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Flu Vaccines—no more excuses!
Nancy Alstad, Director of Human Resources

Fight the FluAs Fort HealthCare continues on its culture of safety and wellness journey, fighting the flu becomes more critical than ever! As previously published, this year all members of the Fort HealthCare workforce (both employed and non-employed members) will be required to comply with the annual influenza vaccination program. The following options are available:

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Organization News

We are going ‘Baby-Friendly’

Becoming a Baby-Friendly facility is a comprehensive, detailed and thorough journey toward excellence; excellence in providing evidence-based maternity care with the goal of achieving optimal infant feeding outcomes and mother/baby bonding. It compels us to examine, challenge and modify longstanding policies and procedures. It requires training and skill building among all levels of staff and calls for implementing audit processes to assure quality in all aspects of maternity care operations. In short, this means Fort HealthCare is encouraging ALL mothers to breastfeed their infants as recommended by the World Health Organization’s American Academy of Pediatrics and a number of other professional organizations. Please watch for additional details as we continue our commitment to the best possible care for our mothers and their infants.


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Conference Room Coordinator going live on September 1

Submitted by Doris Lange, Executive Assistant

Access to the new room coordinator program will be available on September 1 and is the same as it was for Meeting Room Manager, except you will click on Conference Room Coordinator to open it up.  If you had the ability to schedule rooms in Meeting Room Manager but find you cannot in Conference Room Coordinator, please contact Doris Lange x5406 and we will make the correction. 

If you have an upcoming meeting, please do check CRC to be sure it has been scheduled along with any room setup and food services needed.  If you find it is not on the schedule, please book the room and any setup/food services needed.  CRC is easy to use but please call with any questions you may have when reserving a room.


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Elevator Upgrades

Submitted by Rich Drotzer, Maintenance Supervisor

We have started the process of upgrading elevators 1 & 2 (south elevators near the Sherman Entrance). This project started on Aug 19th in the mechanical room, and will last over 90 days. We will be shutting down Elevators 1 & 2 the week of August 26th. Both elevators will be out of service until late October when one of the elevators will be ready for normal operations. The second car will be operational by approx. Thanksgiving week.

During this time elevators 3 & 4 can be used to access floors in the southern part of the building. Stair wells #5 & #7 can also be used to access other floors. Most of the work will take place in the mechanical room and you will not know that install crews are on site.

A crane will be on site for one day during this project. This is currently scheduled for September 7th, and a rain date is reserved for September 8th. The crane will be located in the ambulatory parking lot; for safety reasons, the lot will be closed when crane activity is occurring.

Please let staff members who use these elevators that they will be non-operational for an extended time frame.


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Jefferson High School Volleyball Team raising fund for Mammogram Vouchers

Submitted by James Shulkin, Director of Planning and Market Development

Every year the Jefferson High School volleyball team dedicates a home game to the ‘Pink’ cause.  This year’s ‘PINK’ game is scheduled for Tuesday. October 1, with Varsity play starting at 6:30.  Every dollar made that night – concessions, t-shirt sales, 50/50 raffles, etc – goes toward a breast cancer related cause.  As was true last year, monies raised will be donated to the Fort HealthCare mammogram voucher program, a service that provides free mammograms for under- and uninsured women.

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Fort HealthCare will sell ‘Pink’ shirts and Powered by Pink goodie bags through the Human Resources department and is encouraging employees to wear the shirts on ‘Jeans Day’, October 4.  Sponsored by the Jefferson Piggly Wiggly, Schneider-Michaelis Funeral Home, Brantmeier Law, and at Fort HealthCare, the bags include a water bottle, pen, letter opener, thumb drive, mini flashlight, band aids, and breast cancer awareness literature.

Shirts and bags will also be available to the public at the JHS volleyball home games in September (10, 17, 24) and, of course, on ‘Pink’ night, October 1.  Items will also be available online through a link provided by DBR Designs.  

The plan is to fund raise throughout the month of September, culminating with the PINK game on October 1.


