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Quote of the Month

"Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results."

Willie Nelson

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/

Work Anniversaries!

BURCH MONICA Blackfoot Pain Clinic 04/13/2017 5
WAGGONER KATHY Blackfoot Pain Clinic 04/24/2017 5
PETERSON BRUCE Pulmonary Function Test 04/27/2017 5
WOLFE KRISTIN Radiology 05/02/2017 5
HILL JESSICA Quality Resources 05/22/2017 5
TAYLOR TRAVIS Sleep Lab 05/23/2017 5
GREEN HEATHER Business Office 05/31/2017 5
PUGMIRE ZACH Physical Therapy 05/31/2017 5
RACE JOSEY Sleep Specialists 06/12/2017 5
BARTON JARED PIC Pocatello 06/12/2017 5
BELL LEXIE PIC Pocatello 06/12/2017 5
COOLEY SARAH PIC Pocatello 06/12/2017 5
FREEMAN NETANYA PIC Pocatello 06/12/2017 5
JOHNSON CHARITY PIC Pocatello 06/12/2017 5
QUIRL CHRISTIE PIC Pocatello 06/12/2017 5
STORK NICOLE PIC Chubbuck 06/12/2017 5
ANDERSEN MATTHEW PIC Mental Health 06/12/2017 5
EVANS CODY PIC Mental Health 06/12/2017 5
TALBOT ALEX Surgery 06/14/2017 5
MESSENGER JUSTIN Pharmacy 06/22/2017 5
GONZALES CHEYENNE Surgery 06/22/2017 5
LOUDER TIFFANY Pharmacy 06/26/2017 5
STOCKWELL JASMINE Business Office 06/27/2017 5

ANDERSON LAUNA Teton Cancer Institute 04/02/2012 10
DAVENPORT MELISSA Community Care-Rigby 04/05/2012 10
STALEY HILARY CC Rigby Lab & Imaging 04/16/2012 10
WELLS TROY Finance 04/18/2012 10
O BRIEN SARAH Lab 05/03/2012 10
OLER NANCY Teton Cancer Institute 05/10/2012 10
TERAGUCHI DEBORAH Quality Resources 05/30/2012 10
DURTSCHI MELISSA Labor & Delivery 05/30/2012 10
ANDERSON ASHLEY Peri-Op 06/28/2012 10
WEBER TAMMY Human Resources 06/28/2012 10

Edward Jones 401k

Your 401k is getting amped up with our new partner, Edward Jones. Live webinars and information about your new savings are available beginning September 1st, so be on the lookout for updates regarding your account, migration guidance, and new apps to follow all your account details.

A Big Thank You!

The donations from these businesses helped make this year's employee picnic such a big success for everyone!

Commitment to Excellence Nominations

Quarter 2, 2022

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 send nominations directly to klefler@mvhospital.net.

I would like to nominate Sydnee Olson from Prescription Center for Quarter 2 Commitment to Excellence award.  I had transferred my prescriptions to the Prescription Center and stopped in to pick them up.  The facility was very busy.  Sydnee immediately greeted me and asked how she could help me.  I explained to her I was transferring my prescriptions-four of them-and was an employee and asked if she could check pricing.  She began to check the cost-looking at cost when using my insurance card, cost when using my employee discount, and even the cost if just paying outright. 

She was pleasant the entire time and even though it was very busy around her, she was extremely patient looking through all the various pricing models.  I also asked about a prescription that wasn’t ready to be filled yet and she looked it up, told me when I could fill it, and provided the various costs information again.  Too many times when dealing with retail we are rushed-people are always in a hurry.  I never felt like I had to “rush” through my shopping experience and Sydnee was extremely patient with all my questions and provided excellent customer service. 

