Happy Thanksgiving!

November 25, 2020 // Around the Medical Center

At Saint Agnes, we want to take this opportunity to thank you, our colleagues, for your ceaseless commitment to our patients. Because of you, we are able to continue providing high-quality, compassionate care to thousands of patients every year. We are forever grateful for your strength and resilience and cannot thank you enough for your contributions to our healing ministry. We hope you have a safe, masked, physically distanced and relaxing Thanksgiving. As an additional show of thanks, if you are working tonight or tomorrow, a complimentary meal will be available for you in One Main Café.

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Food trucks and jeans next Friday

November 25, 2020 // Upcoming Events

Next Friday, December 4, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Fresno Street Eats will be making another stop at the top of the Circle Drive and The Plaza. All trucks accept cash and card, so be sure to bring some spare change next Friday to enjoy a delicious lunch! Don’t forget, next Friday is also Spirit Dress Down Day, so be sure to wear your favorite Saint Agnes T-shirt and denim.

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Don’t make the break room an outbreak room

November 25, 2020 // Coronavirus

We know that this is traditionally a time of year to enjoy potlucks and fellowship with colleagues, but with cases increasing in our community and more staff out sick than at the height of our summer surge, it’s crucial that we remain diligent in our practices of masking, physical distancing and hand washing. To safeguard your health and the health of your colleagues, do not host any gatherings, potlucks or holiday celebrations in your department this holiday season.

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COVID-19 vaccine update

November 25, 2020 // Coronavirus

With at least two COVID-19 vaccines on the horizon, Trinity Health has developed new guidance for colleagues in regards to the distribution of the vaccine when it is made available. Please take a few minutes to read this important communication from Trinity Health Leadership.

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Join us for the virtual Tree Lighting

November 25, 2020 // Upcoming Events

With COVID putting a stop on a number of treasured events this year, we’re excited to announce that this year’s Saladino Christmas Tree Lighting will be streamed via Facebook Live on Tuesday, December 1, at 5:30 p.m. If you haven’t already, be sure to follow Saint Agnes Medical Center and Saint Agnes Foundation on Facebook so you can tune in and watch the big tree light up the night and bring some much-needed holiday cheer to the Fresno skyline.

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Sister Emily to retire

November 25, 2020 // Retirees

After more than 30 years of faithful service to our patients, staff and physicians, our beloved Sister Emily is retiring from Saint Agnes, effective immediately. Though we knew this difficult day would eventually come, we all secretly hoped Sister would never leave.  She is part of the very fabric of Saint Agnes and her daily presence will be deeply missed. Fortunately, she will not be gone completely. Sister Emily has graciously agreed to stay on in a limited capacity as a volunteer chaplain. Even in her retirement, she continues to be a blessing!

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We’re thankful for you

November 18, 2020 // Upcoming Events

As a way to show their appreciation for your ceaseless dedication to Saint Agnes, our patients, and the Fresno community, Saint Agnes Foundation, in partnership with the Saint Agnes Men’s and Women’s Clubs, have donated a special meal in your honor. Join us for a Gratitude Meal, Thursday, Nov. 19, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 9:30-11 p.m., at the top of the Circle Drive. Plus, enjoy a Spirit Dress Down Day!

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COVID update

November 18, 2020 // Coronavirus

COVID-19 cases in the U.S. have hit an all-time high, and it’s likely we will experience a second wave, locally. We need your help to blunt the curve, especially with the holidays upon us. Now more than ever, please be diligent about wearing your mask, washing your hands and staying physically distanced from others. To help keep you and your loved ones safe this holiday season, Trinity Health has made Microsoft Teams available to colleagues for personal use through Jan. 4, 2021.

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500 TAVRs in the books

November 18, 2020 // Kudos

Congratulations to our Cath Lab and TAVR team for performing 500 TAVR procedures – what an accomplishment! Last week, the Cath Lab and TAVR team treated the 500th patient to undergo the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure, a minimally invasive alternative to open chest valve surgery. Our heart team has performed more procedures than any other area hospital, giving new hope and the promise of an improved quality of life to hundreds of patients – and the numbers continue to grow.

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Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery earns accreditation

November 18, 2020 // Awards, Saint Agnes Care

Last week, Saint Agnes Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (MBS) successfully completed its survey to become a Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence! The surveyor had very nice words for our MBS program. She stated we were a “strong pass” for accreditation, had no compliance issues, and had a very good program. We’re so proud of the entire Bariatric team for their hard work and excellent patient care!

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