>> FEBRUARY 6, 2015 Southern Ohio Medical Center’s Employee Newsletter It’s National Go Red day! PAGE 3 | GAMPP RECEIVES WOCN CERTIFICATION Show support of heart health awareness all day Feb. 6! Members of SOMC Community Relations will be capturing staff photos to use in an upcoming issue of the Weekly Beat, so wear your red shirts and smile for the camera! PAGE 4 | SOMC RECOGNIZED AS AHA FIT-FRIENDLY WORKSITE PAGE 6 | FOREVERFIT TIPS OF THE MONTH Inside this Issue 1) Calendar 2) Organizational News & Updates »» Requirements for SOMC’s Annual TB Education and Screening Program »» SOMC, Nationwide Partner to Offer Adult Congenital Cardiology Services »» Free Educational Courses for Employees 3) Nursing Corner »» Advancing the Profession »» Gampp Receives WOCN Certification Lakin, Wheelersburg Family Practice 4) Health & Wellness »» SOMC Recognized as AHA Fit-Friendly Worksite »» New Classes at Lucasville LIFE Center »» ForeverFit’s February Education Session »» Help Your Kids Get Healthy and Fit! »» ForeverFit Tips of the Month 5) Classifieds Submission Guidelines All Weekly Beat items must be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. All items for that week’s edition of the Weekly Beat must be received by 3 p.m. Wednesday. Any items submitted after 3 p.m. Wednesday will be held for the following Friday edition. All items submitted for the Weekly Beat will undergo review by the Weekly Beat editorial board, which consists of members of the SOMC Community Relations Department. The board will meet weekly to discuss submitted items. All items published in the Weekly Beat must have a direct link to Southern Ohio Medical Center. Items that do not occur at SOMC, or are not sponsored by SOMC, will not be featured in the Weekly Beat. For more Submission Guidelines, please review the SOMC Internal Communications Policy on the SOMC Intranet. Editor • Stephanie Merrifield Community Relations Designers • Chris Eatherton Community Relations • Brock Volio Community Relations Contributors • Eric Kephas Community Relations 1 February/March Event Calendar February 23 February 6 Book Sale Friends Center 8:30 am to 4 pm Go Red Day Organizational-Wide February 6 South Campus Groundbreaking Kinneys Lane 10 am February 10 Elder Abuse In-Service ED Room 4 1 to 2 pm February 13 February 24 Book Sale ED/Waller Corridor 7:30 am to 4 pm February 25 Book Sale ED/Waller Corridor 7:30 am to 4 pm March 2 Chocolate Sale ED/Waller Corridor 7 am to 4 pm Nursing Research Lunch & Learn ED Room 4 11:30 am to 12:30 pm February 19 Breast Cancer Screening Breast Center 1 to 4 pm Employee Birthdays February 6 Roberto Balmoria Leslie Deerfield Toland Clarissa Jackson Donna Stombock Ruby Williams February 7 Heather Bevins Whitney Dean Sarah Fox Joseph Halcomb Jr Lori Haynes Jeremy McComas Gloria Newman Deborah Pratt Christopher Stewart Jennifer Walker February 8 Henry Arms Kailee Kellough Mariah Montavon Sarah Pascal Denise Robinson February 9 Tawnya Ehrler Ashlyn Howie Pearl Murphy Ashley Spangenberg Amber Thiel February 10 Jade Casper Katherine Davis Rebecca Dodridge Delores Henry Morgan LeBrun Jessica Lucas Haley Riddle Karen Thompson Amanda Williams February 11 Jennifer Copp Tyler Journey Cassie Lore Mary Mills Brice Patterson Kylie Rhea Tanya VanScoy February 12 Athena Eichenlaub Connie Florek Monica Keeton Hope Morgan Karen Reed Brittany Williams 2 Organizational News & Updates Requirements for SOMC’s Annual TB Education and Screening Program In accordance with regulations from OSHA, the CDC, and the Ohio Department of Health, all SOMC Free Educational Courses for Employees employees must complete annual TB education and screenings during the month of February. Workforce Development is offering free educational classes for employees as follows: had zero active TB cases, while Scioto County only had one active TB case. Due to this low An Advanced PowerPoint course will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. Feb. 18 in the Computer Lab of the Gibson Building on the East Campus. A Basic Microsoft Excel course will take place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 19 in the Computer Lab of the Gibson Building on the East Campus. Registration for the courses must be completed through NetLearning, under Enroll in Class. If you have any questions, call Bethany Wilson at ext. 2712. Hospitals are assigned a risk category based on active TB cases over the year. In 2014, SOMC volume of active TB cases, SOMC has once again been deemed a “low risk” facility. “Low risk” facilities are not required to perform TB testing on all employees—only those who meet certain criteria. However, all employees must complete education during the month of February. Below are the requirements for the 2015 TB Screening Program: • To be compliant and eligible for a pay increase and annual bonus, all employees are required to complete the annual TB Education and TB Questionnaire, which will be available through NetLearning beginning Monday, Jan. 26. • SOMC Employee Health and Wellness will evaluate each questionnaire and contact