Enter Valentine’s Basket Raffle; Support the Bereavement Fund

Our Employee Activities Committee has coordinated a Valentine’s Day gift basket raffle to benefit the Employee Bereavement Fund. Tickets are $2 for one ticket and $5 for three. The drawing will be held on Wednesday, February 13, in the afternoon. Stop by the Memorial Campus cafeteria on Thursday, February 7, or Wednesday, February 13, noon to 1 pm, to purchase your tickets. You may also contact the following committee members to buy your tickets:

  • Tammy Kallio, Human Resources – 508-334-5858
  • Barbara O’Connor, Nurse Staffing – 508-334-6269
  • Heidi Smart, 67 Millbrook Street – 508-793-5660
  • Bernadette Scott, 306 Belmont Street – 508-334-5305
  • Joanne Petmezis, University Campus Shaw Building – 508-856-4913

Support Employee Bereavement Fund; Enter Raffle to Win a Gift Basket

The employee activities committee is sponsoring a summer basket raffle to benefit the employee bereavement fund used to show support for employees who have lost an immediate family member. Raffle tickets cost $2 each or three for $5. The baskets include gift cards donated by local companies including Six Flags, Peppercorn’s Grille & Tavern, O’Connor’s Restaurant & Bar, Texas Roadhouse, Broadway Restaurant, Oak Barrel Tavern, Sonoma Restaurant and Papa Gino’s. Winners will be selected Monday, July 2. Tickets will be sold during lunch outside the cafeteria on the Memorial Campus June 22, 28 and 29. Tickets can also be purchased from committee members:

  • Memorial Campus: Tammy Kallio, 508-334-5858; Barbara O’Connor, 508-334-6269
  • Worcester Business Center: Heidi Smart, 508 793-5660
  • 306 Belmont Street: Bernadette Scott, 508-334-5305

Get Gift Basket Raffle Tickets to Support Colorectal Cancer Research

The Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery is coordinating a gift basket fundraiser raffle for the UMass Memorial Colorectal Cancer Fund. Basket themes include museums, movies, martinis, wine, car care and men’s items. In addition, you can participate in a silent auction for a seven-day Maine trip to Kennebunkport and fishing charter from Wells. Sleeves of 23 tickets are $20. Stop by the Memorial Campus cafeteria Wednesday, June 6, and Thursday, June 7, 11:30 am to 1 pm, for a chance to win! Want to participate but cannot travel to the Memorial Campus? Contact Cheryl Ferriter: Email or call 508-334-5432.

And the Caregiver Appreciation Month Fun Friday Winners Are …

Congratulations to the Caregiver Appreciation Month Fun Friday raffle winners listed with their prizes below! We hope everyone felt appreciated throughout the month of May and wish to thank our caregivers once again for everything you do, everyday, for our patients and each other.

  • Raquel Bitar, Family Health Clinic, UMass Memorial picnic bundle
  • Melina Casamassima, Nursing, 7 East, $50 AC Lounge gift card
  • Lynne Costigan, Millbury Internal Medicine, $25 Kenichi Bistro gift card
  • Michelle Krzcuik, Maternity-Delivery, $50 Niche Hospitality gift card
  • Shannon Landquist, SACU, café cash card
  • Danielle Moulton, Pharmacy, UMass Memorial beach bundle
  • Kelley Nickerson, Plastic/Cosmetic Clinic, café cash card
  • Caitlin Piche, Kidney Acquisition, UMass Memorial work bundle
  • Meaghan Plaza, Shrewsbury Family Medicine, $25 Kenichi Bistro gift card
  • Elaine Terlizzi, HIM Business Operations, $25 Kenichi Bistro gift card
  • Roseline Tiku-Henry, Pediatrics, café cash card
  • Carolyn Ursoleo, Accounts Payable, craft beer basket
  • Vijay Vanguri, MD, Anatomic Pathology, UMass Memorial branded jacket

Caregiver Survey Ending Soon; Take It Now and Enter Raffle!

The 5 East and PICU teams celebrated their Caregiver Survey team participation with pizza and cake.

