Category: Around the Medical Center, News to Use

VIDEO: The NEW InTouch is here!

July 13th, 2022 // Around the Medical Center, News to Use

Our NEW InTouch intranet – a one-stop resource for hospital news, upcoming events, important documents and so much more – is now LIVE and accessible from work, home, and your mobile devices! Check out our new Welcome Video and learn how to access InTouch on shared workstations and on your mobile devices. Like the new site or have a suggestion on how we can make it better? Share your feedback for the chance to win a Saint Agnes Wireless Phone Charger.

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NEW InTouch goes live Monday!

July 6th, 2022 // Around the Medical Center, News to Use

We want to make it easier for colleagues to stay connected to everything Saint Agnes. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce that on July 11 Saint Agnes is launching the NEW InTouch intranet – a one-stop resource for hospital news, upcoming events, important documents, and so much more! With new tools and simpler navigation, it’s never been easier – or more fun – to stay InTouch. Plus, be sure to set up Multi-Factor Authentication so you can access the new site from your personal devices, even when you’re not at work.

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A sign of improved safety

July 6th, 2022 // Around the Medical Center

Don’t turn a blind eye to a wet patient floor. Thanks to EVS and its new “Wet Floor” sign program, we can all play a part in preventing potential slips and falls. The next time you see a spill, grab one of the new yellow caution signs that are hung near or behind the door of every patient room. Each sign is labeled with its assigned room number, so once the area is dry, be sure to hang it back in its spot for quick and easy future access.

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More reasons, more ways to stay InTouch

June 29th, 2022 // Around the Medical Center, News to Use

We want to make it easier for colleagues to stay connected to everything Saint Agnes. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce that on July 11 Saint Agnes is launching the NEW InTouch intranet – a one-stop resource for hospital news, upcoming events, important documents, and so much more! With new tools and simpler navigation, it’s never been easier – or more fun – to stay InTouch. The new platform is also mobile-friendly and can be viewed from home and on the go. In preparation of the July 11 launch, be sure to download the Microsoft Authenticator app on your phone and enable Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) so you can access the new site.

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Good news you won’t soon forget!

June 29th, 2022 // Around the Medical Center

Getting your TB test is easy but remembering to get it read 48 hours later sometimes poses a challenge. Not anymore! Beginning Friday, July 1, Employee Health will replace its 2-step TB skin test with a 1-time blood test for all colleagues and new hires. The results are more accurate and you’ll save valuable time because there’s no need to return to Employee Health after your initial test. How’s that for making it easy?!

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Main Wing roofing project begins Jun. 20

June 15th, 2022 // Around the Medical Center

After more than 45 years, the hospital’s Main Wing is getting a new roof! The project kicks off next week and is expected to take 6-8 weeks. In preparation, we will begin closing off the west side of circle drive as soon as today. Then, bright and early Monday morning, a crane will be brought on site so crews can begin demolishing the old roof and loading the new roofing materials. For your safety and the safety of our patients and visitors, the west side of Circle Drive will remain closed for the duration of the project.

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Physician and nurse residents learn together

June 15th, 2022 // Around the Medical Center, Graduate Medical Education

Today, June 15, Emergency Medicine physician residents and nurse residents from Cohort 20 gathered together at the Learning Center on Warner to practice joint patient simulations for the first time. Both physician and nurse residents float to different departments as part of their educational programs, which means they are often working with care teams they are unfamiliar with. By practicing these scenarios, residents were able to gain confidence in communicating with new care teams in critical situations.

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MRI remodel set to finish in July

June 8th, 2022 // Around the Medical Center

You may remember that in February Saint Agnes began the installation of a new MRI unit. After several months of construction and hard work form our facilities team, we are excited to share that the MRI remodel project is set to be completed at the end of July! In other imaging news, Phase 2 construction for Nuclear Medicine is scheduled to finish at the end of August. We can’t wait to offer more advanced and efficient imaging services for our patients!

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The Hospital Week fun continues

May 11th, 2022 // Around the Medical Center, Upcoming Events

There are still a few days left to show off your Saint Agnes Spirit! On Thursday, we’re celebrating Florence Nightingale’s birthday with cupcakes and a day of gratitude. And on Friday, we’re wrapping up the week with Food Trucks and a Farmer’s Market! Plus, don’t forget to submit photos of your department wearing your Hospital Week shirts for our annual Department Photo Contest.

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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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