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In this newsletter, we'll share company-wide news, including upcoming events, birthdays, spotlights, department news, and more.
This newsletter is designed to be informative and collaborative. Do you have a fun story, positive patient feedback, or a funny work picture? Use the form on this page to submit!
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Quote of the Month
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that."Martin Luther King Jr.
We have a lot of job openings at the hospitals and across our affiliate clinics. If you know of anyone looking for new opportunity, point them to our job page to browse through our current opportunities. You may even be eligible for a referral bonus!
Lagoon season is here and they have changed things up a bit! We will no longer be selling them out of our office. No tickets to hand out, no money to take in! They are now offering tickets online for the discounted price $69.95 + tax. Tickets can be purchased here www.lagoonpark.com/buy-tickets, select “Enter a Promo Code” then enter MVH2022. The code is the same for both hospitals.
- This code is for the use of MVH and IFCH employees only.
- Please do not to share this code with non-employees or on coupon websites.
- Lagoon has informed us that this code will be revoked, and our employees will no longer be able to benefit from this discount if its shared again. This is used by so many employees – please help us KEEP it!
Commitment to Excellence Nominations
What does commitment mean? The standard definition reads “the state of being dedicated to a cause, activity, etc.” The quarterly Commitment to Excellence award is for those employees who exemplify this definition. Look around-do you work with someone who fits this definition? Chances are you do. Maybe it’s the nurse that worked past the end of her shift to make sure the new mom was comfortable. Maybe it is the admissions clerk who spent extra time with the patient to help them understand how their insurance works, or maybe it’s the cashier in the cafeteria who always greets you with a smile and makes sure you get the cookie you like.
Please take a minute and submit a nomination for these outstanding employees. You can sent directly to email@example.com.
I would like to nominate Hugo Rubio. Hugo currently works the night shift with me in the pharmacy department and he will often buy a meal or a snack for not only those of us in the pharmacy, but for other staff around the hospital. He is very thoughtful and quietly provides for people simply because he can, and because he knows that things run better when we take care of each other. He never expects anything in return.
He also makes a point to get to know people from other departments. Walking around the hospital with Hugo is like walking with a celebrity-so many people know him, and he says hi to nearly everyone. Part of this is because he has worked in so many capacities before coming to us in pharmacy, but it is mostly because Hugo simply loves people.
On top of his acts of kindness, Hugo goes out of his way to make sure things are running as smoothly as possible for our team. Night shift is a 7 days on, 7 days off schedule with 12 hour shifts on each of those seven days. However, Hugo routinely shows up early to make sure we’re caught up and have a smooth night. Besides this, he comes in during the day for most of his weeks off as well to cover open shifts and help with our day crew’s load. If one of our team is sick or can’t be in, it is often Hugo that will be in to help. If you ask him why he is so generous with his time, he will explain that when even the little things don’t get done, it affects our patients. Everything Hugo does is to benefit those we take care of, and this is seen not only in the way he takes care of his team, but also his interactions with our patients.
Most of our work in pharmacy is behind the scenes. From mixing I.V. medications, to stocking medications on the floors so nurses can quickly grab what they need to treat people, we don’t have too much face time with the patients we’re treating. However, as technicians we get a chance to speak with our patients about what they take at home before being admitted to the hospital during a Med History. Hugo goes above and beyond and if a patient needs something that he can grab, like a warm blanket or a glass of water, he will do what he can to make them more comfortable. He will also chat with them and has a great bedside manner. These are just a few of the many examples of why I think he is a great candidate for this award.
I would like to nominate Anita Yanez. She cleans the ED daily. She asks all staff members all the time if they are needing anything specific cleaned. She is a part of our team. Without clean and sanitized rooms, our patient's wouldn't be able to get the appropriate care they need. She stepped up when COVID first became a thing and without complaining, put on appropriate gear and made sure our hospital was clean and safe for everyone. She constantly brings a smile to everyone's face. She deserves to be recognized for all her hard work.
Today a patient presented with intractable back pain that required an MRI. The ER was busy and short staffed by two nurses. MRI was notified of the orders and told the patient was not ready (and that we would let them know when the patient was ready). Justin was in the ER within five minutes of the call and volunteered to complete the screening form as well as assist in dressing the patient out for the MRI so that ER staff could be freed up. Justin also transported the patient to and from MRI. Justin's prompt, voluntary, response and willingness to help showed dedication to providing excellent patient care and inter-unit and hospital cooperation.
