“If you can’t stop thinking about it, don’t stop working for it.”
Plan to drop in to the Safety Fair, Thursday, October 30 from 8 am to 3 pm in the Chapman and Felician Conference Rooms. All who attend and sign in will earn an Improve “U” ticket to add to their collection. Here’s just a sampling of what’s going to be featured:
- Anthony John’s Day Spa
- The Green Team – Casella Zero Sort Recycling
- New “U” weight loss program from St. Joseph Family Medicine-Evergreen Woods
- St. Joseph WorkWell
- Blood pressure checks with St. Joseph Cardiology
- Spiritual Wellness with Andrew Files
- Infection Control
It’s all FREE, so stop by and check out the booths. Have a snack, enter to win prizes and learn about safety and wellness!
For all employees at 900 Broadway, this event will be repeated on Tuesday, November 4, from 10 am to 2 pm in the Willette Conference Center, Building 1.
“Behind you are the challenges you’ve met. Before you lies new possibilities. Today you choose the direction of your life.”
“Until God opens the next door, praise Him in the hallway.”
“Take a moment to appreciate how awesome you are. Yeah, YOU!”
Everyone – Sharpen your instruments and get ready to whittle up a scary scene to enter in the annual St. Joseph Great Pumpkin Contest! It’s all cooked up by the friendly folks in our Nutrition Services Department. Pick up your gargantuan gourd now in the kitchen, next door to the Cafeteria on the Second Floor – while they last – and create your terrifying tableau. A First, Second and Third Place cash award ($50, $30 & $20) will be presented to the three departments creating the top three dastardly displays, as determined by our celebrity judges.
Contest entry sheets with all the rules are available in the Cafeteria, or just download one. Then, print, fill out and attach your entry form to your pumpkin display. To qualify, all displays must be placed on exhibit in the cafeteria by 10 a.m. on Friday, October 31. Cider and other treats will be served in the Cafeteria by Nutrition Services beginning at 2:00, when judging will commence, followed by the announcement of winners.
If you come incognito, be sure to enter the Employee Activity Committee’s Costume Contest…our judges will determine the best outfits during the spook-tacular Parade of Costumes. Departments at 900 Broadway and other off-site locations can also take part in the costume competition by e-mailing photos of their sartorial supernaturals to Peggy Innocenti before 12 noon on Oct 31. The judges will select winners from among these images as well. The top three costume winners from the in-town Broadway campus and three more from 900 Broadway and other external offices who submit photos will each receive a $25 gift card courtesy of the Committee.
Come One, Come All and be Afraid…be Very Afraid!
“When everything feels like an uphill struggle, just think of the view from the top.”
As many of you may remember, Mary Prybylo, CEO had donated her parking space for the months of August and September as part of a “give-a-way” during her President’s forum back in July. She has decided she would like to extend this parking privilege for the month of November.
We have randomly selected Kelly Oakes of the Cardiology Department as the winner for this drawing. Congratulations Kelly! And thank you Mary Prybylo for graciously donating your parking spot!
Congratulations to Charles Pattavina, MD who has been appointed chairman of the Board of the Maine Medical Association (MMA). Dr. Pattavina is an emergency medicine physician and is Chief of the Emergency Department at St. Joseph Hospital. He was elected to the chairmanship at the MMA’s annual meeting in Bar Harbor last month and will serve a one-year term.
The MMA was founded in 1853, and serves as an advocacy group for physicians, their patients and the public health. It is one of fifty state medical societies that make up the American Medical Association.