Nearly 700 women attended Platte Valley’s 6th Annual Girls’ Night Out on September 14. In addition to live music, dancing, and 30 healthcare vendor booths, a highlight of the evening included a keynote speaker and several area mental health resources. The speaker, Jennifer Tracy, presented Loving ME in the Mirror and challenged women in the audience to start the conversation and talk about mental health issues. There were tears, laughter, and fun shared by droves of women who enjoyed the event! Here are some photos:
ATTENTION – eSUMMIT DOWNTIME NOTICE
Saturday, September 9th
Beginning: 8:30 p.m. (2030) MT
YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED WHEN THE SYSTEM IS AVAILABLE
The downtime will last approximately 8.5 hours,
which includes recovery time.
All Care Sites and Clinics
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.
- Don’t use eSummit beginning at 2030 MT 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, as needed, 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.
After 17 years with Platte Valley Medical Center, Harold Dupper, Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer, will leave Platte Valley this fall and continue his financial leadership in community-based healthcare at Vail Valley Medical Center as their Chief Financial Officer.
It’s been an honor to have Harold at Platte Valley for nearly two decades. His keen financial wisdom and economic strategies have led Platte Valley through the greatest growth period in the hospital’s history. During his tenure as CFO, he provided strategic financial leadership for multiple hospital achievements, including:
- His work to help put the HUD financing in place. It’s not only still in effect today, but set the financial foundation for Platte Valley’s strategic move from central Brighton to Prairie Center.
- Designing, building and relocating to Prairie Center in 2007. Upon opening, Harold’s visionary leadership enabled Platte Valley to open as one of the most advanced wireless hospitals in the United States. These efforts also laid the foundation for our healthcare information technology and placed us in the top 8 percent of hospitals nationally for electronic medical records (EMR) success and industry-leading information-sharing systems. Platte Valley’s EMR system was transformed again with the recent move to Epic in 2017.
- Working with the Platte Valley Board and executive leadership to broaden our vision and strategically keep pace with the growing healthcare needs of our market to transform from a community hospital into a successful community healthcare enterprise. Harold is most proud of sharing in the efforts of multiple team members to open clinics in Reunion, Fort Lupton, Spectrum Medical Imaging, Walk Right In, and six other hospital-owned clinics in order to stay ahead of and meet the challenges of the changing healthcare landscape.
“It has been a tremendous privilege to be on the Platte Valley Team,” Harold explains. “Everyone – from the Board to front line staff – has worked together in such a collaborative way, which has made working here so meaningful. I’ve shared success with so many people and it’s been really rewarding to be a part of and to have a role in the achievements and journey of Platte Valley. I am grateful to have shared so many personal and professional experiences with my Platte Valley Teammates, I will miss and treasure each one.”
Harold will continue in his role at Platte Valley through October 4 and transition from the Platte River Valley to the Vail Valley in mid-October. We are now in the process of developing a transition plan for Harold’s work and starting the recruitment process for an interim Vice President of Finance. While we will miss Harold, we send with him our best regards for many rewarding and successful mountain community healthcare moments.
We will need about 100 volunteers to make this event successful. There are a variety of ways you can help. By volunteering, you will receive a free meal, be able to experience the event, and be eligible for a special door prize drawing! Additionally, volunteering at Girls’ Night Out will qualify you for 2 Wellness points in your HealthWISE account. To volunteer: register online or by calling x1481.
Guest registration is also open and there are less than 100 spots left! If you would like to attend Girls’ Night Out as a guest, you can sign up online, or by calling x1481. Tickets are $5 this year, and your donation goes directly to the Platte Valley Medical Center Foundation Women’s Services Fund, and gives us the opportunity to expand women’s services in our community.
Platte Valley Medical Center is committed to providing positive patient experiences and this includes taking care of our patients’ belongings. Two policies describe our processes (Patient Belongings and Valuables and Lost and Found) please find them in the PVMC policy system on the PVMC Landing page.
Here are some important points to remember:
- Encourage patients to leave valuables and belongings at home, or have them taken home, when possible
- If an associate takes responsibility for valuables or belongings; such as placing them in a safe in ED Admissions or storing any items for the patient, the patient must be given a receipt.
- Use the paper Clothing and Valuables Record and envelope to create the inventory
- Place the original form (white) in the medical record (and scanned), give the copy (yellow) to the patient as a receipt.
- Emergency Department: Use the Clothing and Valuables Record and envelope to create an inventory of belongings
- Admitted patients: Documented belongings in the electronic medical record.
- Use the patient belongings tab to document valuables including medications, glasses, dentures, canes, etc. If items were placed in the safe note that in the belongings disposition section
- Transferring patients: The receiving unit confirms the patient belongings tab documenting the inventory of belongings is complete and accurate, paying particular attention to confirm assistive devices (hearing aids, glasses, or dentures) are with the patient. The belonging disposition section should reveal if documents have been placed in the safe
Lost and Found
- Place found items in a patient belongings bag, label with date, time, location, and person name who found the items or and with a patient label if known.
- Give found items to Environmental Services Staff AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, when found. (Ask Environmental Service staff to take the items to the Plant Service Office.)
- Do NOT keep items in the unit where found- always get them to Environmental Services
Plant Service creates a log (saved to the G drive) which can be referenced by the Plant Services Assistant (extension1451), House Supervisors (1589) and Patient Relations Advocate (1560) to learn if items are in the Lost and Found area.