MONDAY LETTER From the desk of John Melton If by robpearson


									MONDAY LETTER                                                                                                     May 16, 2005

From the desk of John Melton                                          A little love goes a long way.
                                                                      Remember that a lot goes forever.
    If only... How many times have you heard that excuse? If          Remember that friendship is a wise investment.
only I had more money... If only I had that talent... If only I       Life’s treasures are people... together.
had more time... If only I had one more chance... If only we          Realize that it is never too late.
had that much business... If only they worked better...               Have health and hope and happiness.
    I read an “If Only” story this past week and wanted to            Take the time to wish upon a star.
share it with you.                                                    Don’t ever forget for even a day... how very special you are.
     A 38-year-old scrubwoman would go to the movies and sigh,            Hope you have a great week!
“If only I had her looks.” She would listen to a singer and moan,
“If only I had her voice.” en one day someone gave her a copy of                             Benefit Update
the book e Magic of Believing She stopped comparing herself
with actresses and stars. She stopped crying about what she did            Recently team members of Mountain States Health
not have and started concentrating on what she did have. She          Alliance who were employed as of 12/31/04 received an
took inventory of herself and remembered in high school she had       annual benefit statement that explained benefits and the value
a reputation for being the funniest girl around. She began to         associated with each item. We hope this was helpful to you
turn her liabilities into assets. at woman has made millions of      and we hope you realize how much we appreciate our team
dollars.. She wasn’t good looking and she had a scratchy voice, but   members. We have a vested interest in our team members and
Phyllis Diller could make people laugh.                               we strive to offer you competitive benefits. anks for all you
                                                                      do for Mountain States Health Alliance.
     Are there “if only’s” in your life that are holding you back
from using your assets? Are you waiting for the perfect time,                       Welcome new Team Members
the ideal situation, for your luck to change? All of us have in
                                                                          Tina Abbott, Andrea Pierce, Tina Morrison, Melinda
our power to make the most of ourselves. Instead of waiting
                                                                      Arnett, Lydia Pleasant, Misti Booher, Angela Slone, Amber
for “if only’s” make the decision to expand on those attributes
                                                                      Wilson, Joy Overbey, Kristen Haley, Pamela Sams, Barbara
in which you excel. Be the best you!
                                                                      Brickey, Rebecca Willingham, Linda Gentry, Kelley Matlock,
     Collin McCarty puts it this way:
                                                                      Vicki Wells, Tammy Albright, Vicki Norris, Jeffrey Saylor,
Your presence is a present to the world.                              Diana Billings, Pepper Shook, Vikki Bryant, Laura Riddle,
You are unique and one of a kind.                                     Ronald Williams, Tisha Turbyfill, Gloria Holloway, Betty
Your life can be what you want it to be.                              Cutlip, Sarah Cropsey, Tammer Busch, Patricia Hall, Lena
Take the days just one at a time.                                     Jones, William Hambrick, Roger Hensley, Barbara Murray,
You will make it through whatever comes your way.                     Jennifer Smith, Rachel Archer, Tami Skurupey, Mary Adams,
Within you are so many answers.                                       James Brewer, Lydia Pleasant, Rebecca Willingham, Elizabeth
Have courage and be strong.
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Don’t put limits on yourself.
So many dreams are waiting to be realized.
Decisions are too important to leave to chance.
Reach for your peak, your goal, your prize.
                                                                                   Thought for the Week
Nothing wastes more energy than worrying.
e longer you carry a problem, the heavier it gets.                   “Go for the moon. If you don’t get it, you will at least be
Don’t live a life of regrets.                                         heading for a star.”
                                                                                                                     -Willis Reed
   Top 100 Heart Hospital                          Johnson City Medical Center                             2005 Magnet Hospital
                                              Continued from page 1       I would like to let you know that your staff on 6300 is
                                                                      awesome. My wife spent last ursday through yesterday
Stokley, Mary Maupin and Kimberly West, Ashley Bradley, and           evening up there. She could not have been happier with the
Wanda Hughes. AND Welcome to these new team members from              way she was treated. Everyone was friendly and professional
Woodridge Hospital! Karen Stiltner, David Hensley, Candice            (something missing on many floors around here). She especially
Colvin, Kamah Bennah, Brenda Roberts, Nancy Edmonds,                  wanted to recognize Doug and Terri who were the RNs on
