September 20, 2014

Daily Reflection

“Just where you are…that’s the place to start.”

September 19, 2014

Putting your Best Face Forward

FB_LikeAll employees are invited to attend one of two Facebook classes in the coming weeks. These 1-hour sessions are for Facebook beginners or other Facebook users who would like a refresher on what’s new.

The class is designed to help owners of personal Facebook pages get the most out of the Facebook experience. The class will be taught by a social media expert from the New England School of Communications.

The class will be offered on Thursday, October 9 at noon in the Chapman Conference room, and again on Monday, October 27 in the Felician Conference Room

To sign up for one of these classes, go to Departments>Education on the SJH Intranet, click the class of your choice on the calendar and register.

For questions, phone Heather Lux in the Education Department at 1732.

September 19, 2014

Calling All Nominations!

The highest recognition bestowed upon any member of the internal St. Joseph Healthcare community is the Mother Mary Angela Service Award. As we celebrate the founding of the Felician Congregation and its Foundress, Blessed Mother Mary Angela, we recognize individuals from within the Organization who exhibit Mother Angela’s commitment to “spiritual renewal of society through compassionate caring for the whole person.”
Win a Visa gift card!
There are hundreds of individuals worthy of the Mother Angela Service Award. The Selection Committee has once again set a goal to receive 100 nominations. Every person who nominates an individual will be included in a drawing for a Visa gift card. The amount of the gift card will be determined by the number of nominations received. If we receive 100 nominations—the card will be in the amount of $100! Nominate as many individuals as you think worthy of these awards!

Nomination Criteria:
• Mother Mary Angela Service Awards will be distributed in the following four specific categories which are highlighted within the Organization’s mission statement:
o Service: To promptly respond to opportunities which meet the needs of our patients, providers, our community and one another.
o Excellence: To constantly strive for the highest quality in everything we do—accept nothing less.
o Respect: To display a regard for life, dignity, diversity and individuality of those served and those serving.
o Value: To innovatively and creatively utilize resources to achieve results of genuine worth.
• Each nomination should include how the individual demonstrated one specific quality with Enthusiasm (to reflect a spirit of joy and positive feelings in all our daily words and deeds).
• All nominations must be submitted no later than September 30.

Submit a Nomination Form!
Click on this link to complete and submit an electronic nomination form.

• Complete a paper nomination form—one is conveniently attached to today’s paycheck.
• Request a paper nomination form by calling the Mission Department at ext. 1208
• Visit with members of the Selection Committee and grab a paper nomination form on 9/24 and 9/29 outside the Cafeteria and in outbuildings.

September 19, 2014

Daily Reflection

“I think it’s time to be happy again.”

September 19, 2014

International Day of Peace – September 21, 2014

September 21st marks the International Day of Peace. On this day, we act as a global community to take steps toward a more peaceful world. Through actions and prayer, we are able to work toward a more peaceful future. International Day of Peace is about more than ending conflict. Today we think about our relationships with all our neighbors, reflecting on how our love of neighbor can bring about peace on a local and global scale.
One of the ways we can help enact peace is through justice. Our Catholic Social Tradition tells us that if we work for a more just community we will bring about a more peaceful community. Through actions like forgiving a grudge towards a neighbor, working on a project to end social injustices, or pausing for a moment of prayer, we are taking the steps toward peace.
Let us pray …
Gracious God, we ask for your help in bringing about peace among all nations. As stewards of peace, we work to build loving relationships with our neighbors, but we need your help in bringing about world peace. Help our local peaceful relationships to serve as a guide for the desired peace between nations. Help our global leaders to hear the cries of peace from their people and act on those pleas. Help our national differences to be overcome through an understating of others and a desire for peace and justice. We ask this through your peaceful name. Amen.

September 18, 2014

Daily Reflection

“It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not.”

September 17, 2014

Daily Reflection

“Stop holding on to what hurts and start making room for what feels good.”

September 17, 2014

First Aid at the Fair

Robin_GA tip of the hat to Robin Garcia, Pharmacy Tech at SJH, who was in the right place and did the right thing recently at the Springfield Fair. She assisted a fellow fair-goer, who later called us to share his story about Robin’s good deed.

Robin assisted the man after he fell and injured his back at the fair, asking him not to move while they waited for aid to arrive. Robin notes she knew what to do thanks to Combat Life Saver (CLS) training she received during a 10-year hitch in the U.S. Army.

Kudos and a big Hooah! for Robin – one more reason we can say, St. Joseph employees care…everywhere.

September 17, 2014

Bag Ali Sale

Don’t miss our benefit Bag Ali 2-day Sale, Thursday, September 18, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday, September 19, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  in the Chapman Conference Room. Shop new fall styles in leather and fashion handbags, briefcases, totes, men’s and women’s wallets, evening bags, backpacks, scarves and more. Proceeds from this sale benefit St. Joseph Healthcare.

Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express cards welcome. Payroll deduction is also available

September 16, 2014

Daily Reflection

“Don’t stumble over something behind you.”


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