May 25, 2012 March 27, 2015 MaxHistory Our recovered A The first 125 years of Borgess Health book about Borgess–Health Care Anew: The First 125 Years of Borgess Health–will be available March 30 at The Seasons Gift Shop within Borgess Medical Center. one step, one laugh at a time “The title is our quasquicentennial celebration theme,” said Tom Comes, director, marketing and communications, Borgess Health. “It echoes the important words describing the caring direction of the Congregation of St. Joseph–Neighboring Anew. “Noted Michigan author Larry Massie wrote our book,” Comes said. “He has completed more than 20 Michigan history books in the past 35 years. Larry first fell under the spell of Borgess heritage in 1980 while researching Kalamazoo: The Place Behind the Products, which he co-authored with Peter Schmitt. “Larry and his wife, Priscilla, have assisted us with our centennial events in 1989 and in the creation of a Kalamazoo Gazette historical insert for our 110 year anniversary in 1999,” Comes said. Continued on page 8 Kelly Blecha, RN, Clinical Manager, General, Vascular and Cardiac Surgery, (left) and Carol Dean, RN, Vascular Specialty Charge Nurse. Hours expanded to serve patients better Borgess Health Park Borgess Health Park is expanding primary and specialty care hours to better serve Battle Creek-area patients. New hours at the state-of-the-art ambulatory care facility, located at 3035 Capital Ave., SW, Battle Creek are: X-Ray: Mon-Thu, 7 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sleep Clinic By appointment. MRI: Tue and Thu, 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Medical Imaging CT: Mon-Thu, 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Borgess Family & Internal Medicine: Mon-Thu, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat, 8 a.m.-noon. Bone Density: Mon-Thu, 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Sat, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Mammography: Mon-Thu, 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Nuclear Medicine: Mon-Fri, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Ultrasound: Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tue, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Diagnostic Labs Mon-Fri, 6 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat, 7 a.m.-noon. Physical and Occupational Therapy Mon-Thu, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fri, 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Pharmacy Mon-Fri, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Transport Services earns Crothall Healthcare President’s Council Award Crothall Healthcare has honored its Patient Transportation (PT) team at Borgess Medical Center with the annual President’s Council Award. The award is given to PT teams that have exceeded targets in performance, finance, audits, safety and patient satisfaction. A trophy recognizing the team’s accomplishments was given and is currently being displayed in their dispatch office. The entire team is absolutely thrilled to have been recognized for its efforts and has the goal of working hard to achieve this award again in 2015. Borgess’ transport services provide between 550 and 650 runs per day. On average, this translates to one transporter completing approximately 3.51 trips per productive hour, while the industry average is 2.66. Every current manager of the transport department has been a transporter as well. This model of promoting from within has helped us to gain a better understanding of not only the job, but most importantly, how we impact the patients. Borgess has seen several transport managers go on to successful careers at other facilities around the nation. Primary Care Borgess Women’s Health: Mon-Fri, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Borgess Health Park physicians and other health professionals provide a wide range of outpatient care: primary and specialty services, laboratory services, imaging/radiology, physical therapy, sleep health services and a pharmacy. The facility also features women’s health services, cardiology, neurosurgery, orthopedics and bariatric services. For information, call (269) 565.9100 or visit healthpark.borgess.com. Donate blood and help Borgess Tree of Love Michigan Blood will support the Borgess Tree of Love or Bronson’s Children’s Hospital with a $10 donation for all