October 8, 2015

API and the future in Payroll …

APIDid you read the blog from earlier this week?

CLICK HERE for a refresher!

Are we ready, have we done the online training in NetLearning or the class time?

What do you think … questions? Call Katie in HR at 1718.

October 8, 2015

What do you think of PolicyStat?

PSTATHave you tried it yet? You agree, finding policies has never been easier?

Go to the Intranet, on the left side, about 1/2 way down, click on the PolicyStat logo and let the searching begin!

Step 1: click the icon located on the left hand side of the intranet page.

Step 2: type a word in the search bar and hit enter. Any document with that word in the title or in the body of the policy will be listed.

Step 3: click on the policy you want to see and it will appear.

If you have questions about using POLICY STAT or finding a particular policy, please contact one of the people listed below.
Belinda Porter at ext 1633
Sandra Cyr at ext 1301
Beth Dodge at ext 1881

October 8, 2015

Pumpkin Time!

PunkinRemember walking through the wonderful pumpkin displays last year in the Cafe during the Pumpkin Carving Contest? Well … let’s make it even better this year!

You will have some spare time to make your pumpkin come to life as we will not hold a costume contest this year, and hope for an even better pumpkin carving contest.

We are using the Chapman Conference Room to set up the pumpkin displays this year. You will want to get your carved pumpkin in place and ready to go for judging by 10AM on Friday, October 30th!

We will have the usual refreshments of cookies, apple cider and popcorn in the Cafeteria at 2PM on October 30th along with the announcement of the winners of the contest.

We have 20 free pumpkins to give out for the contest, on a first come basis.
Go see Dot in the Cafe for your pumpkin.
Starting Thursday October 22nd, you can grab your pumpkin – space is limited, get there fast!

You will need to pick up your pumpkin after the judging before 4PM on Friday October 30th.

Prize will be awarded to the winning pumpkins:

1st place receiving $50
2nd place receiving $30
3rd place receiving $20

Prizes are donated by Employee Activity Committee

Have fun and Happy Carving! Questions? Contact Dot at 1355

October 8, 2015

Do you have an excess of homegrown produce? Why not freeze some to enjoy later in the year?

• Freezing is a simple and easy way to preserve foods. Properly frozen fruits and vegetables will keep their color, flavor and nutritional value up to a year without losing their high quality.
• As a rule, all vegetables that need to be cooked freeze well. Vegetables such as cucumbers, lettuce, radishes and tomatoes lose their crispness when frozen and become limp.
• Most fruits can be frozen successfully.
• As soon as possible after the fruits and vegetables are picked, wash them thoroughly in cold water.
• Pack food tightly to cut down on the amount of air in the package.
• Good containers keep frozen foods from drying out and preserve food value, color, flavor and texture. A good quality wrapping material or container is moisture-vapor resistant to prevent loss of liquid and flavor such as a tempered glass container or a heavy duty freezer bag.
• Label packages visibly. Include the name of the food and the date it was packed.
• Freeze fruits and vegetables as soon as they are packed and store them at 0º F for best quality.
• Some varieties of fruits and vegetables freeze better than others. If you are not sure how well a fruit or vegetable will freeze, test it first by freezing a few packages and then sample the food after freezing.

Follow these easy steps for freezing your excess fruits and veggies and enjoy them all year long!

October 8, 2015

Daily Reflection

“Just when life tries to overwhelm you, God’s grace is there to pick you up.”

October 7, 2015

St. Joe’s Bangor wins Lighten Up Challenge!

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Senior Leadership celebrating their “sweet” victory!

(left to right: Dianne Swandal, Bethany McKnight, Mary Prybylo)

We had a friendly competition during the summer against St. Joe’s Nashua.

Each hospital tracked their Lighten Up activity minutes—and we won!

St. Joe’s Bangor’s “One Big Team” did a great job working together — keep it up!

Hospital employees that participated will receive a $5.00 Sweet Frog gift card.

We will be distributing the gift cards through next week.

Great Job Everyone!

Here are the top results within St. Joe’s Bangor:

Top 3 — Individual Minutes:

Londa Dunton

Ellen Lawlor

Kim Sibley

Top 3 — Team Minutes:

Wound Center Strong


The Light

Top 3 — Weight Loss % Individual

Nancy Lindstadt

Patricia McCauley

Veronica White

Top 3 — Weight Loss % Team

The Fiesty Four


Wound Center Strong


October 7, 2015

Daily Reflection

“When was the last time you did something for the first time?”

October 6, 2015

Out of the Darkness event this past Sunday

St. Joe’s was the Presenting Sponsor of the Out of the Darkness walk this past Sunday at UMaine.

The Out of the Darkness Community Walks are 3-5 mile walks which take place in over 200 communities across the country (over 350 walks in a year), with the proceeds benefiting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

The event was a success. A huge thank you to all who participated in this very important event.

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October 6, 2015

Why “You Chose St. Joe’s” Winners

jumpMany thanks to all our wonderful employees that submitted great reasons “Why You Chose St. Joe’s.

We are excited to announce we have two winners, Christine Coffin, CPCU and Jennifer Sullivan, Emergency Management.

For all of you that submitted reasons for choosing St. Joe’s, you may see your quote show up online or in print as we continue our “I Chose St. Joe’s” campaign. If you didn’t get you reason in on time for this contest, please don’t hesitate to continue to send us your quote and reason why you chose St. Joe’s for you and your families.

October 6, 2015

St. Joseph Physician Elected Medical Association President

PattavinaBangor, Maine – Charles Pattavina MD, FACEP, medical director and chief of Emergency Medicine at St. Joseph Hospital, has been elected President of the Maine Medical Association (MMA). The announcement was made at the MMA Annual membership meeting in Augusta on September 12. Dr. Pattavina’s term as President of the organization begins in September, 2016.

CLICK HERE for the full story.

Congrats, Dr. Pattavina!


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