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Recognized for Excellence: Mohammed Budeir, M.D., Jeffrey Nachman, M.D., Cheryl Alessandrini, R.N., Brittany Banes, R.N., Chris Czerpak, R.N., Candy Yanchalus, R.N., Kristi Garcia, the Shock Trauma and Step Down teams at CCMC

Suzanne Smith, Senior System Experience Officer for Crozer-Keystone Health System, shares the following patient compliment recognizing physicians, nurses, and employees at Crozer-Chester Medical Center:

I was admitted to Crozer-Chester Medical Center’s Shock Trauma ICU after a terrible fall. I was terrified and in a great deal of pain with seven fractured ribs. 

I have spent most of my professional life working in a hospital setting and this experience was extraordinary! From the moment I arrived I was treated with the utmost respect – it was beyond anything I had ever expected. 

The professionalism, expertise, and teamwork the shock trauma team put forth was remarkable! I was moved to the step down unit after three days and received excellent care there as well. 

Employees who should specifically be recognized include Dr. Budeir, Dr. Nachman, Cheryl Alessandrini, R.N., Brittany Banes, R.N., Chris Czerpak, R.N., Candy Yanchalus, R.N., and Kristi Garcia. 

I apologize, I cannot remember everyone, but I hope you will share this recognition with all the teams involved. Not only did they work to heal my body, but they also made me feel safe and made me laugh every single day. 

I know the healthcare industry is struggling, and there are serious issues for patients and medical professionals across the country. However, I want to publicly share my exceptional experience at Crozer-Chester Medical Center and thank the team who works tirelessly every day with little to no recognition. 

I’m home now after ten days in rehab. I am recovering well and very grateful for the compassionate care I received at Crozer-Chester Medical Center.

IMPORTANT CCMC FACILITIES NOTICE: East Drive Traffic Detour – Sat., June 22

Sent on behalf of Facility Services at CCMC

Traffic detours along East Drive continue as the construction of the new chiller and boiler replacement project at Crozer-Chester Medical Center progresses.

Beginning at 6 a.m. Saturday, June 22, East Drive will be CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC FROM 14th STREET. 

A  crane lift carrying new equipment for the chiller and boiler project will be on-site and blocking access to East Drive for approximately ten hours.

Special notice should be taken by all CCMC employees, visitors, patients, vendors, and contractors.

Those accessing the physician parking lot, dietary loading dock, Crisis Center, East Drive hospital entrances, East Drive loading dock, Facilities Department, and Quality and EVS offices can still do so via the traffic plan highlighted below, directing traffic from Medical Center Boulevard through the upper 95 parking lot and back.

Detour signs and a flagman will be posted to help drivers navigate this traffic change.

Absolutely NO FOOT TRAFFIC will be allowed through the closed portion of East Drive during this time.

Please share this important message with co-workers, patients, vendors, and visitors. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Bob Kilroy at 610-447-2452 or by e-mail at robert.kilroy@crozer.org.

Thank you.

TJC Accreditation Granted at CCMC, Taylor and Springfield Hospitals

Sent on behalf of Kevin Grentz, Director, Accreditation & Regulatory Services

Great news!  The Joint Commission has accepted all plans of correction from our recent Triennial Accreditation Survey conducted at CCMC, Taylor and Springfield Hospitals.  As a result, Accreditation has been granted for the next three years.

I want to thank everyone for everything that went in to ensuring a successful Medicare Deficiency resurvey in March and also for completing the plans of correction that resulted from both surveys. 

Please share this great news with your staff and thank you again for all of your hard work and for everything you do for our patients.  Great job everyone!

Medline Cleaning Chemical Conversion

Sent on behalf of Lisa Schuhl, Value Analysis

As part of our standardization initiative click here for our latest conversion that will be processed.

This initiative will allow us to use the same chemicals system-wide. We partnered with the EVS team and validated the efficacy of the products below with Infection Control. Please see list below of all chemicals. Click here for image.

Initial cleaning chemical orders have been placed for each location. Please hold until the dispensers are installed. See below for scheduled dates and times. Click here for image.

This change will not impact the Operating Rooms system-wide at this time. However, the change will be phased in at a later time. This change will not impact the use of Oxcicide.

For any questions about this conversion, please contact:

Erica Buck, EVS Office Coordinator: 15-2400

Joe Hickman, Interim EVS Director: 15-2401

Kevin Williams, Senior Operations Manager, EVS: 12-8360

Alicia Wetling, Medline Buyer: 15-2420

Lisa Schuhl, Value Analysis: 15-2475

Recreation in Recovery: Donate to First Steps Residential

Sent on behalf of Catherine Meliniotis, Clinical Director, Acute Substance Abuse Unit & First Steps Residential

Recreational activities are an excellent tool for teaching individuals in recovery how to achieve goals, solve problems, socialize while sober, and handle stressful situations without the use of drugs or alcohol. Do you or someone you know have a gently used ping-pong table they'd like to get rid of? Crozer-Keystone's First Steps Residential unit can help! For more information, please contact Catherine Meliniotis at 610-619-8806 or Rich Miller at 610-447-6133.

Crozer-Keystone & Strive Well-Being Are Building a Healthy Workforce Together!

