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									A Team Member Newsletter                                                                May 2009

1st Quarter Service Awards
20 YeAr AwArdS
Shirley Booker – 3 South
Alonzo Williams – Central Supply
15 YeAr AwArdS
Sara Foster – Patient Access Services
Karen Mallette – Patient Access Services
Shirley McKinley – Home Health
Willie Jackson – Home Health
10 YeAr AwArdS
Tommye Stiles – Volunteer Services
Denise Eshmon – Food and Nutrition
Bettie White – Gamble Brothers and Archer Clinic
Senthan Williams – Central Supply
Deborah Thomas – Intensive Care Unit
5 YeAr AwArdS
Dr. Barbara Ricks-Sims – Administration
Regina Evans – 3 South
Gloria McDonald – Pharmacy
Mary Ware – Pediatrics
Yolanda Washington – Respiratory Therapy
Candi Aston – Emergency Services
Carmen Wright – Emergency Services
Tasha Lockhart – Cardiology
Moses Kauffman – Cardiology
Cynthia Davis – Dr. Jackson’s Office
Gloria Neal – Dr. Jackson’s Office
Jeffrey Hodges – Radiology
Chris Partee – Physical Plant
Nikki Rollins – Patient Access Services
Earlean Sanford – Volunteer Services
Beulah Rumley – Volunteer Services