employees who answered yes to any question on the questionnaire. • After consultation, additional testing may be required for those employees. To allow adequate time for additional testing, employees must complete the TB Questionnaire before Feb. 22, 2015. If TB testing is required, employees must complete the test by Feb. 28, 2015. It is each employee’s responsibility to be available for additional testing, should it be required. We ask that you complete the education and questionnaire as early as possible. If you have any questions about the program, please contact April Sanders at ext. 8021. SOMC, Nationwide Partner to Offer Adult Congenital Cardiology Services SOMC is partnering with the Heart Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital to provide Adult Congenital Cardiology Services for adolescents and adults that require ongoing specialized cardiovascular care. The Heart Center Clinic will offer: • Evaluation of murmurs, chest pain, and syncope • Follow-up visits for adult congenital cardiac patients • Medical and surgical evaluations of patients with congenital heart disease • Pre-pregnancy cardiac examinations and continual medical care for patients with heart disease • Care of patients with connective tissue disorders such as Marfan Syndrome • Pulmonary Hypertension The clinic is scheduled to take place on Thursday of every other even month (including March 5) in the SOMC Cardiovascular Testing Department on the Main Campus. Appointments are necessary and can be made through Nationwide Children’s at 614-722-2000. 3 Nursing Corner Advancing the Profession We would like to congratulate the following employees for furthering their nursing education! »» Kendra Allen, RN of the Heart Care Unit, is now a certified Nurse Practitioner. »» Bailey Frowine of the SVCU passed her boards and is now a registered nurse. »» Ashley Bentley of the SVCU passed her boards and is now a registered nurse. »» Jeannie Lute, RN of the Rehab Care Unit, is now a Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN). »» Andrea Brown of the Emergency Department passed her boards and is now a registered nurse. »» LeeAnn Parker, RN of the SVCU, received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. »» Jessica Campbell, RN of the SVCU, received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. »» Brock Partlow, RN of the SVCU, received Medical Surgical Certification. »» Jeremy Fliehman, RN of the Intensive Care Unit, is now a Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN). »» Crystal Shepherd, RN, nurse educator of the Rehab Care Unit, received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. Gampp Receives WOCN Certification Brandy Gampp, RN, BSN, inpatient nurse of Wound and Skin Services at Southern Ohio Medical Center, recently obtained certification as a Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse (CWOCN). Gampp is the first and only nurse at SOMC to obtain this prestigious certification, which is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification and the National Commission for Certifying Agencies. She is also the only nurse in the local area to receive such a distinction. “To be eligible to sit for the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing Certification Board (WOCN-CB) exam, I was required to complete classes on foundation basics, wounds, ostomy, and continence, and obtain 150 clinical hours at an accredited WOCN facility,” Gampp explained. “The closest and only facility with a preceptor opening was the Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital (a level-one trauma center) in Indianapolis, so I packed up my 5th-wheel camper and headed west.” Gampp said her month-long stay on an Indiana campground was challenging, but worth any sacrifice, because she was able to work with an experienced team of WOC nurses whose highlevel, full scope of clinical practice and hands-on training would be difficult to match elsewhere. “It was a grueling work schedule, and hard to be away from my family for such a long time, but the experience I gained during this process was truly immeasurable,” she said. “I studied with some of the most wonderful, qualified clinicians and I’m so proud to now offer this high-level of care to our patients.” The WOCN-CB began certifying nurses in 1978 as a way of recognizing and differentiating the value of expert nurses from those at an entry level. Earning board certification is a voluntary process that requires consistent evaluations of a nurse’s professional knowledge and skills. It also ensures that a nurse is knowledgeable and well-qualified to provide specialized care to meet patients’ wound, ostomy, and continence needs. “Brandy’s commitment to complete this process provides SOMC with the expertise necessary to deliver the highest standard of wound care and safety,” Neva Moore, program director of the SOMC Wound Healing Center, said. “We are so proud of her accomplishment and her unwavering dedication to her field.” “None of this would have been possible without support and encouragement from our nursing leaders