Join us for the next Virtual Town Hall

November 4, 2020 // Coronavirus

Our next Virtual Town Hall is Tuesday, November 10, at 3 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 now watch recordings of the Town Halls on InTouch.

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Joint Commission Survey Tip of the Week

November 4, 2020 // Quality and Safety

The onset of COVID-19 may have delayed our Joint Commission Survey, but we’re still due to be surveyed sometime during the week of November 15. Over the next few weeks, we’ll share helpful tips and guidelines with you so everyone can be prepared to deliver a successful survey result. This week’s tip focuses on properly labeling POC testing strips.

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Help protect Saint Agnes from cyberattack

November 4, 2020 // News to Use

Last week, the FBI released warnings about an “imminent, credible (cyber) threat” to health care organizations across the United States. A cybercriminal group is targeting health care providers with the Ryuk ransomware, which is designed to steal data and disrupt health care services. As you know, Trinity Health takes patient safety and the protection of our patients’ data seriously. Ministry leadership and the Enterprise Information Security (EIS) team are actively taking precautions to prepare for and thwart these threats. In parallel, increased colleague awareness and attention is also necessary during this time.

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Cardiac Rehab reopening

November 4, 2020 // News to Use

With more businesses opening, we’re excited to announce that Saint Agnes Cardiac Rehab is once again open for patients to continue their rehab after being discharged from the hospital! While the number of patients will be limited to ensure proper physical distancing, our entire Cardiac Rehab staff is thrilled to be able to invite patients back to the gym. If you see any Cardiac Rehab colleagues around the hospital, be sure to give them a warm welcome back!

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Voting Center opening at The Plaza

October 28, 2020 // News to Use

With early voting and absentee voting, it’s never been more convenient to cast your ballot. Not to mention that Saint Agnes Administrative Center at The Plaza (1111 E. Spruce Ave.) is one of this year’s in-person voting sites. The Plaza voting center, located on the east side of the building, will be open Saturday, October 31, through Tuesday, November 3, for voters to drop off absentee ballots, vote in person, get language assistance or even register to vote. For colleagues who plan to vote in person on or before November 3, we will be as accommodating and flexible as operationally possible.

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Get your costumes ready!

October 28, 2020 // Upcoming Events

It’s time to dress to impress for our annual Halloween celebration. In order to ensure the safety of our colleagues, Halloween is going to look a little different this year. But that doesn’t mean we can’t have a monstrously good time. Friday, October 30, and Saturday, October 31, colleagues can don workplace appropriate costumes and enter a virtual costume contest. Plus, all colleagues will receive a sweet treat – individually packaged bags of kettle corn!

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Join us TONIGHT for Find Your Fit

October 28, 2020 // Upcoming Events

We all know exercise is important to maintaining good health. What may not be as clear are which types of exercise are most effective; the amount of exercise required to lose or maintain weight, or how to exercise safely with certain medical conditions. Get answers to these questions and more, plus learn why you shouldn’t take a one-size-fits-all approach to fitness. Join us TONIGHT, Wednesday, October 28, at 6 p.m., on Facebook Live to hear from Saint Agnes Care Sports Medicine Physician, Richard Oravec, MD.

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Town Hall this Friday

October 28, 2020 // Coronavirus, News to Use

Our next Virtual Town Hall is this Friday, October 30, at 12:30 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 now watch recordings of the Town Halls on InTouch.

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Joint Commission Survey Tip of the Week

October 28, 2020 // Quality and Safety

The onset of COVID-19 may have delayed our Joint Commission Survey, but we’re still due to be surveyed in the near future. Over the next few weeks, we’ll share helpful tips and guidelines with you so everyone can be prepared to deliver a successful survey result. This week’s tip focuses on proper medication administration.

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Curl up with Healthy Spirit magazine

October 28, 2020 // News to Use

Healthy Spirit, Saint Agnes’ health and wellness magazine, was delivered to Fresno-area homes and physician offices earlier this month. Our fall issue featured the road to recovery for a COVID-19 patient and her family, ways to exercise safely during a pandemic, and treatments for fighting back against chronic constipation. Special thanks to Richard Oravec, MD, Amritpal Nat, MD, and Abhishek Gulati, MD, for contributing to this issue!

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