I would like to nominate Kari Oldham for the Commitment to Excellence award. She goes above and beyond to not only make sure her employees are happy and comfortable but to also make sure everything is done as well as possible. I have seen her stay late on many occasions to make sure all tasks are finished in the lab. If there are any issues, Kari does not hesitate to jump in to find a solution. She has taught me to believe in myself and how to make light of stressful situations. She is always so patient and kind with every person and I can’t think of anyone else that deserves this award more. 

2nd Nomination

Kari has taken on project after project and helped tirelessly to get the lab ready for moving location. She has been non-stop training and teaching new colleagues and students. Kari goes above and beyond in helping and taking charge of the lab. I really think it would be great if she could get some recognition for all she does. The lab really appreciates and enjoys having someone as great as Kari.  This is just an example of all Kari does in the Lab.

A gentleman called to express his appreciation to an employee who took his phone call.  He was trying to locate a client whom he had dropped off earlier at MVH (for a procedure or something) and had come back to pick her up.  Although the operator who took his call was extremely busy answering other phone calls coming in, she was extremely polite and put him on hold a few times.  She also managed to locate his client, and this was very helpful.  He made a comment that the company he works for deals with hospitals and doctors’ offices multiple times a day and he was very impressed at the level of professionalism, friendliness and service he experienced at MVH.

Michelle Leavitt is one of the Teton Cancer Institute’s most invisible but vital employees.  Michelle works in the basement at Medical Oncology but she is so important to the functioning of this facility.  Michelle is the person who fights for insurance coverages for our patients, Michelle helps with correct codes to get exams authorized and covered by the insurance companies.  She, unfortunately, is also the person that has to try to clean up the accounts after the insurance companies have changed their minds and denied procedures.  I am so thankful for Michelle's knowledge of healthcare and I am positive that patients would also be singing her praises is she wasn't such a "behind the scenes" worker.  Michelle is also the kindest person.

Patricia Vences in the lab is wonderful.  I have often been on the other side of healthcare this past 18 months, not a care-giver but a receiver, with frequent labs.  I am always thankful when I see Patricia's smiling face; one reason is because she always is friendly and kind and the second reason is that she always is successful with the first attempt at drawing my blood.  MVH is lucky to have such skilled and happy employees.

