NEWS - MCMCF

200 Saginaw
Ishpeming, MI 49849
(906) 485-1061
http://mqtcmcf.org
NEWS - MCMCF
Volume 14, Issue 11
November 2014
FROM THE ADMINISTRATOR
Happy November to All. November is a great month, with
Thanksgiving, and especially (for us hunters) DEER
SEASON. My downstate colleagues are shocked when I tell
them many U.P. school districts cancel school on opening
day.
We have made some changes to our Wi-Fi network to allow
access to Facebook and other social media sites if you log in
to the “Guest” wireless network. This network has no
password. For those of you unfamiliar with Facebook, this is
a great way to stay in touch with and share pictures with
your family and friends. I was surprised to find the feature
on Facebook called “FaceTime” which connects users both
with audio and video. With this feature, my parents were
able to visit with my niece and see their great-grand daughter
in Washington who they hadn’t yet met. In trying to keep up
with the times, we have also created a Facebook page for the
facility.
As a reminder, included in the newsletter are direct dial
phone numbers that allow you to call directly to whomever
you are trying to reach by phone. We encourage everyone to
use these numbers!
During October, we tried a “breakfast to order” on each
wing. This included allowing residents that wanted fried
eggs to choose how they wanted them cooked along with
other options. There was a good response from everyone
and the facility was full of the great smells of breakfast
cooking. Thanks to our great Activities Department for
taking the lead on this. Even though the residents enjoyed it,
this type of program works best if they come down to eat in
the dining room.
I know that this has been in the newsletter for several
months, but I’m told now that residents and families will be
receiving paperwork from Upper Peninsula Health Plan
(UPHP) about the new dual eligible insurance program, now
called MI Health Link, at the end of November or early
December. We will be happy to answer your questions as
best as we can. Remember, this is not part of the Affordable
Care Act (Obamacare). We have been told that if you do not
respond to this mailing, you will automatically be signed up.
If you are happy with the way things are now, you must optout. If you have any questions, Ruth or Beckey in the
Business Office will be glad to help.
Jerry Hubbard
Honoring our Veteran’s
Veterans Day honors ALL American
veterans. Veterans Day is intended to thank
veterans for their dedicated and loyal
service to our country. November 11th of
each year is the day that we ensure
veterans know that we deeply appreciate
the sacrifices they have made in their lives
to keep our country free. Thank you!
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CHARLES DOWNS
MELVIN ELIASON
DAVID ERICKSON
RAYMOND GASPERICH
JOHN HYTINEN
DONALD NORDLING
HOWARD PARKKONEN
WALTER PETERSON
HILDA RASMUSSEN
JOSEPH ROOSE
DONALD SANDBERG
ERIC SETALA
WILLIAM SMOLICH
PAUL WUORENMAA
ROBERT ZAIKI
Employee Anniversary Dates
For October
LOST AND FOUND
In an attempt to return lost items to the
residents, we host a “Lost and Found Day”
once a month. The 300 Wing Dayroom is
used to display the lost items on the last
Friday of every month (November Lost and
Found will be held on the 21st due to the
Holiday weekend). To accommodate Family
members varying schedules, the articles are
left in the room through the weekend. Please
make an effort to check out the items that
have been “lost”. It is our goal to have all of
these items returned to the rightful owners.
Please remember to clearly mark these items
with a permanent marker or tag so they
won’t become “lost” again. Don’t forget to
mark any new items.
Thank you.
18 years
Marty Nothelfer
14 years
Sherry Bunker
7 years
Debbie Nault
Niccole Mannikko
6 years
Theresa Virta
Jackie Fisher
2 years
Cynthia Hult
Wendy Owens
1 year
Chastity Ellet
Jordan Miller
EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH
November 2014
Guest Trays and Room Reservations
With Thanksgiving and Christmas fast approaching,
we would like to remind you of the possibility of
sharing meals or reserving rooms to spend time with
your loved one.
JoLynn Tuomikoski
Nominated by 1 Staff Member
JoLynn is exceptionally driven and focused on
her job duties. She has a great knowledge
base and is assertive to finding the solution to
resident problems. Her determination is
noted daily. Family members welcome her
direct and honest approach and she is willing
to drop everything she is doing to meet with a
family. JoLynn meets with family members
on a routine basis and tries to attack
problems right away. She has become a great
asset to the Supervisor office.
Guest trays are available for $5.00 each. During
special times of the year, or with larger groups, we
would appreciate a three-day notice to accommodate
requests. We may have to limit the amount of guest
trays per meal. Please contact Glenys at 204-1020
with guest tray requests.
