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Hot Off The Press! A PUBLICATION OF GOLDEN PLAINS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL MAY 2011 VOLUME 8 ISSUE 5 Golden Plains Community Hospital to Celebrate National Hospital Week May 8-14, 2011 SEE MORE CHAMPIONS ON THE ECS IN THE LOBBY! PAGE 2 GOLDEN PLAINS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL MAY 2011 From The Desk of the Your Training Opportunities CEO Continuing education opportunities are available at www.ttuhsc.edu/ Up on the hilltop, you can see forever, or at least that is health.edu! Look below for just a few what it seems like. The one thing you won’t see up there, classes: however, is a smoke shack. The new property is going to CLINICAL be a smoke-free campus. So if you are a smoker, you Pediatric Cardiac Arrest DENNIS JACK, CEO might want to start training yourself to go longer without that Envenomations smoke fix. Or you might make that commitment to stop now, and begin that long Neurological Assessment and hard road. Blood Gas Interpretation Made Easy Why are we doing this? We are in the healthcare business, and it is the right thing NON-CLINICAL to do. Breast Cancer: Prevention and Early Detection Anti-Kickback Statute Will this be a hard thing to do? Yes. How will the patients react to it? Well, it has Universal Protocol worked in Amarillo at both BSA and Northwest, so it can work here. We are exploring options to help you quit smoking if you are interested, so stay To learn more about Texas Tech’s tuned to the newsletter to find out what programs are available. Health.edu site, call Becky Peery at Ext. 1155 today! USDA LOAN OPPORTUNITIES Our local USDA office in Amarillo is announcing a program designed to help low income families purchase a house at very attractive interest rates, and with 100% National Hospital Week financing. For example if you are a family of four, and your adjusted gross income May 8-14, 2011 (annual income minus any child care expenses) making less than $43,300 with ap- Champions of Care proved credit, you may qualify for loan to buy a house valued at up to $122,900. For more information, you can call 806-468-8600 ext 4. Or go to: Events http://eligibility.sc.egov.usda.gov/eligibility/welcomeAction.do. Rewards & Recognition Team Kickoff Cookout Monday—11:30 a.m.—1 p.m. GPCH Wants Your Opinion! Employer of Choice Team Minute to Win It Competition GPCH wants your opinion! Would the following practices be of value to you and your Monday—Thursday at 2:30 p.m. family if they were located here in Borger? Audiology, Podiatry, Ophthalmology, and Ear- Finals Friday at 2:30 p.m. Nose-Throat practices are just some of the possibilities your Performance Excellence Team is looking at bringing here. Some physicians might be interested in coming to Borger several Emergency Department/Service Recovery Team times a month to serve your family’s healthcare needs in these areas and GPCH wants to Tuesday—Ice Cream - 1:30 p.m. know which of these are most important to you! Physician Satisfaction Team Call Melody Henderson at Ext. 1125 or 467-5705 to let her know your preferences. Wednesday—Drawing for $100 Names drawn throughout the day to go in the hat. Final drawing at 4 p.m. for $100 winner National Hospital Week Inpatient Satisfaction Team Wednesday—Cake Walk Fact Sheet 1:30 p.m. under the Portico Measurement Team The first National Hospital Day was held on more than 600,000 Thursday—Cupcakes All Day Long Florence Nightingale’s birthday, May 12, Americans. 7 p.m.—Pizza for Staff 1921. The event expanded Communications Team Find the Trophy National Hospital Day was originally con- to an entire week in 1953. Monday—Saturday ceived by a Chicago magazine editor as a All Shifts public healthcare event that encouraged trust Today, every State celebrates National Hos- in the city’s hospitals in the wake of the pital Week which is sponsored by the Ameri- Close-Out Reception “Spanish flu” outbreak of 1918 which killed can Hospital Association. Friday at 3 p.m. MAY 2011 GOLDEN PLAINS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL PAGE 3 GPCH and 1926 Fitness partner Amy Moore, ARRT/Radiology Tech—Diagnostic Imaging Kenzie Paris, Receptionist—Fritch Medical Clinic together for you K’Lynne Reed, RN, Med/Surg/ICU Melissa Ann Tapp, RN, Med/Surg/ICU By Jennifer Harvey Jayson R. Webb, Security Officer, Engineering Human Resources Lori Waggoner, Radiology Tech—Nuclear Medicine Good news! Golden Plains Community Hospital is happy to announce that we are working with 1926 Fitness to get you the best discount available! Starting May 1, 2011, you can go to 1926 Fitness, present your ID card for GPCH and receive a 10% discount on the total fees charged. 