Flu Season is right around the corner

September 23, 2021 // News to Use

As we continue to battle this pandemic, it’s important to take every step you can to protect yourself against illness. Get your flu shot to keep your immune system strong as we head into flu season. This year’s Flu Shot Festival will be held October 5-14. In addition to the shot, all colleagues will receive a voucher that can be redeemed for one FREE ice cream bar in One Main Café. Also, as in past years, an exemption can be requested for religious or medical reasons.

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Earn double points through Sept. 30

September 23, 2021 // From Human Resources

To help colleagues and spouses/eligible adults enrolled in a Trinity Health medical plan earn enough points to maintain a lower per pay cost for medical coverage, Live Your Whole Life has extended double points through the end of September! Quarter 3 ends September 30 so be sure you’ve collected at least 5,000 points to maintain lower premiums.

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Saint Agnes Care opens two new specialty clinics

September 23, 2021 // New Faces, Saint Agnes Care

As part of its ongoing effort to meet the comprehensive needs of Valley patients, Saint Agnes Care has added two new specialties to its growing network of care: Urology and Vascular Surgery. Even though the clinics are new to Saint Agnes Care, you’ll likely recognize many of their expert providers. Please join us in welcoming these two new talented teams of physicians to the Saint Agnes family.

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How to keep kids safe while waiting for a vaccine

September 23, 2021 // Coronavirus

On Monday, September 20, Pfizer shared that COVID-19 vaccination is highly effective for children ages 5-11 based on the results of their months-long study. Though it will still take Pfizer time to submit their findings to the FDA to receive approval for use, we are excited to hear such positive progress. We know many parents and grandparents are anxious for their little ones to get vaccinated, but rest assured, there are many other ways you can help keep them safe while we wait for the vaccine’s approval.

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Get help for maintenance and telecommunications issues

September 23, 2021 // News to Use

When you have phone, computer or maintenance issues, the last thing you want to do is spend a long time on hold waiting for a technician to help you. Thankfully, our Maintenance and TIS departments both have online work order forms available in your ZENworks window. TIS is also excited to introduce our new virtual agent as a tool to help you submit requests and job tickets and get the help you need in a more efficient manner.

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Join us for the next Virtual Town Hall

September 23, 2021 // Coronavirus

Our next Virtual Town Hall is Wednesday, September 29, at 1:30 p.m. Instructions on how to join the Webex will be found in your email. If you have any specific questions you would like answered, please send them to saintagnes@samc.com. If you’ve missed a recent Town Hall and you would like to know what was discussed, you can watch recordings of the Town Halls on InTouch.

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Last chance! Submit vaccine proof by Sept. 21

September 15, 2021 // Coronavirus

There are only a few days left to submit your vaccination proof to remain compliant. To submit your proof, please log into your HR4U portal and complete the digital form. Instructions are available on InTouch. If you have any issues, please contact your manager or email COVIDInfo@samc.com. Vaccination proof must be submitted by Tuesday, September 21.

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New guidance for exposed colleagues

September 15, 2021 // Coronavirus

Recognizing the staffing challenges hospitals are facing due to COVID-19, OSHA has established Crisis Condition guidelines. A Crisis Condition is a period of critical staffing shortages in which safe staffing cannot be maintained to support the hospital’s clinical operations. Per OSHA’s definition, Saint Agnes is currently in a Crisis Condition, which means, under certain conditions, colleagues may return to work if they were exposed to COVID-19 but are asymptomatic. These colleagues will follow a COVID-19 testing protocol to work during this period.

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Award-winning Cardiac Care

September 15, 2021 // Awards, Kudos

Congratulations to our cardiac team for earning designation as a Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care and for being named by American College of Cardiology as a Heart of Quality Patient Care hospital! These distinctions signify that our cardiac program meets nationally established criteria by demonstrating expertise in delivering quality specialty care in a safe and effective manner. Thanks to our incomparable cardiac colleagues and providers for working with heart and providing award-winning patient care every day.

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Employee Health open at new location

September 15, 2021 // News to Use

Employee Health has officially reopened at its newly remodeled location next to Human Resources (1201 E. Herndon, Suite 103). All regular Employee Health services, including bi-weekly Binax testing will be provided at the new location.

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