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					            December 19, 2008 • Volume 72 • Number 26
                                                                                                                                  Fayette Academy chorale
                                                                                                                                   sing at Baptist Memphis

                                                                                                                             DVD system to pediatric center

                                                                                                                               New assistant administrator
                                                                                                                                             for Union City

                                                                                                               Wanda Burks             Lisa Fields

                                                                                                                 Baptist Huntingdon
                                                                                                                     nurses receive
                                                                                                                 Two nurses at Baptist Memorial
                                                                                                               Hospital-Huntingdon recently were
                                                                                                               honored for their service.
Above, CrossLink volunteers Lela Wallbaum, left, and nurse practitioner Cheryl White sort donated medical
                                                                                                                 Lisa Fields, RN, emergency department
supplies at the CrossLink office at First Baptist Church. White has seen the results of CrossLink, using
CrossLink-provided medical supplies during a medical mission in Africa. Below, Alicia Hahn, operational man-   supervisor, earned the 2008
ager of CrossLink, loads donated medical supplies to be sorted by volunteers.                                  Distinguished Service Award. Fields, a
                                                                                                               19-year employee of Baptist Huntingdon,

                     Local efforts                                                                             was nominated by Dotty Gates, RN, who
                                                                                                               has been with Baptist 29 years.

              help global mission                                                                                 Wanda Burks, RN, nurse supervisor,
                                                                                                               earned the Nurse Excellence Award, a
  CrossLink supplies medical mission teams
                                                                                                               nursing department honor awarded annu-
and free clinics with medical supplies, medi-
                                                                                                               ally to an RN or LPN who excels in nurse
cines and eyeglasses. It began as a Sunday
                                                                                                               practice, education, mentoring and lead-
School class project nearly 15 years ago, and is
                                                                                                               ership. Burks, who has been with Baptist
now a nonprofit corporation with offices in
                                                                                                               17 years, began her nursing career as an
Virginia and Memphis, and having distributed
                                                                                                               LPN in 1991, obtaining her RN in 2003.
more than $28 million in medical supplies to
                                                                                                               She has nursing experience in CCU,
120 countries.
                                                                                                               medical/surgical, home care and the
  Baptist’s metro-Memphis and regional hospi-                                                                  emergency room. Burks recently took on
                                    (Continued on page 5)
                                                                                                               the role of emergency department relief

                                                                                               NEWS AND EVENTS
      Christmas services at Baptist’s metro hospitals
          Dec. 22: Baptist Trinity Home Care & Hospice, noon in
                           Conference Room C

       Dec. 23: Baptist Women’s Hospital, 11:30 a.m. in the Chapel

              Dec. 24: Baptist DeSoto, 11:30 a.m. in the Chapel

How do you use it?
  Just what is it?

  What do you do with it?

   It’s called a beach safe – a small,
waterproof container for keeping
things like cash and car keys safe
                                                Designed to protect money and valu-
and dry when you are visiting a
                                                ables, above, your Above & Beyond           Urgent care awareness                 Peggy Baggett, LPN; Melissa Wright,
pool or…the beach. But is it also a             employee giving campaign gift has                                                 tech.; and Dr. Mary Ellen McIntyre are
nice starter planter for thyme?                 myriad other uses, such as a small craft                                          gearing up for a rousing celebration for
                                                box, below. How do you use yours?                                                 Urgent Care Week at the Cordova
How about a pen and pencil holder                                                                                                 Minor Medical Center.
                                                You may win a gas card!
for your desk? A super-size Pez
dispenser? How do you use it?

   The safes were given to                                                                     Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City has
colleagues who contributed to the                                                           named Kyle Armstrong as its new assistant adminis-
Baptist Memorial Health Care                                                                trator.
Foundation during its summer
                                                                                               Armstrong will begin working at Baptist Union City
Above & Beyond employee giving
                                                                                            Feb. 2 after he completes an administrative residency
campaign. Because of colleagues’
                                                                                            as the Frank S. Groner Fellow at Baptist Memorial
generosity, more than $446,000
                                                                                            Health Care.
was raised in support of the chari-
table mission of Baptist Memorial                                                             “I look forward to working with and learning from Kyle Armstrong
Health Care.                                                                                the team at Baptist Union City,” said Armstrong.
                                                                                            “The hospital has a wonderful reputation throughout our Baptist
  And the Foundation wants to know how you use your safe.
                                                                                            Memorial Health Care system and the region. My wife, Tabitha, and I look
  The Foundation has $50 gas cards that will be awarded to the top three                    forward to living in Northwest Tennessee.”
ideas. Just send a photo and brief explanation of how you use your Baptist
                                                                                               Armstrong has a master of business administration degree from the
Foundation beach safe to by Dec. 29.
                                                                                            University of Alabama at Birmingham and will receive a master’s degree
                                                                                            in health care administration from UAB in May 2009. He received his
                                                                                            bachelor’s degree in public relations and business administration from
                              Health Care Observances
                                                                                            Baylor University in Waco, Texas.
Monthlong Observances
                                                                                              “We are excited to have Kyle join the leadership team at Baptist Union
National Blood Donor Month
Cervical Cancer Screening Month                                                             City and know that he will be a great addition to our hospital and our
Cervical Health Awareness Month
                                                                                            community,” said Derick Ziegler, administrator and CEO.
Daffodil Days for the American Cancer Society
National Glaucoma Awareness Month
March of Dimes Birth Defects Prevention Month