April and May weekend donors at the Portage Donation Center (524 East Milham Ave., Portage). For more information, visit miblood.org. New members invited to join Borgess Golf League New members are welcome to the Borgess Golf League that meets Tuesday evenings at Borgess Gull Lake View and StoneHedge courses. Tee times are between 5:06 and 5:51 p.m. For more information, contact Mark Mihelich at [email protected] or (269) 226.8348. Thank you, Borgess physicians Doctors’ Day, March 30 Vishal Gupta, MD Cardiologist that’s where we give thanks on Doctors’ Day that’s where March 30 is National Doctors’ Day. At Borgess, that means it’s time for us to thank all the wonderful doctors on our staff. These individuals not only amaze us with their innovation and expertise every day, they also inspire us with the way they empower and connect with our patients. If a doctor at Borgess has impacted your life, honor him or her this Doctors’ Day with a gift in his or her name to the Borgess Foundation at foundation.borgess.com or (269) 226.8100. that’s where we give thanks on Doctors’ Day March 30 is National Doctors’ Day. upta, Dr. Vishal G s the gratitude I have expres Words cannot honest, straightforward ll are ateful and wi for you. You am forever gr have given me. 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If a doctor at Borgess has impacted your life, honor him or her this Doctors’ Day with a gift in his or her name to the Borgess Foundation at foundation.borgess.com or (269) 226.8100. March 30 is National Doctors’ Day. At Borgess, that means it’s time for us to thank all the wonderful doctors on our staff. These individuals not only amaze us with their innovation and expertise every day, they also inspire us with the way they empower and connect with our patients. If a doctor at Borgess has impacted your life, honor him or her this Doctors’ Day with a gift in his or her name to the Borgess Foundation at foundation.borgess.com or (269) 226.8100. A member of Ascension Health® A member of Ascension Health® A member of Ascension Health® One Integrated Ministry, One Ascension Sharing a common understanding of today and the future You may have heard the phrases “One Integrated Ministry” and “One Ascension.” As part of the largest non-profit health system in the U.S., you play a vital role in fulfilling our Mission to meet the needs of individuals and communities, with special attention to those who are poor and vulnerable. We aim to transform health and health care in a rapidly changing environment. It’s time for all Borgess Health associates to register for an Engagement Map session. Sessions at Borgess Medical Center and other Borgess Health sites are available on myLearning and the list to the right. In order to continue to deliver on our Mission, it is important that we share a common understanding of today’s health care environment and our vision of the future. Ascension values associate engagement, and we believe the key to success is education, collaboration and dedication. Registration for Engagment Map sessions Last year Ascension leadership began using “Engagement Maps” to engage associates in discussions about our journey to One Ascension. The Engagement Map process is an interactive learning activity in which participants share ideas and opinions by exploring information about three topics. The Changing Health Care Landscape is about the current state of the health care industry in the United States, and how it may change in the future. Person-Centered Care is our vision of the future of healthcare and is focused on the people we serve. It is our promise to support individuals’ lifelong health and well-being through holistic, coordinated care models and resources. We will focus on the basic needs that they have voiced to us: Welcome Me, Respect Me, Include Me, Protect Me, Connect Me, Engage Me, and Comfort Me. One Integrated Ministry depicts how we will work together to deliver Person-Centered Care. I look forward to your participation in Engagement Map sessions. They will be scheduled: ■ For leaders, starting in late March and for all other associates in April through May. ■ At the BMC Lawrence Education Center, Borgess Gardens, Borgess Health Park, Borgess-Lee Memorial Hospital, Borgess-Pipp Hospital, TSI and Borgess at Woodbridge Hills. ■ For 90 minutes. ■ Through MyLearning registration. To