The Pulse of Providence January February 2014

January / February 2014 Our Call to Action—Healthcare that Works, Healthcare that is Safe and Healthcare that Leaves No One Behind YOU are the Pulse of Providence The people who work and volunteer at Providence are incredibly special. No matter what new technologies we have or what’s happening on the national healthcare scene, at the end of the day, it is each of YOU who make the decision to come in and devote yourselves to carrying out our mission. It is each of YOU who make the difference to every patient who is treated here. Passion, skill and devotion to healing, from you, and those who came before you, have remained constant for over a century. Thank you for being the heart and soul… the Pulse of Providence. As we start a new year, we are excited about this inaugural edition of The Pulse of Providence. As an online publication, you will start to see more interactive capabilities including online photo albums, videos, and more! Our goal is to inform, educate and encourage one another…as we work together to provide healthcare that works, healthcare that is safe and healthcare that leaves no one behind. We look forward to continuing this journey with you—help us tell our story. If you have something that you would like to see published, email us at u  Click Here to watch our video on youtube. In this Issue: Healthcare that Works u Letter from the President u 2013 Golf Classic u Oktoberfest 2013 u Notes from Sister C u Chaplain’s Corner u Volunteer Voice u From the Heart u 2014 Blood Drive Dates u Town Hall Meetings u Photo Galleries u Picture This! u Braggin’ Rights u Glossary of Terms The Pulse of Providence is designed exclusively for our associates and friends: Ascension Health Health Professional Affiliates Woodway Medical Plaza Ribbon Cutting Welcome to TeamProvidence Root Beer Floats Can Make a Difference A Closer Look: Ensuring Excellent Patient Experiences Healthcare that is Safe Also in this Issue: Providence Stroke Center is Recognized Providence Women’s Health Program Recognized Foam in, Foam Out: Clean Hands Matter New! Providence Offers Low-Radiation CT Scans Medical Staff/Retired Physicians Providence Health Center Board of Trustees Providence Foundation Board of Trustees Founders Society Providence Forum Providence Healthcare Network Advisory Board Ethics Committee Providence Volunteer Services Providence Health Alliance Board of Directors Providence Nursing School Alumni Family Practice Residency Staff Healthcare that Leaves No One Behind Local Breast Cancer Screening a Success Providence Education Center: Open Enrollment Continues Through March Adopt a School TeamProvidence Donates Food and Toys