IN THIS ISSUE:
Education News • Wound Healing Center Honored • DRMC Introduces Air Evac Lifeteam
Giddeon’s International Visits DRMC • DRMC Offers The Pastel Package For Mother’s Day
drMC                                     education News
Team Member
of the Month                             B    e on the look out for many new
                                              educational opportunities during
                                         the month of May. The Lunch and
                                                                                      began in April. During the program
                                                                                      entitled “Insights….Ways You Make
                                                                                      A Difference”, we expand upon the
                                         Learn program that began in March is         knowledge received during initial
                                         continuing to grow in participation.         orientation. Learning objectives center
                                         This series is designed to appeal to all     on how to keep the FISH! Philosophy
                                         team members by discussing topics            alive in our healthcare environment,
                                         we all deal with. The first 2 sessions       the value of reward and recognition,
                                         focused on how to create a “Can Do           importance of teamwork and
                                         Attitude” and “Attitude..The Difference      communication and a reinforcement of
                                         Maker.” The upcoming sessions will           quality standards within an interactive
                                         deal with a variety of topics including      jeopardy game. One of the highlights
                                         communication, procrastination &             of the program includes a “live act skit”
                                         dealing with change. Directors, you          of a patient experience. This exercise
                                         can also schedule specific topics            proved to be very exciting for both the
                                         that can be delivered to your team           cast and team members. Look for future
Joyce williams                           during an upcoming team meeting.             sessions of this exciting new program
                                         Many departments have already taken          on a monthly basis.
At Delta Regional Medical Center we      advantage of this opportunity to bring
                                                                                      The month of May will also introduce
                                         specific education to their staff. Contact
are proud of our staff of dedicated                                                   2 new educational opportunities. Both
                                         the education department today to
team members. Once a month we                                                         of these offerings will be in a series
                                         schedule your meeting.
select a team member who has gone                                                     format. The first will focus on training
                                         Staying connected with team members          for Microsoft Office products. The
above and beyond the call of duty to
                                         during their initial 6 months of a           initial sessions will focus on Excel.
assist a patient, a guest or a fellow    new job is very critical to long term        We will begin with introductory skills
team member.                             retention within an organization.            and move toward more advanced
Please join us in congratulating         This introductory phase into the             applications. If you have always wanted
                                         organization is where many attitudes,        to become more computer savvy,
Joyce Williams as our April 2009
                                         beliefs and habits are formed. This          this is your chance to expand your
Team Member of the Month. Joyce
                                         is also the phase where meaningful           knowledge and skills. The second series
has been employed with Delta             relationships with co-workers,               will be devoted to Stephen Covey’s “7
Regional since February 1978. She        supervisors and leadership can make          Habits of Highly Effective People.” This
is an Administrative Assistant in the    all the difference in helping a new          wonderful material presents a holistic,
Nursing Administration department.       team member transition into their            integrated, principal-centered approach
                                         role. A new program focused on               for solving personal and professional
Joyce is married to Rev. Calvin          reinforcing our culture and values           problems.
Williams. She has two sons;              during this introductory phase
Emmanuel and Trevarras; one
daughter-in –law, Melita. She also
has one grandson, Tristan. She is a
                                         Congratulations
member of New Stone Baptist Church       Congratulations to Ginger Evans in Surgery for being the March Core Measure
                                         Winner for maintaining a high Core Measure Score. Ginger won a $25 Gift
in Benoit, MS. Joyce enjoys spending
                                         Certificate to Hunan’s. Keep up the great work!
time with family, reading, writing and
watching movies.                                        Congratulations to Jelene Smith of the Health Information
                                                        Management Department for recently passing the Certified Coding
Team members say that “Joyce works                      Specialist examination. This certification is awarded by the
very hard and has demonstrated                          American Health Information Management Association. In order to
initiative and is very committed to                     pass the examination, candidates must complete a multiple choice
her work. She is a wonderful Team                       test and code inpatient and outpatient records. We are very proud
Member and is a pleasure to work                        of Jelene’s achievement. Way to Go!
with!”                                   Congratulations to both the Patient Financial Services Department and the Delta
                                         Physician Practices Department for meeting their stretch collection goals for the
Congratulations Joyce!                   month of March 2009! Both areas have worked diligently to achieve these goals
                                         and are continuing to strive for perfection each and every month!
wound Healing Center Honored with                                                       welcome New
National Award                                                                          Team Members
O     pened in 2000, Delta Regional
      Wound Healing Center has been
recognized as a leading provider of
                                           disease management and diabetes care.
                                           Chronic wounds often affect the health
                                           of the elderly and people living with
                                                                                        Curtis Nash Jr.
                                                                                        Emergency • Registered Nurse
state-of-the-art care for chronic wounds   vascular disease and diabetes.               Herdestine Cain
with the Front Runner Award. The                                                        Environmental Services • Area Cleaner
                                           One of the highly specialized treatments
Wound Healing Center was honored for                                                    estella davenport
                                           offered at the center is hyperbaric oxygen
maximizing its resources to meet the                                                    Environmental Services • Area Cleaner
                                           therapy which works by surrounding
growing need of its community. Denise
                                           the patient with 100 percent oxygen at       Francine Allen
Wright, RN, Clinical Nurse Manager
                                           higher than normal atmospheric pressure      Sleep Center • Sleep Technician
accepted the award at the company’s
                                           to increase the amount of oxygen in the      Loleta Lawson
recent awards ceremony.
                                           patient’s blood and promote healing          3 South • Registered Nurse
The Wound Healing Center specializes       from the inside out. In addition to          Lacoya daniels
in treatment for those suffering from      tissue oxygenation, the Wound Healing        3 South • Registered Nurse
diabetic foot ulcers, pressure ulcers,     Center also employs the use of vascular      Judith winford
infections, compromised skin grafts and    studies, tissue culturing and pathology,     Behavioral Health • Registered Nurse
flaps, and wounds that have not healed     revascularization, skin grafting and
                                                                                        Samuel wells
within 30 days. Other services include     clinical or surgical debridement.            Paramedic • Ambulance Service
                                                                                        Cathy wright
                                                                                        Cardic Cath Lab • Registered Nurse
                                                                                        willie Ann Thomas
                                                                                        Organizational Development & ED
                                                                                        Diabetes Nurse Educator
                                                                                        Sharion Hester
                                                                                        Respiratory Therapy
                                                                                        Certified Respiratory Therapist
                                                                                        dwalyn Thomas
                                                                                        Emergency Services
                                                                                        Patient Care Provider
                                                                                        Joy Bennett
                                                                                        Social Services