the right is more information about the schedule and how to register. While the Engagement Map experience will not answer all of your questions regarding our strategy and the future of Ascension, it will serve as a framework for why change is needed, who we are and where we’re going, and how we want to care for individuals. I look forward to your participation. Sessions for Borgess Health sites can be seen on myLearning and below. To register, go to our myLearning site that can be found at bhahome.bmc.borgess.com. ■ Enter the following title in the search function (or simply Landscape): Changing Healthcare Landscape, Person-Centered Care and One Integrated Ministry. ■ Click on Register. ■ Look for the date/location that will work for you by scrolling through the list. ■ Click on Next, then Submit. You can attend sessions at any location – Borgess Medical Center, Borgess Gardens, Borgess Health Park, Borgess-Lee Memorial Hospital, Borgess-Pipp Hospital, TSI and Borgess at Woodbridge Hills. Leaders who are attending the One Integrated Ministry – Map 4 session do not need to register for another one. All associates are expected to learn about the future vision, as our common knowledge enables us to work more effectively together to accomplish our mission. Your leaders have already begun to participate in Engagement Map sessions; they can help answer your questions. You do not need to prepare or bring any specific materials to the session. We ask that you come ready to engage with your colleagues in a small group discussion. You will be asked to give your undivided attention to this exercise. Thank you for taking part in these vital conversations. Kathy A. Young, MS President & CEO Borgess Health Engagement sessions for all associates Borgess Medical Center Engagement Sessions Lawrence Education Center Auditorium Tuesday, March 31 8-9:30a Wednesday, April 1 7-8:30a Wednesday, April 1 9-10:30a Monday, April 6 10-11:30a Monday, April 13 11a-12:30p Thursday, April 16 9:30-11a Thursday, April 16 1-2:30p Thursday, April 16 3-4:30p Thursday, April 16 5-6:30p Friday, April 17 8-9:30a Friday, April 17 10-11:30a Friday, April 17 1-2:30p Friday, April 17 3-4:30p Friday, April 24 10:30a-12p Friday, April 24 12:30-2p Friday, April 24 2:30-4p Wednesday, April 29 8-9:30a Wednesday, April 29 10-11:30a Thursday, April 30 7-8:30a Thursday, April 30 9-10:30a Thursday, April 30 11a-12:30p Thursday, April 30 1-2:30p Thursday, April 30 3-4:30p Tuesday, May 5 11a-12:30p Tuesday, May 5 1-2:30p Tuesday, May 5 3-4:30p Wednesday, May 6 7-8:30a Wednesday, May 6 9-10:30a Monday, May 11 11a-12:30p Monday, May 11 1-2:30p Monday, May 11 3-4:30p Thursday, May 14 8-9:30a Thursday, May 14 10-11:30a Wednesday, May 20 7-8:30a Wednesday, May 20 9-10:30a Wednesday, May 20 3:30-5p Wednesday, May 20 5:30-7p Tuesday, May 26 11a-12:30p Tuesday, May 26 1-2:30p Tuesday, May 26 3-4:30p Wednesday, May 27 1-2:30p Wednesday, May 27 3-4:30p Wednesday, May 27 5:30-7p Borgess-Pipp Hospital Engagement Sessions Conference Rooms 1-2-3 Borgess Health Park Engagement Sessions Large Conference Room Monday, April 27 10-11:30am Monday, April 27 3-4:30p Tuesday, April 28 7-8:30a Tuesday, April 28 1-2:30p Wednesday, April 29 10-11:30a Wednesday, April 29 5-6:30p Thursday, April 30 1-2:30p Thursday, April 30 5-6:30p Tuesday, May 19 7-8:30a 12-1:30p 5-6:30p Borgess-Lee Memorial Hospital Engagment Sessions Cafeteria Monday, April 13 2-3:30p Monday, April 20 7:30-9a Friday, May 1 7:30-9a Thursday, May 7 2:30-4p Monday, May 11 2-3:30a Wednesday, May 20 1-2:30p Wednesday, May 20 3-4:30p Thursday, May 28 1:30-3p Woodbridge Hills Engagmenet Sessions Classrooms 1 and 2 Tuesday, April 14 8-9:30a 10-11:30 Tuesday, May 12 8-9:30a 10-11:30a 1-2:30p 3-4:30p Wednesday, May 13 8-9:30a 10-11:30a Friday, May 22 8-9:30a 10-11:30a Tuesday, June 2 8-9:30a 10-11:30a 1-2:30p 3-4:30p Textile Systems Inc. Engagement Sessions To come Borgess Gardens Engagement Sessions To come Borgess Health receives ISAAC Ally Award Borgess Health was honored with an Ally Award at the annual Interfaith Strategy for Advocacy & Action in the Community (ISAAC) banquet on March 14 at Western Michigan University’s Bernhard Center. The recognition is for supportive housing for people who are homeless and have serious health issues. Rick Winters, director, Critical Care and Emergency and Trauma, Borgess