Register for Touchless Screening

October 21, 2020 // Coronavirus

Yesterday, our new online touchless screening process went live, kicking off our two-week go-live period! Please remember, screening is mandatory, and you must screen using the new system or the manual log (found in Outpatient Center) before the start of each shift. If you haven’t had a chance to register yet, please visit https://app.certify.me/samc to complete your registration.

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Open Enrollment for 2021 Benefits kicks off Oct. 22

October 21, 2020 // From Human Resources

Your opportunity to select the benefits you want for next year will take place from Oct. 22 – Nov. 12, 2020. Review your elections online and make any necessary changes or adjustments by the close of open enrollment on Nov. 12, 2020. This year you will also be able to elect your benefits through the Workday mobile app.

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Help bring change to our community

October 21, 2020 // Saint Agnes in the Community

Whether it’s a loved one, a neighbor, or even a patient, we’ve all encountered people who are struggling to provide for their families. Residents of Fresno County face a number of significant health challenges, including homelessness, food insecurity, access to care, and mental health. If you believe that everyone has the right to a standard of living that promotes health and well-being in all areas of life regardless of socioeconomic factors, then it’s crucial that you TAKE ACTION to help make access to health care and necessary services possible in our community.

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New faces

October 21, 2020 // New Faces

Please join us in welcoming Noel Grayson as the new Controller for Accounting. Noel comes to Saint Agnes after serving as the Controller at Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center in Alamogordo, New Mexico. He brings a wealth of financial experience, including 15 years of hospital-related financial experience.

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Colleague Halloween Celebration

October 21, 2020 // Upcoming Events

It’s time to dress to impress for our annual Halloween celebration. In order to ensure the safety of our colleagues, Halloween is going to look a little different this year. But that doesn’t mean we can’t have a monstrously good time. Friday, October 30, and Saturday, October 31, colleagues can don workplace appropriate costumes and enter a virtual costume contest. Plus, all colleagues will receive a sweet treat – individually packaged bags of kettle corn!

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Find Your Fit

October 21, 2020 // Upcoming Events

We all know exercise is important to maintaining good health. What may not be as clear are which types of exercise are most effective; the amount of exercise required to lose or maintain weight, or how to exercise safely with certain medical conditions. Get answers to these questions and more, plus learn why you shouldn’t take a one-size-fits-all approach to fitness. Join us Wednesday, October 28, at 6 p.m., on Facebook Live to hear from Saint Agnes Care Sports Medicine Physician, Richard Oravec, MD.

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Welcome to our newest class of Nurse Residency grads

October 21, 2020 // Kudos

On Friday, October 9, seven nurses graduated from the Saint Agnes Nurse Residency Program! The 13th Cohort presented their final projects to leaders from their units and Nursing Education team before receiving their certificates of completion. We’re so proud of all of these new nurses and can’t wait to see what amazing work they will do for our patients. Take a few minutes to watch their presentations and hear some of their ideas on how to make patient care more effective and efficient.

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Joint Commission Survey Tip of the Week

October 21, 2020 // Quality and Safety

The onset of COVID-19 may have delayed our Joint Commission Survey, but we’re still due to be surveyed in the near future. Over the next few weeks, we’ll share helpful tips and guidelines with you so everyone can be prepared to deliver a successful survey result. This week’s tip focuses on the proper use of power strips.

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Scan for Safety

October 14, 2020 // Coronavirus

We’ve made a Pledge to Protect one another, our patients and the community by wearing our masks, washing our hands and physically distancing whenever possible. Beginning Tuesday, October 20, we’re adding another safety measure with the launch of our new online touchless screening process. With this safe new process, you can answer your daily symptom questions electronically – from your smart phone or PC. You’ll then receive a QR code to scan at one of our new screening stations. Think of it as your personal safety pass. When you scan it, the station identifies you, takes your temperature, and automatically links the two to complete your check-in … safely!

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Last chance to get your flu shot

October 14, 2020 // News to Use

There is only one more opportunity to get your flu shot during our colleague Flu Shot Festival. If you haven’t already, be sure to make time to join us at Saint Agnes Administrative Center at The Plaza, tomorrow, October 15, 8-11 a.m. If you choose to get your flu shot elsewhere, be sure to provide documentation to Employee Health no later than November 6 to receive your purple 2020-2021 Flu Season Badge.

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