                                                                                        Director of Case Management
Hospital-wide report Card                                                               Sheri Pardon
                                                                                        Rural Health Clinic
                                                                                        Patient Services Representative
                                                                                        Lashanda Ball
                                                                                        Laboratory • Phlebotomist
                                                                                        willie Ann Thomas
                                                                                        Education • Diabetes Nurse Educator
                                                                                        Kabreisha Johnson
                                                                                        Delta Rural Health Clinic
                                                                                        Licensed Practical Nurse
                                                                                        Kendrika williams
                                                                                        Cardiovascular Services
                                                                                        Cardiology Tech
                                                                                        Sylvia Clark
                                                                                        Rehab Services
                                                                                        Certified Occupational
                                                                                        Therapist Assististant
Outreach Calendar                      drMC Introduces Air evac Lifeteam
                                       Service to the delta region
Overeaters Anonymous                   A   ir Evac Lifeteam, the largest
                                           independently owned air
                                       ambulance service in the United States,
                                                                                    Greenville and the surrounding areas.
                                                                                    We believe it will be a valuable asset to
                                                                                    our EMS, Fire and Rescue services as well
Every Tuesday Each Month
                                       has announced plans to expand its            as the citizens of the Delta. The Delta
Tuesday, May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2009
                                       operations with a new base in Greenville.    Regional Medical Center Ambulance
7:00 p.m.
                                                                                    Service provides EMS to Washington
DRMC Pavilion Learning Center          The opening of the base is a cooperative
                                                                                    County and surrounding areas. Some
                                       effort between Air Evac Lifeteam and
                                                                                    of our calls place us 30 miles or more
Bereavement Support Group              Delta Regional Medical Center. The base
                                                                                    from a hospital and even further from
Thursday, May 7, 2009                  will be located at the Delta Regional
                                                                                    definitive care for some patients. Rapid
12:00 noon                             Medical Center Pavilion, 1693 Fairground
                                                                                    access to definitive care has proven to
                                       Road, and will serve hospitals and
Home Care Conference Room                                                           improve patient outcomes. I feel patient
                                       communities within a 70-mile radius. The
                                                                                    outcomes will greatly improve in auto
Support Group for Parents Who          base is scheduled to open this summer.
                                                                                    accidents, major trauma, cardiac and
Have Lost a Child                      Air Evac Lifeteam, operated by Air Evac      strokes through air transport.”
Thursday, May 7, 2009 • 6:00 p.m.      EMS, Inc., is a rural-based air ambulance
                                                                                    Arthurs said Air Evac is looking forward
DRMC Pavilion Learning Center          service providing patients with on the-
                                                                                    to building relationships with other
                                       scene medical attention following an
                                                                                    emergency responders in this region,
Mended Hearts Support Group            accident or medical emergency and rapid
                                                                                    recognizing that good patient care
Thursday, April 9, 2009 • 6:00 p.m.    transport between medical facilities.
                                                                                    requires the efforts of everyone – from
One East Conference Room               “We are excited to be serving the            first responders and law enforcement
                                       Greenville region,” said Air Evac Lifeteam   officers at the scene to EMS and hospital
Families of Children with              Senior Director of Base Operations Andy      personnel.
Special Needs Support Group            Arthurs. “The opening of this base is part
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 • 6:00 pm                                                     “We all play very vital roles in the lives
                                       of an ongoing commitment by Air Evac
                                                                                    of these patients,” he said. “The people
DRMC Pavilion Learning Center          and the health care community in this
                                                                                    of this region are very fortunate to have
                                       region to improve access to trauma care
I Can Cope Support Group                                                            access to quality health care services
                                       for the residents of rural America. Our
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 • 6:00 pm                                                     through their local hospitals and EMS
                                       company’s business philosophy is based
                                                                                    providers. Our goal is be an extension of
DRMC Pavilion Learning Center          on the belief that air ambulances should
                                                                                    that excellent service by providing rapid
                                       be placed in areas of greatest need –
Diabetes Support Group                                                              transport in critical medical situations.”
                                       communities that are often far from
Thursday, May 14, 2009 • 12:00 Noon    major trauma centers.”                       Air Evac Lifeteam was one of the first
Washington County Extension Service                                                 air ambulance services in the country to
                                       Air Evac Lifeteam crews include a pilot,
Building                                                                            offer a membership program. Members
                                       registered nurse and paramedic. The
                                                                                    pay an annual fee and, if they are flown
                                       crew is on duty 24 hours a day and
                                                                                    by Air Evac Lifeteam, they do not have
                                       can respond to the scenes of medical
                                                                                    to pay for the flight. There are more
                                       emergency, bringing lifesaving medical
                                                                                    than 750,000 members in the Air Evac
                                       care directly to the patient, or transfer
                                                                                    Lifeteam system and memberships are
                                       patients between medical facilities. “We
                                                                                    valid in all Air Evac Lifeteam service areas.
                                       would not be able to offer this valuable
                                                                                    Annual memberships are $50 for an
                                       service to the community, without the
                                                                                    individual, $55 for a couple and $60 for a
                                       support of many people, including the
                                                                                    household of three or more.
                                       officials at Delta Regional Medical Center
                                       and Washington County,” Arthurs said.
                                       “We commend them for recognizing this
                                       lifesaving service to the communities and
                                       the patients they serve.”
                                       Delta Regional Medical Center’s CEO,
                                       Ray Humphreys said, “I am very pleased
For additional information about
                                       about Air Evac Lifeteam’s decision to
our outreach activities, please call
                                       place an air ambulance service in the
Sharon Taylor at 662.725.1085.
                                       region. Delta Regional Medical Center
                                       is very excited to help facilitate this
                                       emergency life saving capability to
Giddeon Visits drMC                                                                       Congratulations

