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The Beat - Week 41

Quote of the Day

"Stay hungry, stay foolish." – Steve Jobs

Fun Facts

The scientific term for brain freeze is "sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia".

Word of The Day

Photo/Video of The Week

Brake for the Cure 2019.

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Department Highlight

When visiting Machen Family Medicine in Idaho Falls, residents will recognize their emphasis on the prevention and maintenance of chronic conditions before the disease has progressed significantly. Prevention includes weight management, increased physical activity, regular screenings or blood tests, and adhering to recommended vaccination schedules.

Idaho Falls physicians increasingly place emphasis on preventing the development of health conditions and noting early indications of disease, instead of focusing on treatment aspects such as medication. Individuals searching for a local Idaho Falls family doctor to provide annual physical exams in addition to sick visits will be more than happy with Dr. Machen's dedication and determination, and his extensive office policy regarding urgent care.

Dr. Shane Machen is a general family practitioner and experienced Idaho Falls physician, trained in providing preventative care for his patients as well as emergency visits. Patients of Machen Family Medicine in Idaho Falls, ID, benefit from the comprehensive knowledge and skills that Dr. Machen utilizes to competently care for patients in all age groups. Families are able to receive care for each member of a family, instead of visiting a pediatrician for their children and independent adult medicine physicians in Idaho Falls for their own appropriate care. This centralized service allows patients to forge a strong patient/physician connection and receive care from one Idaho Falls family doctor, Dr. Shane Machen.

As a professional who is educated and trained to practice family medicine with Idaho Falls residents, Dr. Machen implements an approach that seeks to help patients maximize physical and mental well-being. A primary goal for Machen Family Medicine in Idaho Falls is to prevent malaise and disease from developing in their patients through regular physical examinations and health guidance. Being one of the best local family clinics in Idaho Falls, Machen Family Medicine is prepared to treat all types of patients, from newborns to the elderly, for a wide range of medical needs. Individuals searching for a family clinic in Idaho Falls to schedule their annual physical examination, vaccinations, well-child exams, and biopsies will find services to satisfy their requirements.

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News From Administration


We would like to announce that Community Care Westside is also charging a $10 copay for a doctor’s visit.

For those employees not on MVH health insurance,  your copay is based on the contract that your insurance has with Community Care Westside.

Redicare’s hours will be changing effective Nov 17th to 7:00am-11:00pm

Upcoming Events

*October 17th, 2019 | Parkway Surgery Center Open House | 4:00pm - 6:00pm

*October 19th, 2019Idaho Falls Symphony “Pink Ribbon Concert” | Civic Auditorium 7:30 pm

Want FREE tickets? Email Brian Ziel at Limited amount available.

*October 24th, 2019 | Teton Cancer Institute Open House | 4:30pm - 6:30pm

*October 25th, 2019Say Boo to Cancer | Teton Cancer Institute 2:30 pm

We are looking for volunteers to decorate cars and help us hand out candy. Get your department rallied together, a prize will be awarded to the best-decorated car!

News From HR

News From Quality Assurance

Education Updates

Our latest CME Presentation by John Landers on Understanding, Assessing & Responding Effectively to Patient Suicidal Ideation is now available on HealthStream and Youtube. A link to an online form evaluation will be found below the video on Youtube and as a slide on Health Stream. You must complete the online form for credit. If you have any questions, please email

This month we’re taking our CME off campus (quite literally). We’re excited to be part of the first Southeast Idaho Oral & Medical Health Summit: Building Bridges Between the Medical and Dental Communities. More information can be found by clicking on the following link.

Registration for the event will be online at  

If you have any questions, please email

News From Payroll

Payroll has a new general email

New fax number for payroll is 208.542.4253


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


Employees, if you miss a punch please leave the missed punch as a missed punch and 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
• DO NOT clock in and out (double punch) at the end of your shift 

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.

News From IT