Medical Center, holds the Ally Award that was presented to Borgess Health at the annual ISAAC banquet. Holy Week Schedule Holy Thursday Washing of the Disciples Noon-12:30 p.m., April 2 Lawrence Education Center, Room 123 Kathy A. Young, MS, president & CEO, Borgess Health, will wash the hands of associates. Good Friday Reading of the Passion Noon-12:30 p.m., April 3 Lawrence Education Center, Room 123 Irish music on St. Patrick’s Day “The music makes people happier, including me,” said Martha Kuch, a Borgess Volunteer who plays her harp each week in the Borgess Medical Center atrium entrance. Martha played Irish music on St. Patrick’s Day (March 17), including “Fanny Power,” by Turlough O’Carolan, a blind harpist and considered by some to be Ireland’s national composer. “Martha’s music is appreciated by young and old,” said Julie Luginbill, manager, Borgess Volunteer Services. “Like Martha, I also see faces light up as they briefly hear Martha’s gentle music and pass through our main entrance. While it’s said that ‘Everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day,’ Martha’s music helps make every day special.” Martha Kuch shares relaxing music with Borgess patients, visitors and associates. If you would like to hear Martha’s music, visit: Borgess Facebook or https://goodday. ascension.org/_layouts/15/GDA/Landing.aspx. Jewelry and book sales April 16 and 17 to benefit Borgess Labor and Delivery Unit A jewelry sale and a book sale on April 16 and 17 will benefit the Borgess Medical Center Labor and Delivery Unit. Both sales are sponsored by Borgess Volunteers Services. The Silvique Jewelry Sale will be held in the Borgess Medical Center cafeteria exit area: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Thursday, April 16 and 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Friday, April 17. The Imagine Nation Book Sale will be held in the Borgess Lawrence Education Center Auditorium. 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Thursday, April 16 and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, April 17. Honoring Borgess Exceptional Performers Borgess Health has a multitude of truly exceptional associates whose daily calling is to connect with patients, visitors and fellow colleagues to foster an environment for better healing. A select group of these outstanding associates was honored with Service Excellence, Star Performer and Values in Action awards on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, during an Exceptional Performer Awards reception held inside the Navigation Center at Borgess Medical Center. Service Excellence Keith DeVisser, RN, Nurse Staffing Tori Eshbaugh, Medical Assistant, Borgess Diabetes & Endocrine Center Jason Ladwig, MD, Borgess Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine Dorothy Matlock, RN, Neurology Unit Kristin Snow, PCA, Nurse Staffing Howard Stanley, PCA, Neurology Unit Barb Zappia-Miller, Volunteer, Borgess Volunteer Services Varyl Zwart, RN, Cardiology Unit Star Performer Pamella Beeman, Department Secretary, Pastoral Spiritual Care Kim Dickens, Care Center Coordinator, Borgess Behavioral Health Lauren Dutkiewicz, Physical Therapist, Borgess Health & Fitness Center Kelly Fischer, Certified Nursing Assistant, Borgess Gardens Nancy Merriman, RN, Borgess Birthing Center, LDRP Stanley Page, Volunteer, Borgess Volunteer Services Values in Action Katie Bevins, RN, Cardiology Unit Milind Chinoy, DO, Physician, WMU School of Medicine Maria Cole, Fellowship Program Coordinator, Resident Cardiology Gaylia Hanson, Assistant Department Director, Cardiology Services Kathy Hornbeck, Department Director, Nursing Administration Nan Meyers, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Case Management Michael Warlick, MD, BMC Critical Care Services Sandy Wilson, Cardiac Outcome Specialist Jeffrey Wilt, MD, BMC Critical Care Services Andrew Yetman, MD, Kalamazoo Emergency Associates Steve Zanders, DO, BMC Critical Care Services Dr. Phillip Green to receive Inaugural Purple Poppy Award Phillip M. Green, MD, will receive the Purple Poppy Award from Heritage Community of Kalamazoo for his dedicated support of their mission and vision. This inaugural award presentation will Dr. Phillip Green be made at the Heritage Community May Day Gala on Friday, May 1, 2015. Dr. Green was also selected by the Heritage Community of