G    iddeon’s International
     representatives Zane Parker, Vesper
Bagley and Charles Adams visited Delta
                                           translated in 87 languages and 70 million
                                           copies are distributed annually. While
                                           visiting Delta Regional, they placed 102     Christi Hamilton, Blood Bank Supervisor,
Regional Medical Center on April 14,       New Testaments in patient rooms and          wants to congratulate her son for
2009, for the purpose of placing New       9 Bibles were placed in public waiting       receiving his black belt in taekwondo
Testaments in all patient rooms and        area. Pictured above are members of the      March 31, 2009. He is a ten year old
Bibles in all Waiting Rooms. This is a     3 South Nursing Team, left to right, Linda   fourth grader at Indianola Academy. He
ministry that Giddeon’s International      Anderson, Regina Williams and Viola King     has attended Dragon Lair Taekwondo
provides in over 186 countries and         with the representatives of Giddeon’s        since he was five years old. After years of
                                                                                        hard work and dedication to the sport,
according to Mr. Parker, God’s word is     International.
                                                                                        Nolan Hamilton (front left) is now the
                                                                                        youngest black belt in the Southern
                                                                                        Region of the United States.




drMC Offers The Pastel Package
For Mother’s day
                                                                                        Congratulations to members of the
W       ith over one million women
        being diagnosed each year with
breast cancer, early detection of health
                                           $75.00 – must have doctor’s order
                                           Bone Density Scan with reading $75.00
                                           Fasting Lab work of glucose, triglyceride,
                                                                                        Senior Class at St. Joseph High School!
                                                                                        Britney Young, daughter of Janice Young,
                                                                                        Telemetry, Derrick McCain, son of Lori
problems through regular screenings is     and calculated LDL & HDL $50.00
                                                                                        McCain, ICU, and Lauren Signs, daughter
crucial. Delta Regional Medical Center     Patients can pick and choose what they       of Pam Signa, Laboratory, recently
is offering a special for women across     want to have done, all three or just one!    performed in the St. Joseph Senior Play
the delta called the “Pastel Package”.     The Pastel Package is a limited time offer   2009 of Lil Abner.
It is similar to the “Pink Package”        with limited appointments available. All
mammogram special offered with great       appointments must be made before May
success in October each year with a        15th. To take advantage of this offer,
few additions! The Pink Package offers     patients can either contact their doctor
discounted mammograms and lab work.        or call Delta Regional Medical Center at
The Pastel Package also includes a bone    725-3790 before May 15th. All tests must
density scan.                              be paid for by cash/check or credit card
The Pastel Package offers the following    at time of service. No insurance will be
special pricing:                           filed by Delta Regional Medical Center
Mammograms with physician reading          for these tests.



