Committed to the Standards of Respect? Earn Points with myHealth Matters!

standards of respect artworkHow we are treated and treat each other are integral components of our mental health and the health of those with whom we interact. That’s why myHealth Matters is rolling out activities related to Standards of Respect in 2019. Start by learning about the standards, then join the fun introduction to them through a Standards of Respect (SoR) Workshop. Next, find your personal areas of strength and growth by taking the SoR Self-Assessment, then put what you’ve learned into practice throughout the year. Benefits-eligible employees can earn points toward the myHealth Matters incentives by participating in these activities. Log in to the portal and find out more today!

Attend a Financial Health Workshop for Women

As many as 90 percent of women may find themselves solely responsible for their finances, according to the United States Department of Labor. That’s why it’s vital for all women to engage in managing their financial health. To get the conversation started, UMass Memorial Health Care and Fidelity Investments invite you to a special workshop titled “Organize, Plan and Own Your Future” at the Beechwood Hotel June 7 at 5:30 pm. To register, visit the Fidelity website and select “Attending a special event,” or call 800-642-7131.

Join Fidelity Workshop on 401(k) Pretax and Roth Contributions

Did you know you have a choice when it comes to contributing to your UMass Memorial Health Care 401(k) Plan account? You can choose to make “pretax” contributions, after-tax (“Roth”) contributions or a combination of the two. To learn more about these two different contribution options and what might be right for you, join Fidelity Investments for an educational workshop from noon to 12:45 pm:

  • Memorial Campus – September 8
  • Hahnemann Campus – September 20
  • University Campus – September 27

Register for a workshop online or by calling 800-642-7131.

Join National Institutes of Health Grant Writing Workshop

Want to learn more about grant writing? Joan Lakoski, PhD, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, and Robert Milner, PhD, associate vice provost for professional development, invite you to agrant writing workshop, Wednesday, May 10, University Campus. Learn how to choose an appropriate type of award, submit and write a grant proposal, and write an effective specific aims page. See the flyer for more information or email Susan Tremallo using the subject line: Grant Writing.

Thinking of Getting Your Green Belt? Sign up for Workshop!

 If you have completed Lean Yellow Belt and are interested in pursuing your Green Belt, join our Green Belt workshop. The session will help you determine next steps for your A3, develop skills in A3 coaching and learn about the Green Belt process. Bring an A3 you are working or a problem statement about an opportunity to improve in your department! Visit E-Learning 4U for more information and to sign up to attend the May 10 workshop. For training materials and templates, visit the Center of Innovation and Transformational Change on OurNet.

Participate in America Saves Week; Plan For Your Future!

America Saves Week is February 27 to March 3 – and it’s a perfect time to make sure you’re saving enough for your future. Medical Center and Medical Group eligible employees are encouraged to consider the following:

  • Enroll in the UMass Memorial Health Care 401(k) Plan if you haven’t already. When you do, UMass Memorial matches a portion of your contribution to your plan account. It’s like getting free money. Enroll in about one minute. Learn how!
  • Already enrolled? Learn how much a small change now may provide additional income for a more comfortable retirement.
  • Attend an educational workshop: Get Started and Save for the Future You, February 28, University Campus. A complimentary lunch will be served. Register online or call 800-642-7131 to register.

Register for Training to Increase Your Productivity  

5-choicesThe difference between sinking and soaring is our ability to make wise choices. In Franklin Covey’s Five Choices to Extraordinary Productivity course, participants learn how making five fundamental choices will dramatically increase their ability to achieve extraordinary outcomes. Backed by science and years of experience, this course will produce a  measurable increase in productivity, and an inner sense of fulfillment and accomplishment. This time and life management workshop will help you make the right choices as you plan your day, week and life. The next session is Wednesday, December 7, 9 am to 5:30 pm, University Campus. Self-register through E-Learning 4 U. Questions: Call 508-793-5626.

Nurses: Register for Half-day Workshop on Hand Maladies

Calling all nurses! Join the half-day workshop, Common Maladies of the Hand, hosted by Worcester County Chapter of AORN (Association of Perioperative Nurses). The event, now open to all nurses, is Saturday, September 17, 8 am to noon, Knowles Hall, Memorial Campus. Onsite registration is $40. Speakers include Marci Jones, MD; Denis Childs, CRNA; Nancy Tabor OTR/L, CHT; and Anthony Howley, OTR/L, CHT. For more information, email Carol DragstedtSee flier to learn more.

Perioperative Nurses: Register for Half-day Workshop 

Calling all perioperative nurses! Join the a half-day workshop, Common Maladies of the Hand, hosted by Worcester County Chapter of AORN (Association of Perioperative Nurses). The event is Saturday, September 17, 8 am to noon, Knowles Hall,  Memorial Campus. Onsite registration is $40; or save $5 by registering by September 9. Speakers include Marci Jones, MD; Denis Childs, CRNA; Nancy Tabor OTR/L, CHT; and Anthony Howley, OTR/L, CHT. For more information email Carol Dragstedt. See flier to learn more.