Amy Cook, Dorinda Bradshaw, Valerie Nokes, Kelly Booher,              night and day shift most of the weekend. Also, she wanted me
Anna Hale, Christopher Fontenot, Teresa McConnell, Gulhan             to recognize specifically the PCP on night shift this weekend
Stanton, David Marr, Priscilla Henry, Mary McCartt, Julie             (Andrea Abraham). She said that she made her feel better when
Hoover, Connie Davis, Julia Guinn, Mary Rumbaugh, Cecelia             she was worried.
Perkinson, Stephanie McMillan, Amy Davis, Virginia Hale,                                                               (JG - JCMC)
Amanda Reece, Gail Rohrer, Kimberly Odom, Barbara Johnson,
Brandi Johnson, Shannon Hooks, Kelly Story, Kesse Hardin,                  Day shift nurses were wonderful. Two very special nurses
Shannon Rowe, Kayla Little, Angela Jones, Sherry Williams,            really went beyond their title as nurses to make my daughter
Jacqueline White, David Kilday, Natasha Wagner. Please stop           comfortable. One was Treva, the other was Rachel Rouse.
by my office for a free movie ticket!                                 (JCMC) ese two ladies deserve recognition,
                                                                                                                 (AS - Bluff City, TN)
                     Press Ganey Stars
                                                                          Dr. Luna took the time to call us at home. He was wonderful.
    Dr. Beaird, Jill Norman, Dwight Wessner, John Rohrer, Niki        He is an excellent doctor. is hospital needs more doctors like
Barber, Dr. Tara Lopez, Len Henke, Jill Norman, Dr. Wilkinson,        him.
Lisa (4th Floor), Dr. Allshouse, Dr. Luna, Treva (4500), Rachel                                                  (JG - Jonesborough, TN)
(4500), Dr. Grossrodes, Dr. Hamatia, Diana Denkins, Dr.
Daniel Rush, Joy (Mammography), Dr. Hamati, Dr. Zajone,                   Diana Denkins is an excellent therapist.
Stan Stratton, Sammie Sharpe, Janet Wyatt, Dr. Clayton, Dorris                                               (ME - Jonesborough, TN)
Bullock, Lora Ollis, Jan French, Bob Mothershead, Tammy                   Joy was my mammographer (JCMC). She made me feel at
Gibson, Dr. Mark Howell, Dr. Michael Pelletier, Stephanie             ease and was very professional.
Peake, Dr. Sam Lewis, Tobe Witt, Dr. Looney, Hunter Dossett-                                                          (N/A)
                                                                          Stan Stratton and Tracy (JCMC) have been excellent in their
                          Nurses Week                                 help with my therapy. ey were very concerned with my feeling
                                                                      and great with home instructions, I am grateful I am doing well
     I am proud to add my congratulations to the award
                                                                      because of their help.
winners honored at the dinner last ursday. Rhonda Mann,
                                                                                                              (NS - Johnson City, TN)
Rebecca Morin, Lisa Holley, Susan Hartley, Stacie Mashburn,
Sherry Barnett, Joyce K. Neal, Regina L. Rosenbaum, Kim                   A patient called to praise the Radiology Department at North
Neal, Belinda McCoy, Dianne Tittle, Joetta Matney, Ruth A.            Side Hospital. Patient had a CT scan done there and wanted to get a
McFadden, Myra L. Jones, RN, Regina L. Barkley, Shirley M.            special thanks to the person who performed her scan (Dale Savage,
Deakins, Patricia Moody, Mary C. Farrington, Gary Bayne,              CT Technologist.) She said she thought he was such a caring and
Janet Lawson and Judy Ingala.                                         sympathetic person that day. He made a bad situation better for her.
                                                                      She also said the entire department was “just the best!!”
             Congratulation to Graduates!                                                                                          (N/A)
    Rhonda Gentry, RN MICU Clinical Leader; Tammy Bland,                  To Freda Tabit, I will never forget you and God will reward
RN MICU; Kelly Simcox, RN 2300 graduated from King                    you. I pray God’s blessings on you every day every way. Keep smiling
College with their BSN in nursing - Rhonda Gentry graduated           and loving. You have a good personality. anks for your care and
Cum Laude and Kelly Simcox graduated Magna Cum Laude.                 encouragement, you’re a great nurse!
                                                                          Very impressed with professionalism of entire staff (JCMC).
                                                                                                                   (LO - Limestone, TN)
    Recently I had a 24 hr. motility test done . I would like you
                                                                          Rita Hopson daytime – Joy at night – both were great.
to know Kathy Greear R.N. gave me the very best of care. She
                                                                                                               (CB - Johnson City, TN)
was very professional, explaining the procedure every step of the
way. I just want to say thanks to Kathy and say I am proud to be
a part of MSHA.                                                              Don’t Forget!
                                                             (JK)            Your name could be anywhere within this newsletter. If it is,
                                                                             stop by my office and receive a movie ticket.

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