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News and Information for Employees, Friends and Family of Jefferson Hospital
Message from the CEO
Employee Meetings:
Dialogue and Updates
Our Employee Meetings held last week
were both informative and insightful. We
had some great presentations from our
speakers and some thoughtful questions
and suggestions from our employees.
If you were unable to attend any of the four
sessions, here is recap of some of the important issues that were discussed:
Chong Park, MD, Chief Medical Officer; James Rohrbaugh, Vice President, Finance,
and I discussed our Focus Five business and operations plan (Quality and Safety,
Customer Service, Growth and Access, Financial Stability and People) and how
important these imperatives will be to our goals of delivering cost-effective, high
quality care.
James Rohrbaugh elaborated on the importance of providing excellent customer
service and spreading the word about our programs and services to our neighbors and
friends. Major initiatives are underway to improve ED throughput and length-of-stay.
Bariatric and General Surgeon Tunc Aksehirli, MD, discussed Jefferson’s bariatric
program. Attendance at monthly seminars and support group has increased
substantially and the program is growing. Dr. Aksehirli noted that several hospital
departments, including Rehab and Radiology, and our dietitians have been a big help
to the bariatric program and he thanked them for their support.
Joy Peters, Vice President Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer, reported
on the growth of our Women and Infants Center, where we had 63 births in February
and 158 babies born since the OB Unit opened in November.
Nicole Polen, Benefits Analyst, talked about the AGH Apothecary, where Jefferson
employees can have prescriptions filled and mailed to Jefferson Hospital inpatient
pharmacy for pickup. Details on this convenient service are available in the Employee
Benefits section of our Intranet.
Renee Holtzman, Director, Human Resources, reminded employees to submit
suggestions via the Suggestion Portal on the Intranet. Comments and ideas are
welcome and several suggestions have resulted in hospital improvements.
You’ll be hearing more about all of these important topics in future department
meetings, daily huddles and this employee newsletter. Thank you to everyone who
made a special effort during your busy work day to attend one of these employee
meetings and to offer your thoughts and suggestions. They are appreciated.
Louise Urban
President and CEO
March 6, 2015
Focus on Safety
Patient Safety Fair March 12
“United in Safety, Linked to
Quality Compassionate Care” is
the title of this year’s Patient Safety
Fair on Thursday, March 12 from
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the hospital 2nd
floor balcony. Held during Patient Safety Awareness
Week, the fair will include 30 booths with interactive
demonstrations incorporating a golf theme.
Michele Jones, patient safety officer and event
chairperson, said the fair highlights what we are
doing as an organization to promote patient safety.
“This is such a great venue to educate our staff on
strategies to keep our patients safe. This knowledge
can touch lives and improve our care,” she said. “We
look forward to seeing everyone at Jefferson’s golf tour
of safety.”
Those who visit at least 18 of the 30 booths will have
an opportunity to win one of the grand prizes. Grand
prizes include restaurant gift cards, spa gift card,
golf-related prizes and a canoe trip for two down
the Youghiogheny River! Visit at least 10 booths and
receive a coupon for a 10 percent discount to the J Café
that can be used on March 12 or 13.
A Patient Safety Crossword Puzzle will be emailed to
all employees. The puzzles will need to be returned
to managers by Thursday, March 12. The department
or unit with the highest percentage of participation
completing the puzzle will be in the running to win a
pizza party sponsored by Cura Hospitality. There will be
other individual opportunities for prizes for those who
complete the puzzle.
New Phone Number
New Compliance Hotline No.
Jefferson Hospital’s compliance reporting hotline has
changed. The new number for the Compliance HelpLine is 1.877.867.7325, which will be used throughout
Allegheny Health Network. All employees, temporary
workers and third parties are required to report ethical
or compliance concerns or suspicions of improprieties
related to claim submission. Reports can be made
anonymously and confidentially. Questions? Contact
Tina Neil, Jefferson Hospital Compliance Liaison, at
Onsite Training
HR Corner
Annual Nursing Competency
Annual Nursing Competency Days for all RNs, LPNs
and PCTs will be held on March 9, 10, 13, 16, 18 and
19, from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Jefferson Room,
Bibro Pavilion. This year’s competencies will include:
lift equipment (Hover Jack and Total Body Lift);
POC testing; skin and wound care; MAK; SBAR/
bedside report; monitor set up; orthostatic vital
signs, 12-lead EKG and T-PA. Completing all
of the assigned stations will require approximately
1 to 1½ hours.
Jefferson Hospital is pleased to welcome the
following new employees who attended General
Orientation on March 2:
Eating Healthy
Sample Healthy Foods during
Nutrition Month
March is National Nutrition Month. Stop by the
table outside the J Café each Wednesday this month
from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for educational materials and
samples provided by our dietitians. The featured
samples also will be available for purchase in the
J Café ‘On the Go’ cooler. The schedule includes:
on March 11, Healthy Snacking, sample hummus dip;
on March 18, Colorful Fruits and Vegetables, sample
kale salad; and on March 25, Dairy and Alternate
Dairy products, sample almond, soy, rice milk.
Tip: Looking for a quick, healthy snack?
Toss together a simple trail mix made with wholegrain cereal, nuts and dried fruit for an energizing
mix of complex carbohydrates and protein.
In the Spotlight
Psychologist Featured on TV News Program
Joseph Cvitkovic, PhD, Director, Behavioral
Health Care, Jefferson Hospital, was asked to
share his expertise on PCNC-TV’s “Pittsburgh
Now” morning show hosted by Chris Moore,
on Friday, Feb. 27. Dr. Cvitkovic provided
insight into what draws young people away
from home to join radical groups, such as
those focused on terrorism.
Zachary Allan Donald Beck Amanda Cardillo Courtney Crawford Dina DeFrancisco Natalie DiPiazza Sandra Fleminga Christine Gazzo Jessica Gilham Joshua Grosclaude
Kirsti Harding Brittany Jones Gayle Kantor Mary Kolski Tamika Michael Amy Paull Bradley Rebovich Dantaé Reeves Alysha Rodriguez Aileen Ruse Megan Seeman Raymond Sleasman Clayton Soffel Melinda Stedding Chauqualia Washington Emergency Department
Emergency Department
Hospitality Services
Hospitality Services
Occupational Therapy
Lab General
4 West/Medical Surgical
Hospitality Services
3 East/Rehab
Case Management
3 South/Stroke
Lab General
5 South/Medical PCU
Lab General
Lab General
4 Northeast/Oncology
3 West/Joint Care Center
Register NOW!
Boston Trail 5K & Half-Marathon
Saturday, April 18 at 9 a.m. The last day for early pricing
and to get a race shirt is March 28. Sign up for a Jefferson
Team - Prizes will be awarded!
On Campus
Stroke Risk Screening March 27
A free community stroke risk screening will be held on
Friday, March 27, from 8 a.m. to noon, Jefferson Room, Bibro
Pavilion. The screening includes a stroke risk assessment,
blood pressure, body fat analysis, cholesterol, HDL and
blood sugar levels. Counseling and educational materials
will be provided; there will be light refreshments and
giveaways. To register, call 412.469.7100.
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