Weeklong Observances
Jan. 18-24: Healthy Weight Week
Jan. 19-23: National Medical Group Practice Week                                                                    BMHCC Helpline/Hotline
Jan. 25-31: National Nurse Anesthetists Week                                                                           877-BMH-TIPS
Recognition Days/Events                                                                       If you have a question about legal or regulatory requirements, sus-
Jan. 14: Find a Dentist Day
                                                                                           pect any violation of BMHCC Standards of Conduct, legal or regulatory
Jan. 22: Women’s Healthy Weight Day
                                                                                           requirements or suspect that anyone is committing acts of patient
                                                                                           abuse in any form, call 877-BMH-TIPS. Reports to the hotline may be
                                                                                           made anonymously. Calls are handled confidentially to the extent
The glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh                                     allowed by law. Baptist does not tolerate retaliation for reports made in
shall see it together; for the mouth of the Lord has                                       good faith. It is the policy of Baptist Memorial Health Care to admit and
                                                                                           provide services to patients and guests without distinction due to race,
spoken.                                                                                    color, age, religion, sex, national origin, handicap or disability. Marilyn
                                                                                           Dunavant is Baptist’s corporate compliance officer.
Isaiah 40:5

                                                                               Giving is fun!
                                                        Claude Vinson, director of Medical Financial
                                                        Services, helps deliver a bike the easy way as
                                                        Baptist corporate building colleagues gathered
                                                        and loaded toys, clothes, and appliances for the
                                                        Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Dec. 8. Corporate
                                                        building colleagues helped more than 70 angels
                                                        with toys and necessities for the holidays.

Fayette Academy chorale sing
at Baptist Memphis
Students in the Fayette Academy chorale sang
Christmas carols at Baptist Memphis recently, visit-
ing each floor of the hospital to sing a selection of
Christmas tunes for patients, guests and staff.
                                                      Send your colleague and hospital news to

  The Baptist North Mississippi
“Cookies with Santa” reception for
colleagues’ children was held on
Dec. 5. There were decorations,
holiday music and refreshments.
Mr. and Mrs. Claus were the
special guests for photos. Children
were able to participate in such
activities as decorating cookies,
photos made with Santa and face
painting. Santa’s elves assisted
with the activities and gave each      Fourteen-month-old Meredith Klenke, right, offers her bottle to Kathy Hindman during a visit to the Hardin Pediatric
                                       Center at Baptist Memphis. Hindman has donated DVD players to the Peds unit so each patient can watch a different
child a plush reindeer and a bag of
reindeer food.

                                                                 It’s hard enough                                “I know what it’s like to be a parent of a child
                                                                                                              who’s going in and out of the hospital many

                                                                       being a kid                            times,” said Kathy Hindman, mother of Matthew
                                                                                                              Hindman. “A DVD system was a way of giving back
                                         They’re supposed to run and jump. They crave                         to ill children the ability to have their own
                                       information, different environments.                                   DVD/VCR in each room when the unit only had
                                                                                                              one before.”
                                         Most importantly, kids are supposed to have
                                       fun.                                                                     Through the Baptist Memorial Health Care
                                                                                                              Foundation, the Matthew Hindman Memorial
   Baptist North Mississippi has         But what happens when they’re in the hospital –                      Children’s Fund was set up in memory of Kathy’s
also recently earned top ratings       what kind of fun is that?                                              son, who passed away in December 2001. The
from HealthGrades, an inde-                                                                                   fund was set up in 2002 for use by patients and
                                         Through the Matthew Hindman Fund, the
pendent hospital ratings group.                                                                               families who may not be able to afford the cost of
                                       Baptist Memorial Health Care Foundation
                                       recently purchased a DVD system for the Hardin                         the hospital stay. In addition, the pediatric unit
   Baptist North Mississippi
                                       Pediatric Center at Baptist Memorial Hospital-                         received exam tables and supplied P.D. Parrot’s
received recognition as the
                                       Memphis. The system includes 19 DVD players,                           Perch with dolls and a new table and chairs.
Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award
winner, ranked amoung the top          one for each room, and comes complete with a                              Hindman said there are plans for the system in
10 percent nationally and first in     movie list so the children can pick out the movies                     other hospitals. Last Christmas, she gave presents
the state for cardiac surgery, first   they want to watch. Then, the nurse or caregiver                       to all the patients.
in the state for coronary interven-    loads the movie from a central room.
                                                                                                                 “Children truly touch my heart,” Hindman said.
tional procedures, and top five in
                                          And while asthma and diabetic patients see                          “I’ve volunteered on the pediatric floor a few
the state for overall cardiac and
                                       informational videos about managing their condi-                       times and will continue to help Baptist’s pediatric
cardiology services.
                                       tion, the main purpose of the DVD system is fun.                       departments.”
  In addition, Baptist North
Mississippi earned the
Orthopedic Surgery Excellence
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five-star rated for overall ortho-     Center for Education and Organizational Development
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fracture repair, and back and
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neck surgery (except spinal
                                                                                                          Getting a health screening and turkey