09/01 KIM EDELMAYER Community Care-Rexburg
09/01 KENNEDY LAMBERT NICU
09/01 GRACE RUSSELL Surgery
09/01 KAYLEE MELANESE Business Office
09/01 COURTNEY HOFHINE Business Office
09/02 AMBER HILL Pain Specialists of ID
09/02 MELISSA WINWARD BMC Admin
09/02 OAKLEY REMINGTON Community Care-Rexburg
09/02 VANESSA SIMONETTE Surgery
09/02 TRISTA SMITH Business Office
09/02 TYLEE WRIGHT Coffee Shop
09/03 HADLEY EDELMAYER Pharmacy
09/03 JENCYNN ASPLUND NICU
09/03 CONNIE BRADLEY Business Office
09/04 DENAY SMOUT BMC/Johanson Surgery
09/04 SARA FELGENHAUER Peri-Op
09/04 NICOLE BURBANK Labor & Delivery
09/04 SELENA FULLMER NICU
09/05 ANA TYLER Lab
09/05 JAZMIN DEL CARMEN LANDEROS RAMOS Pain Specialists of ID-Pocatel
09/05 EUNICE RAMIREZ Rocky Mountain Spine and Sport
09/05 ROSABEL TREJO BMC/Johanson Surgery
09/05 CRYSTAL SUMMERS Community Care-Rigby
09/05 KERA OTTLEY Labor & Delivery
09/05 NICOLE FLORA MedSurg
09/05 AMANDA ELY Business Office
09/06 NICOLE LUNDE Channing Redicare Clinic
09/06 ALLISON TOMASKO Grand Teton
09/06 MEGAN TOOKE Business Office
09/07 TABITHA KELLER Pulmonary Services
09/07 KRISTA ROBINSON Blackfoot Medical Imaging
09/07 CURTIS NASH Lab
09/07 ELISE GUERRERO Rocky Mountain Spine and Sport
09/07 MADYSON WILLIAMS NICU
09/07 MELISSA FULLMER MedSurg
09/07 LISA BARKOW Human Resources
09/07 LISA CARLSON Physician Management Services
09/08 KRISTA MOREAU Sleep Specialists
09/08 BRENDA HANNAN Prescription Center Infusions
09/08 AMY KLINGLER Surgery
09/08 MAKENNA BOND Business Office
09/09 DAKOTA DENNEY Radiology
09/09 PAIGE SHELLEY Blackfoot Medical Imaging
09/09 BRITNEY BLAKE Surgery
09/09 JAESI STEED MedSurg
09/09 VON WADSWORTH Physical Plant
09/10 JANELLE WEBB Channing Redicare Clinic
09/10 ALICIA FERNEY Grand Teton
09/10 ITZEL ABARCA BAUTISTA Eagle Rock ASC
09/10 BRIANNA NORIEGA Workmens Compensation
09/10 BRENAN DRAKE Physical Plant
09/10 JESSICA PADGETT Business Office
09/11 JENNIFER RAMIREZ Radiology
09/11 BRITTAN HARDY Lab
09/11 PAULA LOVELAND Pain Specialists of ID
09/11 BRIELLE CHAPPLE Machen Family Medicine
09/11 PEIGHTON RUSSELL Community Care-Channing
09/11 ANDREW DURNFORD MedSurg
09/11 SHAELEN MARLOW Business Office
09/12 SANDRA L. DREWES Pain Specialists of ID
09/12 MARISELA GOMEZ Blackfoot Pain Clinic
09/12 ASHLEY SCOTT PIC Pocatello
09/12 BAILEY JUDY Health Information Management
09/12 LORAN HILLMAN Physician Management Services
09/13 TIFFANI MOON Radiology
09/13 SARAH HEFNER Housekeeping
09/13 RHONDA SMITH Physician Management Services
09/13 BRITTANY RUSSELL Administration
09/14 JUSTIN EDELMAYER Lab
09/14 JENNIFER CRAPSE Idaho Falls Arthritis Clinic
09/14 SCOTT MANGUM PIC Chubbuck
09/14 ALANNA MORRIS Community Care-West Side
09/14 SUNNY RAICHART Peri-Op
09/14 KISTIN FIFE Surgery
09/15 MIO YAMAKOSHI Quality Resources
09/15 LISA KILLIAN Urology Associates of Idaho Fa
09/15 JARED BARTON PIC Pocatello
09/15 ABBIE MARKLAND PIC Pocatello
09/15 JOEL B WHITING Community Care-Channing
09/15 VINCENT MELANESE Peri-Op
09/16 KIM ROWBERRY Pulmonary Services
09/16 JOSE DE SOTO Pharmacy
09/16 BURGANDIE BULLOCK Pharmacy
09/16 SEAN WHITAKER Prescription Center Infusions
09/16 KEITH CHRISTENSEN Mountain View Infusion Service
