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Keynote Speaker Announced for Girls’ Night Out

We’re excited to announce the keynote speaker for this year’s Girls’ Night Out. Nicole DeBoom will present The Life Fitness Balance: How to maintain your own health above all else. Nicole is a positivity guru and helps women find inspiration, confidence and courage. Nicole will also lead a quick Yoga class at the event.

For those who don’t know, Girls’ Night Out is the region’s largest women’s health event at Platte Valley. This year’s event will be Thursday, September 13, from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

This event is a fundraiser for the PVMC Foundation’s Women’s Services and registration is limited. Visit this link to register as a guest online or to become a volunteer, call Evelyn at X1481.

 

 

About Nicole DeBoom

Born and raised in the Chicago suburbs, Nicole was a standout swimmer, qualifying for the 1988 Olympic Trials and later graduating from Yale University. She decided to pursue the sport of triathlon, and a lucky seat assignment introduced her to her future husband, Tim DeBoom (who would later become a 2-time Hawaii Ironman World Champion), on a flight to the 1995 Triathlon World Championships. Nicole started racing professionally in 1999, racking up countless podium finishes. During the final stage of her racing career in 2004, Nicole created and introduced something that had never been done before – the first running skirt. Shortly afterward, Nicole went on to launch Skirt Sports with the mission of helping women find inspiration, confidence and courage through the transformative power of running and fitness. Today, Skirt Sports is a national women’s apparel brand offering a full line of products that fit real women’s bodies and support their busy running lives. Currently, you can find Nicole chatting with customers at the Skirt Sports Boulder flagship store, helping women change their lives through her non-profit organization Running Start, interviewing visionaries for her popular podcast Run This World and chasing around her 6-year-old girl, Wilder.

 

 

 

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Heart Walk Snapshots

Platte Valley Medical Center and SCL Health were well represented at this year’s Denver Heart Walk. Platte Valley had not one but two teams of associates at the walk!

This team was put together by Jessica Mahoney, (Cardiac Rehab), and the other team members are Ashley, Pam, and Sara, who are all three from High Plains Heart and Vascular. Thanks for representing us so well ladies! PVMC also had a team led by Mark Baker of our Cardiac Cath Lab.

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High Reliability Organization Training – Sign up today!

Platte Valley is committed to safely delivering care and eliminating harm for patients and associates.  In fact, the entire SCL Health System wants to increase patient safety – that’s why all care sites in the system are working to become High Reliability Organizations (HRO).  What does that mean?

Accidents sometimes occur in hospitals because our work is risky and complex.  HRO’s are organizations that have succeeded in avoiding accidents and catastrophes despite their high-risk environments. To reach our goal of becoming one of these organizations, everyone who works here will need to be involved and trained on how and why errors occur. We’ll also need to adopt safety behaviors that will improve our safety culture.

To help you learn these skills, a Healthstream assignment sent via e-mail will allow you to register for a two hour training course.  Almost two dozen HRO training courses are scheduled at various times and on multiple days in our conference center over the next 5 months.  Every PVMC hospital associate is required, and compensated, to attend one training session. The number of seats are limited by the size of our conference rooms so register for your preferred session as soon as possible and no later than August 31, 2018. Sign up to learn more about your role in making PVMC an HRO!

For questions please contact Patient Safety Manager Colleen Casaceli at 303-498-1553.

Yoga Classes – Join Us and Get a Free Mat!

Take a little time for yourself and try out our yoga class right here at PVMC!  No experience needed!  Classes are held in Physical Medicine (Suite 130 of Medical Plaza Building One), from 12:15-1:00 p.m. on Thursdays.  Purchase a drop-in class for only $4 or a 10-class punch card for the low price of $38 at Medical Plaza Registration.  If you try your first yoga class here in the month of June (Thursdays: June 7, 14, 21, 28), we’ll give you a free yoga mat! This promotion will run out when supplies do – so be first in line to attend!

Please note, this promotion is only open to Platte Valley associates.

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