Kalamazoo’s Board of Directors for his service and advocacy, particularly for individuals (and their families) living with Alzheimer’s and Dementia in Kalamazoo and southwest Michigan. “It is a privilege to recognize Dr. Green as our very first Purple Poppy Award recipient,” said Jay Prince, President & CEO of Heritage Community of Kalamazoo. “We honor his service and compassion that is focused on improving the comfort of others through innovative, person-centered care.” Dr. Green served on the Heritage Community of Kalamazoo Board of Directors from 2008 to 2011 when the organization expanded to provide additional residential care to people living with Alzheimer’s and Dementia. He is a board-certified neurologist with a subspecialty in dementia and geriatrics. Dr. Green is director of neurological research at the Borgess Research Institute and also the medical director of the Borgess Geriatric Assessment Center. His leadership on numerous research projects for memory-loss diseases continues to benefit many in our community and beyond. Dr. Green served as a research investigator on all of the medications that are currently approved for Dementia and Alzheimer’s. Health Care Anew: The first 125 years of Borgess Health Continued from page 1 “A historical writer could not have invented a more colorful story brimming with emotion and drama,” wrote Larry Massie in the book’s preface. “Father Francis O’Brien’s giving last rites to a sick youth thrown in jail because there was no hospital in Kalamazoo–his pledge to change that situation–the $5,000 seed money given by his friend and mentor Bishop Caspar Borgess of Detroit–Fr. O’Brien’s long quest for Sisters to staff the hospital ending with the arrival of 11 brave Sisters of St. Joseph from Watertown, New York–and the story continues for 125 glorious years.” Transition and growth The book offers glimpses of Kalamazoo’s first hospital as we transition from a general hospital into a regional medical center and then become a part of Ascension Health, the nation’s largest Catholic and not-for-profit health system. Ascension Health was formed in 1999 when the four provinces of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul (now combined into one province, the St. Louise Province) that were Sponsors of the Daughters of Charity National Borgess Hospital, 1960. Health System, and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Nazareth, Mich. (now part of the Congregation of St. Joseph), brought their health systems together. “Health Care Anew: The First 125 Years of Borgess Health illustrates the courage, perseverance and wisdom of our foundresses, the Sisters of St. Joseph,” said Kathy A. Young, president & CEO, Borgess Health. “We are inspired by the first 125 years of Borgess Health and the Sister’s great example of service to the dear neighbor. Today, our focus–Safety, Experience and Value–allows us to continue to live the mission of Borgess Health.” Copies of Health Care Anew: The First 125 Years of Borgess Health will be available March 30 for $9.95 in the Seasons Gift Shop. The book can also be purchased for $18 online (this includes first-class mailing and handling charges). For more information, visit history.borgess.com. Larry and Priscilla Massie Historic Brown Bag lunches and book signings Larry and Priscilla Massie, and Sr. Sue McCrery, spiritual care specialist, Mission Integration, will speak about Borgess History at Brown Bag Lunches to be held throughout Borgess Health. Following the presentations, Larry and Priscilla will sign purchased copies of Health Care Anew: The First 125 Years of Borgess Health. All brown bag lunches and book signings will be held from noon to 1 p.m. April 21-Borgess Medical Center Lawrence Education Center Auditorium April 23-Borgess-Pipp Hospital Conference Room April 27-Borgess-Lee Memorial Hospital Community Room May 7-Borgess Woodbridge Hills Family Practice Lounge May 14-Borgess Health Park Large Conference Room 2015 historical calendar. Health Care Anew: The First 125 Years of Borgess Health is illustrated with many photographs from Borgess Medical Center files and also pictures from the Nazareth History Room. Above are pages 29 and 30 that show a 1916 Borgess Pediatric Ward (left) and the 1917 graduating class from the St. Camillus School of Nursing.
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