Associate Campaign Still Needs Your Help
Thank you to everyone who stopped down to the Allen Café and enjoyed ice cream with us on Wednesday. A special thank you to everyone who filled out their pledge cards that afternoon. We’ve raised over $46,000 so far for the Allen College Building, but we’re not done yet! We still have a few departments to speak with or perhaps you missed your department meeting when Foundation staff visited. We are happy to announce the campaign video is now posted online. It’s a short video that will give you some important information about the Allen College plans. We encourage you to click here if you haven’t had a chance to visit with the Foundation staff yet.
We also had a little fun and put together an A3 explaining the need at Allen College – take a look!
We so appreciate everyone’s participation to date – thank you for believing in the mission of Allen College. Watch for another associate campaign treat day in December!
2011 Allen Hospital Insurance Meetings
Please attend the very important Insurance Meetings that are scheduled for Allen Associates to explain the updates and changes to the 2011 asssociate Insurance Plan. To see upcoming schedule, click here.
The Hidden Benefits of MASSAGE
from Allen Massage Therapy
A good massage does more than relax your muscles, it also chases away stress and boosts your immune system.
Scientists analyzed blood samples after volunteers had either a 45-minute deep-tissue Swedish massage or a light massage.
The Swedish massage triggered a decrease in the stress hormone cortisol and increased levels of disease-fighting white blood cells.
Those who had the light massage experienced greater increases in a hormone associated with contentment, according to investigators at the Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Make your appointment today with Allen's Massage Therapy Clinic at 235-3557.
United Way Campaign Materials Are Coming Your Way
PIE (Partners in Education) News
Allen’s Partner in Education, Carver Academy, needs your help! There are 115 students looking for adult buddies to be email pals with.
If you are interested in becoming an ‘E-Pal’, contact Trela at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a fun project that won’t take much of your time, and the students really appreciate the new email friendships!
It's Time to Make Nominations!
The Nursing Recognition Award, a peer recognition award, is awarded to any associate in a nursing field at Allen Hospital. The individuals eligible for nomination will have demonstrated nursing excellence in their daily role by exhibiting leadership qualities, contributing and accomplishing professionalism within their job, showing an emphasis on human care and compassion to comfort their patients and demonstrating dependability, courtesy, loyalty and the AllenCare values.
Keep an eye out in your departments for the nomination forms. The deadline for turning in your nomination forms is November 12, 2010. Those eligible to be nominated are: Non-management RNs, LPNs, unit coordinators, student nurse techs, nursing aides, paramedics, orthopedic techs and critical care techs.
Nominations will come from the categories below, with one (1) award given in each area. Each Nursing Recognition Award winner will receive a gift, compliments of Allen Hospital. In addition, one (1) grand prize winner will be drawn from the pool of winners. The Grand Prize winner will choose between two prizes: 1) Cash, or 2) Four days of Earned Time.
Note: All decisions made by the committee are final.
DEPARTMENTS2 Heart/Cardiac Rehab
4-Ortho & Ortho Tech
Ambulatory Nursing Unit
Cardiac Cath lab
Case Management/Social Services
Digestive Disease Center
Home Health Services/Rosewood
Intensive Care Unit
Mental Health Services
Obstetrics & Gynecology
QI/Infection Control/Golden Care/Professional Development
UMP Surgery Center
Women’s Health Center/ Occupationl Health
Infusion Services/Wound Clinic/Diabetic Center/Interventional Radiology
Monday, Oct 25th
Spooktacular Sale! One Day Sale on fall merchandise only! Come down for a spooky treat and get a discount off your Halloween or Thanksgiving purchase!
Monday, Nov 1st
Gift Shop will be CLOSED!
Tuesday, Nov 2nd
Members Only Event and Christmas Open House!
Be the first to see the new selection of Christmas items.
If you are an Auxiliary Member you will receive 10% off your entire purchase and a FREE gift with purchase! Watch your mailbox for your postcard!
Not a member? Join the day of the event!
DREAM BIG!! Make your dream of earning a BSN/MSN a reality!
Plus IHS associates could be eligible for a 25% discount. Read more.
National Respiratory Care Week, October 24 -30, 2010
Join us for an Open House In Cardiopulmonary Department
Tuesday, October 26
1400-1700 (2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)
Department tours will be available and refreshments will be served.
Materials Management Week
Please join me in extending a big thank you to Materials Management for their dedication and commitment to service. -Kari Beschorner, Director of Logistics
Trick or Treat at UMP
United Medical Park invites your family to trick or treat with us.
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Upcoming Auxiliary Events!
Scrubs Sale - note change of date
Thursday, October 28
South Bend Chocolate Company Sale
Monday, November 29
Tuesday, November 30
All events will be held in Meeting Room #5.
||Junior Acheivement Greek Bowl-4-Education to help raise money to support JA's local economic literacy program. Help support this popular fundraiser to prepare young Eastern Iowa's to be Iowans future leaders! Read more.