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Wound Care Conference offers 5.75 CEUs in Johnson Creek

Submitted by Bridget Thomas, Manager of Wound & Edema Center

As a nurse, you are expected to understand a wide breadth of medical issues, some more complex than others. Wound care can be one of the most difficult areas of medicine because it takes precision and consistent care to heal most chronic wounds. This one-day conference entitled Venous Ulcer Disease: Identification, Management and Treatment, scheduled for October 11, is intended provide the knowledge to assist patients and clinicians in achieving better outcomes – specifically those with vascular difficulties. Speakers and presenters alike will show you ways to not only treat wounds, but truly heal them. You will leave with specific products and techniques to use to improve patient care in your own organization, as well as contacts in the wound care industry.

This is the conference for you if you want to:

  • Describe causes of venous disease and development of chronic ulcers.
  • Identify the different stages of lymphedema.
  • Describe the role manual lymph drainage (MLD) in treating lymphedema.
  • Understand the risks and benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen.
  • Match the proper skin substitute with the underlying disease state and/or location.
  • Identify long-term outcomes for the patient with venous disease treated and untreated.
  • Discuss wound treatment products with industry experts.
  • Receive CEUs close to home (5.75 CEUs applied for).
  • Squeeze in some shopping at the Johnson Creek Outlet Mall!

All this for only $90! Register online at www.FortHealthCare.com/WoundConference.


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Reporting Employee Illness in Clarity

Submitted by Sue Ott, Manager of Business Health

The Joint Commission Standard IC.02.03.01 mandates that Fort HealthCare “works to prevent transmission of infectious disease among patients, independent practitioners and staff.” Further, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services mandates that Fort HealthCare must maintain a log of illness incidents related to infections and communicable diseases. Therefore, employees are asked to contact their manager or leadership designee regarding their absence from work. If the absence is in regards to illness, the manager or leadership designee must report the sick call. Reporting of the sick call is accomplished by the manager or designee by completing an employee absence report in the Clarity system. The report must include:

  • Event type – “employee absence”
  • Name of Employee
  • Reason for occurrence
  • How notice was received and from whom
  • Employee department
  • A description of the illness (with symptoms)
  • Reporter name

Symptoms will be reviewed by Employee Health. Employees who are deemed to have or are suspected of having a communicable illness will be contacted by an Employee Health nurse for follow-up and recommendations. If contacted, the employee is required to speak with the Employee Health nurse for evaluation of symptoms.

Effective 9/1/13, the Sick Call line (920) 568-5005 and the Sick Call e-mail address will be discontinued. All Sick Calls will be recorded through Clarity after that date.


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Frosty Rock Challenge coming November 16

Submitted by Amie Ramczyk, Physical Therapist

Have you registered for the inaugural Frosty Rock Challenge, the only race of its kind?

Take on the challenge as you amble your way through the oak savannah, past the marshes and wetlands, and over the prairie on this 12k mixed course. The race starts at Fort HealthCare’s Therapy & Sport Center (Fort Atkinson), goes through Dorothy Carnes County Park, and then returns to the clinic.

If off-roading it isn’t your idea of a fun run, take a shot at the 5k road race. Beautiful city and river views will be at every turn. The 5k also starts/ends at Fort HealthCare’s Therapy & Sport Center.

The Frosty Rock Challenge benefits Tomorrow’s Hope, whose mission is to foster health related research, education and support activities that have a direct impact on individuals right here in our service area touched by Alzheimer’s, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, seizure disorder and other life-limiting illnesses.

This event is presented by Fort HealthCare Therapy & Sport Center, Fort HealthCare Orthopaedic Associates and Fort HealthCare Integrated Family Care.

Learn more at FortHealthCare.com/FrostyRock.

Don’t miss out on Early Bird rates by registering BEFORE September 15!


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Are you ready to make a lifestyle change? Join our Weight Watchers at Work program!

ubmitted by Andrea Billinghurst, Community Programming Coordinator

The next 17-week session of our Weight Watchers at Work program begins Wednesday, September 18! Meetings take place in the Fort Memorial Hospital Auditorium (weigh-ins begin at 5:30 p.m., meetings begin at 6 p.m.). The cost for the 17 week series is $186 and is due prior to September 18. Participants have the option of paying by cash, credit card or check. (Weight Watchers will accept split payments but all three checks need to be given up-front). The cost includes access to the online Weight Watchers e-tools and you are welcome to attend meetings at other locations.

To enroll, contact Robin Bunting with Weight Watchers via email (rbunting54@gmail.com) or stop by the Weight Watchers Open House at Fort Memorial Hospital Auditorium on Wednesday, September 4 or 11. Anyone who enrolls or registers prior to September 18 will be entered into a drawing to win a $100 Visa gift card!

