Club Ortho

Madison has started a new, great program!  Club Ortho gives patients a smoother program for those scheduled to have hip, knee, or shoulder surgery. It is designed to make each patients entire surgical experience a seamless and problem free. 

Surgery works with Case Management who works with Physical Therapy who all work with the Doctors to ensure that our orthopedic patients have a highly collaborated end optimally cared for experience.  Programs like this are often seen in larger metropolitan hospitals, but rarely in one of our size.  This program guides the patient from the decision to have surgery all the way through recovery and return to optimum health. The first class was held last Monday (1/26/2015) and was very well received. 

When you see them, give Case Management a “way to go” pat on the back.  Programs like this will make for happier, healthier patients at Madison Memorial Hospital.

Congratulations, Rachel

Rachel Gonzales CEO

Our CEO, Rachel Gonzales, has been appointed to the Idaho Hospital Association (IHA) Board.  She will be serving in that capacity as an American Hospital Association (AHA) Representative to the Regional Policy Board.  We congratulate Rachel on this three-year appointment, which began on January 1, 2015.  Rachel is looking forward to this opportunity and will represent Madison Memorial very well.

Rachel has also been listed a second time as one of the “50 Rural Hospital CEO’s to Know”.  Becker’s Hospital Review publishes this list which features some of the most impressive leaders dedicated to advancing healthcare in small towns and rural communities.  Individuals included on the list include CEOs and administrators of hospitals located outside of a major metropolitan areas or healthcare hubs. The selected leaders went through an editorial review process where a number of factors were considered, including awards received; local, regional and national leadership positions held; and their organizations’ recent performance.

 

Hospital Renovation – HIM Record Storage: 

As soon as the 120 days worth of Medical Records can be stored on site in a different location we will begin renovating the HIM record storage space.  It will be the new location for Medical Staff Services and other employees yet to be determined.  The renovation will include several offices, 11 cubicles, a conference room similar in size to the board room, and six stations for employees to utilize to work on Healthstream assignments.  As soon as the renovation starts it is expected to take approximately 90 days until completion.  More information will be available as the project progresses.

Employee Recognition Program Version 2.0: 

In an effort to recognize the wonderful efforts of our employees in real time we are revamping our employee recognition program.  Rather than only choosing several employees once a quarter we are encouraging anyone who would like to recognize outstanding effort to send an email to HR.  There is no length requirement or specific form that needs to be filled out.  Just let us know when an employee does something exemplary or noteworthy and we will contact the employee within the week to recognize them.  We have some wonderful employees at Madison Memorial Hospital that go the extra mile.

Healthy Cooking with Carol Salsa

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For those who missed the cooking with Carol class on Friday here’s the delicious and healthy recipe for the salsa that was made by our very own Chefs Lucas and Kyle.

 

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WELLNESS SALSA

  • 4 CUPS FRESH TOMATOES – CHOPPED
  • 1/2 CUP CILANTRO – CHOPPED
  • 1/2 CUP FRESH PARSLEY-CHOPPED
  • 1 CUP CELERY – CHOPPED
  • 1 CUP GREENS ONION – CHOPPED
  • 1 CUP  ENGLISH CUCUMBER, UNPEELED – CHOPPED
  • 1 CUP RED ONIONS – CHOPPED
  • 1 CUP GARBANZO BEANS (CHICK PEAS) – DRAINED AND RINSED
  • ¼ CUP LEMON JUICE
  • 2 TBSP  EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL
  • 1/2 CUP FAT-FREE ITALIAN DRESSING
  • 1 TBSP ROASTED GARLIC – CHOPPED
  • 1 TBSP FRESH GARLIC- CHOPPED
  • 1 TBSP FRESH BASIL- CHOPPED
  • 1 TSP GARLIC-PEPPER SALT (OPTIONAL)
  • 1 JALAPENO PEPPER (OPTIONAL)

 

 DIRECTIONS

  1. MIX ALL INGREDIENTS IN A LARGE BOWL.
  2. REFRIGERATE FOR AT LEAST 2 HOURS BEFORE SERVING.
  3. SERVE WITH A STURDY CHIP LIKE MULTIGRAIN SCOOPS OR HOME MADE CHIPS FROM TORTILLAS.

 

STAY TUNED FOR MORE RECIPES AND MORE TIPS ON HOW TO JUMP START YOUR HEALTHY LIFE! 

Excel Your Impact

Our first Staff Development class on “Basic Communication” went very well and had good attendance.  Six classes were taught at 62 people attended.  Thanks to everyone who came!  During February we will discuss negative self-talk that we all seem to fall into at times, and how we can change that to positive.  Jessica Curr, Clinical Educator for Labor and Delivery, will be presenting.  Follow the link for the dates and times for the classes during February.

Self-Talk

 

Employee News

Congratulations to the following people!

Promotions:

Jana J. in ED was promoted to Pharmacy Tech

Graduations:

Letecia G. (Med/Surg) achieved her RN.  She had been an LPN.

 

Years of Service for February

5 Year

Michelle M. (Administration)

 

 10 Year

Tanja H. (Med/Surg)

Nathan O. (Med/Surg)

Norie Pead (Nutritional Services)

 

New Hires for January

Ashlee O. Radiology CT Tech
Lexie T. Med/Surg RN
Britney W. MMSC Surgery Tech
Shydi M. Med/Surg RN
Patrick G. Env. Services Housekeeper

 

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