Monthly Archives: April 2022

We’re proud of you, Christopher!

April 20th, 2022 // Kudos

At Saint Agnes, we believe in the power of kindness, compassion, and dignity, but simple acts of kindness are often small and may go unnoticed. We want to change that by recognizing the little actions you take that make a huge difference for our patients, visitors and your fellow colleagues. Today, we want to recognize Christopher Hamberg, Guest Services Representative, for taking a few minutes out of his day to help a visitor connect with her sick family member.

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Thank you for your healing spirit

April 20th, 2022 // Kudos

Yesterday, we recognized three individuals with pendants bearing the image of St. Raphael, the patron saint of healing, donated by Orloff Jewelers. Each of these team members – Spiritual Care Manager Josephine Longoria, OB/GYN Oscar Young, MD, (not pictured), and ICU Director Tina Lujano – embody Saint Agnes’ healing mission. A huge thanks to James and MaryAnn Orloff and Orloff Jewelers for donating the pendants and for celebrating our staff in this meaningful way.

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Get connected for Hospital Week

April 20th, 2022 // News to Use

Hospital Week may still be a few weeks away, but we have lots of fun activities planned that you won’t want to miss. From event updates to exclusive contests and colleague photos, the Colleague Connect App is your best source for everything Hospital Week and beyond. So, be sure to download the app ASAP to keep up on all the action. Plus, anyone who downloads the app between now and May 8 at 11:59 p.m. will be entered to win Saint Agnes swag!

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StandOut Pulse Survey starts Monday

April 20th, 2022 // From Human Resources

You’ll be glad to know that the StandOut Pulse Survey is the new colleague engagement survey format for all of Trinity Health. Rather than take the annual 100+ question survey from Safe and Reliable, colleagues will now be asked to complete the 25-question StandOut Pulse Survey two or three times per year. Our next StandOut Pulse Survey begins Monday, April 25 through May 9. Keep an eye on your email inbox for the survey link from StandOut!

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We love our volunteers

April 20th, 2022 // Kudos

We are so excited to be celebrating all of our volunteers during Volunteer Appreciation Week! Earlier today, the Volunteer Services Department hosted an Appreciation Gathering for all of our volunteers. We hope you join us in continuing to thank these dedicated individuals over the next few days. We are truly blessed by their support and compassion.

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New colleagues are on the way!

April 13th, 2022 // From Human Resources, Kudos

Thanks to the efforts of our Recruitment Team, dozens of new colleagues will be joining the Saint Agnes family over the next few weeks. The recruiters interviewed 182 candidates during last week’s Open Interview Week, 78 of whom interviewed on Friday alone! We can’t wait to meet all of our new coworkers, and with your help we can keep Saint Agnes growing! If someone you know couldn’t attend the interviews last week, they can still apply and you can submit a referral form to earn up to $20,000.

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Help save patient lives

April 13th, 2022 // Saint Agnes in the Community

Continued blood shortages are affecting our ability to care for patients in need of emergency care, surgeries and other procedures. Between now and our extended deadline of Saturday, April 30, when you OR a family member visit the Central California Blood Center to donate, be sure to mention our Saint Agnes Group ID number “S440” to be entered into a raffle to win a 65-inch flat screen television! The opportunity drawing is sponsored by and exclusive to Saint Agnes, so you must provide our Group ID number when you register.

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New lab test improves care for cardiac patients

April 13th, 2022 // Around the Medical Center

Cardiac patients who entrust their care to Saint Agnes can now be even more confident they’ve made the right choice. Beginning April 25, our laboratory is switching to a more sensitive troponin assay (Beckman hsTnI), designed for earlier diagnosis and management of patients with symptoms suggestive of myocardial infarction. Among the many benefits offered by this higher sensitivity troponin test are faster discharge of low-risk patients, elimination of costly point-of-care testing, improved care and greater patient satisfaction.

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Book your primary care appointment online

April 13th, 2022 // Saint Agnes Care

Last month, we announced that two of our primary care offices had been set up for online scheduling as a way to make it easier and faster for our patients – including many of you – to request the care they need. We are thrilled to share that online scheduling is now available for ALL of our Saint Agnes Care family and internal medicine providers! So, whether you’re looking to establish with a new provider or want to schedule a follow-up appointment, it only takes a few clicks.

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