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 Believing. 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. Continued on page 2 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) Hickie. 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! (N/A) 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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