February 10, 2017
Forums Focus — a new series for all of your forums-related questions and answers Wellness and fitness opportunities Ever leave an associate forum wondering, “Hmmm, what happens with that feedback I just gave?” Or, “I’m interested in knowing the answer to that question my colleague asked?” We heard you — you want more follow-up on the questions, comments and feedback shared during associate forums. We know that wellness and fitness benefits were a popular topic at the forums last fall — so we wanted to recap some of the most asked about topics and what opportunities are available today. •
Fitness Center Alternatives to McConnell Heart Health Center and Grant Health and Fitness Center for all associates: As we shared in the New Year’s edition of Grady Today, there are many new health and wellness opportunities available to OhioHealth associates who have opted-in to the OhioHealthy benefits plan. A few of these include: o OhioHealthy Fitness Rewards — Associates enrolled in the OhioHealthy Medical Plan or Opt-in to Wellness can earn back up to 100 percent of their membership dues to either an OhioHealth fitness facility or a participating YMCA location (13 locations in central Ohio) when visitation requirements are met. o
Weight Watchers — Weight Watchers subsidized monthly pricing is available to eligible associates and covered dependents who are enrolled in the OhioHealthy Medical Plan or Opt-In to Wellness.
OhioHealthy Move + Improve powered by Virgin Pulse — OhioHealth associates and spouses participating in the OhioHealthy Medical Plan or Opt-In to Wellness can each earn up to $500 in annual rewards for healthy lifestyle activities.
Allowing rehab equipment to be used by associates in the care site: Unfortunately, we are not able to allow use of rehab equipment such as treadmills to be used by associates in the care sites due to safety risks.
Need more? Check out the HR Resource Center page on eSource for all the latest in wellness options for associates. Remember, these updates are also posted on the associate forums eSource page, located off of the Grady Memorial Hospital home page, so that you can go back and reference items when needed. Something missing from the list? Let us know at GradyToday@OhioHealth.com.
Grady Memorial in the News! Grady Memorial makes the front page again! On February 2, The Delaware Gazette covered a story about IRONMAN 70.3, presented by OhioHealth. The article, available to read on eSource, talked about how the course was recognized as one of the best courses for runners in the world based on surveys from the athletes themselves. Steve Bunyard, president, Grady Memorial Hospital was quoted in the article.
Key Dates 2.21 Part one — Nursing Grand Rounds at Grady Memorial; live video conferencing available for Dublin in Conference Room 2 2.28 Last day to register for Yellowbird Foodshed (see article for details) 3.3 Your one-time donation/TAP donation reflected in pay (see eSource announcements for more details)
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Betsy Ralley, development officer, OhioHealth Foundation, also appeared in the Delaware Gazette. Betsy accepted more than $9,000 in donations from the Delaware County Board of Realtors from the board’s annual bowl-a-thon. The event has donated more than $100,000 for hospice care since its inception in 1992. If you head over to newsroom.ohiohealth.com, you can read another story featured in the Delaware Gazette on February 8 about Kara Huggins, a Project SEARCH intern at Grady Memorial Hospital and how the program changed her life. To read the full article, click here.
Coming soon! The 2017 Physician Engagement Survey OhioHealth has again partnered with Press Ganey Associates, Inc. to conduct the 2017 Physician Engagement Survey. The Physician Engagement Survey is an important tool we use to identify areas of strength and opportunities for improvement. Participation in the survey is essential to ensuring we are best able to partner with physicians to develop strategies that will lead to the highest level of patient care, including advanced clinical excellence, innovative programs and new technology. This year’s survey will begin on March 6. Eligible medical staff members are encouraged to complete it by March 27. Additional communication regarding the survey will be forthcoming in the weeks ahead.
Go Red for Women: Dublin Methodist associate shares her open-heart surgery story Like most new mothers, Meagan Crouch, administrative assistant, OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital and OhioHealth Grady Memorial Hospital, was not interested in putting herself first when she had a six-month-old daughter at home. But when Tejas Mehta, MD, discovered Meagan’s mitral valve was only working 30 percent, he told her she did not have a choice. Open-heart surgery was necessary if she wanted to watch her daughter grow up. “My advice to young moms is to swallow your pride and take care of yourself,” Meagan said. “It’s difficult, it really is, to put yourself first, but sometimes, you have to take that step.” Go to the Heart Month eSource page to see a video of Meagan’s story and find out your risk for heart disease and stroke.
Join fellow associates at the OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon on April 29! “We’ll call it a midlife crisis of sorts,” says Amy Malone, PT, physical therapist at OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital. “Some people buy a new sports car or travel, but I started running.” After having three children in five years, Amy had been running from time to time to get back in shape, but it was difficult for her to stay motivated and stick to a running schedule without a specific goal in mind. Looking for a goal to work toward, Amy came across the OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon and made it her 2011 New Year’s resolution to sign up for and complete the half marathon.
Unfortunately, after sustaining a stress fracture of the pelvis, she was unable to race in 2011. “I’m a little stubborn and competitive by nature,” says Amy. “After I healed, I made the commitment to try it all again in 2012, and it ended up being my little story of redemption, as the race was th scheduled on my 39 birthday.” Search “Cap City” on eSource to visit the Cap City page and read more of Amy’s story. You can also receive a discount on registration for the 5K, quarter marathon, or half marathon at Cap City. This year’s race is Saturday, April 29.
Record-breaking! OhioHealth Giving Campaign surpasses goal Thank you! Together, WE raised more than $1.2 million — the most ever given through the annual OhioHealth Giving Campaign in its history. We had a 17 percent increase in the number of associates giving and more than 75 percent of all donations were designated to the OhioHealth Foundation. Donations through the Foundation will enhance programs and services to assist our fellow associates, patients and families. Your donations make a huge impact in the lives of others and the communities where we live and work. This level of generosity is a true representation of compassion and stewardship.
It’s Prism nomination season. Who do you value? Think about the people you work with. Think about the ways in which they drive our organization forward, how they help patients, families and each other and the amazing things they do every day. Now tell us why they deserve a Prism Award. We have an amazing culture at OhioHealth and it’s because our associates exhibit behaviors that express our values of integrity, excellence, stewardship and compassion. Recognizing and rewarding these behaviors fosters our unique, values-driven culture. It’s time for you to help us recognize these associates. We are asking you to start now nominating individuals or teams who have shown integrity, excellence, stewardship or compassion for a Prism award. Log onto HR Self-Service to submit your nominations. For more information, log on to eSource and search Prism.
Yellowbird Foodshed: Sign up for the early bird special! Ready to live OhioHealthy and eat fresh? Yellowbird Foodshed is back and ready to help! OhioHealth has partnered with Yellowbird Foodshed again to offer fresh and locally grown food conveniently delivered to you at work. Sign up by February 28 to receive seven weekly deliveries of pasture-raised eggs, free! The program will begin April 24 and run through November 17. For more information on how to sign up, visit www.ohiohealthcsa.com.
We Value the Uniqueness and Diversity of Others OhioHealth complies with applicable federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion, culture, language, age, disability, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression in its health programs and activities.
Published on Mar 13, 2018