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Month: June 2015

Set Sail on the Be a Beacon Journey!

An exciting, interactive and thought-provoking new learning experience is starting to roll out to all associates at Beacon Health System. As Beacon associates, we are called to make every experience with patients, guests and each other exceptional. It’s not necessarily about going above and beyond, it’s about anticipating and responding to the needs of others and making Beacon a welcoming place where patients and guests know and feel that we care about them. Every one of us has a part in this effort. Finding Your Way Log into NetLearning (Online at https://beaconhealthsystem.org/careers/current-associates/be-a-beacon/) and look for the Be a Beacon...

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Around the Corner

DOCWALK THURSDAYS Every Thursday at 5:30 p.m. | Meet in front of E. Blair Warner Family Medicine Center | South BendLace up your walking shoes and join the doctors of the E. Blair Warner Family Medicine Center for weekly walks. Walks range from ½ mile to 3 miles along the beautiful St. Joseph River and East Race. Walks will take place rain or shine (exception for lightning). Families are welcome; children must be with a supervising adult. Strollers and wagons are OK to bring. All fitness levels welcome! For safety reasons, please leave pets at home. For more information,...

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A Major Safety Achievement for Elkhart General

The Indiana State Department of Health created the Medical Error Reporting System in 2006 to enhance patient safety in hospitals. The purpose is to reduce the frequency of medical errors, reveal the causes of medical errors and empower health care professionals to design methods to prevent or discover errors to enhance patient safety. Beacon Health System is committed to providing the highest level of safety to our patients. In 2014, Elkhart General showed just how dedicated it was to this effort by having zero Indiana State Department of Health reportable events. A celebration took place in April at Elkhart General...

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e.crew Team Tackles Engagement

This year, associates selected for e.crew are focusing on developing ways to improve associate engagement. This stems from the associate engagement survey completed by all Beacon associates in September 2014. The next associate engagement survey will take place in September. “As we continue to look for ways to improve engagement, Beacon’s executive team decided to ask the 2015 e.crew team to help us look for ways to make improvements around a few specific engagement questions,” says Jinny Longbrake, Director, Associate Relations, Beacon Health System. “We felt e.crew was the right group of associates because they are nominated by their...

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Phil Takes the Torch

On May 2, Beacon Health System CEO Phil Newbold joined dozens of South Bend notables during the relay-style Torch Run to begin the 150-year anniversary festivities for the city. Says Phil, “I was honored to be a part of the Torch Run and help kick off the SB150! It was great to see so many citizens walking/biking around the streets and neighborhoods!”...

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