at SOMC,” Gampp added. “From writing letters of recommendation, to schedule adjustments, it was a team effort. One person cannot achieve such an accomplishment on their own, and I have been empowered by the leaders in this organization. I truly thank everyone for their help along the way.” 4 Health & Wellness SOMC Recognized as AHA Fit-Friendly Worksite SOMC has been recognized as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association for helping employees eat better and move more. Register for Weight Watchers at Work “Physical activity and employee wellness are important priorities at SOMC. We are very New sessions of Weight Watchers at Work will begin this February (depending on interest and participation). Cost of the program is $156, which can be paid through payroll deduction, credit card, debit card, or cash. For more information, please call Karen Walburn at ext. 6500. “We’re committed to providing the best workplace environment possible. This distinction honored and excited to be recognized by the American Heart Association as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite,” April Sanders, manager of SOMC Employee Health and Wellness, said. will benefit our employees’ health and produce even more positive results overall.” Platinum-level Fit-Friendly employers must prove that they are working to promote a wellness culture in the workplace by offering physical activity options at work, increasing healthy eating options, and demonstrating measurable outcomes related to workplace wellness. SOMC has met these goals by creating the Employee Health and Fitness Room, making changes to options offered in the cafeteria, and providing more heath and wellness learning opportunities throughout the year. The AHA’s Fit-Friendly Worksites program is a catalyst for positive change. Statistics show that employers are losing an estimated $225.8 billion a year because of healthcare expenses and health-related losses in productivity. Many adults spend most of their waking hours at sedentary jobs, which raises their risk for a host of medical problems, including obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes. The AHA is working to change corporate cultures by motivating employees to exercise and start walking, which has the lowest dropout rate of any physical activity. “Even people who haven’t exercised regularly until middle age can reap significant benefits by starting a walking program,” Sanders said. “A study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that some adults may gain two hours of life expectancy for every hour of regular, vigorous exercise they performed, so it’s never to late to start.” For more information about all of the Fit-Friendly Worksites, visit heart.org/worksitewellness. New Classes at Lucasville LIFE Center The Lucasville LIFE Center facility has added two new fitness classes to its weekly line-up. Body Blast will take place at 4 p.m. every Monday, while Taboxing will take place at 5:35 p.m. every Monday. Body Blast is a mix of cardio, toning, and core and changes based on the students who attend. Taboxing consists of high-intensity interval training, mixing Tabata, cardio boxing, core and toning. For more information about either class, contact the LIFE Center at 574-4022. 5 Health & Wellness continued ForeverFit’s February Education Session ForeverFit participants are invited to attend the educational session, “Your Path to Getting Healthy and Forever Fit,” which will take place at 12 p.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, and at 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11 in Education Room 4. Each session will last approximately 30 minutes and registration is not required. This session will discuss the importance of knowing your numbers, keeping logs, and setting goals. It will also discuss popular smart-phone apps available to assist in tracking your wellness progress. If you are unable to attend this month’s session, the learning materials will be available on Netlearning the following week. If you have any questions or concerns, please call Employee Health and Wellness at ext. 8432. Help Your Kids Get Healthy and Fit! The SOMC Portsmouth LIFE Center is now offering a child-friendly program called “FitKids” from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. The program is youth-focused and open to children ages 6-13. The class offers fun, functional training in a non-competitive environment to get kids started on a lifelong journey to health and fitness. Participants will build strong bodies, while having a blast! The LIFE Center is now also offering a kid’s punch card. This card allows the child to workout along side a parent or guardian during many of the group fitness classes at the LIFE Center. For more information about either opportunity, please call the LIFE Center at ext. 7650. 