Welcome to the 1st Edition of the Salina Regional Health Center Employee Newsletter
This newsletter will be published quarterly throughout the year to provide you with valuable information regarding the organization. This newsletter will replace the Quarterly Employee Meetings. We believe this will be a more effective way to reach and share information with more employees throughout the organization. There are opportunities throughout the newsletter to provide comments and/or ask questions. We look forward to your feedback!
Congratulations and welcome to all 86 new employees for becoming a part of our team at Salina Regional Health Center! Our whole team welcomes you and we look forward to the company’s continued success with you. Having each of you in our company is really a great honor and indeed, all of us here are very excited to work with you. Welcome aboard!
Administration and Human Resources are pleased to announce the implementation of a new onboarding experience for new hires to align with our organizational strategy of TEAM and the Total Patient Experience philosophy. We have redesigned orientation to include in-depth customer service training plus a rebranded new hire orientation presented as the "New Employee Experience". It is our hope that the new on-boarding experience provides an excellent start to the "New Employee Experience" where every employee feels valued and this then carries over to the patient experience as employees begin their new role at Salina Regional Health Center.
Additionally, we have reduced orientation from 2 days to 1 day, leading to an emphasis on quality time spent in orientation and a quicker path to their departments. We are pleased to share the "New Employee Experience" and an introduction to the new "SRHC Total Patient Experience Way" theme. This training, which began in January, is receiving excellent reviews from new staff. Read more to see what the "New Employee Experience" is all about!
(March 20, 2019) Salina Regional Health Center announced that Robert Freelove, M.D. has been named Senior Vice President/Chief Medical Officer for the hospital effective July 15, 2019. Freelove will be part of the hospital’s executive team, with direct responsibilities of the Salina Regional Medical Group, clinical integration of its system and clinical expansion in the region.
A true leader is one who inspires and motivates others, leading where others wish to follow. Congratulations and welcome to the following new leaders who come to SRHC with excellent leadership skills and positive enthusiasm to influence and inspire others!
We welcome one Medical Doctor and seven Advance Practice Providers to our Medical Group! Say hello to our new members of the SRHC family!
To all 941 employees who celebrated a birthday since our last employee meeting, we wish you a Happy Birthday and an amazing and memorable year filled with warm wishes and sincere thanks for your commitment and all you do for Salina Regional Health Center!
Values in Action awards are for employees demonstrating behavior that exemplifies any of the organization’s core values of Patient Centered, Quality, Trust, Integrity, and Sustainability. All employees are eligible for the award and are encouraged to submit recommendations electronically on the intraweb.
Click here to nominate someone
Click here to see the Q1 winner and nominees.
The Tammy Walker Cancer Center's oncology and hematology department has received a three-year certification from the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI). The voluntary program is an effort to help medical oncology practices assess the quality of care they provide patients.
Thank you to all employees for helping our organization enhance the experience of every patient that comes to Salina Regional Health Center! We appreciate you! It is your voice through our WIG process that makes the difference!
On the second Friday of each month, Human Resources offers employees free popcorn and ½ price fountain drinks. Check out the details here and join us at our next Popcorn Friday!
Did you know that Salina Regional Health Center has a Diversity Committee? Attaining diversity and inclusiveness in the workplace is a fundamental part of fulfilling the mission of Salina Regional Health Center.
Effective April 1, 2019, Salina Regional Health Center and all affiliates will change to the following:
- Code Red will be Fire Alarm
- Code Adam will be Child Abduction
- Code Silver will be Armed Intruder
- Code Black will be Bomb Threat
Beginning in 2019, annual HealthStream lessons will be rolled out April 1st and employees will have until November 30th to complete all lessons.
Learn new skills and earn a paycheck at the same time. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is legislation designed to prepare youth and adults for entry into the labor force and to provide job training. Salina Regional Health Center, in partnership with Kansas WorkforceONE, provides opportunities to qualified individuals to learn a new trade while earning wages to support yourself and your family.
In the 2019 HR Annual Report, you will find an update on the value of what SRHC spent on benefits for employees, all that SRHC is doing to build a great culture, an update on Leadership Institute successes and growing leaders, a new growth opportunity for front line employees, and a brief update of 2018 workforce recruitment.
Some of you may ask, what is a strategy? A strategy generally involves setting priority goals that guide the organization, determining actions to achieve the goals, and mobilizing resources to execute the actions. After pulling together ideas from leaders, physicians and Board members throughout the organization, a strategy was developed and then rolled out to all employees throughout our organization this past year.
Thank you to everyone that is participating in our new wellness platform! Bravo has many features to offer including over 40 challenges, access to an online university, health coaching, recipes, workout videos, and much more. That being said, we have over 250 employees competing in our first wellness challenge that have accumulated over 10,000,000 steps in only a month. Simply Amazing! Don’t forget, we have pharmacy consults which can be done in person or over the phone and wellness consults which can be done in person or through Vcare.
