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Month: October 2015

GEM Ice Cream Social Winners

Congratulations to the following associates: $50 Visa Gift Card Carol Hensley, Elkhart General Hospital Claudine Popielski, Memorial Hospital $20 Target Gift Card Brooke Olinger, Elkhart General Hospital Angela Ruffner, Memorial Hospital To become a GEM member visit,...

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Protect Yourself from Phishing Scams

What is Phishing? Phishing is a type of fraudulent email message appearing to come from a legitimate source but is actually sent by someone with malicious intent. The email message usually contains web-links which direct you to a spoofed website or otherwise attempt to trick you in to divulging private information such as your password, social security number or other sensitive data. The perpetrators then use this private information to commit crimes. Recognizing Phishing Phishing scams rely on wording aimed at inducing a sense of urgency, usually to click on a link in order to take urgent and supposedly necessary action. The ‘From’ address might even be spoofed to appear as though the message is coming from someone you know or from someone at Beacon. Web-links will either say action phrases, (such as ‘Click Here’), or are spoofed to appear as though they will direct you to a legitimate website, but in fact will take you to a malicious website. Common elements of Phishing are: URGENCY – “Prevent something bad from happening, do this now.” Message FROM an authoritative source – “Your computer department.” Follow this link to take immediate action – [Click Here]. Enter SENSITIVE data – ‘Password’, SSN, Account #. Recognizing Spear Phishing Spear Phishing is a type of Phishing where the sender has taken extra steps to make the email appear legitimate. Such a scam would...

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September Doc You Rock

A kind, compassionate and empathetic physician, Dr. David Dyck is always willing to take time to answer questions and explain information to patients, treating them all with equal respect. “He always has a smile on his face, no matter the time of day or situation. He’s never stressed by the workload and his approach to care is one patient at a time,” say staff members. “He is an amazing person, not only professionally but also personally. His staff thinks the world of him. He is one of those doctors that almost everyone would like to work for.” Dr. Dyck’s exemplary leadership sets the tone for the rest of the staff. “He’s not just a team player, but a team leader. Beacon Health System is lucky to have Dr. Dyck on the team.   A list of the most beloved and trusted physicians in our region includes Dr. Brandon Zabukovic. A 2006 graduate of Memorial’s Family Medicine Residency Program, Dr. Zabukovic provides exceptional health care to underserved members of our community at Memorial Hospital and Beacon Medical Group Neighborhood Health Centers. “Many patients have shared with me they feel their visits with Dr. Zabukovic leave them with reassurance that he has truly listened to them. This constant compassion for all of his patients is wondrous,” explains a staff member. Among the many qualities that make Dr. Z a Rockin’ Doc...

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We Are In-Network!

Beginning this fall, more than 21,000 people across Michiana covered by Cigna and Sagamore health plans will have affordable access to high-quality health care services at Memorial Hospital and Beacon Medical Group. These local residents with Cigna and Sagamore are able to use the world-class services of Memorial Hospital as of Oct. 1 and Beacon Medical Group beginning Nov. 1. Sagamore health plan members are covered at Beacon Health Ventures starting Oct. 1. “This has been a long time coming,” says Diane Maas, Beacon Vice President of Managed Care & Business Development, who negotiated the contract with Cigna and...

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