Joint Commission Survey Tip of the Week

October 21, 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 the proper use of power strips.

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Scan for Safety

October 14, 2020 // Coronavirus

We’ve made a Pledge to Protect one another, our patients and the community by wearing our masks, washing our hands and physically distancing whenever possible. Beginning Tuesday, October 20, we’re adding another safety measure with the launch of our new online touchless screening process. With this safe new process, you can answer your daily symptom questions electronically – from your smart phone or PC. You’ll then receive a QR code to scan at one of our new screening stations. Think of it as your personal safety pass. When you scan it, the station identifies you, takes your temperature, and automatically links the two to complete your check-in … safely!

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Last chance to get your flu shot

October 14, 2020 // News to Use

There is only one more opportunity to get your flu shot during our colleague Flu Shot Festival. If you haven’t already, be sure to make time to join us at Saint Agnes Administrative Center at The Plaza, tomorrow, October 15, 8-11 a.m. If you choose to get your flu shot elsewhere, be sure to provide documentation to Employee Health no later than November 6 to receive your purple 2020-2021 Flu Season Badge.

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Pledge to Protect this holiday season

October 14, 2020 // Pledge to Protect

With the first of the major fall holidays approaching, opportunities for social gatherings and carrying out traditional festivities are increasing. While we know how important the upcoming holidays are to many of you, unfortunately, COVID-19 and flu aren’t going to be taking a break anytime soon. In order to keep you, your loved ones and our patients safe this fall, it’s crucial to stay on your guard and continue practicing diligent mask wearing, physical distancing and hand washing to keep germs at bay.

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Joint Commission Survey Tip of the Week

October 14, 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 covers corridors and doorways.

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Schedule your FREE antibody test now through Dec. 31

October 7, 2020 // Coronavirus

There is a lot to learn about COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2; like how it travels from person to person, why it affects people differently, if it will come back seasonally like the flu and if people can catch it again. One way to help answer these questions is through serology – or antibody – testing. In appreciation of all the hard work you have contributed during the pandemic, Trinity Health is making serology testing FREE to ALL colleagues (even if you don’t purchase your health insurance through Saint Agnes) now through December 31.

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TAKE ACTION to support our community

October 7, 2020 // Saint Agnes in the Community

More than any public health event in our nation’s history, COVID-19 has made clear that our health care delivery system is failing to meet the needs of all people. But we need your help to make a difference. That’s why Saint Agnes has joined Care for the Common Good. Join us and TAKE ACTION. Let’s make access to health care and necessary social services possible in our community.

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Have you missed any Town Halls?

October 7, 2020 // Upcoming Events

If you’ve missed some of our recent Virtual Town Halls, don’t worry. We’ve created an InTouch page with an archive of past recordings. As the recordings become available to us, we will add more so the page can stay current. And be sure to mark your calendar for these upcoming Town Halls. Instructions on how to join each Webex can be found in your email.

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Find Your Fit

October 7, 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, and learn why you shouldn’t take a one-size-fits-all approach to fitness. Join us 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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Don’t miss your flu shot!

October 7, 2020 // News to Use

There are only two more opportunities to get your flu shot during our colleague Flu Shot Festival. If you haven’t already, be sure to make time to join us at Saint Agnes Administrative Center at The Plaza. Please also encourage your family and loved ones to take advantage of the Saint Agnes Care drive-thru clinics.

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