Updated CDC guidance for colleagues on isolation

January 12, 2022 // Coronavirus

Due to increasing COVID-19 cases from the Omicron variant, Saint Agnes, like all area hospitals, is experiencing severe staffing shortages. To mitigate the effects on patient care, CDC has updated its guidance to allow asymptomatic colleagues who have a COVID infection or known exposure to return to work WITHOUT isolation and WITHOUT testing.

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More than 1,600 lives saved

January 12, 2022 // Coronavirus, Kudos

Since opening the Outpatient Respiratory Infusion Room (ORIR) in December 2020, Saint Agnes has used monoclonal antibody therapy to treat more than 1,600 patients with mild-to-moderate COVID-19 to great success. By making this groundbreaking treatment available to more patients, Saint Agnes and the ORIR team are taking important steps toward helping patients heal from this virus.

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Submit booster proof by Jan. 17

January 12, 2022 // Coronavirus

If you have received the COVID-19 vaccine booster, please submit your documentation to the HR4U colleague portal by Monday, January 17. If you are eligible for the booster and do NOT meet this deadline, you may be required to undergo twice weekly COVID testing, beginning January 24.

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Annual CAT Test now available on HealthStream

January 12, 2022 // News to Use

It’s time once again for all colleagues to complete their Continuous Annual Training (CAT) via HealthStream. To ensure you have enough time to comfortably complete your training, this year’s deadline is Thursday, March 31. The CAT curriculum is made up of several courses (i.e., Safety & Security, Emergency Codes, etc.). To complete each course, you must pass with a score of 80% or higher.

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Take the PPE refresher course by Saturday

January 12, 2022 // Coronavirus, News to Use

There are only a few days left to take the PPE refresher course in HealthStream. Please review the updated guidance that outlines exactly what PPE you need to be wearing based on where you are delivering care and to whom. Complete the HealthStream attestation by Saturday, January 15.

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Join us for the next Virtual Town Hall

January 12, 2022 // Coronavirus

Our next Virtual Town Hall is Friday, January 14, at 12 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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Changes to external webmail applications coming Jan. 19

January 12, 2022 // News to Use

Effective Jan. 19, there will be a change to how external webmail such as Gmail will look when you access it via the Microsoft Edge internet browser on a Trinity Health-managed laptop or computer. There will be a reminder that you are accessing resources outside the Trinity Health security landscape. There is no action necessary at this time.

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Schedule a booster and submit proof ASAP

January 5, 2022 // Coronavirus

If you have received the COVID-19 vaccine booster, please submit your documentation to the HR4U colleague portal by Monday, January 17. If you are eligible for the booster and do NOT meet this deadline, you may be required to undergo twice weekly COVID testing, beginning January 24.

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Congratulations, Lorena!

January 5, 2022 // Kudos

Last month, Saint Agnes hosted a contest on Facebook where entrants were asked to submit a favorite holiday recipe for the chance to win a new KitchenAid® Stand Mixer. We are excited to announce that Saint Agnes’ own, Lorena Solorzano (Environmental Assistant), was selected as the winner for her persimmon cookie recipe!

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