The Tobacco Cessation Program is a great opportunity for those who smoke or use smokeless tobacco and want to quit. Classes begin March 26th but you can still register if you miss the first class.
Statistics show that every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs a blood transfusion and one out of every 10 people admitted to the hospital needs blood. One whole blood donation can help save as many as three lives. About 30% of the population is eligible to donate blood but only about 3% donate. Salina Regional Health Center employees are renowned for giving their time, talent and even financial resources to support causes around the community. They also give their blood in four yearly drives that are held at Salina Regional Health Center in partnership with the American Red Cross.
Join in the fight against cancer. Tammy Walker Cancer Center has a Relay for Life team! We’d love to have you join us.
Plan to participate in the Parade of Hope Relay for Life June 1, 2019. Run, Walk, have fun! Survivors can register for their free T-Shirt. Click here for more information.
Purchase a luminary in memory of or in honor of someone that has fought or is fighting the cancer battle. Contact Tammy McDowell at Tammy Walker Cancer Center 452-4853. Click here for more information.
Summer vacation is right around the corner! Get the most out of your vacation with savings on rental cars and movie tickets. This summer hit the road and save up to 25% on Enterprise rental cars. During your travels catch the latest movies with savings on AMC movie tickets.
Please visit www.TicketsatWork.com for more offers and ordering details. Additional information and featured offers are also highlighted in the attached Savings Bulletin. Tickets can be ordered online or by calling 1-800-331-6483.
Worlds of Fun & Oceans of Fun - one park, one price, twice the thrills, where guests enjoy 235-acres of rides and slides. Worlds of Fun amusement park offers something for everyone with countless family rides, thrill rides - including 7 world-class roller coasters, children’s area, and live shows! As part of our good-any-day ticket program, please accept the attached poster, which offers significant savings on good-any-day tickets to Worlds of Fun/Oceans of Fun, for the duration of the 2019 season. For reference and savings comparisons, the 2019 Gate Ticket is $63 + tax.
Did you know that SRHC offers employer-matching contributions of 50% of your contributions up to the first 6% of included compensation pay?
Empower Retirement offers features and services designed to make managing your SRHC 401(k) Plan account more convenient and secure.
As an employee of Salina Regional Health Center, you are eligible to receive healthcare services through vCare, our telemedicine platform. vCare allows you, the patient, to receive virtual consultations delivered by SRHC providers, through your computer, laptop, or smart device while you are anywhere: your house, your yard, or even the beach! vCare saves you time and travel while conveniently working your appointments into your lifestyle.
Salina Regional Health Center has made changes to two Human Resource policies that you need to be aware of. These new policies went into effect on March 7, 2019.
Policy # 8370.02 Employee Attendance
A partial day absence where the employee works more than ½ of the scheduled shift, but not the full scheduled shift will result in ½ occurrence point. A partial day absence where the employee works less than ½ of the scheduled shift, but not the full scheduled shift will result in 1 occurrence point. Full policy may be found here
Policy # 8370.15 Employee Dress Code
The dress code now includes that hats are not appropriate at work. This does not include those who are working outdoors in the weather elements. Head covers that are required for religious purposes or to honor cultural traditions are allowed. Full policy may be found here
Welcome to our quarterly Compliance education including all things Compliance, Privacy and Security. These quarterly tidbits are going to continue to enhance your education in these areas while reducing the amount of time you spend annually on these topics. I hope you enjoy the new format and contact Amanda, Mac, or Becky with questions.
Recycling efforts are underway at SRHC and SRHC sites; we are off to a great start! Thanks to over 70 "Green Gurus" in various offices, departments, and buildings who are helping to guide the efforts and ensure success. We are sending more than six giant collection carts a week to the Salina Drive-thru Recycling Center.
Throughout the year, the SRHC Gift Shop hosts several sales to help raise funds for the SRHC Service Auxiliary. A portion of the proceeds goes to the auxiliary to help fund projects within the hospital such as healthcare scholarships, support of the Morrison House, guest services, and more.
The SRHC summer student program places students in various departments throughout the hospital and its affiliates during the summer months.
Staff Sponsors are needed for the students. Any unit or department that would like to host a volunteer may do so by contacting Marsha Haskett in the volunteer department for further information. This is a great opportunity to help build future health care workers! For more information email Marsha Haskett.
Greg Cheek will discuss how personal health journeys impact patient expectations, explore the concept of patient centered healthcare, use the transformative power of gratitude in daily experience, examine how to foster team resiliency, and recognize your role in and impact of customer service in healthcare. Deadline to register is April 2nd.
Join us for the 2019 SRHC Stroke Symposium! Deadline to register is April 19th.
The Sunflower Health Network (SHN) was established in 1994 to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of healthcare delivery in the region. Salina Regional Health Center is one of the network’s 27 members (26 of which are hospitals). The SHN recently added 9 new member hospitals.