Answer Two Questions on Patient Experience; Win a Prize!

Lora Dumas, process improvement specialist and Kelly Mendoza, nurse manager, collect survey responses to drop in the bucket.

Linda Scoble, MS, RN-BC, nursing education specialist, nursing professional development, wins a pair of movie tickets after filling out the survey.

A team of employees working to improve patient and caregiver experience at our Medical Center seeks your feedback. Have you seen some of our employees walking around with a blue bucket filled with candy? Fill out a quick two-question survey in exchange for some candy and the chance to win a prize! Prizes include gift cards to the cafeteria, gift shop and even a $100 Visa gift card. Contact Ana Mechlin or Alicia Wierenga for more information or if you would like members of the DIB (for “drop in the bucket”) Team to visit your area with the candy bucket. You can also take the survey online. The deadline to complete the survey is Friday, June 30. 

Health Watch: Dr. Patel Discusses Benefits of Orthotics

Orthotics are inserts for your shoe made to provide foot support. In this Health Watch, Abhay Patel, MD, foot and ankle orthopedic surgeon, talks about how orthotics work, symptoms you may be exhibiting and how to know if you could benefit using them. Learn about the different types of orthotics and how to know if they’re working for you.

Simply Well Blog: Getting Men to Visit the Doctor

Why don’t men like going to the doctor? Is it the time, the money or are they worried about what they might find out? Generally, women tend to live longer than men. While there could be many factors to this statistic, it’s hard to ignore that men who avoid doctor visits could potentially delay needed treatment. In honor of Men’s Health Month, the latest SimplyWell blog post is about what men say about going to the doctor and how to encourage them to schedule an appointment. Simply Well is a community wellness blog produced by the Marketing and Communications Department. Follow the blog today.

Three of Our Physicians Participate in Honor Society Induction

Faculty, residents and students pose for a photo after being inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society.

Dr. Ennis presents the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine award to Dr. Movahedi.

Babak Movahedi, MD, transplant surgeon, was the keynote speaker at the Medical School’s Gold Humanism Honor Society induction. Twenty-one new members were inducted for practicing patient-centered care. Inductees include six residents and three faculty members, including Sonia Nagy Chimienti, MD, infectious disease. Michael Ennis, MD, family medicine, presented the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine award to Dr. Movahedi for demonstrating clinical excellence as well as outstanding compassion. To read the article and as see the full list of inductees, visit the Medical School website. 

Sign up for Fidelity Investments’ Retirement Planning Sessions

Looking for assistance with your retirement planning? Fidelity Investments retirement planners are available to assist eligible participants at a one-on-one session where they’ll get to know you and your financial goals. Visit to view the schedule and make your appointment or call 800-642-7131. Building a financial plan for tomorrow starts with the little steps you can take today. Take advantage of this benefit and tap into the education, resources and support Fidelity Investments provides.

Where Do You Find Joint Commission Survey Readiness Info?

The Office of Quality and Patient Safety and the Marketing and Communications Department have developed some quick and easy reference materials to help you prepare for our Joint Commission survey. Visit the education tools section on the SafeCare page on OurNet for resources to help you prepare including:

For additional copies of the Joint Commission posters or readiness booklets email Talia LaPointe. See more on the SafeCare page on OurNet.