09/16 SANDRA MARTINEZ ESPARZA MedSurg
09/16 SAWYER DALMER Business Office
09/17 DESIREE RADFORD Wound Care
09/17 CHANCE HENSE Pain Specialists of ID-Pocatel
09/17 CASEY THOMPSON PIC Chubbuck
09/17 CRYSTAL ALVARADO Housekeeping
09/17 TRISTINA MESERVY Business Office
09/17 CARRIE RECK Business Office
09/17 TROY WELLS Finance
09/18 KIMBER ANDERSON Lab
09/18 NETANYA FREEMAN PIC Pocatello
09/18 EMILY SENA Community Care-Rigby
09/18 MATHEW DUNGAN Surgery
09/19 APRIL ADAMSON Pulmonary Services
09/19 ELIZABETH HANSEN Mountain View Infusion Service
09/19 LABRETTA WOODLAND Blackfoot Pain Clinic
09/19 RILEE GOULD Rexburg Pediatrics
09/19 TIFFANY EBERT Peri-Op
09/19 KALI KUEFER Administration
09/20 RYAN NUTTALL Purchasing
09/20 BODEN PALMER Pain Specialists of ID-Pocatel
09/20 MAKENA JENSEN Community Care-Channing
09/20 WHITNEY BIRD Workmens Compensation
09/20 DIANE MADSEN Housekeeping
09/21 SHAUNIE SCHOW Teton Cancer Institute
09/21 JONATHAN HORTON Hyperbarics
09/21 LORI ANN KIDWELL Prescription Center Infusions
09/21 CALLI WEAVER Lab
09/22 MICHELLE PURKEY Radiation Oncology
09/22 YAZMIN FRODIN Pharmacy
09/22 NATASHA OHENE OPARE Labor & Delivery
09/22 KRYSTA GLIDER Creekside Surgery Center
09/22 HEATHER SCHWABE Housekeeping
09/23 GAIL M KURPINSKI Radiation Oncology
09/23 CORTNEY JACOBSON Rocky Mountain Spine and Sport
09/23 DUSTIN E. SAXTON Pain Specialists of ID-Proc Ct
09/23 ERICA HAGAN Peri-Op
09/23 CRAIG FUNK MedSurg
09/23 MILDRED MILIAN MedSurg
09/23 HEATHER PEARSON Business Office
09/23 AMANDA CHASE Business Office
09/24 STACEY THORNGREN Teton Cancer Institute
09/24 TIFFANY JONES Radiology
09/24 LANA ECKMAN Speech Therapy
09/24 JULIE WEAVER NICU
09/24 KIM JACKSON Surgery
09/24 ANNIKA HERBST Surgery
09/25 AMBER REDDICK Sleep Lab
09/25 JOSEY RACE Sleep Specialists
09/25 STEPHANIE PERRENOUD Pharmacy
09/25 CHRISTOPHER TRUBL Quality Resources
09/25 JOSIE PRITCHARD Pain Specialists of ID
09/25 EMMA HUNTER Community Care-Pocatello
09/25 MARNI JONES Business Office
09/25 HEATHER FUMICH Business Office
09/25 KACEY SCHREIER Physician Management Services
09/26 WILLIAM NEFF Lab
09/26 CORI GONZALES Pain Specialists of ID
09/26 MELANIE SULLIVAN Rocky Mountain Spine and Sport
09/26 MICHELE GEORGE Urology Associates of Idaho Fa
09/26 CHRISTINE POTTORFF Peri-Op
09/26 NICOLE OVERFIELD Surgery
09/26 CELISA PINCOCK Health Information Management
09/27 BECKY BOCHENEK Teton Cancer Institute
09/27 TOBIE VINCENT Eastern ID Neurological
09/27 TERI RIDLON Channing Redicare Clinic
09/27 KYLA DOWALO PIC Pocatello
09/27 HOLLAND FOX Surgery
09/27 DYLAN WEBB MedSurg
09/28 BARBARA D. WALKER Housekeeping
09/28 ADRIA SUMSION Administration
09/29 SHAUNA RICHARDSON Labor & Delivery
09/29 RACHEL GLASER Labor & Delivery
09/29 JAZMIN ARNOLD MedSurg
09/29 KEISHA CHILDRESS Workmens Compensation
09/29 ANDREA BECK Business Office
09/29 CORIE GREENHALGH Business Office
09/29 BROOKE HEATH Finance
09/30 RACHEL VOSS Mountain View Infusion Service
09/30 KAITLIN BURKE Premier Speech Therapy
09/30 LAURA MCCARTNEY Quality Resources
09/30 CONNIE JOHNSON Surgery
09/30 ANGELA FRONTCZAK Surgery
09/30 SHAMRA ANDERSON Workmens Compensation

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