I would like to nominate Melissa Durtschi. I was a patient in L&D right before Christmas, it was my first child so I was very anxious and nervous. Melissa started her shift when I had already been in labor for almost 24hrs, I was exhausted. Melissa came into my room with a positive attitude and told me “We are having a birthday party today!”. Those words gave me encouragement when I needed it the most, she used all her tricks and helped my labor progress and I had my baby a couple hours later. I had some complications but she was calm during the whole process, which was reassuring me that everything was going to be fine. After, she went above and beyond to make sure I was comfortable and had everything I needed. I am beyond grateful Melissa was my nurse.
|06/01||BREANNE||DOMINGUEZ||Community Care-West Side|
|06/02||ALY||BROWN||Prescription Center Infusions|
|06/02||BRYCE||CAMPBELL||Channing Redicare Clinic|
|06/02||KAYDRA||SILVA||Pain Specialists of ID|
|06/02||WYATT||WANSTROM||Pain Specialists of ID|
|06/03||STEPHANIE||ORTENSI||Teton Cancer Institute|
|06/04||MONICA||MADRID||Altenburg Joint Replacement Po|
|06/05||MELANIE||PIEPER||Blackfoot Pain Clinic|
|06/05||HOLLY||BEAUCHAT||Urology Associates of Idaho Fa|
|06/06||EMMA||CASTERSON||Labor & Delivery|
|06/06||RACHEL||POWELL||Labor & Delivery|
|06/06||TALON||PRESLEY||Eagle Rock ASC|
|06/08||GILLIAN||WOODWARD||Health Information Management|
|06/09||KELSI||ROUNDS||Teton Cancer Institute|
|06/09||BENJAMIN||SAYRE||Pain Specialists of ID|
|06/11||DARBY||WILLIAMS||Teton Cancer Institute|
|06/12||JACQUALINE||DARRINGTON||Teton Cancer Institute|
|06/12||LESLIE||OLIVAS||Eastern ID Spine Center (Vlach|
|06/13||LESLIE||LUKE||Physician Management Services|
|06/14||JENNIFER||PARTRIDGE||Pain Specialists of ID|
|06/15||DEBRA||TAYLOR||Blackfoot Medical Laboratory|
|06/15||JESSICA||CARTER||Pain Specialists of ID|
|06/15||MIKKI||TURMAN||Pain Specialists of ID|
|06/15||MICKEY||DUPONT||Labor & Delivery|
|06/17||ANNETTE||LUND||Pain Specialists of ID|
|06/17||GISSELLE||HERNANDEZ MORALES||Business Office|
|06/18||LISA||TALAMANTEZ||Channing Redicare Clinic|
|06/19||BRUCE||PETERSON||Pulmonary Function Test|
|06/21||NANCY||OLER||Teton Cancer Institute|
|06/21||KELSEY||MASON||Community Care-West Side|
|06/22||JORGEN||FUNK||Pain Specialists of ID|
|06/23||MAKENNA||WILLIAMS||Teton Cancer Institute|
|06/24||PAULA||SIMMERS||Mountain View Infusion Service|
|06/24||ALEXIS||BROWN||Pain Specialists of ID|
|06/25||CATHERINE||WATSON||Channing Redicare Clinic|
|06/25||PAIGE||HOLTZEN||Pain Specialists of ID-Pocatel|
|06/25||MELANIE||BEARD||Labor & Delivery|
|06/25||LAYLA||KALSTEIN||Physician Management Services|
|06/26||LORI MICHELLE||BANNER||Blackfoot Medical Imaging|
|06/26||ALYSSA||HUNTER||Creekside Surgery Center|
|06/27||DANIELLE||BANGERTER||Channing Redicare Clinic|
|06/28||CHAD||SIBBETT||Pain Specialists of ID|
|06/29||TIA||MORRELL||Channing Redicare Clinic|
|06/30||MARY JULIENE||JOHNSON||Speech Therapy|
|06/30||JONATHAN||HEINEY||Point of Care|
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