Join Us on June 17 for Zumba at CCMC

Sent on behalf of Employee Benefit Services

You spoke and we listened – Thanks to the 300+ employees who responded to our recent onsite fitness survey, Crozer-Keystone Health System – in partnership with Strive Well-Being – are now offering onsite fitness classes as part of our Healthy Prospects Wellness Program.

All Crozer-Keystone employees are invited to attend evening Yoga, Zumba and/or fitness classes at CCMC or DCMH through June 20. Please wear comfortable fitness attire for all classes. For those participating in yoga, please bring water and a mat or large beach towel.

Classes for this week include:

Delaware County Memorial Hospital – Classrooms A/C

Zumba on Monday, June 17 from 6:15 to 7 p.m.

Yoga on Thursday, June 20 from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m.

Crozer-Chester Medical Center - Clark Lobby

Yoga on Tuesday, June 18 from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m.

Zumba on Wednesday, June 19 from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m.

Fitness on Thursday, June 20 from 6 to 6:45 p.m.

SPACE IS LIMITED! Click here to register. Click here for CCMC and here for DCMH schedules.

Questions? Contact Andrea Fray at Andrea.Fray@crozer.org or 610-447-6048 (15-6048).

Register for an Onsite Biometric Screening

Next Appointment Opportunity – Wednesday, June 19 at Springfield Hospital

Sent on behalf of Employee Benefit Services

Are you enrolled in a Crozer-Keystone medical plan? A biometric screening is one of the three steps you must complete by the August 2019 due dates to earn the 2020 Wellness Participant medical premium rate, which will be $50 per month lower than the Non-Wellness Participant medical premium rate.

Register for one of the following events – don’t miss out! 

Springfield Hospital - 1st Floor-Suite 101, Pain Center

Wednesday, June 19 from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Crozer-Chester Medical Center - Clark Lobby

Tuesday, June 25 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Wednesday, June 26 from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Delaware County Memorial Hospital - Classrooms A/C

Thursday, June 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Friday, June 28 from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Click here for the full onsite screening schedule.

Contact Health Fitness to register today! Visit https://pmh.biovia.healthfitness.com or call 800-337-8508, and select option 1. Additional resources are listed below:

Click here for program highlights

Click here to visit the Healthy Prospects website

Click here to access the online user guide and here for further instructions

Step 1: Biometric Screening - Onsite or in your physician’s office (Complete by Aug.1, 2019)

Step 2: Online Health Assessment (Complete by Aug. 31, 2019)

Step 3: Earn 60 Wellness Points (Complete by Aug. 31, 2019)

Tobacco Users - Click here to learn how you can avoid the 2019 Tobacco Surcharge

Click here for additional information

Please note, if your medical coverage goes in to effect on or after Saturday, June 1, 2019, you automatically qualify for the reduced rate and do not need to take action until 2020.

Employee Badge Renewal

Next Opportunity: Wednesday, June 19 at Taylor Hospital

Sent on behalf of Human Resources

As part of Crozer-Keystone’s employee identification policy, all employee badges must be renewed in 2019. This includes all CKHS, CKHN, physicians (both CKHS and private practice), volunteers, and contracted employees. This does not apply to those hired after September 2018.

Representatives from our Human Resources department will continue offering badge renewal services throughout the month of June at Taylor Hospital. Details are listed below. Dates, times, and locations for the other sites will be announced in the near future.

All applicable employees will need to bring their current badge and one additional form of photo ID (i.e. driver’s license). If an employee lost their badge, they will be required to pay $20.00 at the cashier’s window, accessible via Outpatient Registration at Taylor Hospital, and present their receipt when they come to have their badge renewed. Please direct all questions or concerns to your immediate supervisor. Thank you.

Taylor Hospital – Classroom C

Wednesday, June 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Saturday, June 29 from 6 to 8 a.m.

‘Stronger Together’ Cancer Support Group Meeting: Tuesday, June 25

Sent on behalf of Patti Hollenback, Nurse Navigator

This support group is open to anyone facing a cancer diagnosis at all phases of survivorship – from diagnosis through treatment and beyond. It provides a safe place to meet and network with other people touched by cancer, and share emotions, information, support, understanding, and hope. The group meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Community Room at Crozer-Keystone at Broomall. Our next meeting is on Tuesday, June 25. For more information or questions, please contact Patti Hollenback, at patricia.hollenback@crozer.org.

Stroke Support Group Meeting: Wednesday, July 10

Crozer-Keystone’s stroke support group provides information and a sense of community to stroke survivors, their caregivers, and family members. Each session includes 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 each month, from 3-4:30 p.m. in the 4th floor Rehab Café. The next meeting will take place on Wednesday, July 10. For more information or to register, call 1-800-CK-HEALTH (1-800-254-3258).

Hospital Sales for the Week of June 17

Sent on behalf of Volunteer Services

CCMC – Main Lobby

Tuesday, June 18 – Tupperware

Wednesday, June 19 – Tupperware

Thursday, June 20 – Candy Time 

The Gift Shops at CCMC, Springfield and DCMH accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover cards.

Taylor Hospital Gift Shop Hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Taylor Hospital 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 Monday morning at 6 a.m.

Dietary Menu for the Week of June 17

Sent on behalf of Vanessa Kukulski, Metz Culinary Management

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DCMH

Springfield

Taylor

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