This is open to anyone, not just employees – so please share this information with your co-workers, friends and family too! A minimum of 20 members are needed to continue hosting these meetings at Fort Memorial Hospital.


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Employee News

Daycare Retirement

Submitted by Kay Wipperfurth, VP of Ancillary and Support Services

Barb Grabow, our long-standing manager of the Fort HealthCare Day Care Center Kid’s Konnection, has announced her retirement effective August 16.

Barb has been the inspirational leader in for our day care for the past twenty-one years and is respected throughout the educational community, as well as throughout our organization. Through her guidance, the day care staff has created an environment of childcare secondary to no other in our area! She led the design of our current center, implemented the 4K program, and has worked with all the teachers toward the achievement of Young Star, the State’s quality measurement program for day care centers. Please wish Barb and her husband well as she retires and begins this new chapter in her life, which will be one filled with adventure, travel and activity!

With Barb’s retirement, Christine Roloff will assume interim management responsibilities for Kid’s Konnection. Chris has been with our day care since its inception and has filled in during Barb’s vacations in the past. I look forward to working closely with Chris as she assumes her new responsibilities within Kids Konnection.

As with all programs throughout our organization during these challenging fiscal times, we will be evaluating how we can best continue to provide childcare services to our staff in the most fiscally responsible way while maintaining the benefits of a near-site childcare center. Chris and I will keep you posted as we move through that analysis.


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Wound & Edema Center hires new manager

Submitted by Kay Wipperfurth, VP of Ancillary and Support Services

Dr. Robert Goldman, Mary Carvalho, the Wound & Edema Center staff and I are pleased to announce the selection of Bridget Thomas as the new Manager of the Fort HealthCare Wound & Edema Center. Bridget has been employed with Fort HealthCare for the past four years as Marketing Specialist II in our Marketing Services department and has worked directly with the clinic during that time.

With sales and marketing a major component of the responsibilities of this position, Bridget’s experience at Fort HealthCare and in her previous employment positions are a natural fit. She holds Masters Degrees in both Public Relations and Counseling, has had responsibility for program development, and has an innate zest to learn and grow. She resides in and is active in the Johnson Creek community with her husband and daughter.

With our Healogics contract for management services for the wound portion of the clinic ending in September, Bridget has assumed her duties as clinic manager effective August 26. We will maintain our partnership with Healogics for guidance with hyperbaric oxygen therapy, an area in which their expertise is essential.

Please join us in congratulating Bridget on her promotion!


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HR Corner

Presentation: “Getting the Most from Social Security”

Submitted by Mary Merkel, Compensation & Benefits Specialist

Randy Roethel, Senior Agent with the Principal Financial Group, will be presenting a seminar “Getting the Most from Social Security” on Tuesday, September 10th. Randy will provide valuable information on the topics of knowing your current benefit, understanding your options, and maximizing your benefit to help educate you about your social security benefit options. This seminar is open to all Fort HealthCare staff, volunteers, and their families with no RSVP required. Sessions will start promptly at noon, 2:00 pm, 3:30 pm, and 5:30 pm in Classroom A and will run less than an hour. For further questions, please contact Human Resources at x5144.

Where’s your name badge?

In the event of a lock-down emergency, access to Fort Memorial Hospital can and will be limited. To gain entry, you will be required to display your name badge. If you do not keep your badge with you, even when not on shift, you should always keep a photocopy of it in your home or vehicle.

Reminder

If you have name, address or phone number changes, please make sure to contact Human Resources in-person or at ext. 5144. To ensure your records are up-to-date!


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New Orthopedic Surgeon

Submitted by Stacy Sherman, Marketing Specialist

Fort Medical Group and Fort HealthCare Orthopaedic Associates are pleased to welcome a new surgeon to its team of providers. Paul Schuppner, D.O., joins Thomas Nordland, M.D., Isidoro Zambrano, M.D. and James Bruno, M.D. as of September 3. He will be seeing patients by appointment in the Fort Atkinson and Whitewater Fort HealthCare Orthopaedic Associates office locations.

