Employee Newsletter

Nov. 13, 2013

Making More Happy Days

November is National Alzheimer's Awareness Month. Help increase awareness of the E.A. Roberts Alzheimer's Center and raise funds for a Saturday clinic by pre-ordering a Dew Drop Inn hot dog lunch. Order forms and money must be submitted to Carolyn Byrne in the community relations department (435-3902) by Nov. 12. Lunch includes a hot dog, chips and cookie. If you would like to make a donation to the E.A. Roberts Alzheimer's Center, visit our website.

VHA Award

Thomas Hospital and North Baldwin Infirmary are recipients of the 2013 VHA Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) Achievement Award. This award honors the hospitals for meeting and exceeding participation and performance standards set by the VHA HEN as part of the national Partnership for Patients initiative.

Both hospitals were recognized for being in the top 20 percent for performance and for consistent data submission through the VHA Drive for Results Campaign. In addition, the staff at Thomas Hospital was recognized for their success in reducing deep vein thrombosis clots (blood clots), and the staff at North Baldwin Infirmary was recognized for reducing hospital-acquired infections and readmissions.