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Save the Date

> Benefits Fairs

All fairs are from 8 am to 4 pm. Baptist Nassau, November 4, Board Room Baptist South, November 5, Conference Rooms A, B and C Baptist Beaches, November 6, Conference Rooms A, B and C Baptist Jacksonville/Wolfson Children’s Hospital, November 7, 8th Floor Cafeteria (Tower) Metro, November 8, Building A, Conference Center

> November 9

American Diabetes Association Step Out Walk Riverside Arts Market, 9 am Click here to register online. For more information, contact Yvonne McCormick at 202.1152.

> November 16

State of Geriatric Care Clinical Update University of North Florida 8:30 am – 4 pm Registration fee is $55. Baptist Health employees are eligible for a discount. Type “Employee” into the discount code field. You will need to enter your employee number. Register at

November 2013

Healthy For Life Screenings

There are only a few dates available in November for employees to complete their Healthy For Life Screenings, which are required to obtain your 2014 insurance discount premium. You must have an appointment for your screening and you need to complete the personal health assessment (PHA) prior to coming to the screening. For more information, visit the Healthy For Life section of the intranet.

The Flu Ends With You!

The Employee Health offices at all Baptist Health campuses are now offering the annual flu vaccine FREE of charge to employees, volunteers and licensed independent practitioners. Flu shots are available during all Healthy For Life annual screenings. This includes a fast track flu shot line for PRN employees, non-benefit eligible part-time employees and benefits eligible employees who are not enrolled in our Baptist Health insurance. No appointment is necessary for the fast-track line. Check the employee intranet for the screening schedule. Any employee who declines the influenza vaccine will be required to wear a mask while in patient care areas beginning Monday, December 2, until the end of the flu season. Employees who receive the flu shot at Baptist Health, or provide documentation to the Employee Health Office showing that they have received the flu shot elsewhere, will receive a sticker to place on their badges to indicate that they do not need to wear a mask while in patient care areas.

Be Part of a Ground-Breaking Cancer Prevention Study

Baptist Health is partnering with the American Cancer Society to enroll participants in the third generation Cancer Prevention Study (or CPS-3). We are inviting men and women, ages of 30 – 65, who have never had cancer to join the study. Enrollment Dates and Locations Baptist Jacksonville, November 6, 3 – 7 pm Baptist South, November 8, 7 – 11 am Baptist Beaches, November 8, 7- 11 am

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How to Participate 1. CLICK HERE to make your enrollment appointment. 2. Follow the link in your confirmation email to complete your first survey online. It will take 45-60 minutes to complete. 3. Go to your appointment where you will complete a brief survey, sign an informed consent, provide a waist circumference measurement and a small blood sample (similar to a doctor’s visit). Your in-person enrollment should last no longer than 30 minutes. After you’ve enrolled in the study, you will receive shorter surveys mailed to your home every few years to update your information. You will also receive annual study newsletters to update you on research results. For more information, visit or call toll-free 1.888.604.5888.

Caring Communication Video Now Available in eLearning

Caring Communication is a new video series, produced by the System Patient Experience Steering Committee, to share communication strategies and techniques that can help reduce patient anxiety as well as stress levels for staff. The first Caring Communication video is now available for viewing in eLearning. All employees are encouraged to watch the video. Managers will facilitate team discussions during regularly scheduled staff meetings between now and December 20. Tips for Viewing the Caring Communication video • If the email link you received does not work, please log in to eLearning and search for the course using key words “Caring Communication.” • If you see a black window when attempting to play the video, it is probably a problem with your Flash player application. Please call the Help Desk to see if an updated version of the Flash player can be installed on your computer. • If you do not have speakers or you prefer to use the Closed Caption feature, it can be turned on by waving the cursor over top left corner of video and clicking the “CC” button when it appears.

