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February 28

Spirit of Magnet Physician Awards nomination deadline Nominate a physician on the intranet by clicking here


March 3

Hand Hygiene Video Contest Deadline For more information, visit the Infection Control and Prevention topic in the Clinical Care section of the intranet.


April 5

Jacksonville Congenital Heart Walk Arena Plaza, UNF Join the Wolfson team, contact Jim Clendaniel at

February 2014

New Protective Uniform Employee Ordering Events This summer, Baptist Health is adopting newly designed, protective uniforms made with Vestex® technology which has fluid-repellant, moisturewicking and antimicrobial properties. This innovative new fabric is not only protective, but also quite comfortable and breathable. Hospital staff who work more than 250 hours a year and have frequent inpatient interactions will receive one, two or three sets of scrubs (depending on number of hours worked) for free during this initial implementation. Staff in surgical services and procedural areas who must wear surgical scrubs will receive a complimentary lab coat or scrub jacket made with Vestex technology. All staff who are interested in purchasing Vestex protective attire can do so. Payroll deduction is an option for additional items purchased during the Ordering Events. These uniforms are being made just for Baptist under a newly launched brand called myGuardianTM. You can review the style choices and size chart on the intranet. To make sure you order the right size, please attend one of the following events near your home or work. There will be samples for you to see before placing your order. If you miss these ordering days, you will need to make arrangements to get your allocation and place your order. • Check with your manager if you are unsure of your facility’s ordering schedule. • Bring your employee badge. • Allow at least 20 minutes. • No appointment is necessary. • You may attend any session on any campus.

Baptist Jacksonville and Wolfson Children’s Hospital duPont Auditorium Thursday, February 27, 7 am - 9 pm Sunday, March 2, 9 am - 7 pm Baptist Beaches Conference Room C Monday, February 24, 7 am - 9 pm Baptist Clay Break Room Monday, March 3 3 - 7 pm

Baptist Nassau Amelia Breeze Conference Room Tuesday, February 25, 7 am - 9 pm Baptist South Fir Room Wednesday, February 26, 7 am - 9 pm Saturday, March 1, 9 am - 7 pm

Metro Square (including Home Health) Metro B, Conference Room 2 Friday, February 28, 7 am - 9 pm Monday, March 3, 9 am - noon

March 2-8 is Patient Safety Awareness Week

As a proud partner of the National Patient Safety Foundation, Baptist Health will observe Patient Safety Awareness Week from March 2-8. This year’s theme, “Navigate Your Health…Safely,” highlights the need for healthcare providers to ensure that patients and consumers are actively engaged in the healthcare process, whether visiting the doctor for a routine exam or entering the hospital for surgery. During the week, daily Patient Safety Spotlights will be sent via email to highlight some of our patient safety activities that are part of our journey to becoming a High Reliability Organization. These include Fair and Just Culture training, our adoption of protective uniforms, implementation of Bar Coded Medication Administration, and action planning using the results of the AHRQ Culture of Patient Safety Survey. “I am proud of the work that each of you do every day to make Baptist Health a leading healthcare provider in our community,” said Cory Meyers, vice president, Risk Management, privacy and patient safety officer. “Let’s strengthen our total commitment to patient safety by teaming up to celebrate Patient Safety Awareness Week 2014.”

Patient Safety Contest

How would you define patient safety? As part of our Culture of Safety initiative, Baptist Health invites employees to develop a definition of patient safety. An interdisciplinary committee will judge the entries and award a prize to the winner. The contest runs now through March 17. Send your entry to

Bar Coded Medication Administration Training Begins

On March 3, Bar Coded Medication Administration (BCMA) trainers will begin their formal training, and on March 24, superusers at Baptist Jacksonville and Wolfson Children’s Hospital will begin their training. All classes have been assigned in eLearning. The training includes a prerequisite module, as well as a classroom session. Both are mandatory.

In our focus on a Culture of Patient Safety, the new Bar Coded Medication Administration assistive technology is best practice because it has been proven to reduce medication administration errors by as much as 54-86% (Strykowski, Hadsall, Sawchyn, VanSickle, and Niznick, 2013). When used correctly, clinicians change their behaviors and avert potentially harmful actions (Sakowski & Ketchel, 2013). The BCMA project team looks forward to continued collaboration with the clinical community and advancing toward making our patients safer during medication administration. Stay tuned for additional details!

Gate River Run Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed to staff a water station at the Reid Building during the GATE River Run on Saturday, March 15. The GATE River Run is the largest 15K race in the United States, with more than 24,000 runners participating last year. For more information, please contact Danielle Leen at or 202.2530.

Community Involvement Opportunities

Baptist Health offers many opportunities for employees to get involved, from walks to health fairs and more. For more information, visit our Community Involvement web page on the intranet under Life at Baptist.

Physician Integration Baptist Rheumatology Now in Clay County Baptist Rheumatology has opened a satellite office on the Baptist Clay Medical Campus, 1737 Baptist Clay Drive, Suite 310, Fleming Island. Office hours are Wednesdays, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. Need a Same-Day Appointment for an Acute Condition? Baptist Internal and Family Medicine, Suite 1400 of the Baptist Medical Pavilion, offers same-day appointments to Baptist Health employees who have acute conditions and need immediate access. The physicians are: Joseph Czerkawski, MD Sharon Reinertsen, MD Eric Rosemund, MD Alejandro Traveria, MD For an appointment, call 396.0000.

