It’s National Emergency Medical Services Week and we’d like to take this opportunity to say thank you our Platte Valley Ambulance Service associates and EMS professionals across the nation. PVAS, your service to our community is a vital resource for our neighbors, friends, families, and coworkers. Your outreach efforts, including the on-the-spot blood pressure checks you regularly hold at Eagle View Adult Center and other community locations make people feel safe, valued and gives them priceless insight into the state of their health. We are proud to have you in our Platte Valley family – thank you for everything you do!
Is your email signature out of date? When we first began the process of integrating with SCL Health, we adopted the system-wide guidelines for email signatures. Now that our logo has changed, it’s important to update our email signatures to reflect the current logo.
Emails from Platte Valley Medical Center associates should contain sign-off information listing the sender’s name, title, care site, contact address, email, telephone numbers and/or direct extension, fax and website. You may choose to develop a shorter version for internal use only. We have also prepared a smaller version of our logo for use in your signature – click here to download it. It’s the sixth file on the list, entitled “PVMC_email_signature.”
Please use the following brand standards when setting up your email signature.
Point size: 8
Care Site Name
Street address, Suite #
City, State, Zip Code
M: 555.555.5555 (optional)
www.pvmc.org (or care site/physician practice website)
For executive signatures, the following block may be added:
Please do not add background graphics, symbols or colors to email signatures. Short phrases or quotes at the end of signatures are acceptable as long as they appropriately relate to our mission, vision or values.
If you need assistance with editing your signature, here are several guides. Be sure to select the one that corresponds with your version of Outlook.
If you have not completed a respiratory fit test for 2018, you must complete this test as soon as possible. Associates who have missed session can call Occupational Health at X1495 to schedule an appointment to complete your test. Remember that Occupational Health is only open Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. If you are trying to reach them on a day when they are not open, you can call the Occupational Health office at Good Samaritan at 303-689-4917. You may also travel to Good Samaritan to receive your testing. Remember if you have not completed this test you are already out of compliance and you need to make this up as soon as possible.
Bring your completed annual Respirator Fit Test Questionnaire to the testing session. Click here to download the Questionnaire.
****If you did not completed respiratory mask fit testing before May 21 you may be removed from the schedule; and you will not be allowed to work. You will not be in compliance with OSHA requirements and as a consequence, may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including suspension and termination. Disciplinary action will lead to disqualification of your 2019 merit increase (performance reviews in March/April 2019).
This month, Platte Valley Medical Center once again received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Award, plus, this year we have also received the Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Award. The award recognizes our hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
Hospitals must achieve 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines-Stroke guidelines for two or more consecutive 12-month periods and achieve 75 percent or higher compliance with 5 of 8 Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality measures to receive the Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. These quality measures are designed to help hospital teams follow the most up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients.
Platte Valley Medical Center has also met specific, scientific guidelines as a Primary Stroke Center, featuring a comprehensive system for rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients admitted to the emergency department.
About Get With The Guidelines®
Get With The Guidelines® is the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s hospital-based quality improvement program that provides hospitals with tools and resources to increase adherence to the latest research-based guidelines. Developed with the goal of saving lives and hastening recovery, Get With The Guidelines has touched the lives of more than 6 million patients since 2001. For more information, visit heart.org.
Effective immediately, Security will now be managing the hospital’s lost and found. The hospital operates 24/7, and prior to this our Lost & Found closet was only available during regular business hours Monday through Friday. In order to enhance our customer service, patients, visitors and staff can turn in Lost & Found items or request to search for them at any time of day, seven days a week.
If you are looking for a lost item or have found an item, please call Security at X1461 or 720-641-2084.