Our second Staff Development class on “Self-Talk” went extremely well and had good attendance. Five classes were taught and 62 people attended. Thanks to everyone who came, and a special thanks to Jessica Curr from LDR who planned and taught the class. During March we will discuss how to listen more effectively. Hearing is a gift, but Listening is a talent. We can all improve on this talent. Teresa Murdock (Medical Staff CME Coordinator and Medical Librarian) will be teaching.
Years of Service for March
Kim Shaum Emergency
Penny Brown FMC
New Hires for February:
|Lyndsey Fidanza||Pharmacy||Pharmacy Tech|
|Edward Webb||Env. Services||Housekeeper|
|Dr. Clay Prince||Administration||CMO|
|Amber Steele||Pharmacy||Pharmacy Tech|
|Alejandra Fenn||Env. Services||Housekeeper|
|McKenzy Bradley||HIM||HIM Specialist I|
Madison’s very own Bill Whittington Retires
Here is some of his last words of advice
Madison Memorial Hospital’s Patient Portal
What do you all know about our Patient Portal? Did you know it is part of CME Meaningful Use initiative to improve patient care. Did you know it’s taken many, many man hours and collaboration between HIM, IT, and admitting to get it to where it is today. However, there is still more to do, but it’s all to help the patients at Madison Memorial Hospital have a better experience and to make their lives easier. The bigger picture behind Patient Portal is so that patients (or parents of patients) can access their labs, discharge instructions, allergies, medications, summary of care an itemized bill and the ability to pay their bill on-line. Not only can they get it from the comfort of their own home, but it can be accessed by and from any hospital in the United States, which can only mean decreased patient errors and improved patient safety and satisfaction. Families can utilize Patient Portal if a loved one is having regular labs performed and are making treatment decisions based on their lab values, it is so easy to access the information 24/7 to know how to treat their loved one. So log on to Patient Portal and see how great it is for your health information needs.
Above and Beyond
Recipient: Matt Thueson
“Matt Thueson goes ‘Above and Beyond’ for his staff, the hospital employees, and patients. Matt cares about people and it shows. If somebody loses their money in the vending machine, he will get them a soda from The Paragon, even if it is not his responsibility. If it’s somebody’s birthday, he will be the first to set something up to make them feel special. If somebody needs something, he will do his best to get it for them. He is very thoughtful and takes care of people.”
Recipient: Misty Gordon
“I would like to recognize Misty for her amazing work ethic, attitude, and ability to make everyone feel important. I have worked with Misty recently and she is a pleasure to work with. She has such a good attitude that it’s contagious. She is a perfect example of the type of person we need working in healthcare because she cares about the person.”
Recipient: Lucas Handy
“Lucas has been absolutely instrumental in promoting the Biggest Loser Program. His positive attitude is contagious. His creativity and ability to ‘tell the story’ have made this program not only fun, but motivational. He has kept personal wellness at the fore-front of employees’ minds, and we are deeply appreciative for his ‘above and beyond’ effort.”
Thank you for your commitment!