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The Beat - Week 25

Quote of the Day

"The future belongs to those who prepare for it today." - Malcolm X

Fun Facts

At $1.6 billion, the Bellagio was the most expensive hotel ever built when it opened in 1998 on the site of the former Dunes. MGM Resorts International bought the hotel from Steve Wynn, along with the Mirage and Treasure Island, in 2000 for $6.2 billion.

Word of The Day

Photo/Video of The Week

(Photo Submitted by Maggie Morris - HR)

Mountain View Angels.

(Have a fun photo you would like to share in The Beat? Submit it here or email

Department Highlight

Mountain View Hospital’s Higher Grounds coffee shop and bistro is currently in a temporary location just inside the hospital's temporary main entrance. Higher Grounds offers a variety of specialty drinks, baked goods and more. 

Also, just outside the coffee shop is a beautiful sitting area as shown in the picture below. 

Higher Grounds will relocate to the main lobby once construction is complete. 

Patient Feedback

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Upcoming Events

Idaho Falls Chukars Tickets

Want to win a FREE pair of chukars tickets to STEM night 6/19/2019? Email

Winner will be chosen at random. 

This 4th of July, have a fun family fourth at the Mountain View Hospital Riverfest, presented by D.L. Evans Bank and Idaho Falls Community Hospital. Hosted by Riverbend Communications radio stations Classy 97, Z103, Kbear 101, The Hawk, and Cannonball 101. Media coverage by East Idaho News.

It's Idaho Falls' place for fun in the sun on the 4th of July, Noon to 9pm at Snake River Landing in Idaho Falls. And you'll have the best view of the Melaleuca Freedom Celebration fireworks that start around 10pm.

Admission is free, activity wristbands are $10 and include bounce houses, other inflatable activities, and mechanical bull rides in The Stone's Kia Kids' Zone, and The College of Eastern Idaho Pony Riding Area.

News From HR

Contact: Sandy Neiwirth @ the Apple Athletic Club for further details. 

Don’t forget to mention that you’re an employee of MVH.

The month of May: NO enrollment fees & No card fees  for MVH employees

Contact: Sandy Neiwirth @ the Apple Athletic Club for further details. 

Don’t forget to mention that you’re an employee of MVH.

The month of May: NO enrollment fees & No card fees  for MVH employees

Commitment to Excellence Nominations

 Do you know someone who has gone above and beyond recently? Submit your nominations for the Commitment to Excellence award to

News From Infection Control

News From POC

Mountain View Hospital (MVH) and Idaho Falls Community Hospital (IFCH) are embarking on a transformational journey that will be critical to maintaining our status as a leader in healthcare. A new, modern EHR is necessary to support the continued growth of our services and improve information sharing and collaboration. We will use the EHR to transform from isolated systems to one consistent, integrated system that will support communication, improved efficiency, and reliability and decrease redundancies. Virtually every employee and provider who cares for our community will be part of this amazing journey. Our community, our friends and our families deserve the best from the moment they enter our doors through the continuum of their care. Join your colleagues as we adopt, adapt and achieve the best possible health outcomes!

Parking for Synapse sessions:  Parking as always is a hot commodity! In order to best serve our patients and providers, please follow these instructions regarding parking for Synapse sessions you are attending. 

  • If you have sessions located at MVH main campus or the HR building, please park in the employee parking lot and ride the shuttle. The shuttle driver can drop you off at the HR building if you let them know that’s where you’re heading. 
  • Please park on the streets surrounding the meeting location whenever possible. If street parking is unavailable, please park as far away from the main entrance to the location as possible. 

Thank you very much for all your help!!

News From The Lab

The lab would like to make everyone aware of our new outpatient hours. We are trying to keep our outpatient draws between Mon-Fri 7am-7pm and Saturday/Sunday 8am-4pm. Any referring clinics please let your patients know that these are our updated hours. We will do what we can to accommodate patients who may not be aware of this change, however due to staffing and the lab being split between our outpatient draw area and the processing /functional lab we are very restricted and may not be able to meet our usual high standards of patient care if they are sent before or after this time.

Any samples that need to be run immediately/STAT need to be taken directly to the processing operational lab where the employee gym used to be. Please let a lab employee know that you are dropping them off to ensure they are aware of the immediate need.


News From Education

As we get ready to switch from Bridge to Healthstream, the Education Department would like to ask a favor of all employees.  Please login to your Bridge and complete any courses that may show due.  A majority of you have one or a few of the "IT" courses and/or the Accommodating Speech and Hearing Impaired.  If you would log in to Bridge and complete those by June 30, that would be great.  The more of you that complete all of your Bridge courses, the quicker we can get everything uploaded into Healthstream.


We would also like to announce that we have added several advanced AHA courses to our June schedule:


ACLS Renewal-June 21st from 9:00AM to 5:30PM

ACLS Initial –June 24th and 25th from 9:00AM to 5:0PM

PALS Renewal- June 28th from 9:00AM to 6:0PM

If you would like to register for one of these classes or any other AHA live course please call or email Education at 208-542-7311 or . Because of the transition to Healthstream we have had to lock all live course enrollments in Bridge. 


Thank you.


News From Payroll

All employees should check their last paystub to ensure all of their benefits that they have signed up for are being deducted accordingly.

Employees, if you miss a punch DO NOT clock in and out (double punch) at the end of your shift, please leave the missed punch as a missed punch.
• Use the Add Punch Change Request from your timecard
• Enter the correct date, Punch Details – In Day, Out Lunch, etc., Add the time, and reason.
• Click Add Request

Worked hours and On Call hours cannot be greater than 24 hours. On call hours would need to be adjusted for a total to equal 24 hours.

Timecard approval and requests can be done from any device that is supports the internet.

Managers, please DO NOT Mass Approve timecards - missed punches, double punches, and worked / on-call hours more than 24 hours for a day need to be addressed. The only exception to more than 24 hours a day would be Cash Outs for PTO.

W2 & 1095 electronic copy are available in Paycom – Go to Payroll, Year-End Tax Forms.  

W2 & 1095 hard copies and are in the process of being mailed.

If you would like to receive only an electronic copy of your W2 & 1095 in Paycom – Go to Payroll, Year-End Tax Forms, at the bottom of the screen you will see this message “You have elected to receive both electronic copies and paper copies of your Form W-2. To change your preference, click here”.

News From IT

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.