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News from Around Crozer-Keystone

PA Department of Health Approves Temporary MRI at Springfield Hospital

Sent on behalf of Gwen Smith, president, Springfield Hospital

After a lengthy process, the Department of Health has approved the use of a temporary MRI at Springfield Hospital. Effective Tuesday, November 20, services will be available for all inpatient and Emergency Department patients and offered Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Springfield Hospital staff and administration will continue to evaluate the need for after hours and weekend coverage as the census increases. We appreciate your patience during the approval process. 

Working On Thanksgiving Day? Enjoy One Complimentary Meal with Metz

Sent on behalf of Metz Culinary Management

Crozer-Keystone employees working at any of our four hospitals on Thursday, Nov. 22 (Thanksgiving Day) can enjoy one complementary meal through Metz Culinary Management. This offer is for employees only. Times and selections may vary. Details listed below: 

CCMC - 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. 11-7 staff only; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. lunch; 4 to 6 p.m. dinner

DCMH – 7 to 9 a.m. breakfast; 5 to 7 p.m. dinner

Taylor – 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. lunch; 4 to 6 p.m. dinner; breakfast served 7:30 to 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 23

Springfield – Noon to 2 p.m. lunch in the kitchen; trays will be delivered for night shift. 

Employee Pharmacy Hours – Thanksgiving Holiday

Sent on behalf of Brad Smerkanich, RPh, Supervisor, Employee Pharmacy

The Employee Pharmacy will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 22 (Thanksgiving Day) and Friday, Nov. 23 (low census day). The Employee Pharmacy will reopen on Monday, Nov. 26, and operate under normal business hours, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Crozer-Keystone ‘Think Pink’ Mammography Events

Sent on behalf of Kimberly Dougherty, Manager, Media Medical Imaging

Crozer-Keystone Health System will once again host its popular “Think Pink” events, pairing mammography screenings with a free gift. Events will be held throughout the month of November at various Crozer-Keystone Health System locations. In addition to receiving a free gift, patients can enjoy free snacks and refreshments when they come for their appointment. Dates and times are listed below. 

Crozer-Chester Medical Center: 1 to 4 p.m. on November 27 

Springfield Hospital: 4 to 7 p.m. on November 28 

Delaware County Memorial Hospital: 3 to 7 p.m. on November 27 

Crozer-Keystone offers state-of-the-art digital mammography and performs over 25,554 mammograms a year, more than any other health system in Delaware County. To register for the “Think Pink” event, call 1-866-5-CK-X-RAY (1-866-525-9729) or visit http://ckimaging.crozerkeystone.org

“Talk Out Loud” Cancer Support Group Meeting – Monday, December 3

Sent on behalf of Barbara Morley, R.N., Breast Nurse Navigator

The Talk Out Loud support group is open to women facing any type of cancer diagnosis, along with their families and friends who love and support them. Our next meeting is on Monday, December 3, from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Terrace Conference Room at the Crozer Regional Cancer Center, 2nd Floor, at Crozer-Chester Medical Center. Need to talk but can’t wait? Group members are available via e-mail and phone: Kay Talbot: kaytalbot74@gmail.com, Deb DiSantis: debdisantis@verizon.net and Barbara Morley, R.N., Nurse Navigator: 610-447-2645. 

Stroke Support Group Meeting – Wednesday, December 12

Crozer-Keystone’s stroke support group provides information and a sense of community to stroke survivors, their caregivers and family members. It provides an opportunity to connect with others and share experiences. Each session will include time for open discussion as well as tips, tools and facts about stroke recovery. The support group is held at Taylor Hospital on the second Wednesday of the month, from 3-4:30 p.m. in the 4th floor Rehab Café. The next meeting will take place on Wednesday, December 12. For more information or to register, call 1-800-CK-HEALTH (1-800-254-3258). 

Gentle Yoga Support Group for Cancer Patients and Caregivers

Sent on behalf of Patti Hollenback, R.N., B.S.N., OCN, Crozer-Keystone nurse navigator

Join us for a low-impact moving and meditation class that increases flexibility reduces stress and promotes deep healing in the privacy of a small group. Classes involve stretches and seated movements that are adjusted for those with reduced mobility. No mat, special clothing, or experience is necessary. For those familiar with yoga terminology, our classes include Yoga Nidra relaxation techniques, Hatha Yoga Asanas, and the easy flow of Vinyasa Yoga with the goal of moving towards an ease of mind, body, and spirit each week. These sessions are a complimentary service of our cancer program provided to cancer survivors and their caregivers to help promote healing during or after active treatment. Staff and physicians are welcome to participate. Reservations are not required. For information, contact Patti Hollenback, R.N. at 484-446-3644 or patricia.hollenback@crozer.org

CKHS Refer a Coder - Qualify To Earn $500

Sent on behalf of Human Resources

We have a new and exciting referral program for Coders!  All CKHS employees (excluding management) are eligible for participate in this incentive program. You can earn $500 if you refer a Coder to CKHS and they are hired into a full-time or part-time position.  After the new Coder has successfully completes 90 days of employment, you will be paid $500! Click here for an informational flyer or visit the CKHS Intranet (Employee Tab) for more information. 