Baptist Jacksonville Group Fitness Classes at Wolfson Wellness Center The next session of classes begins the week of March 17. Payroll deduction is available. Space is limited so sign up today at the Wellness Center, Heart Hospital, second floor. For more information, call 202.9708.

New Office Specialist in Rehabilitation Department Welcome to Sheree Brown, who recently transferred from the Baptist Jacksonville Community Health Department to Baptist Nassau Rehabilitation, where she is an Office Specialist II. She has worked for Baptist since July 2012 and is a great addition to the department.

Zumba Fitness - Forget about the workout and lose yourself in the high-energy music. Classes also include toning to target abs, thighs and arms.

Baptist South

Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 - 6:30 pm Cost: 16 sessions for $80 or 24 sessions for $108 Boot Camp - Challenge yourself through this highpaced exercise session targeted to your own fitness level. Experienced, certified instructors help you get in better shape in a fun and safe way. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 5:30 - 6:30 am Cost: 24 sessions for $108 Core Abs - Short on time? Try this 30-minute class to strengthen your core, tone your abs and improve your posture. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 - 6:30 am Cost: 16 sessions for $70

Baptist Beaches Beaches Employees Earn Degrees and Certifications Kudos to our employees who have recently achieved new certifications or graduated with their degrees: Jessica DeRonde, Employee Relations, obtained her Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification; Sharon Norris, Emergency Department, achieved her Emergency Nurse Certification (CEN); Michelle Phillips, Emergency Department, graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree; and Bryan Decker passed his American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Cat Scan exam.

Baptist Nassau Nassau Employees Earn Certifications Kudos to Georgia McQuaig, Operating Room, who passed her Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) in November, and to Rudi Broussard, RN, Acuity Adaptable Unit, who recently completed her certification in ostomy care.

Summer Volunteen Program Baptist South is now taking names of teens interested in participating in this summer’s Volunteen Program. Teens will volunteer two days per week, from 8:30 am - 5 pm, during one of two, four-week sessions: June 16 - July 7 or July 14 - August 4. If someone you know is interested in participating, and is between the ages of 15 - 17 years old with a minimum GPA of 3.0, please contact Kristin Collins at 271.6081 or email Blood Drive Mark your calendar and give the gift of life at the next blood drive, scheduled for Wednesday, February 26, 11 am - 2 pm. The Bloodmobile will be parked outside the main hospital entrance. Advance registration is recommended, but not required. Contact Kristin Collins at 271.6081 or email

Wolfson Children’s Hospital Annual Autism Symposium is March 12 The Sixth Annual Autism Symposium, titled “Current Medical Evidence and Interventions Regarding Autism,” is Wednesday, March 12, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, at the UNF University Center. It will feature two nationally known speakers. Celine Saulnier, PhD, is clinical director of Research at the Marcus Autism Center and assistant professor, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine. William Sharp, PhD, is director of the Pediatric Feeding Disorders Program at the Marcus Autism Center, and assistant professor, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine.

The cost to attend is $60 and includes lunch; however, Baptist employees may attend the symposium for $20. When registering, be sure to use the special promotional code BHEMP. Add your employee number and license number requested at the end of the registration page if you are applying for CEUs. For general questions, call 202.6039. Online registration is available through March 10 at Wolfson Children’s Hospital Bass Tournament Sign up now for the 25th Annual Wolfson Children’s Hospital Bass Tournament. Boats will launch Saturday, May 17, from the Palatka City Docks. To print the entry form, visit Win a Bass Boat! As part of the tournament, $10 donations are being accepted for the opportunity to win a fully rigged 2014 Bullet 21SS Bass Boat with a Boatmate Trailer and Mercury 225 Pro XS OptiMax Motor. This rig will be given away at the weigh-in drawing on May 17. There is no limit on the number of tickets you can purchase and you do not need to be present to win. Drawing entries must be postmarked no later than April 30. To print the form for the Bass Boat drawing, visit “Team Wolfson – Cranking for Kids” It is already time to register for this year’s Katie Ride, Walk & Fun Run, which will be held Saturday, April 12, in Amelia Island. Please join the “Team Wolfson – Cranking for Kids,” comprised of Baptist Health/ Wolfson Children’s Hospital, Nemours Children’s Clinic, Jacksonville and UF College of Medicine-Jacksonville employees, physicians and others. Anyone can join our team! Reasons to join our team ASAP: • The first 100 riders to sign up for “Team Wolfson – Cranking for Kids” will get a performance-wear bike jersey. All walkers, volunteers, and Fun Run participants will receive a Wolfson Children’s Hospital T-shirt.

• Register by February 28 at and receive a 20% discount off the registration fee, which is $45 for most events. To receive this discount, you must use the promotion code: Cranking2014. The $45 registration fee applies until 5 pm on April 11 and increases to $50 on race day. The registration fee for the Under 18 Fun Ride, Walk & Run is $20. For information about the event and training rides, e-mail Team Captain Stephanie Perry at or 483.1280.

BaptistBriefs February 2014  

Baptist Health's employee newsletter for February 2014