PVMC has installed new patient room signs with pull-out flags to help communicate information to staff and visitors. Each picture has a meaning. The signs also have a small section in the center to insert isolation precaution signs and or other needed information. Pay attention as you enter rooms and look for key information on the signs. Click here to view the new sign icons.
Congratulations to Kelsie Romero for winning the latest Daisy Award and to Janet Hileman for winning the latest Monarch Award!
Janet was nominated for the Monarch Award for spending hours with a family who needed help with lodging and meals who ended up unexpectedly in the hospital while visiting from out of town. Janet, who is a cashier, took time out of her day to help this family and go above her job duties to make sure they were well taken care of and comfortable while here at PVMC.
We are proud that they are a part of Platte Valley Medical Center team!
You have the opportunity to nominate a fellow associate or physician who you feel has effectively partnered with a patient, family or community group to help them live their best lives. For example, have you seen an associate go ‘above and beyond’ to help a patient or family improve their health after they had lost hope for change? Have you seen a colleague empower a patient to be able to achieve a goal or dream in their life? It doesn’t have to be a monumental effort – sometimes small gestures are the most impactful.
The nomination period will be open through February 15. Three finalists will be identified and a winner will be selected and recognized with a great prize, and an opportunity to have their story highlighted during the 2019 Spring Leadership Assembly.We are able to make this promise because of the incredible commitment you have to our mission and patients. By living our mission and values, you allow us to position our brand in positive ways with the public.
Beginning in the next couple of weeks, all PVMC phones will be upgraded. For roughly 6 weeks, new Cisco phones will be installed Mondays-Fridays. We will be working with department heads to coordinate this effort and ensure patient care is not impacted. We will communicate the schedule for each area weekly so you know when to expect this process to occur in your department.
There will also be a brief training session each week. Keep an eye out for the schedule coming soon!
After more than 23 years of service, Carol Baumgartner is leaving us. She has her eyes set on a new horizon: retirement. Over the years, Carol’s scope of responsibilities has continually grown and evolved. Prior to being hired in physical therapy, she started as a volunteer. She also worked in ED Admissions, was a Cashier with PFS, assisted the Performance Improvement department, and spent the last 13 years in the Foundation. Carol is truly one of the few PVMC associates who has seen it all.
When Carol moved over to the Foundation, she helped create the vision for the capital campaign to help bring this campus to life. She worked alongside Marcie and our Foundation Board to raise more than $8 million to fund equipment, art, and projects we wouldn’t have otherwise had access to. She contributed so much to the overall vision of this campus –it is truly a legacy to be proud of. Carol has left an everlasting mark on this hospital.
I know how much you care for not only this place and the mission that we carry out here, but for each of the people that you work with. I also know how much of yourself you’ve given to us over the years. And for all of that I say thank you.
One would be hard pressed to find a more loyal and dedicated employee. It was your passion for PVMC and the Brighton community that led you to the Foundation – and we will miss that fire. Thank you for your dedication, passion, commitment, and all the laughs. We send you with best wishes in your retirement.
We’ve commissioned artist Georgia Roswell to create an original piece of landscape artwork made from clothing to be displayed on the new third floor medical/surgery unit. Your help is needed to make this work of art unique to the people of Platte Valley! Please bring in one article of clothing and drop it off at the box in HR by this Friday, Jan. 18. Georgia will use these to create her masterpiece! The clothing can be anything from a scarf to a sock to a pair of jeans.
This week saw the end of an era. After 28 years of service Paramedic Captain Ed Bevers retired from duty. Captain Bevers joined the Platte Valley Ambulance Service team in September of 1990 after moving to Colorado from Oklahoma – where he served as a police officer/paramedic for several years prior.
After his first year with PVAS, Ed was given supervisory responsibilities and has served in this crucial capacity ever since! Ed has spent most of his career serving and leading on B-shift. His people will tell you that Captain Bevers ran tight ship by insisting on only several simple rules:
1. Wear your uniform correctly
2. Run your calls correctly
3. Complete your paperwork correctly
Ed was the father figure on his shift and steadfastly advocated for and protected his crew – while they worked hard to advocate for their patients.
During his tenure, Captain Bevers has been a part of many changes – moving from a combination to an all career organization, becoming a department of the hospital, changes in equipment, vehicles, protocols, guidelines and chain of command (to name a few). He has run many calls, mentored many people and made many challenging and difficult decisions. Ed worked on the front lines and behind the scenes to continuously improve our service delivery.
Captain Bevers will always be a part of Platte Valley and we sincerely hope that he will stop by every now and then to check up on us!