CKHS Refer a Nurse Program Update - Qualify To Earn $1,000

Sent on behalf of Human Resources

Please be reminded that we have a new and exciting RN referral program! All CKHS employees (excluding management) are eligible for participate in this incentive program. You can earn $1,000 if you refer a registered nurse to CKHS and they are hired into a full-time or part-time position. Please note that the registered nurse needs to have at least one year of RN licensure in order for you to qualify for the referral bonus. After the new RN successfully completes 90 days of employment, you will be paid $1000! Click here for an informational flyer or visit the CKHS Intranet (Employee Tab) for more information. 

CKHS PEARL Program – Caring For Moms & Babies Experiencing Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Sent on behalf of Debra Bonner, RNC, BSN, PEARL Program, Nurse Navigator

Did you know -- Last year, Crozer-Keystone Health System established a center of excellence dedicated to assisting expectant mothers with substance abuse disorders as well as their unborn babies who may be at risk for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome?  The program – named PEARL, an acronym for Prevention, Education, Addiction, Recovery and Linkage - is based at Crozer-Chester Medical Center. 

The PEARL team connects with mothers through outreach with physicians, community agencies, Crozer-Keystone facilities and other healthcare facilities throughout Delaware County. Nurse Navigator, Case Managers and Recovery Specialist aim to begin working with mothers during the perinatal stage and provide ongoing support and ancillary services postnatal until the baby reaches two years of age. PEARL services are available to expectant mothers participating in Keystone First insurance. Expectant mothers with other insurance products who wish to access treatment will be referred by PEARL to the Crozer-Keystone Opioid Treatment Center of Excellence team. 

If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about the PEARL Program, call 610-619-8461 or visit www.crozerkeystone.org/PEARL. Click here for a brochure on the program. 

New Verizon FiOS Employee Offer: 1yr Amazon Prime & Amazon Echo (2nd Gen)

Sent on behalf of Susan Winkles, MBA, Director, Benefits and Communications  

As part of Crozer-Keystone Health System’s corporate agreement with Verizon, current employees can take advantage of discounts on a FiOS Triple Play Bundle. 

This new-customer offer runs from November 1, 2018 – January 30, 2019 and includes:

1 year of Amazon Prime & Amazon Echo (2nd Gen) plus a 2-year price guarantee with a new Fios Triple Play with Fios Gigabit Connection, Custom TV and Home Phone for $69.99/mo. with a 2-yr agreement + taxes, equip. charges, & other fees. 

  • Setup charge waived for online orders (a $99.99 value)
  • Online orders only. Orders placed by phone or any other method do not qualify.
  • Price includes the $10/mo. employee discount. 

Existing customers may be eligible to save $120 a year on Verizon Internet, TV, and Home Phone Triple Play bundles, or $60 a year on a Verizon Internet + TV OR Verizon Internet + Home Phone Double Play bundles. Visit http://www.verizon.com/connections for additional details and to enroll in the program. Employees must enroll through the Verizon Connections website to receive discount. 

If you have any question about this offer, please contact Kirsten Zanardi at Verizon at kirsten.s.zanardi@verizon.com. 

Got Walkers? (or tub seats, canes etc.)

Sent on behalf of Mark Prodoehl, Director of CKHS Outpatient Rehabilitation Services

The hospitals of Crozer-Keystone Health System are asking for donations of used medical equipment for patients in need. Equipment needed includes: canes, wheelchairs, tub seats, walkers (with OR without wheels) and/or walker wheels. To make a donation, please contact Mark Prodoehl at 610-595-6053 or mark.prodoehl@crozer.org. Thank you for your generosity! 

Hospital Sales for the Week of November 19

Sent on behalf of Helen Coogan, Secretary Specialist, Volunteer Services

The following sales will be held this week at Crozer-Keystone hospitals: 

CCMC – Main Lobby (8 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

Monday, November 26 – Tupperware

  • The Gift Shops at CCMC, Springfield & DCMH accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover cards.
  • Taylor Gift Hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Taylor vending lounge, located on the 1st floor next to the gift shop, is open Monday through Thursday from 2 p.m. to 6 a.m. and Friday from 2 p.m. through 6 a.m. Monday morning (hours subject to change without notice).

Dietary Menu for the Week of November 19

Sent on behalf of Vanessa Kukulski, Metz Culinary Management

Crozer

DCMH

Springfield

Taylor

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