                                                                                                          Hundreds of homeless and hungry individuals had a great meal
                                                                                                          thanks to Memphis’ Thanksgiving Dinner for the Homeless and
                                                                                                          Hungry. About 1,000 who attended were treated to a traditional
                                                                                                          Thanksgiving meal, job counseling and were offered free long dis-
                                                                                                          tance phone calls. Many Baptist colleagues and students and facul-
                                                                                                          ty from the Baptist College of Health Sciences attended and pro-
                                                                                                          vided free health screenings and flu shots.

CrossLink           (Continued from page 1)         10 most needed                     How you can help
                                                     items you can
                                                                                   Pray for CrossLink, the medical mission
tals, as well as many other area                         donate                        teams and supporters                        times, our donations are going to
hospitals, donate equipment,                                                       Volunteer your time with CrossLink by           a mission shortly after we receive
                                                   Adhesive bandages
                                                                                       calling Jan Lewis or Alicia Hahn at
supplies and medicine to                           Telfa                                                                           them. We don’t want to keep them
                                                                                       901-323-8477 Tuesday, Wednesday or
                                                   Ace bandages
CrossLink to equip medical                                                             Thursday. Volunteers sort and inven-        long, just be a central clearing-
                                                   Coban wrap bandages
                                                                                      tory eyeglasses and medical supplies
mission teams. CrossLink-                          Toothbrushes                                                                    house of sorts.”
                                                                                      as well as other tasks needed
Memphis’ small starter office and                  Tylenol or acetaminophen        Collect or encourage a group to collect
                                                                                       some of the over-the-counter sup-              But they’ve always got a need for
storage in the lower level of First                Adult and children’s vitamins
                                                                                       plies needed for CrossLink to share         all kinds of donations, from
                                                   Triple antibiotic ointment
Baptist Church in Midtown has                      Antihistamines
                                                                                       for medical mission teams
                                                                                                                                   volunteer help to supplies and
grown in three years to supply                                                     Contribute money for operating costs
                                                                                      and expenses                                 money.
medical missions and free                          Note: All items must carry an
                                                                                   Connect CrossLink with those you know
                                                      expiration date of one
medical clinics in 27 countries,                      year or more and have
                                                                                                                                     “Many cannot afford to take the
amounting to more than                                unbroken seals. Adult and             time to go on a mission trip, but
                                                      child formulas in pills or
$204,000 in equipment and                             liquid form are welcome;
                                                                                                                                   they have mission hearts,” David
supplies.                                             generic forms are wel-                                                       Lewis said. “Whether it is helping
                                                      come. Please do not
                                                      donate herbal or prescrip-                                                   sort donations here or giving
   “We’ve grown,” said Dr. David                      tion medicines.                                                              some other form of contribution,
Lewis, regional director-Memphis
                                                                                                                                   whether it is a donation or a
of CrossLink International. “We
                                                                                                                                   prayer, all of it goes to benefit the
have new staff on board, more
                                                                                                                                   continuum of what we do.”
volunteers, more storage space            in that respect, as we’re each able
and are able to help more                 to expand one another’s scope of
missions and clinics.”                    help.”
   One recent addition to the               CrossLink recently sent a 40-
Memphis office is the collection          foot container of more than
of eyeglasses and sunglasses. In          20,000 pounds of supplies to a
partnership with Memphis’                 mission in Guatemala, where
Southern College of Optometry,            teams there will be able to offer
CrossLink is able to include              medical assistance ranging from a
glasses and sunglasses on its trips.      simple adhesive bandage to such
   “We’re able to work in conjunc-        medical aids as crutches and
tion with the school’s Project            walkers. In addition to Guatemala,
20/20, whose mission is to                other missions in Peru and the
improve vision and prevent                Philippines received supplies in
blindness in underdeveloped               November from CrossLink.
areas,” said Jan Lewis, RD, LDN,             “We average about one project a
resource manager-Memphis of               week,” said Alicia Hahn, opera-
CrossLink International. “Our             tions manager. “During our best          Jan Lewis, RD, LDN, resource manager-Memphis of CrossLink International, sorts
programs complement each other                                                     through donated eyeglasses.
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