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Why are we using a mobile CT scanner?We are replacing the 16-slice CT Scanner housed in CT Room #1 with an upgraded GE Healthcare Revolutions EVO 64-slice scanner. The new scanner will enable patients to receive quicker scans and enable VMM care providers to see sharper, more detailed images. This often leads to more confident patient diagnoses. Additionally, the 64-slice unit will enable VMM to see more patients and provide a broader range of examinations for our community. We expect the new scanner to be operational in about 6 weeks. In the meantime, in addition to our CT scanner in Room #2, we are using a temporary mobile CT unit located by the 1 North Entrance to serve patients.

TODAY AT 3PM! You’re invited! Join us in the café (upper level)! The Memorial Foundation is hosting our 2018 Allocation Celebration. We will present a check for $2,397,947 to Virginia Mason Memorial for the vital programs and services our employees and community support across children’s health, cancer care, Compass Care, and Healthy Yakima. Enjoy cake and hear from Erin Black, CEO of The Memorial Foundation, Russ Myers, CEO VMM, and employees who can tell you about the impact of your dollars at work for these programs, including the new employee project dquo;Cycling for Health” at the Lake Aspen Campus!

Active Shooter Response Training! First session is on January 24 from Noon – 1:30pm in the Auditorium. View the full list of session days/times here >>

Are you required to maintain Life Support Certification? Get all the latest info you need here >>

LOOKING FOR A VOLUNTEER TO HELP IN YOUR AREA OR DEPARTMENT? There’s a new process! Click here to submit your request for a volunteer >> This link is also located on our Intranet under Employee Resources > Service Requests and Forms > Volunteer Request Form

CAFÉ UPDATE: On January 22, we will begin replacing the floors in the dish room. During this time we will be using disposable plates, utensils, and trays. We appreciate your patience during this time and expect the floor replacement to take approximately 1 week. We also ask that you be mindful about your paper usage during this time. THANK YOU!

Accounts Payable Update! AP check printing will now occur every Wednesday (instead of Friday). Invoices to be paid the following Wednesday must be in Accounting the Friday before by Noon.

GO Paperless on your W-2! What does this mean to go paperless on your W-2? It means you will need to print it from My Memorial and will not receive a copy in the mail. Going paperless will help reduce the printing and postage fees associated with the W-2. To go paperless, log into My Memorial, click the menu in the top left corner, scroll over to PAY and drop down to W-2. In the dquo;things I can do” menu on the right hand side of the screen, click the squo;change W-2 consent form’. Next, click the squo;Go Paperless!” option and then the save button at the top.

You may have noticed a Turbo Tax pop up or see the Turbo Tax link on your W-2 screen when logging into My Memorial. This is an option and not mandatory. It does not affect your paperless status. Click here  for the TurboTax/Ultimate FAQ >>

 

2017 W-2s will be available online through My Memorial on January 22!

On Tuesday, January 30th, from 3:00-4:00pm in the VMM Auditorium, please join the Virginia Mason Memorial Green Team for a special presentation by Dr. Sara Cate on Climate and Health. We will be introducing the Virginia Mason Memorial Environmental Sustainability Commitment and you can find out how your role as a health care provider and citizen can protect the public health.  

NEW CLASS! C.A.B.S. Child and Babysitting Safety! This 6 hour class was developed by the American Safety and Health Institute to deliver fundamental information in babysitting, including proper supervision, basic caregiving skills and safety and injury prevention. Available to boys and girls aged 11 to 15 years old who are interested in learning about setting boundaries, good communication, building a babysitting business, emergency preparedness and injury care. Students will learn infant and child CPR and choking child rescue, but will not become CPR-certified. Cost is $40.00, registration required. View available class dates here &  Register online here >>

EDUCATION FOR YOU! The KPO office offers mini-Virginia Mason Production System (VMPS) classes! These classes are optional and everyone is encouraged to sign up. See the list of classes here and register >>

Sale in The Gift Shop! Stop by on January 25 & 26 for 20% off all jewelry! Also enter your name to win a bracelet!

The first round of the 2018 Spark Grants program is now open! Deadline is Friday, February 9 @ 5:00 PM. Click here to apply today!?

January Department Spotlight: Meet the North Star Lodge Clinical Trials team! >>

Don’t forget! You can view MEMO when you’re offsite here >> Keep up to date even when you’re not at your computer! You can view MEMO on all of your mobile devices!

Mark Your Calendar

Cooking for One -- Learn to cook healthy and delicious meals with others who share your interest in meals that are easily made for one  Everyone helps with hands on cooking and demonstration of meal preparation and participants  receive a copy of A Meal for Me: Simple Strategies for cooking for one. Offered at no cost. Registration is required. Call to register at 509-574-6746.

February 2 | 4pm | Cottage in the Meadow

Grief Recovery Workshop – This 8-week course is centered in personal discovery and homework-style exercises designed to help you focus on grief recovery. Cost is $20 for book/materials, payable on the first day of class. Call to register at 509-574-6746.
Tuesdays, February 20 – April 10 | Noon – 1pm | Cottage in the Meadow
Tuesdays, March 27 – May 8 | 6-7pm | Cottage in the Meadow

Living with Loss -- A 4-week discussion-based course and support group. Each individual can share as much or as little as they wish. Leader will provide discussion topics and support related materials throughout course. Call to register at 509-574-6746.
Thursdays, February 22 – March 15 | Noon-1pm | Cottage in the Meadow
Thursdays, April 5 – April 26 | 6-7pm | Cottage in the Meadow

2018 SMART Goal & Performance Evaluation Training Sessions:
February 7 | 10:30am - Noon | Classroom B

If you would like your news or events to be included in MEMO, or if you have questions, please contact allisonarnett@yvmh.org. The deadline is Tuesday at noon and the email typically goes out mid-week.

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