Health Watch: Dr. Harlan Ensures Diabetes Patients Are the Center of Care

The mission of the Diabetes Center of Excellence is to make sure all 50,000 patients with diabetes in this region do better. Recognized as a Center of Excellence by the American Diabetes Association, our experts ensure the patient is at the center of care. That’s just one way our diabetes team is impacting care in our communities.

Don’t Miss the Final Innovation Celebration of 2015

Innovation Celebration banner - springThe Innovation Celebration is coming to the Hahnemann Campus December 18, noon to 1 pm, outside the cafeteria. All employees are invited! Stop by to spend some time recognizing your colleagues and being celebrated for what you do every day. Learn about our current employee wellness initiatives, enjoy complimentary refreshments and enter a drawing to win a week of free valet parking! Congratulations to our winner from last month, Patience Manu! Spend a small portion of your day or lunch with other “everyday innovators” to celebrate everything we do to make this the best place to give care and the best place to get care.

Local Teens Learn the Devastating Impacts of Distracted Driving

Teen DriveThe Teen DRIVE: Distracted Reality and Interactive Virtual Education simulation van, run by the UMass Memorial Medical Center Injury Prevention Program and funded by the Allstate Foundation, recently visited a few area high schools to give young drivers a virtual look at how driving while distracted or impaired can lead to disastrous events. As reported by the Telegram & Gazette, the simulation shows students not only how losing focus on the road can cause an accident, but how it also can have long-term effects on their pocketbooks and more importantly their futures.

Learn How to Make Your Idea System Five Star!

Looking for ways to advance your team’s idea system to five-star status? Visit the Idea System Five Star Assessment for full details. Idea System Assessment and Coaching Tips can help. The assessment has 22 “yes” or “no” questions that identifies areas for improvement. Coaching Tips provides ideas about how to reach the five-star level. If you answer “no” to a question on the assessment, use it as an opportunity to generate an idea about how to make it a “yes” – count these ideas toward your goal! Share the Idea System Assessment and Coaching Tips with your team to begin the journey to five-star Idea System success! Please submit completed assessments to the Idea System website.

Join Study to Help Design Weight Loss App

The Medical School seeks participates to join a research focus group to provide feedback on a mobile app for weight loss and stress management. Individuals’ input will help with the design of the app. Eligibility requirements include having an interest to lose weight, 18 years or older, use a smartphone. Study participation is one hour. Compensation provided. For information, call Effie at 508-856-1534. (Docket H00005228)

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