Health care week activities thank staff for dedication

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PC inventory and guest wireless clarification

Employees recently received an email from EHC News Beat regarding PC inventory, replacement, upgrade and changes to the guest wireless internet network.

While we are still in transition, the replacement of PCs does not apply to our operating unit (EDH, EHH and ELTAC), and the wireless guest network changes only affect former DMPG practices (now ESA practices), beginning April 30. If you work in these practices, review the information regarding guest wireless access in the following document: Changes to guest wireless network.

 

Congratulations February employee of the month winners!

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Vanessa Hunter, Payment Coordinator, ELTAC

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“Vanessa has been part of our ELTAC family for over 5 years.  She started out as a PRN OT in rehab, became a full time OT, and then took on the challenge of a completely new role as our PPS Payment Coordinator.  Vanessa always looks for ways to improve ELTAC’s patient satisfaction and quality of care.  In addition to gathering and entering all clinical data to comply with CMS regulations (her job), she assists nursing with completing falls tracers, assists case management with patient satisfaction surveys, and acts as the Employee Wellness Champion for our facility, organizing weekly walks that both LTAC and business office employees take part in. This is only a small sampling of the unofficial job duties Vanessa has taken on. Vanessa is the first to ask “Is there anything I can do to help?” no matter what department is in need. “Not my job” is not in her lexicon.  She exemplifies caring, excellence, and integrity and I would like to nominate Vanessa for Employee of the Month.”

Alejandra Mendez, Nurse Clinician III, EDH mendez collage

“Alejandra deserves to be recognized as an employee of the month because she came to the Emory family via the Nurse Resident Program in 2017 and worked in not an area of her first choice for over a year and then transferred to THE UNIT of her passion. Since coming to the NICU she has used her bilingual language to communicate and help many of our Hispanic population. She has joined the R&R committee and is taking the lead in helping to plan the preemie party for the summer of 2018.  I am so proud of the care and compassion that Alejandra gives her patients.  I am overwhelmed with her skill and her profound vow to give amazing care to her patients.”

Catholic Moore, Phleb Clinic Service Rep I, EHHCathy collage employee month

“Catholic ‘Cathy’ Moore has worked in various positions within the lab for many years. She is our champion for events that promote health and well being for coworkers. Under DeKalb she encouraged participation for events like Kaiser Walk and Decatur book fair. She was the leader of Walk it out Wednesday and continued the exercise when the hospital temporarily closed the program. She has spearheaded several events at Stone Mountain to promote health for coworkers. Currently she has joined the commission here at Emory for employee health and well being. Cathy likes the new Virgin Pulse format because of the many choices that promote her hearts desire to get staff moving toward better health. This nomination is less about her work habit, she’s a very good lab assistant, but is about ability to promote a stronger and healthier Emory for the workers.”

Nominate a colleague today!

If you know a staff member who is outstanding and deserves recognition, all leaders and employees are encouraged to nominate employees for Employee of the Month. (Leaders are not eligible).

Nominations may be entered directly in EHCrecognize.

PEACH Day reminder this Friday, April 26

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All employees who are members of PEACH are encouraged to show their support of the Foundation by wearing their PEACH polo shirts, t-shirts and/or badge holders on the last Friday of every month…that’s this Friday, April 26th. Our PEACH patrol will be visiting EDH, EHH, ELTAC and ESA offices to distribute prizes.

If you have questions about the employee giving program, please visit http://www.dekalbmedicalfoundation.org or contact Tenika Thompson at ext. 17063 or tenika.thompson@emoryhealthcare.org.

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