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Author: Heidi Prescott

Welcome to our new Beacon associates

Congratulations and welcome to all the new associates who attended orientation today at Memorial Hospital…   … and at Elkhart General Hospital.         We are proud to have you join us! Remember that each and every one of you is important to our organization. And every one of you is a “Beacon ambassador” — with each interaction you have with patients and their families, with colleagues at work and with members of our greater community, you’re helping to define and build our Beacon brand. Welcome to Beacon. We’re so glad you’re here!...

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Lectures, discussions and a symposium

Have the calendar on your phone or desk handy as we run through some upcoming lectures and community discussions as well as important dates to remember. Ready? The State and Local Response to the Opioid Epidemic is happening on Monday, Sept. 25.  There are not one, not two, but THREE events planned that day, including two discussions at Elkhart General Hospital. Here are the details: A clinically focused CME discussion on opioid addiction is happening from noon to 1 p.m. at Patel Auditorium, Elkhart General. A conversation about the social impacts of opioid addiction will take place from 3...

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Beacon Bits, Sept. 7 edition

When you love where you work, it shows in everything you do. Here at Beacon, we understand how true this is. And we’re dedicated to creating a work environment that is engaging for each and every associate. The best way for us to create an amazing place to work is by measuring our progress and making changes based on your feedback. The Associate Survey is the most useful tool YOU can use to help us. As part of our shared responsibility for creating a Happy, Healthy, Awesome place to work, we ask you to take this survey. It will be...

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Restaurants donate to Children’s Hospital

In a partnership that began four years ago, the Downtown Dining Association of South Bend has raised $110,000 through its Restaurant Week events for Beacon Children’s Hospital. Representatives of the DDA presented the latest donation and check for $30,000 to the Children’s Hospital on Wednesday. Kreg Gruber, Beacon Health System’s Chief Operating Officer, offered his gratitude to the restaurants as well as the community for their generosity. “The majority of our kids that we take care of are actually Medicare-covered kids. Meaning their insurance and coverage is through the state, and unfortunately the state plans don’t reimburse very well....

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‘We get by with help from our friends’

The Elkhart General Emergency Room nursing team recently suffered the loss of a beloved colleague and friend who had worked in the emergency room for 17 years. As soon as members of the Memorial Hospital Emergency Department heard the news, they jumped into action to provide support to their fellow Beacon nurses. They sent over pizza for the staff. They created handmade blue ribbons for the Elkhart General ER nurses to wear in remembrance of their colleague. And in a heartfelt gesture on the day of the funeral, seven Memorial ED nurses drove to Elkhart to relieve their ER...

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