Dr. Schuppner obtained his Doctor of Osteopathy degree from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University and completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Michigan State University at Ingham Regional Medical Center in Lansing. Dr. Schuppner also completed a Sports Medicine Fellowship at Orthopaedic Research of Virginia in Richmond. He is a member of several national associations including the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the American Osteopathic Association of Orthopedics.

Appointments can be made with Dr. Schuppner beginning in September by calling the Fort Atkinson Orthopaedic Associates clinic at (920) 563-7888 or through a referral by your primary care doctor.

The medical professionals at Fort HealthCare Orthopaedic Associates are dedicated to providing the highest quality healthcare for people of all ages – diagnosing and treating disorders of the musculoskeletal system – using the latest advances and technology. Visit FortHealthCare.com/Ortho for more information.


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Geoffrey Smith, DO becomes Certified Wound Specialist

Submitted by Bridget Thomas, Manager of Wound & Edema Center

Dr. Smith was recently awarded the status of Certified Wound Specialist (CWS) by the American Board of Wound Management. The CWS board certification is a formal recognition of a master level of knowledge and specialty practice in wound management.

This is a prestigious and rigorous certification in wound care, and demonstrates a distinct and specialized expertise in the practice. It represents to patients, employers and peers dedication to the highest standards and achievement in wound care.

Dr. Smith, who has been with the Wound & Edema Center since its inception in 2008, is also certified by the American College of Osteopathic Family Practitioners both as a family practice physician and as a geriatric specialist, seeing patients at Fort HealthCare Internal Medicine & Pediatrics in Fort Atkinson. In addition to his work at Fort HealthCare, Smith serves as Medical Director of Rainbow Hospice.

The Fort HealthCare Wound & Edema Center employs a rigorous scientific approach to explore, test, find and develop clinically proven methods and technologies that help people heal faster and more completely than before. The center’s leading-edge treatments include hyperbaric oxygen therapy, negative pressure therapies, bioengineered tissues and biosynthetics.

Chronic wounds affect more than six million people in the U.S. and the incidence is rising fueled by an aging population and increasing rates of diseases and conditions such as diabetes, obesity and the late effects of radiation therapy.

To learn more about the wound care options available locally, visit FortHealthCare.com/Wound.


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Shoutouts

Kathy Pazak, Speech Therapist

Submitted by Amy Romans, RN-Med/Surg/Peds

I was taking care of a patient on MSP who had a condition called achalasia; a disorder that causes difficulty moving food down the esophagus. After his EGD to rule out an obstruction, Kathy talked to the patient and his wife before discharge. She made quite the impression. She went the extra mile to explain, in depth, what this man could do to improve his life and his dietary intake. She gave them written material, too, and even made a call to a colleague for more information. You may say, "We all educate people before discharge, what’s the big deal?" But you didn’t witness the complete change in our patient and see the look of empowerment on his face after talking to her. A big Milwaukee hospital had done a procedure years ago to help him with this condition; he never was taught what to do and what not to do to deal with this diagnosis. Kathy breathed new life into a man who was treating his achalasia just by trial and error. He and his wife couldn’t say enough about Kathy’s efforts and knowledge. This is a couple who were forever changed when they walked out our hospital doors. What an honor it is to work with someone who can do that. Kudos, Kathy!

Kim Grimes and Kelli Chepke, Kids Konnection Teachers

Submitted by Bridgette Unger, Kids Konnection Teacher

I had to take my car into the shop last week and Kim came and picked me up from the shop in the morning and drove me to work. And, thanks go out to Kelli, for driving me to the laundromat after work that day and after that, taking me to get my car when it was done.


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Events

The following news, events and activities are intended to help employees stay connected, be informed and have fun. Contact Kim Purucker at ext. 5144 or by email with questions or to join the Activities Committee to plan future events.

NEW! Movin’ and Losin’ – September 17

Fort HealthCare introduces the Movin’ and Losin’ program, a 6-week weight-management program designed specifically for families (with children ages 8 – 15 years old) who are looking for ways to incorporate healthier eating and fitness habits into their everyday lifestyle. Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Heidi Jennrich and Occupational Therapist, Alyssa Maurer, will cover a different topic each week related to diet and exercise and each class will include a family fitness activity utilizing Fort HealthCare’s new Railyard fitness equipment. This program begins September 17 – register your family today!