6 Health & Wellness continued tips of the month get moving Many people view the act of exercising as a chore, or something they don’t want to do. However, once they experience the benefits of exercise, it becomes less of a chore and more of a tool to help them look and feel better. Frequent and regular physical exercise is recommended for people of all ages because it boosts the immune system and helps protect against conditions such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, cancer, and other major illnesses. In fact, it’s even known to cut your risk of major chronic illnesses/diseases by up to 50 percent, and reduce your risk of early death by up to 30 percent. Other benefits of exercising on a regular basis include: »» »» »» »» »» »» Improved mental health Boost of self-esteem/confidence Enhanced sleep quality and energy level Lowered risk of stress and depression Improved sex drive Protection against dementia and Alzheimer’s disease Having trouble getting started? Get on track by setting exercise goals. First ask yourself the following questions: »» »» »» »» »» »» What activities have I been successful at before? What things will I enjoy doing? What equipment do I have or can I access? What do I want to achieve? What am I physically able to do? What is my current fitness level? Then be sure to do the following: »» »» »» Write down your goals; unwritten goals tend to be vague and easy to forget. Make your goals clear and measurable. Review and adjust your goals as needed. If you’re still having trouble setting or meeting your goals, contact Employee Health and Wellness to schedule a one-on-one appointment. We’re always here to help! 7 Weekly Beat Classifieds miscellaneous Full size ping pong table for sale, I bought it new at Target, just don’t play it much anymore, asking $100 OBO, comes with extra net, and paddles, it is blue in color. I can send pics if interested. Call or text 740988-7597 if interested. 4 foot long x 2 foot wide foosball, ping pong, pool table combo, also has hockey and checkers and a couple other games that I don’t know how to play, all accessories come with table, in great shape, asking $75 OBO, can send pics if interested. Call or text 740-988-7597. Kids Fooseball table. $75.00 call 740935-0898. Bar stools. wooden with back rest with spindles. $25.00 for 2. Call 740-935-0898. China set. $25.00 for set. call 740-935 0898 *MAGGIE SOTTERO designer wedding gown with matching veil*. Champange in color covered with crystals. Never altered size 8, wore only approx 1 hour. More info call or text 606-923-3436 or email email@example.com. Pictures on request. Samsung Galaxy S3. Great Condition. Screen Protector always on it. Comes wirh 4 cases, charger, and headphones. Phone is the garnet red color. Asking $140. Text 740-9612599. Picture available on request. Gorgeous 5/8ct white gold Tolkowsky engagement ring with matching 1/3ct wedding band. Purchased from Kays and I have all diamond paperwork with receipt. High quality diamonds that are a must see to appreciate. Great Valentine’s Day surprise. Retails for $3,000. Selling for $2,200. Text or call 821-8518 for pics. Cherokee Flare Leg Scrub Pants for sale. Red size medium, and khaki size medium. Worn once and in excellent condition! $10 per pair. Delabamm@ somc.org Blue Lazy-boy recliner with swivel base for sale, I paid $799 for this new also spent extra $99 for the swivel base, it rocks and swivels, only asking $125 OBO, can send pics if interested, no rips, tears, break downs, or wear on this chair, in excellent shape. Call or text 740-988-7597 High Country Split Limb compound hunting bow. Its all set and ready to hunt with , comes with carbon arrows, overdraw, peep sight, kisser button, stabilizer bar, wrist strap, and release. I have well over $500 invested in this bow but realize I wont get near that, asking $250, can send pis if interested, call or text 740988-7597 “Brunswick” shuffle board, size 22.5”W.x9’6”L. and accessories, wax(liquid/dry), silicone spray. $200.00 Cast iron stove $250.00 Hoosier type kitchen cabinets x 2, $250.00 each. Wardrobes, 25”x23”x75.5”, $50.00 each. Fold up Poker table, $50.00. Call 740-820-6930 or 740-935-5628 Steele Mobile Generator with electric start. OHV forced air-cooled, 4-stroke engine, 6.6 gal unleaded gasoline fuel tank, electric and recoil start. 15HP Purchased new at Lute Supply, used 3.5 hours asking $800. Call 740285-3325. Fisher-Price RainForest activity mat $10. Fisher-Price Luv U Zoo Jamperoo $40. Bright Stars Bounce ExerSaucer $15. Summer Infant 3 stage SuperSeat (Positioner, Activity Seat, and Booster) $20. Baby Car Mirror $5. Text or call for pictures (740) 4641149 Sunquest pro-16s tanning bed by wolff excellent condition $500.00 Call 740-821-7829 leave message if no answer ,will email pictures upon request. Mens size 16D (medium width) ASICS GT-1000 2 shoes (storm/black/bold blue in color). Brand new with tags and in box. $60. Can send pics. Call or text 464-5986. Arcade Gaming Table With 750+ Arcade Classics,Including: PacMan, Dragons Lair, Galaga, etc. $1600 OBO. Call (740) 981-8989, Can send pics Chair stair lift. Bought new. Used approx 3 months. Paid 2500.00 asking 1800.00. Remote control or arm control, swivel chair with seatbelt. Foot rest. Very nice. Call 740352-0667 motor vehicles 2006 FORD 150 XLT – Automatic Transmission, 4.6 V8, 2WD, limited slip rear end, 8foot bed, tow package, matching cap, Red. 83K miles, super clean, garage kept, brand new Michelin tires and battery. $9,500. Call 464-8724. automatic. Silver, interior/grey, 31,100 miles; Air Conditioning; AM/ FM Radio/ CD Player; 4-Wheel ABS Brakes; Passenger Airbag; Side Head Curtain/Front Side Airbags; Power Exterior Mirrors; Power Door Locks and Windows; Vehicle Anti-Theft; Cruise; Power Sunroof. Just had the oil changed, tires rotated and new battery installed. Ex Cond, $10,995.00, 354-3971. 