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RxTra

October 14, 2013

A publication for the staff of Hartford Hospital

Vol. 69 No. 38

STU & YOU! Town Hall Meetings With Our New President Please join newly named president of Hartford Hospital, Dr. Stu Markowitz, at one of these town hall-type meetings this month. At these “Meet & Greets,” you will be able to ask President Markowitz any questions you may have. Vice president of Human Resources Peter Fraser will also be attending the meetings, and will be available for questions. Friday, Oct. 18 • 2:30–3:30 p.m.

IOL – Hartford Room

Monday, Oct. 21 • 7:30–8:30 a.m.

Gilman Auditorium

• 4–5 p.m.

Gilman Auditorium

• 10:30–11:30 p.m. Gilman Auditorium Tuesday, Oct. 22 • 7:30–8:30 a.m.

IOL – Hartford Room

• 7:30–8:30 p.m. Gilman Auditorium Thursday, Oct. 24 • 2:30–3:30 p.m.

Gilman Auditorium

Evening meetings bolded

Flu Shot Clinics Free flu vaccinations are available for all employees, contractors, students and volunteers. Flu shot clinics will be held in Occupational Health Services in the basement of the Brownstone Building on the Hartford Hospital campus weekdays from now until Nov. 8, which is the date by which all staff members must be vaccinated or have received an approved exemption. Make sure to bring your ID badge with you. Tuesday, Oct. 15

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Friday, Oct. 18

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Monday, Oct. 21

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Tuesday, Oct. 22

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Wednesday, Oct 23

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Thursday, Oct. 24

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Friday, Oct. 25

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Monday, Oct. 28

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Tuesday, Oct. 29

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Wednesday, Oct 30

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Thursday, Oct. 31

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Friday, Nov. 1

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Monday, Nov. 4

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Surgery Awards Presented for Service, Support, Quality The Department of Surgery and Surgical Collaborative Management Team presented awards to staff members at their Annual Recognition Celebration on Sept. 18.

Central Sterile Supply Week Oct. 13-19

Dr. Orlando Kirton, director of the Department of Surgery and chief of the Division of General Surgery, presented Director’s Awards to nurse directors (L to R) Cathy Yavinski, Maria Tackett, and Karen Habig.

John McNab (left), clinical coordinator of the Transplantation Program, and Dr. Patricia Sheiner (right), director of the Transplantation Program, presented a Service Award to Colleen Brown (center), nurse practitioner in the Transplant Service.

Central Sterile Supply is the “HEART” of all health care facilities.

Service Awards also went to Allison Clark, administrative associate in Surgery (left); and Gloria Dieppa, administrative associate in EMS/ Trauma (right). Christine Werner, clinical business system analyst in Quality Management, received a Supporter Award. The Clinical Quality Award went to the C9I Team (below).

The Educator Award went to Maria Gray, C9I (not pictured.) Congratulations to all the award winners.

Dr. Robert Brautigam (left), Surgical Critical Care, and Dr. Kirton (right) present the Clinical Quality Award to (left to right): Brenda Jaramillo, Beverly Leggitt, Karen Teixeira, Patricia Simonowicz, Kellie Kelley, and Fredrick Gluszek.

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Central Sterile professionals play a very important role in patient care and are responsible for first-line processes to prevent infection. If you or someone you love has undergone a surgical procedure, a Central Sterile professional was directly responsible for the cleaning and sterilization of the instruments used throughout your procedure. Please join us in honoring our dedicated Central Sterile Supply Professionals.


United Way:

Have You Pledged Yet? Beverly Gardner and Delia Torres, United Way Coordinators at the Newington Campus, are encouraging their coworkers to “live united” and to make a difference in our community by making a donation to the 2013 United Way Campaign. “It doesn’t matter the amount you give,” said Delia, who works in Patient Financial Services. “Even though it may not seem like much coming from just one person, when we all pitch in and give a little, the combined total can real- ly add up to become a great contribution! I encourage all of my co-workers to pledge, even if it’s just one dollar a week, to the United Way.”

This year’s United Way pledge campaign ends this Friday, October 18. Please consider making your pledge now! If you pledged this past year using payroll deduction, your pledge is automatically rolled-over to this year’s campaign. But, if you want to designate where your contribution goes to, you’ll need to submit your pledge information again.

We have some nice incentives being offered for everyone who pledges, and special incentives for first time donors and for donors who increase their pledge from last year. You can pledge online using the United Way eWay site, or by using a paper form. See your department campaign coordinator for forms, or visit the United Way Intranet page at http://intranet.harthosp. org/unitedway.htm. Don’t forget about our annual online auction to benefit the United Way. Visit http://apps.harthosp. org/auction to bid on the following items (auction ends Friday, Oct. 18, at 10 p.m.): - 9 assigned parking spots in one of the employee garages/parking lots for one year - Ted Baker Ladies Designer Sunglasses

Oct. 13-19: Case Management Week Broadening The Continuum of Care National Case Management Week recognizes the contributions and commitments case managers make and educating the public about the significant work they perform. Case management is a collaborative process of assessment, planning, facilitation and advocacy for options and services to meet an individual’s health needs through

- Pair of tickets to the 2014 Black & Red Gala - “Night on the Town” limo/dinner package - Four-course dinner for four guests at The Capital Grille (including wine) Remember, contributions to United Way make life better for everyone in our community – promoting education, financial stability, access to health services, and meeting basic needs. We sincerely hope you can join us as we strive to Live United!