Be a Part of the Next Caring Communication video Auditions for the next Caring Communication video are being conducted Thursday, November 7, 6 am – noon, and Friday, November 8, 6 am – noon and 2:30 – 6 pm. To schedule an audition, contact Amy Lisenby at 202.1175 or The video shoot will take place November 18 – 22. Name the Actors Contest Enter for a chance to win a $25 Publix gift card by emailing the names of all Baptist employees who are in the video (Hint: there are 18 employees in the video).

Please Specify Adult or Pediatric If Calling a Code Green

Baptist Health has a new Code Green policy to assist people who are either outpatients or nonpatients and in need of medical assistance while on our campuses. If you need to report a Code Green, please remember to specify if it is an adult or pediatric code so that the appropriate Emergency Department staff responds. This is especially important for the Baptist Jacksonville campus. For a list of specific areas that are included and excluded from the Code Green policy for your campus, review policy No. 7.04.07 in Compliance 360. Policy and Procedures are available on the Apps & Tools page on the employee intranet.

Physician Integration New HeartLine Number for Baptist Heart Specialists Do you need to speak to someone at Baptist Heart Specialists but you not sure who to call? Baptist Heart Specialists has a new HeartLine that can be used whenever you need to speak to a practice liaison or connect with a physician for any reason including stat referrals, reporting requests, and issues or questions of any kind. Simply call the HeartLine at 425.4574, and they will assist you or get you to the right person who can.

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New Location – Baptist Primary Care World Golf Village Traci Bragg, MD, and Iulia Platte, MD, will begin serving patients in a larger, updated office in World Golf Village on November 11. The new location is 559 West Twincourt Trail, Unit 601, St. Augustine. The phone number and fax number remain the same. For an appointment, call 940.1441.

Baptist Jacksonville Join Michael Mayo for Breakfast or Lunch Hospital President Michael Mayo invites Baptist Jacksonville employees to join him for a meal and casual conversation during one of his breakfasts or lunches held the second Thursday of each month. This is one of the many ways you can learn what’s going on at the hospital and voice your opinions

about matters that are important to you, so take advantage of this opportunity! Simply make your reservation to attend by contacting Joanne Chapman at • November 14 – Breakfast at 7:30 am in Function Room C • December 12 – Lunch at Noon in the Tower 8 Board Room • January 9 – Breakfast at 7:30 am in Function Room C

Baptist Beaches Upcoming Blood Drive at Baptist Beaches Baptist Beaches will host a blood drive on Wednesday, November 13, from noon – 3:30 pm. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please email

Baptist Nassau Kudos Lori Blyer Lori Blyer was recognized as the fourth quarter exemplary staff person for AAU (Acuity Adaptable Unit). Nominators say that she often goes the extra mile for both patients and her co-workers, is always willing to help in other departments, and maintains an upbeat and pleasant attitude.

Baptist South Safe Sitter Baptist South will conduct at Safe Sitter class for 11 – 14 year olds, Saturday, November 9, from 9 am – 2 pm. Training will include choking rescue techniques for infants and children. The class fee of $45 includes lunch and a training manual. To register, call 202.CARE (2273). Lunch and Learn Laura Church, MD, will present, “Your Annual Primary Care Visit” at Baptist South’s next Lunch and Learn, Thursday, November 21, at noon. To register, call 202.CARE (2273).

Wolfson Children’s Hospital Holiday Ice Show Benefits Wolfson Children’s Hospital Don’t miss the Pandora Unforgettable Holiday Moments on Ice, Saturday, November 9, at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Wolfson Children’s Hospital. Tickets are available at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets and online at (use the code “Wolfson” for $5 off select seats) or charge by phone, 800.745.3000.

Baptist Jacksonville and Wolfson Children’s Hospital Employee Award Ceremonies The 2013 Distinguished Caregivers Luncheon for Baptist Jacksonville and Wolfson Children’s Hospital employees is scheduled for December 10, 2013. The 2013 Service Awards Ceremony will be held January 15, 2014, in the auditorium to recognize employees who have 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 or 45 years of service. Employees who are invited to these events will receive invitations with more details soon.

Baptist Briefs November 2013  
Baptist Briefs November 2013  

Baptist Health's employee newsletter for November 2013