Almost Home Thanksgiving Meal Box Program

$20 could make the difference for a Brighton family this Thanksgiving.

Every year Brighton’s local homeless shelter, Almost Home, puts together Thanksgiving baskets so that underprivileged families can have a nice meal. Last year, PVMC associates donated $3,771 to the Meal Box Program, feeding nearly 189 families.  Because of donations of fresh produce from local farmers and canned products from the community, Almost Home can put together a basket with all the trimmings for a family of 4 for around $20 a basket.

No donation is too small or too big. Donations are tax deductible and qualify for the Colorado Enterprise Zone Tax Credit. If you would like to take it as a tax deduction, make sure to give your name and address. Peggy will be in the Bistro to collect donations from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, 11/14. She can accept cash or check. Any individual who donates $100 or more will get their choice of a jar of “Peggy’s 2018 Peach jam” or a bottle of “Peggy’s 2018 Killer Bee honey.”

For more information, please contact Peggy Jarrett @ X3590 or peggy.jarrett@sclhealth.org.

Infant/Pediatric Abduction Policy

Make sure you have reviewed the Infant/Pediatric Abduction Policy and are prepared for a drill by the end of the year. Please note changes made to who is responsible for covering each exit.

The policy provides guidance in the event of an infant or pediatric (0-2 years) abduction from the Perinatal Unit. All infants/pediatrics (0-2 years) admitted to PVMC come under the infant/pediatric safety and security policy, which is designed to provide an effective deterrent against abduction.

Guidelines are provided for each department. Their roles and responsibilities in the event of an alarm or potential infant abduction are outlined in this policy: Infant Pediatric Abduction Policy.


Flu Compliance Stickers

Just as a reminder, everyone should have gotten a sticker to place on their badge to show that they are flu vaccine compliant. If you received your vaccine but did not get a sticker, please stop by Associate Occupational Health office Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to get one.

Platte Valley Partners with Riverdale Ridge

Platte Valley Medical Center partnered with newly opened Riverdale Ridge High School in Thornton by donating toward inaugural t-shirts for the first incoming class.

As a thank you for Platte Valley’s sponsorship, the Ravens have given us six shirts to share with our staff.

If you have a child or grandchild that attends Riverdale Ridge and would like to have a t-shirt, email Charmaine at charmaine.weis@sclhealth.org. The first six people to respond will receive a Ravens shirt with Platte Valley named on the back as a sponsor.


Founders of SCL Health Celebrate 160 Years of Service

In honor of SCL Health’s Founders’ Day, we remember the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth (SCL) arriving in Kansas 160 years ago. They started a healing ministry out of love, hope, and determination. Their legacy and spirit live on today with us.

Learn a little more about the history of our health system and the philosophies it follows.

Volunteer at Lutheran for Full-Scale Exercise Drill

Hospitals are required to conduct a full-scale exercise to test capabilities for a surge of patients (example: mass casualty event, pandemic flu, etc.). This is important so that the medical center can identify strengths and weaknesses to improve upon in case of a real-life event. As a volunteer, you will represent a patient. There is no acting required! The only requirement is that you are willing to walk throughout the LMC hospital from one unit to another. For more information, view Lutheran’s Volunteer Q&A.

The Drill will be held at SCL Health Lutheran Medical Center 8300 West 38th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 on Friday, December 7 from 8 – 11:45 am. Check-in begins at 8 am with refreshments (coffee, donuts, and juice).

Interested? Contact LuJean Odle at 303.425.8547 or Lujean.odle@sclhealth.org RSVP No later than Friday, November 30.

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