The Beat - Week 25
June 19th, 2018
Quote of the Day
"The best way to cheer yourself up is to cheer somebody else up." ~ Mark Twain
The marathon is a long-distance running event with an official distance of 42.195 kilometers (26 miles and 385 yards), that is usually run as a road race. The event was instituted in commemoration of the fabled run of the Greek soldier Pheidippides, a messenger from the Battle of Marathon to Athens.
Photo of The Week
Construction continues on the parking garage as seen from the inside. Updates to follow.
(Sent in by Casey Jackman)
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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
Save The Date
Mountain View Hospital Employee & Family Picnic
Attention all employees!
Our Company Picnic is fast approaching! Please RSVP and pick up wristbands for yourself and immediate family members at the below locations by July 13th at 5:00PM. The wristbands will grant you free entry to the zoo, catered dinner, snow cones and access to all the activities.
New this year:
If you and your family members are planning on utilizing any of the activities (bounce houses, mechanical bull, etc.) you will need to complete a waiver at the time you pick up your wristbands. One waiver can be completed for all family members.
Tis the season for construction and the zoo is no different. Roger’s Street has been closed from Rollandet Street. East to Carnival Way. Please use Softball Drive and Rogers Street from South Boulevard West to Carnival Way to access the Tautphaus Park Zoo.
Locations for pickup:
· HR office – 1302 E. 17th Street, Idaho Falls, Monday to Friday, from 8:00am to 5:00pm
· Front Desk @ the hospital, Monday to Friday, from 8:00am to 5:00pm
· BMC – Tammy Cobbley
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%
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- 25%
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.
This 4th of July, have a fun family fourth at the Mountain View Hospital Riverfest, presented by D.L. Evans Bank and Doug Andrus Distributing. Hosted by Riverbend Communications radio stations KLCE 97, Z103, Kbear 101, The Hawk, Sunny AM. Media coverage by EastIdahoNews.com.
It's Idaho Falls' place for fun in the sun on the 4th of July, 12n-11p at Snake River Landing in Idaho Falls. If you're there, you'll have the best view of the Melaleuca Freedom Celebration fireworks that start around 10p!
Admission is free, some activities extra. Feed the family with over 30 food booths, enjoy live music from the Teton Toyota Stage, bounce houses and other activities in the Stone's Kia Kids' Zone, the College of Eastern Idaho horseback riding area, Eastidahonews.com helicopter rides from Teton Volkswagen, Rexburg Motorsports ATV and Side by Side demonstration area, and the Ron Sayer Jeep demo area. Activities are 12n-9p.
News from Infection Control
News From Education
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and notified her that you have updated your license.
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.