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Month: August 2016

Beacon Experts Offer Back-to-School Advice for Parents

Summer is coming to a close, so four Beacon experts stopped by our monthly live chat on Twitter this week to share their perspectives and advice on a variety of back-to-school topics. We discussed ways parents can help their kids establish healthy routines as they transition from summer to school. Our experts included: Dr. Asad Ansari, Beacon Medical Group Pediatric pulmonologist and sleep medicine doctor, Dr. Shahid Javaid, BMG pediatrician, Sue Cullen, South Bend Community School Corp. nurse manager, registered nurse and Beacon Health Ventures associate and Mayelin Lora-Williams, Memorial Hospital dietitian. Here is the edited discussion transcript. Q1: How can you help your kids shift back into a school routine? “Start a few weeks ahead with regular bed times and wake up times. Try a regular routine like reading a book to your child or letting them read 15 to 30 minutes before sleep.” @RNSueCullen “Make a checklist of daily routines and include your kids in the process of planning.” @Stayfit_eatreal Q2: How much sleep do kids need to stay focused in school? “Adequate sleep is helpful in learning, just like nutritious breakfast in morning. It helps to get them to realize that optimal sleep helps in being attentive in school and form memories of the learned subject in the deep phase of sleep. Encourage them to turn off all electronics 30 minutes before bedtime and aim for...

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Benefits Corner

SKECHERS For Less! Select SKECHERS work styles are 30 percent off for Beacon associates. You can purchase them online or in one of their more than 400 retail stores. To see the selection of shoes, go to Or, you can go to Click on “Participating Employees–Start Here.” Company Access Code: A88bMH You’ll receive free shipping. You can also enjoy the discount when you go to any SKECHERS store. Print the SKECHERS Shoe Discount Program Flier or mention retail code: 5H and show your associate ID or paystub to a SKECHERS store associate. If you have any questions,...

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2016 Beacon United Way Campaign is Coming Soon!

The Beacon Lives United Campaign is coming soon with tons of exciting activities planned during the two-week campaign! The 2016 Beacon Health System United Way Campaign runs from September 12 to September 23. Our goal this year is to raise $330,000 to help create better lives in our local communities. New This Year – $4 for Four: Give a new gift of $4 per pay period OR increase your gift by $4 per pay period gets you: 1. Your gift will be matched 100 percent by the United Way grant. 2. Drawing entry – 20 winners per week will...

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Executive Profiles – Phil Newbold and Dr. Vince Henderson

Phil Newbold, CEO, Beacon Health System Among the many qualities that describe Beacon CEO Phil Newbold, the best might be his passion for trying new things. He is recognized as the first health care CEO to come from a marketing/planning background, an early pioneer in establishing a community tithing policy at Memorial Hospital to achieve a healthier community and among the first hospital CEOs in the country to integrate Innovation into the hospital environment. For Phil, it’s not about maintaining the status quo, but always striving to improve, innovate and grow. “It’s great to be part of an organization...

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Be a Beacon Tip of the Month – Empathy

Every day, with great care, quality attention and clear communication, we show our customers what it means to Be a Beacon. And at the heart of it all is kindness. Kindness starts with empathy, which is your ability to see the world through the eyes of others. “Empathy is difficult. If you believed what he believes, you’d do precisely what he’s doing. Think about that for a second. People act based on the way they see the world. Every single time. Understanding someone else’s story is hard, a job that’s never complete, but it’s worth the effort.” ~Seth Godin,...

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We want to express our appreciation today - and every day - for our patients, past and present, for our caring and dedicated providers, and for our amazing associates. Happy Valentine's Day! ... See MoreSee Less

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