Your opinion matters to us and could be rewarded. Take this short, 5-minute survey about Internal Communications through this link, or through the email that was sent out to all staff on 2/6. You can choose to take the survey anonymously, or you can be entered to win an item from the SCL Health logo store with either the SCL Health logo or the Platte Valley logo (your choice) embroidered on it!
The survey will close on February 20 so take it today!
This year Pennock Center for Counseling honored Platte Valley Medical Center with their 2018 Healing Hearts Award. Each year the Pennock Center recognizes an individual, or organization who shows a commitment to improving mental health and substance abuse problems, works to reduce the stigma associated with mental health problems, and works to connect those in need with services, or create programs to address mental health needs.
“Platte Valley Medical Center is an anchor in this community. After completing their Community Health Needs Assessment, they have again identified mental health and substance abuse as priority needs in our community,” said Jody Pierce, executive director of the Pennock Center. “PVMC demonstrates this commitment to mental health advocacy in many ways. They coordinate the Brighton Service Agency Coalition which meets quarterly to provide a place for community organizations to share resources. They work to evaluate their patient’s needs and readily refer patients from the Emergency Department for follow up mental health care. They even include mental health in community events, like the Girls’ Night Out. And over the years they have provided CHIP- Community Health Investment Partnership grants to support our work in making mental health care accessible to all. Thank you Platte Valley Medical Center.”
The Everbridge Emergency Notification Systems (ENS) will go live on Thursday, February 15 at noon with the following codes:
- PVMC – Code Black (Bomb Threat)
- PVMC – Code D (Incident Command Center Activation)
- PVMC – Code Green (Combative Subject)
- PVMC – Code Orange (Hazardous Material Spill)
- PVMC – Code Pink (Infant Abduction)
- PVMC – Code Red (Fire)
- PVMC – Facility Notification – This notification type is used for generic facility notifications
- PVMC – Security Alert – Active Shooter
- PVMC – Security Alert – General Threat
- PVMC – Weather Alert – This notification type is used for generic weather notifications
Everbridge can send messages through various contact pathways such as pagers, email, text messages, and phones to alert associates and providers of emergency events. It is important to note that all contact pathways may not be used for all notifications.
The primary method most associates will receive emergency notifications will be via computer alerts (via an application called Alertus). These may appear as scrolling messages, pop-up messages, and full-screen messages. For most codes listed above, a popup will be the primary method of delivery. See example below:
Existing notification procedures, such as overhead paging will remain unchanged with the addition of Everbridge notifications.
Update Your Contact Information and Preferences
To ensure that you are notified during emergencies, please take a moment to ensure your contact information is up-to-date by going to The Landing -> Applications -> ICE.
Alertus Lock Screen Messages
Lock screen messages allow us to call your attention to emergency situations via locked computers.
There are two notification formats (see below). Additionally, to help identify the message, locked computers will display the following headline at the top of the page: “LOCK SCREEN MESSAGE.”
- Information notifications & urgent notifications will display a static message to “Please log in to view an important alert issued by SCL Health.” Associates should login to the computer to view the message.
- Emergency notifications will display the actual alert test so that associates and visitors can take immediate action. Associates should take immediate action based on the message. It is not necessary to login to the computer.
When logged in, all computers will continue to display notifications in the following formats:
- Information notifications may appear as a scrolling ticker across the screen. Examples include technology issues and utility events.
- Urgent notifications may appear as a popup message on the screen. Examples include hospital emergency codes.
- Emergency notifications may appear as a full-screen display. Examples include active shooter and tornado warnings.
If you experience any issues with this desktop notification system, please contact the Technical Assistance Center at 855-866-8282.
Please join us tomorrow, Wednesday, February 14 from 3-4 p.m. in the Bistro for a special Valentine Ice Cream Social! Assorted ice cream bars and cups will be served.
*There will be ice cream delivered to the night staff starting at 8 p.m.
We will also have carnation flowers with a card for sale for $2.00 at the front reception desk. All proceeds will go to the Employee Assistance Fund.
eSummit will be down beginning at 1:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 14 to install eSummit Q1 Code. You will be notified when the system is available. The downtime will last approximately 1.5 hours, which includes recovery time. All Care Sites and Clinics are affected.
The eSummit Prod icon will not be accessible during the downtime. eSummit Shadow Read-Only (SRO) will be available and will include a coordinated downtime recovery. The Landing will be accessible.
During Downtime and Recovery
- Systems connected to eSummit will not be able to update during the downtime but will continue to work independently from eSummit. When eSummit is back up, these other systems will refresh and changes will be updated.
- When the downtime is over, Registration will go through its recovery process first along with Pharmacy. You will be notified when eSummit is available for recovery charting.
- Do not chart in eSummit until notified it is available.
- Don’t use eSummit beginning at 0100 MT / 0200 CT and until you are notified.
- Don’t place any orders in eSummit including Lab, X-Ray, etc.
- Don’t open document links in Chart Review.
- Don’t scan documents into eSummit until the downtime is complete.
- Print out eSummit Downtime eMAR report an hour before downtime.
- Use Read-Only eSummit to view patient information.
- Continue to use downtime procedures until you receive the all clear.
- Ensure your unit has an adequate supply of downtime forms.
- Use Lab Requisition forms.
- Continue to use POC devices (i.e., Glucometers, iStats, etc.).
- If a document is needed for patient care, please call the Technical Assistance Center (TAC) and ask them to page the OnBase team. Please provide TAC with the following information:
- Patient MRN
- Document ID number
- Email or fax number to send document
- Contact name and phone number if the OnBase team has questions
- Stork End Users that document in WatchChild should refer to the “Documenting in WatchChild during eSummit Downtime” Tip Sheet.
If you have any issues, please call the Technical Assistance Center (TAC) at 855-866-8282 (or x-4357 from within PVMC)