If you haven’t yet taken the caregiver survey, now is the time! Check your email from Monday, April 16 for your link and unique password to access the survey. It takes less than 15 minutes to complete and closes Monday, May 7. The survey is completely confidential and conducted by third-party vendor, Press Ganey. Each week during the three-week survey period, we’re raffling off pizza parties based on team participation. Congratulations to the following departments that won pizza parties because most of the team participated the second week: 5 East/Pediatrics (75 percent participation); 5 ICU/Pediatrics (71 percent participation), Coding Services (73 percent participation); and Regulatory and Public Reporting (71 percent participation). Complete the survey and find out by the end of this week if your team won the raffle!

Heart Walk Fundraiser: Raffle Tickets on Sale for Bleacher Madness

Enter for a chance to win two bleacher tickets to the Friday, June 8 Red Sox game against the Chicago White Sox, a preparty at the Baseball Tavern, and a limo ride to and from Fenway Park – and support the Heart Walk at the same time! Donna Sides, Heart Walk team captain at 306 Belmont Street, is selling Bleacher Madness raffle tickets now through June 1: one ticket for $10; six tickets for $50; and 12 tickets for $100. You can buy tickets at University and Memorial campus cafeterias from 11 am to 2 pm on April 25, May 9 and May 23. You can also purchase your tickets by calling 508-334-0453 or through Donna’s Heart Walk page. All proceeds benefit the UMass Memorial Heart Walk team. The winner will be announced Friday, June 1 at 3 pm.

Take the 2018 Caregiver Survey; Enter Pizza Party Raffle

UMass Memorial Health Care is excited to announce its second systemwide caregiver survey! Check your email (from April 16) for the link and password to access the survey, which takes less than 15 minutes to complete. The survey is conducted by a third-party vendor, Press Ganey, and is completely confidential. Each week during the three-week survey period, we’ll be raffling off pizza parties based on your team’s participation. Any team that reaches 55 percent participation in week one, 65 percent in week two and 75 percent in week three will be entered in that week’s raffle. Other incentives are also available once you complete the survey. Ask your manager for details. You have until May 7 to participate in the survey and tell us what you think!

Get Your Raffle Ticket to Support Go Red for Women

The Marketing and Communications Department donated a gift card basket.

More than 52 baskets are available to win in support of Go Red for Women. Buy your raffle tickets this week (see below); tickets are one for $1 or six for $5. The drawing is Friday, March 2, 1:30 pm, University Campus. Visit OurNet for the list of baskets to choose from.

  • Tri-River Family Health Center – Laura Bielecki
  • Biotech 1 – Diane Leonard
  • Worcester Business Center – Heidi Smart (Monday and Tuesday)
  • Information Services, 100 Front Street – Sue Gustafson (Monday and Tuesday)
  • Memorial Campus cafeteria – Michele Foley and Marcia Amaral (Monday and Tuesday)
  • Hahnemann Campus cafeteria – Sharon Krupski and Linda Anderson (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)
  • University Campus cafeteria – Kathy Green, Vilma Merkelis, Luanne Hills, Rachael Carragher (Monday through Friday)

Get Ready for Go Red Festivities This Week!

Throughout our system, we are celebrating Go Red for Women, a national movement to raise awareness about women and heart health and to raise funds to support the American Heart Association. Here’s how you can take part:

  • Wear Red Day: Friday, February 2. Post pictures on our facebook page.
  • Visit the University, Memorial and Hahnemann campus cafeterias on Friday, February 2, for heart healthy menu options.
  • Raffle baskets: Win any of our baskets to raise money for the American Heart Association. Stay tuned for details on how to buy tickets.
  • Join the Go Red movement. Print poster for your area.
  • Learn tips and more on heart health.

Like Trivia? Help Raise Money for American Heart Association

Is your team the smartest at UMass Memorial Health Care? Our Heart and Vascular Center is holding a trivia night on Tuesday, February 13, 5:30 pm at the Beechwood Hotel to raise money for the American Heart Association. Each team should consist of five people. The cost is $40 per person or $400 for a table of 10 and includes a donation and appetizers. The trivia night includes a silent auction (for golf excursions, sporting events and more), 50/50 raffle and cash bar. RSVP by Friday, February 2, to Julianne Ryll or Pam Burgwinkle, and include the number of tickets you wish to purchase.