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Community Wellness Weekend

Health Fair- May 1st 

Last year’s health fair had over 60 local health service providers that gathered to give participants free items and information to create a healthier community. We are less than 2 weeks away, and we have 54 providers signed up so far. This event will help everyone stay informed about health services that may be necessary for you or your family in our community. When you’re healthy, you can accomplish more with your life. As chronic diseases, obesity, food allergies, autism, and more continuing to rise, let’s put healthy living at the top of our priorities. This event runs from 12 – 6 pm, and free snacks will be given.

Women’s Conference – May 2nd – (Wellness for Women)

We are excited to be hosting the 2nd annual Women’s Conference as your local community hospital. Thank you for all the work each of you did last year to create such an amazing conference. As a result of its success, I believe that we can double attendance this year. However, we will need each of you to help. We currently have 132 registered for the women’s conference. Please get your girlfriends and family to reserve their spot by sending them this link via email, facebook, or text message. 

– Lucas

Community Wellness Weekend


Upgrade in Performance Evaluation

I believe most of us know that this year we are doing both the Annual Performance Evaluations and the Competency Checklists electronically in HealthStream.  This will be a brand new process for everyone.  As with anything new, it may be uncomfortable and different, but it should allow for better feedback to all employees.  Here are some of the changes:

  • All employees will rate themselves using the same templates that their leaders will use.  This will give feedback to leadership on how the employee sees themselves and their abilities.  Both the Competencies and Evaluation will need a self-evaluation by all employees.
  • Peers may be used to rate both the Competencies and the Evaluations.  This allows for feedback from peers on how employees are doing.  Hopefully this will be seen as valuable information on how your co-workers see your work.  Each of you may be chosen to be a peer reviewer, so please give honest feedback on how you feel your co-workers are doing in their jobs.  A peer can submit an incomplete template, so if you don’t know something about a co-worker, leave that answer blank.
  • After the employee rating and the peer ratings the leader will do their ratings.  Leaders can use the feedback from both the employees and peers in their rating of an employee.
  • Next, the employee and their leader sit down and review by computer the Competency and the Evaluation.  An electronic signature is done using your User ID and Password for HealthStream, so if you haven’t changed your password to HealthStream yet, please do so.  This is confidential information that I am sure you don’t want shared.  No longer should the password for HealthStream be the employee number! Comments by both the employee and the leader can be added to the sign off.
  • Your assignments for this year’s performance evaluations will appear under the “My Assessments” tab in HealthStream.  It is just to the right of the “My Learning” tab.  Hopefully everything should be there by April 6th.  Your own assignments and any peer assignments will appear there.
  • This year we are measuring things that have not been measured well in the past.  When the assignments appear, feel free to look at them and see the measures that we will be using.
  • HealthStream has a video showing how to do this process.  When you open either the Evaluation or the Competency an instruction page appears.  Over half way down is a link to the video.  This will help everyone understand how to do it.  It looks like this – Kim

Biggest Loser Updates

Our IT Director once again is this week’s biggest loser. Congrats! If you have not heard the interview with him, here is your chance to hear it by clicking below. I asked Rhett if it was hard to continue with his efforts in losing weight because of the many responsibilities he has. His response surprised me. He stated that the people that he is around or managing have helped him reach this goal through encouragement. Hats off to the IT team for caring and helping one another!

Rhett Wins

For all participants in the biggest loser contest, the winners will be announced next week at a party. Keep your eyes open for this coming email.

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Tilliya just received her RN

Years of Service for March

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New Hires for March:

Jeremiah HIM Director
Ronda Case Management UR
Kai Nutritional Services Cook I
Pascualita Med/Surg RN
Daniel IT Systems Tech
Jana Infusion Therapy HUC
Christiana MBU CST/NE
Mikaela ER RN
Kelli Med/Surg RN
Audrey ER HUC



Calm, Peaceful, & Relaxed

Calm, Peaceful, & Relaxed with Nurse Lisa (Hypno-Certified) 
Lisa Wright - Peaceful, Calm, and Relaxed


Master relaxation to help you reach your goals, ideal weight, and loftier heights in life. 

Join us!

Wednesday from 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

 Steiner Conference Room

Always keep your composure. You can’t score from the penalty box; and to win, you have to score.   Horace


Joy in the Journey

Joy in the Journey

Madison Memorial Hospital has lost 565 pounds during the Biggest Loser Contest. This week the winner was Stephanie Bradshaw with a loss of 2.2% of her body weight.                                                                          

                                                                                                                                                                                    Congratulations Stephanie !


biggest loser week 10

Stephanie comments on her success: “Wow, I’m excited to be on this journey with so many of my coworkers. I’m married and have 5 children ranging in age from 17 to 28. I have struggled with my weight for a long time. I have been serious about eating healthy and losing weight for the last year and have been trying to watch calories and carbs. I also try to exercise. It has been much easier with a weekly weigh in and doing this with friends.”


Goal for Health Results

Here’s how we’ve done so far on our goal of losing 1800 pounds

This last week the hospital lost a total of  11 pounds.

Everyone is still losing! Keep it up!





 In Case you Missed Last Weeks Class- Here’s what was discussed

“The Blue Zones”

Robert Kendrick CNODifferent Trends that will increase your health and life expectancy

1. Natural movement – walking and natural exercise. In other countries gyms aren’t always available. 

2. Purpose – Keep a purpose to your life. The areas that we discussed don’t have the concept of retirement. In the U.S. once someone retires they usually die within 3 years.

3. Down shift – These people all have a way to deal with stress (i.e. meditation, naps, prayer, etc.)

4. 80% rule in eating. Eat until about 80% full. Dinner is usually the smallest meal. Don’t eat after that

5. Slant towards plants with meat sparingly. People should use meat to flavor grains and not have meat as the main focus of meal.

6. Religious belonging – By attending 4 times a month will add 4-14 more years to their life

7. Loved Ones First – Extended family is always close, many live in multi-generational homes

8. Right Tribe – Surround yourself with supportive people that will aid in your lifestyle

9. 4 of the 5 Blue Zones drink 1-2 glasses of wine with meals, Loma Linda group drinks grape juice

By doing these things remember that in order for these things to have an effect on your life you need to be doing it for a long time. In order for changes in your life to have any effect people need to be doing it for longer than a couple weeks or a couple months. It has been said that a Blue Zone lifestyle is able to add 10-12 years to average life expectancy.When all is said and done. Genetics clearly play a role in a persons ability to live 100+ years.

For more information on the Blue Zone initiative go to:

Prepared by Tim

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