If you would like to reserve a room please call early
as rooms are reserved on a first come, first served
basis. Please call Tina at 204-1021 for all room
reservations. We want your visit to be as pleasant as
possible and do not want any double bookings.
Thank you.
*November Employee anniversary dates were printed in the October 2014 newsletter.
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New Employees
Four new employees started with MCMCF in October. They include Tabitha Peredo and Danielle Garnett, Nurse
Aides, Peggy , Dietary Aide and Taryn Gleason, RN. Please join me in welcoming these people to MCMCF.
Emergency Preparedness
Behind the scenes, Jerry Hubbard, Administrator, Mary Seppala, DON, Tina Johnson, ADON, Dee Perry, Education
Coordinator, Dennis Henson, Physical Plant Manager and Dave Hammar, Personnel Coordinator have been putting
final touches on the Emergency Preparedness Plan for MCMCF. The Plan addresses actions staff will take in the
event of emergencies, including fires, severe weather, hostile incidents and other events which could result in
evacuation, partial evacuation or sheltering in place for Facility residents. The plan follows the Incident Command
System which designates a chain of command for responding to and managing facility emergencies. In addition, it
includes emergency contact information, evacuation routes and memorandums of understanding with local vendors
and evacuation shelters.
In the near future, staff will participate in exercising the plan, in conjunction with the State of Michigan Region 8
Emergency Preparedness staff, based out of Marquette, by doing a table top exercise of for a partial evacuation of
the Facility. This will help us identify any weaknesses in the plan ahead of having to implement a partial evacuation
in an actual emergency. All staff will also be trained in the specifics of the plan, including plan location, evacuation
procedures, staff roles in the event of an emergency, etc.
David Hammar, Personnel Coordinator
Save the Date
We will be hosting our annual “Holiday Open House”
on December 10th starting at 2:00 p.m. We encourage
everyone to stop in for a snack or two. Ho-Ho-Hope
you can join us for this casual, fun way to celebrate
the holidays.
THANK YOU
The Activities Department would like to thank everyone
who donated candy for the Trick-or-Treaters. The residents
really enjoyed passing out the treats and having a treat or
two themselves. Your generosity is appreciated.
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4 PHYLLIS SMOLICH
6 VERLE “KAY” HODGINS
7 DONALD SANDBERG
14 DOLORES DONAHUE
16 ELLEN KORPI
18 ALICE YORK
20 CHRISTINE LUNDIN
22 LEA NIEMISTO
Marquette County Medical Care Facility
200 Saginaw Street, Ishpeming, MI 49849
906-485-1061
Department of Human Services Board
Caroline Bridges
Bradley Cory
Cindy D’Agostino
Chairperson
Vice Chairperson
Board Member
Administrative Departments
Jerry Hubbard, Administrator
[email protected]
Ext 7102
Mary Seppala, RN, Director of Nursing
[email protected]
906-204-1104 or ext 7104
Tina Johnson, RN, Asst. Dir. of Nursing
[email protected]
906-204-1022 or ext 7122
David Hammar, Personnel Coordinator
[email protected]
906-204-1103 or ext 7103
Denise Perry, RN, Inservice Coordinator
[email protected]
Ext 7161
Angie Eagling, Admissions
[email protected]
906-204-1061 or ext 7224
Tina Koski, Activities Coordinator
[email protected]
906-204-1021 or ext 7121
Savannah Pavlat, Dietitian
[email protected]
906-204-1030 or ext. 7220
Glenys Fulsher, Dietary Manager
[email protected]
906-204-1020 or ext 7120
Tami Grobar, Social Work Coordinator
[email protected]
906-204-1012 or ext 7112
Miranda Nelson, Social Worker
[email protected]
906-204-1070 or ext 7170
Dennis Henson, Physical Plant Manager
[email protected]
906-204-1069 or ext 7169
Allecia Filibeck, Business Office Manager
[email protected]
906-204-1023 or ext 7123
Sheri Hewitt, Administrative Secretary
[email protected]
906-204-1014 or ext 7114
Ruth Thibeault, Billing
[email protected]
906-204-1079 or ext 7179
Beckey Grove, Billing
[email protected]
906-204-1102 or ext 7101
Jodi Wurth, Resident Care Coordinator
[email protected]
Ext 7280
Joanne Sartorelli, Resident Care Coordinator
[email protected]
Ext 7180
Elizabeth Kurian, Resident Care Coordinator
[email protected]
Ext 7222
Mischelle Tyynismaa, Special Needs Unit Coor.
[email protected]
Ext 7227
Gloria Nancarrow, Medical Records Coordinator
[email protected]
Ext7160
Krystal Heikkinen, Rehabilitation Coord.
[email protected]
Ext 7119
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