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A publication for the staff of Hartford Hospital

October 8, 2013

Vol. 69 No. 37

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

United Way Auction Is On! To enter the auction go to auction (website is available from work or at home) or visit the United Way Intranet page. You will need to create a user name for the auction, and you need to provide an e-mail address so you can receive your password and bidding status messages. For complete auction rules and guidelines, visit

Oct. 6-12: Physician Assistant Week

This is National PA (Physician Assistant) Week, which serves to celebrate the significant impact PAs have made and continue to make in health care, to expand awareness of the profession and to salute the outstanding growth of the profession.

Physician assistants provide a broad range of services that are often the same as those you might receive from your doctor.


PAs are state licensed and nationally certified to practice medicine. They are part of a team dedicated to patient-centered care. PAs perform a comprehensive range of medical duties, from basic primary care to assisting in major surgery and prescribing medication. Thank you to all the PAs on our staff.

Oct. 7-13: Health Care Food Service Workers Week Where Healthcare Meets Hospitality

Please join us in celebrating Health Care Food Service Workers Week, October 7-13. This is the week we honor all Food & Nutrition Team members for their

contribution throughout the year. Please remember to say “Thank You� to our team members for all they do.

Oct. 6-12: National Healthcare Supply Chain Week Transforming Healthcare Through The Cost, Quality, and Outcomes Movement National Healthcare Supply Chain Week provides an opportunity to recognize the integral role materials managers and supply chain professionals play in delivering high-quality patient care throughout the healthcare industry. The supply chain profession operates from the intersection of cost, quality, and outcomes to meet the demands of the new health care delivery model. Supply chain professionals are particularly well-suited to make a significant contribution to the health care industry and assume a leadership role in CQO, as they already occupy a cross-disciplinary role within hospitals and health systems by working across departments, administration, and clinical hierarchies to maximize efficiency and value, in addition to helping hospital finance teams understand and affect all elements of care delivery costs to achieve overall financial targets.

Oct. 6-12: Emergency Nurses Week Emergency Nurses - Everyday Extraordinary Please join us in celebrating Emergency Nurses Week. We acknowledge the bravery, devotion and dedication they offer to patients on a daily basis. Emergency nurses have dedicated their lives to helping others. They are truly extraordinary heroes, providing care for life!

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


or online at


Happening at Hartford Hospital Employees’ Council Open Meeting

Deadline for Team of the Saturday is Marathon Year Nominations Day: Traffic Alert

The next Employees Council meeting is Thursday, Oct. 10 at 12 noon in the Special Dining Room in the back of the Hartford Hospital cafeteria. The Employees Council helps staff members with work-related issues, and plans employee activities. All staff members are welcome to attend our open monthly meetings. Feel free to contact the EC anytime at 860-545-3904, or at You can also check the EC page on the Intranet.

Please nominate any team that you beIf you are traveling lieve has achieved significant improveto or from Hartford ment (efficiencies, new programs, enHospital Saturday, hancements to safety, growth in volume, Oct. 12, please be customer satisfaction, etc.) for Team of aware that roads the Year. Send nominations to Cathy Tornear the hospicia by Friday, Oct. 11. The nomination tal will be closed form can be found at http://intranet. - or very crowded, The new Teams when 17,000 participants will be running of the Year will be announced on Nov. 12. in the ING Hartford Marathon. On race day, road closures and travel delays will begin at 7:30 a.m. and exist throughout Deadline for Perforthe city of Hartford until 2 p.m. Expect mance Management closures and/or delays on the following roadways in the vicinity of Hartford Forms: Oct. 11 Hospital: Pearl Street, Ford Street, State It is that time of year again to com- Street, Founders Bridge, Asylum Street, plete performance appraisals on all em- Broad Street, Farmington Avenue, Capployees. The Performance Management itol Avenue, Sheldon Street, Prospect Forms are available on the intranet – Street, Whitney, Park Street, Van Dyke click on Human Resources, then HR Avenue, Weston Street, Rev. Moody OverForms. Completed, signed forms must pass and Market Street. All road closure be returned to Human Resources no lat- and traffic information is available on er than Friday, Oct. 11 to ensure that the the marathon website: www.inghartprocess is completed on time in accor- If you have any dance with the Joint Commission Stan- questions, please contact kim@hartforddard. Pay increases will be effective in or call 860-652-8866. the pay period beginning Sunday, November 3, and, increases will be seen in Support Our Mothe November 14 paycheck.

HCI $7 Jewelry in Caf On Thursday, Oct. 10, the HCI vendor will be in the HH Cafeteria from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. with $7 jewelry and accessories. Proceeds will go to the United Way.

Beauty Boutique in Newington

The Beauty Boutique is coming to the Newington Campus on Thursday, Oct. 10, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. They will be on the fifth floor connector, selling pock- Medical Seminars for etbooks, scarves and more. Spon- Hartford Marathoners sored by the United Way Special Events Committee. The Department of Preventive Cardiology at Hartford Hospital is cosponsoring “In the Buff By Dory” in medical seminars for runners on Friday, Oct. 11 (the day before the Hartford MarNewington athon,) from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at The Hartford Club on Prospect Street. Topics are “In The Buff By Dory” nat“What Happens When We Run Long?,” ural body and bath prod“Heat Stroke Considerations for Maraucts will be for sale in thons and Medical Tents,” “Feeding the Newington on the fifth Performing Muscle,” and “For the Love floor connector on Friday, of Running: Exercise and the Heart.” The Oct. 11 from 9 a.m.-1:30 cost is $10 and includes all four semip.m. These are natural nars. Advanced registration is not rehomemade body scrubs, quired. For more information, contact bath salts and lotions. Sponsored by the Amanda Zaleski at 860-545-3454. United Way.

bile Mammography Program

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Help raise money for a good cause by shopping online for Tastefully Simple products at (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. If you have any questions, please contact Ivana Marrero at Deliciouslife. or at 860-778-8086.

Questions or comments about RxTra?

Contact editor Annie Emanuelli at or 860-972-2199

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