20 Years: Tammie Stone, Linda Davis If you have any questions, please call 1926 Fitness at 806- 15 Years: Sandra Hernandez 930-7806 or go by 524 N. Main in Borger. Or you can call 10 Years: Holly Ward Human Resources at Ext. 1200! 1 Year: Kathy Batson, Heather Jones, Christina Ogle Belated Congratulations to: Melissa Brown—1 year on 2/1/2011 GPCH Women’s Center Raises Money for Aiden’s Closet Dear Employees: 5/4: Nathan Nicks 5/6: Kevin McClellan I am overjoyed with the wonderful response we had from the 5/9: Deena Rodriguez & Kim Riggs Easter Basket Sale!! The Women’s Center raised $888.80 for 5/10: Tammy Mitchell Aiden’s Closet. How wonderful is that?!! Thank you to everyone 5/17: Sammie Henslee who purchased baskets—you made the project a success! 5/21: Karen Audrain 5/25: Luz Pineda & Michelle Sanchez Diane Williams, RN 5/28: Judy Cordova GPCH Women’s Center Manager 5/29: Lynda Lyles BORGER EMS FRITCH EMS STINNETT EMS EMS Week May 15-21, 2011 “Everyday Heroes” Offering thanks to those who offer exceptional service to countless patients year-round. PAGE 4 GOLDEN PLAINS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL MAY 2011 National Nurses’ Week to be Celebrated May 6-12, 2011 Golden Plains Community Hospital ap- Sheree Smirl, LVN; Jessica Smith, LVN; Shel- Holly Ward, RN; Robyn Griffin, LVN. preciates its nursing professionals! ley Throckmorton, LVN; Vicky Cato, RN; An- Also, Tammie Stone, RN; Sherry Georgia Hughes, RN; Cathy McWilliams, gela Burrus, RN; Kathy Gaddy, RN; Eva C. Kramer, RN; Rebecca Cooper, RN; Jesus RN; Barbie Barbour, LVN; Debby Gray, RN; Garcia, RN; Eva D. Garcia, RN; Deborah Krug, Hernandez, RN; Vickie Rau, RN; Lana Tipton, Amber Hall, RN; Sammie Henslee, RN; Becky RN; Stacy McGonagill, RN; Griselda Miramon- C.N.A.; Denise Sisson, LVN; Leslie Lindsey, Peery, RN; Tracy Geppi, LVN. tes, RN; Cindy Willis, RN; K’Lynne Reed, RN; FNP; Donna Toney, WHNP; and Kay Robins, Also, Andrew Alanis, RN; Vicki Bybee, Melissa Tapp, RN. RN. RN; Missy Carroll, RN; George Clendening, Also, Kelley Chisum, LVN; Jennifer Hat- RN; Linda Davis, RN; Michelle Hernandez, field, LVN; Alice Preston, LVN; Tammy RN; Jessie Jones, RN; David King, RN; Phares, RN; Sherry Barker, C.N.A.; Patricia Monica Marshall, RN. Couch, C.N.A.; Robyn Ammerman, LVN; Also, Cynthia Coffelt-Whisenant, DNP, Cyndi Arnold, LVN; Monica Coburn, LVN; FNP-BC; Carol Burland, LVN; Kimberly Riggs, Cheryl McNutt, LVN; Amanda Stover, LVN. C.N.A.; Genella Crook, LVN; Janet VanNatta, Also, Diane Williams, RN; Abbie Cano, LVN; Linda King, RN; Sandra Hernandez, RN; RN; Glenanna Craig, RN; Lindsey Griswold, Alicia Ibarra, C.N.A. RN; Elizabeth Jones, RN; Lacey Keeton, RN; Also, Candace Young, C.N.A.; Kim Jamie Lozano, RN; Theresa McCollum, RN; McWilliams, C.N.A.; Lindsey Newton, LVN; Cheryl Miller, RN; Diana Stephenson, RN; The Compliance World of GPCH... By Kimberly Hogan, RHIA Compliance Officer 806-273-1312 (hotline) “In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing (but report it), and the worst thing you can do is nothing. “ – Theodore Roosevelt In the Compliance world of GPCH, doing the right thing means: honoring our Code of Ethical Behavior reporting suspected or known violations of the code participating in compliance education and training and promoting a “culture of compliance” throughout the organization. This is Happy Hospital Week! NOT the stethoscope! Happy Nurses’ Week! Happy EMS Week! Several people found the nurse’s cap in last month’s Hot Off The Press! Find the Stethoscope! They are: Reina Garcia, Nora Salomon, JoAnn Phelps, Kathy Whelchel, Pam Trout, Amy Hogan, Pat Searcy, Ty Moose, Becky Peery, Helen Call Debra at 1101 when you find the tiny stethoscope Sibley, Sherry Hanrahan, Kim Charles, Patrick Viles, Deena Rodriguez and your name will go in the hat. At the end of May, a and Sherry Kramer. It was on the front page, top photo, sitting on a drawing will be held to see which lucky person wins beam next to the yellow building. And the winner is: Sherry Hanrahan! the $5 gift certificate from Coffee Ranch! Have fun!
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