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The Beat - Week 31

July 31st, 2018

Quote of the Day

"I wake up every morning believing today is going to be better than yesterday." ~ Will Smith


Fun Facts

Over 1 million known species of plants and animals live in the ocean, and scientists say there may be as many as 9 million species we haven't discovered yet. Marine animals come in all kinds of weird shapes, sizes, and colors; and they live in all kinds of different environments within the ocean.


Photo of The Week

Mountain View Hospital team at College of Eastern Idaho's "Great Race for Education."
(Sent in by Marketing Team) 

(Have a fun photo you would like to share in The Beat? Submit it here or email bziel@mvhospital.net)


With Deepest Sympathy... 

Our friend and volunteer James Wood passed away on July 8th, 2018.  He started volunteering for Mountain View Hospital in January of 2009. He volunteered in the Lobby and spent over 1500 hours of his time helping serve our patients and their families.  He was a very sweet man who always had a smile on his face and will be dearly missed.



Message From Administration

Due to construction on the front entryway of the hospital, starting Aug. 30th, 2018, The Hillyard Conference Room will be shut down permanently.  All meetings scheduled after that date will be deleted. We are sorry for the inconvenience.  If you have any questions, you can stop at the Information Desk, or contact Joni Lindberg at (208) 557-2700.

Thank you!


We Will Miss You!

Our very own Jeannie Fogarty is retiring after 15 years! The business office gave her a DINO-refic send-off! 


New From Lab

Imagine a world where the letters A, B and O have gone missing. People would stop and notice. A, B and O aren’t just letters – they are our blood types, and when there’s a blood shortage, A, B, and O really do go missing.

During the past four years, new Red Cross donors have decreased by about 80,000 each year, with the summer months being particularly challenging. With someone needing blood every two seconds, the Red Cross must collect more than 13,000 blood and platelet donations every day for patients over 2,000 hospitals and transfusion centers nationwide to keep up with supply. During this challenging season, we hope you’ll join us in this life-saving mission to fill the missing types.

We can’t wait until the letters A, B and O go missing from hospital shelves. As a Red Cross partner, our goal is to inspire new and former blood donors to give this summer.

• For those who have never donated before, or who haven’t rolled up a sleeve in a few years, the message is clear: You are the missing type.

• To make an appointment to give blood, visit redcrossblood.org, use the Red Cross Blood Donor App or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

• In most states, individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.


News From HR

Employee EAP Newsletter - July

Balanced Living Newsletter - July

Delta Dental - Frozen Banana "Ice Cream" | 3 Flavors



All Hands BBQ Dessert Contest Winners

1st Place Winner - Leah Schneider
2nd Place Winner - Merelou Bludworth
3rd Place Winner - Jodi Zolynski

5 years

CRAYTHORN, AARON | Respiratory Therapy

BARKOW, JACQUELENE | Human Resources

JENSEN, BRETT CHRISTIAN | Radiology

FURNISS, BRANDY JO | Labor & Delivery

JONES, BRYCE | MedSurg

SILER, AMY | MedSurg

FULLMER, CYNTHIA | Channing Redicare Clinic

DUVAL, STACE LUANE | Channing Redicare Clinic

WEBER, TODD | Physical Plant

NIXDORF, DALE| Physical Plant

HILL, SONIA K | MedSurg

SMITH, CODY | Surgery

10 years

BARRIE, MARIA | Surgery

MADRONA, NONA | Wound Care

TOLMAN, JOSHUA | Administration

FABBI, GARY | Surgery

15 years

FISHER, DIANE | Surgery

PAINTER, BETH | Peri-Op

CARPENTER, JANET | Quality Resources

PETERSEN, PAM D. | Endoscopy


Employee Discounts

Be sure to check out our list of employee discounts: https://intranet.mvhospital.net/hr/SitePages/Employee%20Benefits.aspx

Mountain View Hospital Services Discounts:

After 90 days of employment with MVH, Employee gets a discount based off of their employment status for the date of service.

Full Time: 75% 

Part Time: 50% 

PRN:: 25% 

Discount applies after insurance has processed. 

* There is a 10.00 copay benefit to certain clinics through MVH insurance carrier Blue Cross, and that does not qualify for an additional discount

 

If it is a procedure that is not medically necessary (cosmetic) you still get a  discounted rate of:  

Full Time- 50%

Part Time- 50%

All employees must call into the billing office at 208-557-2871 to get the discount applied to each account. 

If an employee account goes to collections, ANY discount, including employee discount, does become null and void for that account and patient/employee does become responsible for FULL  balance at that point and time and must call the collection agency for further payment arrangements.


Upcoming Events

Join The United Way of Idaho Falls & Bonneville County at The Waterfront at Snake River Landing for the 2018 Live United Concert Series, featuring Nate Botsford!

Concerts are free, family-friendly, and open to the public. Food and drink are available for purchase during the event.

This week's Community Engagement Project: Card Crafts

Help brighten the day of Meals on Wheels recipients, shut-ins, and hospice patients with a hand-made card with a special message.


News From Education

ATTN: LPNs

All LPNs licensed in the state of Idaho are required to renew their licenses by August 31, 2018. In order for the Education Department to track this, all LPNs have been assigned a course in Bridge (LPN License Renewal 2018). This course will be completed by Debbie Norris (or someone else in Education) when you have emailed her at dnorris@mvhospital.net and notified her that you have updated your license. 


Mountain View Hospital Education Department CME Series 

We took our CME Presentation from last Friday and made a course in Bridge.  This allows employees that have a Bridge account to access the video that is included in the course.  Education won’t be assigning this course to the employees but hope that they will seek it out and enjoy the process of learning.  The Bridge course is titled “CME Presentation – Warren Willey DO July 27, 2018”.  If there are providers that do not have access to Bridge already, please contact the Education Department and they will create an account to enable access.

This presentation was about the Introduction to Testosterone and has information that is highly educational and very beneficial.


News About PolicyStat

The Mountain View Hospital Policy Manual is available electronically through the intranet home page. Each policy has been developed to ensure that MVH performs to the highest standards of service and healthcare, therefore it is essential that these guidelines are communicated throughout the organization. MVH employees will be assigned policies through the PolicyStat program where they will be required to read and acknowledge understanding of each allocated policy and its progressive updates.

To locate what policies are assigned to you:
1. Log into the "PolicyStat (Policy & Procedures Manual)" on the MVH intranet home page.
(An email notification will be sent from the program once the assignment has been made, you can follow that link.)

2. Refer to the "Home" tab and scroll down to the "Policies Awaiting Acknowledgment" section.

3. Click on the header to access your assigned policy documents.  Open each policy*, read through it and click the blue button on the bottom  I have read and understood this policy.

*If there are questions regarding information contained in any policy, please direct them first to your manager, then to the policy’s owner.