Compliance Questions or Concerns?

If you need to obtain information about compliance issues or raise concerns regarding internal and regulatory practices or policies, please contact your supervisor or call the ComplianceLine, a confidential and toll-free service, at

1-855-HHC-OCAP

communication and available resources to promote quality cost-effective outcomes.

or online at HHC.OCAPComplianceLine.com

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Happening at Hartford Hospital Life After Breast Cancer Hartford Hospital invites you to a free educational seminar called Life After Breast Cancer: Challenge and Transformation to learn from an oncology social worker and two-time breast cancer survivor on Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in The Pond House Cafe in Elizabeth Park, West Hartford. Speaker will be Hester Hill Schnipper, chief of oncology social work at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, an experienced social worker, breast cancer survivor and author of After Breast Cancer, A Common-Sense Guided to Life After Treatment. Registration is required; call 860-545-1888.

Employees’ Council Meeting - Newington

Health Care Informatics Boot Camp This Week An intensive two-day health care informatics boot camp will be offered Thursday and Friday, Oct. 17 and 18 from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in the ERC. Registration is required. Registration fee is $500 for HHC applicants, and $650 for non-HHC applicants. Breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks will be provided, and there will be validated parking in the Hudson Garage. For more information, contact Elissa Ford at 860-972-4092.

Cafeteria Survey Runs To Monday

Food & Nutrition would like to ask for your opinion of our dining services. An on-line survey will be available until Monday, Oct. 21. All staff members who work in NewPlease take a moment to tell us what we ington are welcome to attend the Emdo well and how we can serve you better. ployees’ Council open monthly meetAccess the survey at http://www.hartings on that campus. The next meeting fordhealth.org/surveys/FoodandNutriis Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 2 p.m. in SemtionSurvey.htm We’d love to hear your inar Room 1. The Employees Council thoughts. helps staff members with work-related issues, and plans employee activities. Feel free to contact the EC anytime at Light the Night Walk to 860-545-3904, or at employee.council@ End Cancer Thursday hhchealth.org. You can also check the EC page on the Intranet. Please join our Hartford Hospital Team and help raise Clinical Use of “APPs” funds and awareness for our patients The Medical Library is offering instruction fighting leukemia and lymphoma. on “Apps” that impact The Light the Night Walk will be held health care on Wednes- Thursday, Oct. 17 at 5 p.m. at the day, Oct. 16: Clinical use Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk of “Apps”. This is an ad- in South Windsor. All proceeds to go vanced class for Mobile Device users to to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. sharpen their Point of Care Tools. 10-11 Sign up on line at: http://www. a.m., 3rd floor ERD Library Classroom. l i g h t t h e n i g h t . o r g / c t / r e g i s t e r / Walk-ins welcome or contact Sheila For more information, Contact Tiffany Hayes at 860-972-2416 or sheila.hayes@ Wood (CB2) and Tamara Montgomery hhchealth.org to register for any of these (CCRO) Team Captains, or Mary Kate  at 5-5454. classes.

Calling All Runners Are you going to run in the Manchester Road Race on Thursday, Nov. 28? We’d like to support you AND have you and your family members wear our colors – Hartford HealthCare runners shirts. If you’ll be there and would like a shirt, please contact Evi Schaffer Shekhman at 860972-7704 or eveline.schaffer-shekhman@hhchealth.org.

Shop, Visit and Support Breast Cancer Research and Treatment October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Tastefully Simple: Help raise money for a good cause by shopping online for Tastefully Simple products at www. tastefullysimple.com/web/imarrero1. (Under Party – First name is Mobile and Last name is Mammography). From October 1-31, 20% of all proceeds will benefit Hartford Hospital’s Digital Mobile Mammography program. Contact Ivana Marrero at Deliciouslife.Ivana@gmail.com or at 860-778-8086 for more information. Brighton: Stop by Brighton at The Shoppes at Farmington Valley in Canton. For each bracelet purchased, they will donate $10 to support Breast Cancer research and awareness. Pumpkintown: From October 1-31, 25% of your admission price to Pumpkintown USA in East Hampton will go to the Sandy Peszynski Breast Cancer Foundation, a supporter of Hartford Hospital’s Partnership for Breast Care. Pumpkintown is a non-scary activity for kids of all ages.  It is open daily, weather permitting, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit www.pumpkintown.com for more information.

Questions or comments about RxTra?

Contact editor Annie Emanuelli at annie.emanuelli@hhchealth.org or 860-972-2199

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