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March 30 Doctors’ Day


April 5 Jacksonville Congenital Heart Walk Arena Plaza at UNF Join the Wolfson Children’s team by contacting Jim Clendaniel, manager, Pediatric Cardiology, at Register at Matthew Taylor Hike For Hope to Benefit Wolfson Children’s Hospital 3 pm, Bolles School Football Stadium Learn more at


April 6 – 12 National Volunteer Week


April 11 Magnet Pin Contest entry deadline. See page 2

March 2014

Still Need to Order Your Vestex Scrubs? You can try on uniforms and place new orders for the Baptist-provided sets until March 31, in Employee Health, Howard 710, Baptist Jacksonville. Hours are 7:30 am3 pm. To learn more about the Vestex antimicrobial uniforms, visit the intranet page here:

PLAYERS Championship Discount Tickets THE PLAYERS Championship is again offering Baptist Health employees special ticket prices for the annual event at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach. Purchase single-day grounds tickets for $45 each, and $25 of each ticket you buy will be donated back to us through the “Chip in for Youth” program. This price is good for any of the tournament rounds, Thursday, May 8 - Sunday, May 11, and there is no limit to the number of tickets you can buy. Grounds admission is FREE to kids (age 18 and under) with a properly ticketed adult. Wolfson Children’s Hospital will be Charity of the Day on May 8. When purchasing tickets, be sure to enter the code BAPTIST, using all capital letters. For more information, visit

Pastoral Care Conference is May 2 “The Way to Wellness: Coping with Mental Illness and Trauma through Pastoral and Psychological Counseling,” is scheduled for May 2 at the University of North Florida, Adam W. Herbert University Center. The keynote speaker is Pamela Cooper-White, PhD, professor of Pastoral Theology, Care and Counseling at Columbia Theological Seminary. The conference will also feature other speakers who will challenge caregivers to fully hear and respond to the voices of human struggle and suffering on the journey toward health and healing. Register here: . This conference is free and open to the public.

Volunteer Videographers Needed If you enjoy creating fun videos in your spare time, and would like to volunteer to help the Benefits Department create one of their own, please contact them at or 202-2811, option 0.

Magnet Pin Contest Baptist Health will once again make Magnet lapel pins available during the next phase of our Magnet journey. Employees will be able to earn these pins by showing that they use the Magnet model to improve outcomes or demonstrate Magnet principles in their daily work. Employees are invited to submit pin designs for our 2016 Magnet lapel pin. The winner will be awarded a prize and will be featured in CareConnection. Contest Rules

• Designs should represent our journey toward Magnet (such as Magnet 3.0) or Magnet principles, such as our Culture of Safety. • Designs can be no larger than 1.25 inches in diameter. Larger sketches can be submitted in order to show detail, but the designs should be able to be reproduced at a size no larger than 1.25 inches. • Any color or metal can be used. • The deadline for submissions is Friday, April 11, 2014. A winner will be announced during National Healthcare Week, May 11 - 17. • Submit an electronic version of your design to . Designs can be scans of hand sketches or computer-generated. • Public Relations/Marketing reserves the right to alter the winning design to make it functional for the manufacturing process.

Benefits News Preventive Services for Employees on Florida Blue Medical Plan Did you know Baptist wellness benefits have no co-pay when you see an in-network physician for your annual preventive visit or screening? This includes annual physicals, annual well-woman visits, mammograms, prostate screenings, immunizations and diagnostic colonoscopies, just

to name a few. Baptist covers all of the cost. With summer approaching, now may be a good time to schedule an appointment for yourself and covered dependents on your medical plan. Locating Out-of-State Providers If you are outside the state of Florida and need to locate a participating provider, simply call the number on the back of your Florida Blue member ID card or visit . Click on the “Find a Provider or Hospital” link and follow the prompts to search for a BlueCard PPO/EPO provider. If you have children planning to attend an out-ofstate college soon, you may want to search for this information in advance!

Physician Integration 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, and Alejandro Traveria, MD. For an appointment, call 396.0000.

Baptist Jacksonville Blood Drive on March 28 Join us at one of the following locations: duPont Auditorium, 7 am - 2:30 pm Metro Square, Bldg. A #106, 8:30 am - 3 pm IS Center, 9 - 11 am

For additional information, contact: Robin Williams, 202.2757, or

Baptist Beaches Easter Egg Hunt Come and join the fun! Families of Baptist employees and volunteers are invited to attend the annual Easter Egg Hunt at Baptist Beaches, presented by the Auxiliary on Saturday, April 12. Registration begins at 9:15 am in Conference Rooms B & C, and the Easter bunny will be available for photos. Your children will enjoy face-painting and other activities, as well as prize drawings.

Baptist Nassau Thank You, Jonah Medders If you enjoy our Auxiliary Park, you’ve probably noticed the sturdy new benches there, a gift from Jonah Medders, who is the son of Traci Medders, our lead mammography technologist. Last summer, Jonah was looking for a community service project to do as a part of earning his Eagle Scout award. He noticed the benches in the park were getting old and wearing out, so he checked with the Auxiliary and Plant Facilities to get permission to replace them. He worked through the summer to build new benches. Eagle Scout is the highest honor that a young man can attain in Boy Scouts of America. Jerrie Moore, Imaging & Cardiopulmonary director, stated, “I am so proud of Jonah and so thankful that he thought of Baptist Nassau for his project.”

Baptist South Baptist South Celebrates National Volunteer Week In observance of National Volunteer Week, April 6 – 12, Baptist South will host a luncheon on Thursday, April 10, to honor our 145 volunteers who have provided more than 20,057 hours of service to the hospital this past year. A big thank you goes to all of these volunteers who have shared their time and talents with our patients, families and staff!

Wolfson Children’s Hospital Katie Ride & Walk For Life April 12, Amelia Island. Proceeds go toward organ donor awareness. To join “Team Wolfson - Cranking for Kids,” register online at . Raise at least $100 and you get a free bike jersey from Wolfson Children’s Hospital! Walkers and Fun Runners get a free Wolfson T-shirt. For more information, e-mail Team Captain Stephanie Perry at

Win a Bass Boat As part of the 25th Annual Wolfson Children’s Hospital Bass Tournament, $10 donations are being accepted for the opportunity to win a fully rigged 2014 Bullet 21SS Bass Boat with Boatmate Trailer and Mercury 225 Pro XS OptiMax Motor. This rig will be given away at a weigh-in drawing at the main tournament 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. Purchase tickets by filling out this form or by stopping by the Baptist Jacksonville Plant Facilities office. For more information about the Bass Tournament Boats visit and click on Ways to Give, then Bass Tournament.

Baptist Briefs March 2014  

Baptist Health’s employee newsletter for March 2014

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