaar chairman, do their part.
Docs take pies in the face for a good cause
One Center’s American Heart Association Heart Walk fund-raising event, Pie in the Doc’s face, raised $600.
Putting their whole heart (and face) into the event, physicians David Rawdon, MD; Michael Guignon Jr., MD; Hans Moosa, MD; Omer Badahman, MD; and Satyen Patel, MD, all were good sports and took a pie in the face for the event.
Dr. David Rawdon takes a pie in the face from Debbie Moore, EVS. | Courtesy photo
Dr. Carter elected to national regulatory group’s board
Jeffrey Carter, MD, MBMC anesthesiologist, was elected to the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) national board of directors. The FSMB represents the 70 medical and osteopathic regulatory boards in the U.S., its territories and the District of Columbia. It serves as the voice of state medical boards, and supports them through education, assessment, research and advocacy, and provides initiatives that promote patient safety, quality health care, and regulatory best practices. Dr. Carter will serve a three-year term.
“My service to the citizens of Missouri through the regulation of our professions has been incredibly rewarding, both personally and professionally,” he says.
Dr. Carter became involved in medical regulation when he was appointed to the Missouri Board of Registration for the Healing Arts in July 2009. He served on the board through December 2016. Dr. Carter was Missouri board president for two terms, 2012-13 and 2015-16. He headed the board’s licensure section from 2010-2012 and the disciplinary committee 2013-2016.
In 2014, Dr. Carter was elected to a two-year term on the FSMB’s nominating committee and was a member of both the FSMB’s workgroup on physician wellness and burnout and the ethics and professionalism committee.
Last fall, Dr. Carter was part of the U.S. delegation to the 2016 meeting of the International Association of Medical Regulatory Authorities in Australia.
“I expanded my awareness of medical regulatory priorities and challenges faced throughout the world,” he says. “It was an honor.”
Parkland CNO moving to BJSPH, PWH
PHC chief nursing officer Lauren Beckmann has accepted the position of director of patient care services for Barnes-Jewish St. Peters and Progress West hospitals, effective May 15. In her new position, Beckmann will oversee all inpatient nursing and emergency departments.
“This is a wonderful career opportunity for Lauren, as well as an opportunity to be much closer to home and her young family,” says Tom Karl, PHC president. “We are thankful for Lauren’s contributions to PHC over the past two years, in both the CNO/assistant administrator and project manager roles. Lauren was actively involved in the work related to BJC and Parkland Health Center’s acquisition of Mineral Area Regional Medical Center, and the integration of this hospital into the Parkland Health Center family.”
PHC will identify an interim CNO, while a broader search for a permanent replacement is conducted.
Nathan O’Neal is Star Service Team Member
Nathan O’Neal, lead security officer at PHC in Farmington, is the Star Service Team Member for April.
O’Neal has worked at PHC for nearly six years. Prior to working in security, he worked in patient access.
The nomination from his peers reads in part, “Our Star Service employee for April has a sincere love of his work. He is always upbeat and has a smile on his face for everyone he meets. He is an excellent example in the way he takes care of our patients, families, visitors and staff. He happily goes the extra mile in any situation, and his ability to show compassion shines bright. He has a high respect for accountability and teamwork and is a person you know you can count on.”
O’Neal says the best part of his job are the other officers he works with. “No matter what happens, we’ve all got each other’s back,” he says, adding that he’d be more comfortable accepting the Star Service award, if the entire team had been honored. “We work together as a team and we all do a good job. But I do appreciate it.”
Staff speak up at Missouri Capitol for needs of kids
SLCH advocates — staff and hospital supporters — celebrated a small victory while visiting the Missouri Capitol in Jefferson City April 12.
House Bill 58 benefitting women and infant care passed from its Senate committee. It now needs final Senate approval before being sent to Gov. Eric Greitens for his signature.
The bill proposes creating levels of care for Missouri hospitals based on their ability to treat varying needs and risk in maternal and neonatal care.
Level 1 is the most basic and Level 4 the most specialized in treating high-risk pregnancies. These levels would be determined by standards set by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
The advocates also spoke up for preserving Medicaid funding for Missouri’s kids. Medicaid is the government health insurance program for low-income individuals and those with disabilities.
Ellie Glenn, SLCH government relations director, says Medicaid provides children with health coverage and access to care. She says an ounce of prevention early in life leads to a pound of cure later.
“About 50 percent of our hospital patients are on Medicaid,” Glenn says. “Medicaid funding helps kids stay healthy and in school. This increases their chances of a better life outcome and being less dependent on government funding years down the road.”