National Hospital week
MAY 10 – MAY 16, 2009

K  eep your eyes open for all the fun-filled activities planned by the Employee
   Satisfaction Team to celebrate all YOU do all year long for Delta Regional
Medical Center and the patients and communities we serve!
                                                                                        Left to Right: Britney Young, Derrick McCain,
                                                                                        Lauren Signa
         Sunday                              Monday                            Tuesday                          wednesday                              Thursday                               Friday                            Saturday


                                                                                                                                                                                    7 Habits of Highly
                                                                                                                                                                                    Effective People
                                                                                                                                                                                    2 pm • 1ECR




                                                                                                                                      May ’09
                                                                                                                                                                                   Judith Winford
                                                                                                                                                                                                              1           Mac McIntosh
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Florence Blue-Stewart



                                                                                                                                                             Nurses Week • May 6-12

                                        New Employee                   Nursing Orientation                  Nursing Orientation                  Insights..ways you
                                      General Orientation              8:30 am • 1ECR                       1:30 pm • Skill Lab                  make a difference
                                       8:30 am • 1 ECR                 Lunch & Learn                        Meditech Training                    8 am • 1ECR
                                                                       7 & 11 am • 1ECR                     8 am • Computer                      Lunch & Learn




                       3                                     4                                5                                  6                                    7                                       8                                   9
                                                                                                            Classroom                            11:30 am • Pavilion
                                                                                                            CPR • 8:30 am • 1ECR                 Vulnerable Adults
                                                                                                            Lunch & Learn                        11 pm • Pavilion
                                                                                                            11:30 am • Board Room                1:30 pm • 1ECR
                                                                                                           Mary Bush • Vernessia Coleman
Martha Barber • Kabriesha Johnson   Olivia Smith • Kelly McBride       Patricia Kirksey • Tammy McMahon    David Houston • Patricia Shelton    Portia Wise • Sherron Byrn                                                 Ellen Melton
                                    Jessica Clark • Tijuana Miller     Jennifer Barnett • Linda Morris     Shondria Webster • Jernistine Vance
                                                                       Sara Foster                         Austin Pate


                                                                                                                   Hospital Week • May 10-16

                                     Tubes, Drains, Blood                                                                                        Tubes, Drains, Blood
                                     Administration                                                                                              Administration
                                     7:30 am • 1ECR                                                                                              7:30 am
                                                                                                                                                 Board Room




           10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Virginia Ducan •Denetara Powell     Juanita Haney                      Argestine Washington
                                                                       Delphine Williams
                                                                                                                                               Sarah Scrivner • Leslie Ainsworth
                                                                                                                                               Marc Abramson
                                                                                                                                                                                   Wade Street • Sadie Bell               Salmeilia Stewart

                                                                       John Walker Gardner


                                                                       Emergency Medical Services Week • Medical Transcriptionist Week • May 17-23

                                        New Employee                   Nursing Orientation                  Nursing Orientation
                                      General Orientation              8:30 am • 1ECR                       1:30 pm • Skill Lab                                  ACLS • 8:00 • Pavilion
                                       8:30 am • 1 ECR
                                                                                                            Meditech Training                   Excel Class



           17 18 19 20 21 22 23
                                                                                                            8 am • Computer                     10 am
                                                                                                            Classroom                           Computer Room

                                                                                                            CPR
                                                                                                            8:30 am • 1ECR
                                    David Thomas                       Alice Porter • Rhonda Brozovich     Melanie Grahm • Monica Sykes        Linda Hunter • Dorris Mack          Victoria Horton • Leonard Kulla        Meredith Brown • Hart Johnson
                                    Linda Horton • Samantha Davidson                                       James Ray                           Kimberly Johnston                   Jacqueline Miller • Barbara Williams   Stephanie Kent
                                                                                                                                               Linda Washington • Detric Mayes




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Tara Elliott • La’Sheika Pittman
Shelia Davis • Martha Hardy-Davis
Tiki Williams • Annie Mason




                   31                            25 26 27 28 29 30
Shirley Slack • Ethel Sutton        Keith Parker • Carol Phillips      Frederick Bradshaw • Houston Byars Karen Cage • Patricia Jones          Pamela Perkins • Lena Smith         Evelyn Deshazer • Ashlee Moran         Edna Pollard • Tomeka Wright
Adam Johnston                                                                                             Theresa Wright • Chris Partee                                            Curtis Nash                            Christy Cobb
                                                                                                          Rachel Jenkins • Teresa Cooper

								
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