Once again DeKalb Medical has ensured that our community was well served while icy roads, school closings and frigid temperatures brought most of the city to a halt.
More than 100 staff people spent the night Tuesday night, taking time away from their families to ensure our patients were well cared for. Incident command (see above) was set up Tuesday morning to oversee operations during the inclement weather and as we’ve come to expect from our staff, the teamwork was outstanding.
Nurses worked in units other than their home units where needed, nutrition services provided meals for the overnighters, facilities and security worked to keep the campus roads passable and many more went above and beyond to get the job done.
Thanks to all!
Welcome to the WinWin! section. The employees listed below have been recognized by patients, peers and/or managers who want to showcase their wins. Please join us in applauding their great work. If you have a Win, we’d love to share and celebrate it. Send Wins to http://ow.ly/ZYwi307GSHY.
Carmen Echols, MD
Dr. Echols of DeKalb Medical Physicians Group Lithonia Primary Care is being recognized for providing compassionate care.
Patient comment: “The best doctor l have ever had. She’s very attentive and open about health care and her experiences. She has the best referrals as well if your issue is outside of her scope. She referred me to a wonderful allergist. The staff is friendly, office space is nice, and parking is wonderful.”
Sandea A. Greene-Harris, MD
Dr. Greene-Harris of DeKalb Medical Physicians Group Atlanta Neurosurgical Associates is being recognized with a five star rating from a patient.
Patient comment: “Dr. Greene-Harris has performed 2 major surgeries on my cervical spine. She is absolutely a wonderful person and Dr. I would highly recommend her!!”
Andre’ L. Scott, MD
Dr. Scott of DeKalb Medical Physicians Group, Advanced Laparoscopic Surgical is being recognized by a patient with a five star rating.
Patient comment: “Dr. Scott has saved my life. I was a near level 4 stomach cancer patient; with his skills he was able to remove the cancerous area. After receiving 12 sessions of chemo treatment, I am cancer free. Thank you Dr. Scott!”
A CBL on The Standards of Behavior has been added to all employees Netlearning To-Do list. If you have already completed your Annual CBLs for 2018, you will need to log back into NetLearning and make sure to complete this additional one by March 31, 2018.
Please note: If you finish this CBL by February 28th, you will be entered into a drawing for a prize!
*The drawing applies to the Standards of Behavior CBL only.*
Why do you like working out at the Wellness Center?
I have many reasons. I prefer the Wellness Center over a larger chain gym because of the proximity to my office, the discounted rate and other incentives. It is usually not overcrowded. I have developed a sense of camaraderie I’ve developed with both the staff and its members.
What would you say to another staff person considering joining?
Do it! Your excuses become obsolete when you have access to a workout facility right here on campus. The cost is minimal and you’re able to tap into on-site resources that not only help you physically, but aid in your overall wellness, inside and out.
Change: Survive and Thrive
Topics in the online course include:
- Stages of change and individual responses to change
- Ways to overcome your own resistance and reluctance to change
- Positive strategies for coping with change
Log into NetLearning to find out about other class offerings.
Congratulations, these employees lost a total of 119 pounds in the 8 week Holiday Zero Challenge. The following staff either lost no weight or lost weight during the challenge. Please go to the Wellness Center to pick up your prize.
These are answers to the questions posed at the Employee Connect sessions in December: Employee Connect Q&A Final 1.12.18.
The Q&A document is also available on the Intranet on the Administration page.