Weight Watchers at Work program – September 18

The next 17-week session of our Weight Watchers at Work program begins Wednesday, September 18! Meetings take place in the Fort Memorial Hospital Auditorium (weigh-ins begin at 5:30 p.m., meetings begin at 6 p.m.). This is open to anyone, not just employees – so please share this information with your co-workers, friends and family too! A minimum of 20 members are needed to continue hosting these meetings at Fort Memorial Hospital. For more information, please see article in ‘Organization News’.

FREE Prostate Screening – September 28

Fort HealthCare Urology Associates offers a free, baseline prostate screening for men ages 55 – 69 whom have not had prior prostate cancer diagnosis. This screening, valued at more than $140 and underwritten by Tomorrow’s Hope, includes a PSA blood test, a digital rectal exam and information about prostate cancer. The screening will be held Saturday, Sept. 28 at Fort HealthCare Urology Associates in Fort Atkinson. Call (920) 568-5244 to reserve your spot today!

Puzzled about Medicare? – October 1

Jefferson County Elder Benefit Specialists invite you to attend a Medicare Seminar featuring Tracy Lipinski, Medigap Counselor of the State of Wisconsin Board on Aging and Long Term Care.

Medicare coverage and Medicare supplements are subjects that many seniors struggle to find answers to. Tracy Lipinski is an expert with the State of Wisconsin on Medicare coverage and how Medicare Supplements can help seniors fit all the pieces of their Medicare Puzzle together. She will present a seminar for Jefferson County Seniors that helps beneficiaries understand what a Medicare supplement is compared to the other Medicare Health options available.

The seminar is ideal for people who will be turning 65 in the upcoming months and will be newly eligible for Medicare…. But it will also very helpful to ANY Medicare beneficiary who has questions or concerns on the newly complicated Medicare options and benefits.

The October 1 seminar will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Fort Memorial Hospital. The seminar is free and open to the public but reservations are encouraged. Attendees can pre-register by calling (920) 674-8734.

Now Playing – CHICAGO! – October 5

With one show-stopping song after another and astonishing dancing, check out this award-winning Broadway musical, Chicago! Reserve your seat for Saturday, October 5 at 8:00 p.m. in circle seating at the Overture Center. Tickets are $73 per person. Payroll deduction is available. SEATS MUST BE RESERVED BY SEPTEMBER 5!

Farmers Market – Every Wednesday

Check out the Farmers Market every Wednesday from 2:30 to 5:00 p.m. (throughout the growing season) on the mezzanine! Cash and checks are accepted.

Country Springs Hotel – $99

Take your family to the Country Springs Hotel in Waukesha! A one-night stay in a standard room includes 4 passes to the hotels’ 45,000 square foot indoor water park! Cost is $99/night for Sunday-Friday nights thru the rest of the year! Call (262) 547-0201 to make your reservations – be sure to ask for the Fort HealthCare group rate!

Six Flags Great America Discounted Tickets

Visit the amusement park before the kids go back to school! For only $39 per ticket, you can visit the park ANY DAY during the 2013 season.

Noah’s Ark Discounted Passes

Only $29 for Noah’s Ark passes (a $10 savings) are available for purchase at NoahsArkWaterpark.com. Log-in info for discounts is available in HR.

Fort HealthCare Sponsored Events

Check out all of these great events that Fort HealthCare is sponsoring! Please consider participating in any that interest you. Contact Andrea Billinghurst x5244 or visit Health365Events.com for more details.

  • September 8 – Lake Mills Fitness Day
  • September 13 – 15 – Mad Pretzel Bike Challenge
  • September 15 – Tri for the Rock – Kids Triathlon
  • September 22 – Discover Whitewater ½ Marathon and 5K

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Recipe - Farfalle with Mint Walnut Pesto

Submitted by Lisa Ashwill, Registered Dietitian

Serves: 4

Hands-On Time: 20 minutes

Total Time:  25 minutes

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 packed cup fresh basil (with stems)
  • 1/2 packed cup fresh mint (with stems)
  • 1/4 cup toasted unsalted walnuts
  • 3 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper, plus additional to taste
  • 1 1/2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 8 oz whole-wheat farfalle (TRY: Hodgson Mill Whole Wheat Bow Tie Pasta)
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
  • 9 oz frozen artichoke hearts, thawed and quartered
  • Sea salt, to taste

INSTRUCTIONS:

1.Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Meanwhile, prepare pesto: To a food processor, add basil, mint, walnuts, Parmesan and 1/4 tsp pepper. Pulse until roughly chopped, five to seven times, scraping down bowl as needed. Add oil and lemon juice and process for 10 to 15 seconds or until a thick, slightly chunky pesto forms. (NOTE: Try to not process to a smooth paste, keep it slightly chunky.)

