Additional Creek Fire aid

September 16, 2020 // News to Use

We continue to pray for our colleagues who have been affected by the Creek Fire and are pleased to offer our support through these two new resources from Trinity Health: up to five days of regular base pay (regardless of PTO availability) to be provided to colleagues whose primary residence is located in the affected area and who are unable to come to work due to the disaster, and a hardship provision for 403(b) Retirement Savings Plans that allows for distribution for expenses and losses (including loss of income) for qualified colleagues.

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Town Hall this Friday

September 16, 2020 // Coronavirus, Upcoming Events

Thank you to those of you who’ve participated in the last few Virtual Town Halls. If you haven’t been able to call in yet, be sure to join us this Friday, September 18, at 11:30 a.m. for the next one. Check your email for instructions on how to join the meeting. If you have any specific questions or topics you want covered, please send them to saintagnes@samc.com.

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Learning to ‘Stress Less’

September 16, 2020 // Upcoming Events

Please join us Wednesday, September 16 at 6 p.m. on Facebook Live as Saint Agnes Behavioral Counselor, Susan S. Hill, LMFT, breaks down a few methods for dealing with the stress of our pandemic-altered lives. Plus, we have a new opportunity for colleagues in need of a little recharge. Join us for a Resilience and Renewal session hosted by our Clinical Social Workers every Monday and Friday starting Monday, September 21.

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Don’t miss the flu shot clinics

September 16, 2020 // News to Use

If you haven’t already, be sure to attend one of our upcoming flu shot clinics so you can be compliant with our 2020-2021 flu season policy. Should you opt to get your shot elsewhere, remember to bring your paperwork to Employee Health Services to receive your 2020-2021 flu badge and an ice cream!

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Flu shots for the whole family

September 16, 2020 // News to Use

Whether your family is big or small, it’s important to take steps to keep everyone in your household healthy this flu season. That’s why Saint Agnes Care is hosting drive-thru flu shot clinics starting September 30. Anyone over the age of 6 months can receive a flu shot, so get everyone in the car and make it a family trip! Plus, anyone who gets their flu shot at one of our clinics will receive a Pledge to Protect mask – like the ones colleagues received in August.

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GME Sunshine Award

September 16, 2020 // Graduate Medical Education

To honor and celebrate our own frontline heroes, the Saint Agnes physician residents created the quarterly Sunshine Award for nurses. Selected by physician residents, nurse nominees are individuals who understand the role of a resident, and embrace the opportunity to be a positive influence on their training and development. Congratulations to this quarter’s winner… Josephine Tamparon, RN!

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Mammograms made easy

September 16, 2020 // News to Use

We sheltered in place to protect one another when the pandemic hit. But even after the restrictions lifted, more than 70 percent of women opted out of their annual screening mammogram. Research shows that the best protection against breast cancer is regular cancer screenings, so don’t put yours off any longer. Call Saint Agnes Breast Center at The Plaza, (559) 450-5656, to schedule your annual screening mammogram. No referral needed! Plus, anyone who makes an appointment during the month of October, receives a Committed to the Cure face mask and water bottle – while supplies last!

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Pledge to protect against flu

September 9, 2020 // News to Use

In the midst of a global pandemic, it’s more important than ever to make sure you get your flu shot to keep your immune system strong as we head into flu season. This year, we’ve moved to the 2-North Hallway as an extra precaution to keep colleagues physically distanced while they receive their flu shots.

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Creek Fire Aid

September 9, 2020 // News to Use

We are deeply saddened by the tragic Creek Fire which continues to devastate our county. Many of our colleagues have been impacted as we estimate that approximately 150 people and their families have been evacuated or reside in areas that are under heightened watch as the fire rages on. To that end, please spread the word to any of our Saint Agnes colleagues who are experiencing a loss and ask them to send an email to saintagnes@samc.com sharing specifically what they are in need of.

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Care for the Common Good

September 9, 2020 // Around the Medical Center

Saint Agnes is pleased to join Trinity Health in supporting a systemwide initiative called: Care for the Common Good. According to Catholic Social Teaching, “Common Good” means that all people have an obligation to foster that which is good, not only for oneself, but also for the good of all. As one of the nation’s largest Catholic healthcare systems, Trinity Health is advocating for health policy change that ensures everyone in the United States has access to high-quality, comprehensive health care coverage.

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