For more information, contact Glenn, 314-203-3378.
SLCH staff and supporters spoke up for kids at the Missouri Capitol in Jefferson City, April 12. | Courtesy photo
Karen Balakas, nursing researcher, retires
Karen Balakas, RN, PhD, CNE, is retiring after 28 years of service at BJC.
Balakas has been in her current role as manager of research and outcomes for SLCH and Missouri Baptist Medical Center since 2008. She previously worked as a faculty member at Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College and as a staff nurse in the special care nursery at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Balakas taught on the 7 West unit at SLCH for more than a decade before officially joining SLCH in 2008.
Balakas says she’ll miss the “wonderful people” she has come to know and work with. “My ‘work family’ has been an incredibly supportive, collaborative and enjoyable team to work with throughout the years.
“These colleagues have all enriched my life and my career, and I deeply value their friendship,” she says. “Working within BJC has allowed me to follow several career paths while working for a terrific organization. I know I will miss mentoring nurses and other health professionals on projects and research studies — this has been exciting work.”
Healthy Kids Express celebrates 10th anniversary
SLCH’s Healthy Kids Express mobile health van program celebrated its
10th anniversary in March. Here are some team successes:
Van services include health screenings, asthma and dental care. It’s all made possible through generous donations to the SLCH Foundation.
See the May 1 Children’s Chat for a look at the Healthy Kids Express birthday celebration. Event highlights included:
Stringer honored for safety
Scott Stringer, radiology, earned the Life Saver Award for patient safety April 3.
Stringer used STAR (stop-think-act-review) to ensure a safe environment of care for patients, families and staff.
Employee forums coming soon
Save the dates and times for upcoming forums at the hospital:
Dates and times for night-shift staff and CSCC staff will be announced soon.
Announcing ticket sales for BJC Day at the Ballpark
The Cardinals host the New York Mets July 8 for BJC Day at the Ballpark this year. Game time is 3:10 p.m.
SLCH tickets go on sale May 22 across from the SLCH Gift Shop:
Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis; sections and tickets are limited, and employees may purchase a maximum of four tickets per employee. The cost is $10/ticket.
Stop by the ticket sales tables to complete the order form. Take the order form to the Gift Shop to pay for the tickets with cash, credit card or employee badge. Personal checks are not accepted.
Return to the tables and receive your tickets, wristbands and itinerary for the day. You can also sign up for a chance to represent SLCH as the “Biggest Cardinals Fan” during the opening game ceremony
For Child Development Center and Children’s Specialty Care Center staff — HR business partners will deliver tickets to each location and provide information on ticket sale times for each location.
Make Tracks for the Zoo is May 21
Join SLCH May 21 at the 2017 Make Tracks for the Zoo. The Zoo is celebrating the 32nd year of this family-oriented walk/run.
Here’s what you need to know:
After the race, join SLCH for Just Like You at the Zoo, 8:30-5 p.m. Children can enjoy activities that teach them why it’s important for people — and Zoo animals — to take care of their bodies. Children collect animal cards at four stations throughout the Zoo. After the cards are collected, they win a prize. Register at the Make Tracks Start/Finish Line, or at the Zoo’s North or South entrance.
For more information or to register for the race, visit stlzoo.org/maketracks.
TRISL honored as ‘Partner in MS Care’
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has recognized The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis and TRISL outpatient physical therapist Cathy Luhman, PT, MSCS, as a Partner in MS Care. The honor acknowledges TRISL’s dedication to providing optimal care and support to people living with MS.
Luhman is a multiple sclerosis certified specialist. Her work providing the highest level of care to patients with MS was instrumental in securing the recognition for TRISL.
The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis’ Cathy Luhman, physical therapist, second from left, and Brendan Tanner, therapy operations director, right, accept the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Partner in MS Care recognition from Rebecca Fehlig, left, and Suzanne Carron of the MS Society. | Courtesy photo
Happy 104th birthday, Johnnie
It was an exciting day at VNRC Jan. 18, as Johnnie Rivere celebrated her 104th birthday.
Rivere, a resident at Village North since 2005, lives independently in her own apartment. She loves to smile, sing and talk with people about a variety of subjects. She plays cards and enjoys eating out at restaurants.
She says there’s no secret to being 104, but she does say that she has lived her life treating people the way she would want to be treated.
Village North threw a birthday celebration for Rivere, complete with friends, a piano player playing her favorite songs, balloons, a champagne toast and plenty of cake.
Johnnie Rivere celebrates her 104th birthday at Village North Retirement Community.
| Courtesy photo