2.To boiling water, add pasta and cook al dente according to package directions. Before draining pasta, ladle about 1/2 cup cooking water into a heat-proof measuring cup and set aside. Return drained pasta to pot and add tomatoes, artichokes and pesto. Place on low heat and stir to combine. If more moisture is desired, add reserved pasta cooking water 1 tbsp at a time to achieve desired texture. Heat until vegetables are heated through, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and additional pepper.

Nutrients per serving (1 3/4 cups pesto pasta): Calories: 345, Total Fat: 13 g, Sat. Fat: 2 g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5 g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 4 g, Carbs: 52 g, Fiber: 12 g, Sugars: 4 g, Protein: 13 g, Sodium: 137 mg, Cholesterol: 3 mg


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New Employees

Kathy Bergner

  • Berning, Matthew C FAS REHAB-ANNEX – ATC – ATHLETIC TRAINER
  • Cox, Cole R FAS ENVIRONMENTAL SVCS – CUSTODIAN
  • Heller, Thomas W FAS WOUND CLINIC – HYPERBARIC TECHNICIAN
  • Schoechert, Yvonne J FAS HOME HEALTH – Occupational Therapist-HH
  • Shisler, Michael A FAS ENVIRONMENTAL SVCS – CUSTODIAN
  • Weber, Jody L FAS HOME HEALTH – Physical Therapist

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Respect Award

Submitted by Terry Johnson, Manager of Clinic Services

Heather Vierck, Fort Medical Group Office Assistant

Heather works as a receptionist float for the clinics. She was scheduled for a short shift and since she was not needed, she left and took her children to the movies. An unexpected need came up, and Heather responded while in the movie, and had her husband come to be with the children.

What a great display of RESPONSIVENESS and TEAMWORK!

As the winner, Heather will receive a $15 gift certificate for Logo Wear! 


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Medical and Health News

Avoid the Back-to-School Blues

The annual transition from summer vacation back to school is a difficult time for most children, but it can be an equally stressful period for parents. If you’re like most, you may be worried about how your kids will transition to a new grade. Read on for some practical things you can do to prepare your child for the school year—and set your mind at ease.

  • Re-establish routines – By setting a regular bedtime and mealtime for your children, you prepare them for the structured schedule they will need to follow at school. Begin the routine a few weeks in advance, so they are wide awake for breakfast on the first day of school.
  • Freeze a few dinners – Keep a couple of meals in your freezer for the first few weeks of school. This way you won’t have to stress about cooking and will have more time to spend with your kids.
  • Create a homework space – Designate and clear a special area where your children will be able to do their homework in peace. During the weeks leading up to school, consider offering crafts or projects they can do area to help them get used to working there.
  • Attend parent-teacher night – Take the time to visit with your children’s teachers so you know what to expect in the coming year.
  • Clear your own schedule – As the big day approaches, be prepared to spend time with your children when they need it. Postpone any business trips or major projects until the school year is underway so that you can be there for your children when they want to talk about how they feel.
  • Be enthusiastic – The best thing you can do for your children is to be excited about the new school year. When you are confident, your children will be confident, too.
  • While preparing your children for the first day of school can really help their transition, it is only part of the equation. Especially during the first few weeks, set aside time each night to talk about how your children are feeling about school and positively reinforce the experiences they’ve had—this will help your children adjust to their new grade.

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Monthly Health Observances

  • America on the Move – Month of Action
  • Baby Safety Awareness Month
  • Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness Month
  • National Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Month
  • National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
  • National Cholesterol Education Awareness Month
  • National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Preparedness Month
  • National Yoga Month
  • Prostate Health Month
  • Whole Grains Month
  • September 1-7 Suicide Prevention Week
  • September 15-21 National Rehabilitation Week
  • September 22-28 Active Aging Month
  • September 17 Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day
  • September 19 Backpack Awareness Day
  • September 25National Women’s Health & Fitness Day
  • September 28 Family Health and Fitness Day USA

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Calendar Events

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