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In this newsletter, we'll share company-wide news, including upcoming events, birthdays, spotlights, department news, and more. 

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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.

Referral Opportunities

We're Hiring!

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!

https://www.mountainviewhospital.org/employment-opportunities/

Lagoon Days!

Hey team!

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 klefler@mvhospital.net.

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
06/01 MAKYNLEE ADAMS Housekeeping
06/01 JEANETTE NUKAYA Human Resources
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
06/02 MARISSA MAIERS Surgery
06/02 ALMA MENDOZA Housekeeping
06/02 CAMI BAKER Housekeeping
06/03 STEPHANIE ORTENSI Teton Cancer Institute
06/03 BRITNEE CAMPBELL BMC/Johanson Surgery
06/03 JORDYN GODDARD Community Care-Pocatello
06/03 KATHE KINDRED Business Office
06/03 JESSICA PORTER Population Health
06/04 MONICA MADRID Altenburg Joint Replacement Po
06/04 BETTY MILLER BMC Admin
06/04 TYLER OLSEN Surgery
06/04 LISA D FUNK Housekeeping
06/04 AMY MORSE Finance
06/05 MELANIE PIEPER Blackfoot Pain Clinic
06/05 HOLLY BEAUCHAT Urology Associates of Idaho Fa
06/05 JACQUELINE SOLIS Housekeeping
06/05 ALLISON SARGENT Business Office
06/06 BRENDA FLOYD Speech Therapy
06/06 TARENA THOMAS Lab
06/06 JANET WIRKUS Quality Resources
06/06 SARAH MILLER Peri-Op
06/06 EMMA CASTERSON Labor & Delivery
06/06 RACHEL POWELL Labor & Delivery
06/06 JAMIE DAYBELL NICU
06/06 TALON PRESLEY Eagle Rock ASC
06/06 SCOTT WEST MedSurg
06/06 SKYLAR PARK Housekeeping
06/07 SHIREEN VANORDEN BMC Shelley
06/07 TERESA JOHNSON MedSurg
06/08 GILLIAN WOODWARD Health Information Management
06/08 BRODY NIELSEN Information Systems
06/08 JAMIE CALL Administration
06/09 KELSI ROUNDS Teton Cancer Institute
06/09 BRIAN OSTERMAN Pharmacy
06/09 CARRIE NADAULD Quality Resources
06/09 BENJAMIN SAYRE Pain Specialists of ID
06/09 MELANIE BRONSON Community Care-Channing
06/09 AIRELLE WILLIAMS NICU
06/09 AMANDA BOLAINEZ Surgery
06/09 JAMES STEEL MedSurg
06/10 MALLELA PEREZ Business Office
06/11 DARBY WILLIAMS Teton Cancer Institute
06/11 MELISSA JOHNSON Surgery
06/11 EMMA HAMBLIN MedSurg
06/11 CINDY BELL Housekeeping
06/11 TAYLOR ANDRUS Finance
06/12 JACQUALINE DARRINGTON Teton Cancer Institute
06/12 JULIE MCMURTREY Purchasing
06/12 MIRELLA RAMIREZ Lab
06/12 LESLIE OLIVAS Eastern ID Spine Center (Vlach
06/12 TAYLOR OTTESON Pocatello ENT
06/12 LORIE L PETERSON Housekeeping
06/13 KELSY BRECKENRIDGE NICU
06/13 LESLIE LUKE Physician Management Services
06/14 JENNIFER PARTRIDGE Pain Specialists of ID
06/14 SADIE GEE PIC Pocatello
06/14 BRITNEY ANNE HOLLAND Surgery
06/14 JENNIFER FLUKE Population Health
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 KANDICE TAYLOR Peri-Op
06/15 MICKEY DUPONT Labor & Delivery
06/15 ALLISON M. SALMONSON Surgery
06/16 SHEENA KOERNER Business Office
06/17 PATRICIA VENCES Lab
06/17 ANNETTE LUND Pain Specialists of ID
06/17 JANA DALBY Peri-Op
06/17 GISSELLE HERNANDEZ MORALES Business Office
06/18 TANESHA BAUTISTA Sleep Specialists
06/18 SARAH RIBARDI Radiology
06/18 LISA TALAMANTEZ Channing Redicare Clinic
06/18 OAKLEY ALLEN MedSurg
06/18 EDWARD DAVIS Housekeeping
06/19 BRUCE PETERSON Pulmonary Function Test
06/19 WILLIAM BRUNT Lab
06/19 KRESLIE HOUSTON BMC Shelley
06/20 JESSICA CLARK BMC/Johanson Surgery
06/20 KURT STOCKS Surgery
06/20 LETICIA PERKINS Housekeeping
06/21 NANCY OLER Teton Cancer Institute
06/21 HAYLIE BERGGREN Purchasing
06/21 ERICH PEW BMC/Johanson Surgery
06/21 CRISTINA NWOSU BMC Admin
06/21 MOLLY JENSEN Community Care-Channing
06/21 KELSEY MASON Community Care-West Side
06/21 SHONDA QUEEN Peri-Op
06/22 CHANDRA RICHTER Lab
06/22 JORGEN FUNK Pain Specialists of ID
06/22 JANELLE WERTZ PIC Chubbuck
06/23 MAKENNA WILLIAMS Teton Cancer Institute
06/23 MICHAEL BROOKS Quality Resources
06/23 ISAAC MOWERS MedSurg
06/24 JAKE MAUGHAN Respiratory Therapy
06/24 SKYLIE GOMEZ Pharmacy
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 CINDY HAMMON Peri-Op
06/25 MELANIE BEARD Labor & Delivery
06/25 BRANDI WATT NICU
06/25 LAYLA KALSTEIN Physician Management Services
06/26 ANNA GROOM Sleep Specialists
06/26 LORI MICHELLE BANNER Blackfoot Medical Imaging
06/26 HANNAH TALAMANTEZ Lab
06/26 ALYSSA HUNTER Creekside Surgery Center
06/26 AMANDA COOK Housekeeping
06/26 CHRISTIAN WHITNEY Administration
06/27 DANIELLE BANGERTER Channing Redicare Clinic
06/27 SHELBY HENRIE Surgery
06/28 ALAINE ARNOLD Pharmacy
06/28 AMMON MALDONADO Lab
06/28 CHAD SIBBETT Pain Specialists of ID
06/28 KRIS HAMMON Physical Plant
06/29 SANDRA FRANCKE Radiation Oncology
06/29 TIA MORRELL Channing Redicare Clinic
06/29 AMY ANDRUS Peri-Op
06/29 EMILY BRIGHTON Human Resources
06/29 SHAYLEE CUTLER Population Health
06/30 TAMMI TRAVIS Wound Care
06/30 ROBERTO LABRA Purchasing
06/30 KRYSTON CARLING Pharmacy
06/30 MARY JULIENE JOHNSON Speech Therapy
06/30 JONATHAN HEINEY Point of Care
06/30 ASHLIE HALL Community Care-Rigby
06/30 AMY NUKAYA-HEADY NICU
06/30 BRODY BINGHAM Surgery

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