1997 Ford Econoline Bucket Van 350 $3,500 OBO. 1987 Greyhound TMC Tour Bus, Detroit Engine, All Air Ride, with Bathroom - $12,500 OBO. 1990 Volvo WIA Semi Truck with 4.25 CAT Engine with Jake break, 9 Speed Transmission, Top End Rebuilt. $6,700 OBO. Call (740) 981-8989, Can send pics 2006 Hyundai Sonata for sale. Car is in good condition and has been very dependable for me. I am the 2nd owner and it has been well cared for. The car has a V6 engine, automatic transmission with sport shift option; heated leather seats; automatic windows, locks, and driver seat; power steering; sun roof; stereo with multi-disc DC player (with steering wheel controls); keyless entry. The car does have high miles as it was a company car used for trips. Asking $4,000, which is a little under Kelly Blue Book value, but willing to negotiate. If interested contact Jessie at 740.464.0897. pets AKC Registered Lab Puppies. 2 Black and 4 Chocolate- $300.00. They are 3 weeks old and will be ready for a good home in 3-4 weeks. Own both parents & this will be their last litter. Call Beth at 740-259-1395 after 4 PM real estate 2 Bedroom, 1 bath home for sale in Sciotoville. Situated on 3 lots. Garage and Carport offers off-street parking. Appliances negotiable. Asking $57,900- Willing to negotiate. Very motivated sellers. Call/text 740961-3338 or 740-464-9909 for more information. 2008 Toyota Corolla LE, 4cyl, 1.8l, Open House February 8th 1-3pm. 1729 White Gravel McDaniel Rd. Minford. 3 BR/2 bath ranch on 2 acres; Large bedrooms with walk-in closets; Crown molding throughout; All new stainless steel appliances; Huge pantry; Gas well for heat; Custom built fire pit. Bonus annex bldg. offers 28x32 great room, one BR apt Ads must be submitted by 3 p.m. Wednesday and will be listed for three weeks beginning each Friday morning. No more than five items may be listed at a time and work extensions may not be listed as a telephone contact. (perfect Mother-in-law suite!)., 50x36 garage w/ tons of storage. 26x60 concrete slab, w/separate septic/ elec. for camper or doublewide. Asking $219,900. For questions or to schedule a private showing call/text (304) 941-5805 or (740) 285-4755. Sweet cottage for sale. 1916 Grandview Ave Portsmouth. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, nice utility room for washer/dryer and office. Has been used as a rental and is very well maintained. It features new paint, new carpet, new trim, and a gravel parking area in rear. There is also a storage shed for the mower and tools in the fenced back yard. The partial basement is dry. Close to hospital, college, park. This is a nice home for not a lot of money. Call Randy Hill at (740) 352-0476 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath brick on circle drive ports. living room with fireplace, dining room eat in kitchen hardwood floors close to somc reduced to $149,500 tel 740-353-4386 House for Sale in Wheelersburg. $89,900. 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath. 2 car detached garage with blacktop driveway. Landscaped, half acre lot. Built in 1928 with original wood trim throughout. Newer roof, gas furnace, central air. Gas log fireplace. Kitchen appliances included. Great starter home! South Webster school district. Call/text for more details (740)3578813. Adorable home in Clay twp, deadend street, conveniently located. 33H Ruth Street, Eden Park (Portsmouth) 1998 Palm Harbor manufactured home, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, situated on 2.47 acres. Move-in condition, this home offers open living room/dining room area & nice kitchen w/white cabinetry, covered front porch, rear deck, 2 car detached garage. Home is handicapped accessible w/ramp on rear deck. MOTIVATED SELLER!! Asking $89,900 call/text 740-3571989 for questions/pictures. wanted Looking for 1-10 acres for a building site. Please contact via txt or phone call at 740-739-8755 or 740-981-7964 Looking for dirt cheap or donated maternity clothing for a teenage girl. She has absolutely nothing and would greatly appreciate any help. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if able to help. Classified Guidelines Classified ad submissions must be sent via an SOMC e-mail account to merrifis@ somc.org. Items submitted through any other e-mail server will not be accepted. Ads that are considered solicitation, or the selling or offering of goods or services not pertaining to or sponsored by SOMC, may not be listed.
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