Message Board 12/18/2012


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CSM Weekly Message Board
     Main Headlines... December 18, 2012
  A Holiday Message from CEO & President Mark Taylor       Horizon to Expand Hospice at Columbia
St. Mary's Hospital Ozaukee
  Need to Know/Need to Act
Attest Your Time Before the Holidays
Be sure to attest your time before you leave work after your last shift before the Christmas holiday. Managers have an earlier deadline for approving Kronos due to Christmas falling on a Tuesday. 
403(b) Employer Match is Increasing in 2013
Consider increasing your retirement savings plan contributions to maximize the new match of 50 cents for each dollar that you contribute on the first 6% (previously 4%) on earnings each pay period. Just visit www.divinvest.com or call (877) 346-7284, option #2. Changes must be made between December 21 - 31 to be effective for the first paycheck in 2013. 
Don't Forget to Use Your Flexible Spending Account Funds
Now would be a good time to log into the ADP website to check your FSA balance and ensure that you use your funds before the end of the calendar year. Unused funds will be forfeited. You have until March 31 to submit reimbursements for qualified expenses that occurred in 2012. 
December's Issue of Physician Newsbrief
Articles include new medical staff leadership, EHR updates, ways to avoid pharmacy calls due to CPOE changes and more...
Pharmacy and Training Center Holiday Hours
CSM Hospital Retail Pharmacies will close at 1:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve and reopen on Wednesday, December 26.
The Training Centers will be closed December 22 - January 1. Class registrations or changes for January must be made by December 21. Call Wendy Mahlik at (414) 326-2611 with questions. 
Your Payroll Deduction Gift to the Foundation Can Save Lives
Even a dollar or two per paycheck can make a difference in the lives of others. Whether focusing on stroke prevention, keeping babies healthy or helping children receive dental care, you chose where your gift will go. Learn more about how you can make a difference.
  New Appointments to Medical and Allied Health Staff
Click here to see the list of physicians and allied health professionals who have joined the medical or allied health staff at CSM. 
  New D-Dimer Test Method Beginning December 26
Due to manufacturing issues with our current vendor, CSM labs will replace the current Triage D-Dimer test method with the Roche Tina-Quant D-Dimer method. Physicians and clinicians should click here for additional important information.
Parking Services Holiday Hours
During the holidays, parking service hours are changing for all locations. Click here for the details.  

New Requirement at the Training Center 
Effective January 2, any student enrolled in a CPR, ACLS or PALS course must bring the correct student manual to class in order to participate. No exceptions will be made. Call Wendy Mahlik at (414) 326-2611 with any questions. 

  For Your Information

Christmas Day Mass Schedule

Please join us for Christmas Day Mass at the Heritage Center Chapel at 9:00 a.m. with Fr. Chuck Keefe or at CSM Hospital Ozaukee Chapel at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. John Paczesny. 

Stay Safe During the Holidays
Your personal safety is more at risk during the holidays than at any other time of the year. Here are some tips to help keep you safe. more...
  Pancake Bar in the Cafeterias on December 21
The hospital cafeterias will feature a pancake bar with buttermilk and sweet potato pancakes and plenty of toppings, from strawberries, chocolate chips, bananas, whipped cream and more. Stop by between 6:30 - 9:30 a.m.

"Kindness is like snow - it beautifies everything it covers."
Quote for the Week is provided by Spiritual Care Services and small cards are available at the hospital information desks. You can find a printable version here.

Modern Natural Family Planning Class
Take charge of your fertility at a free, modern natural family planning class on January 8 from 7 - 8 p.m. You'll learn how natural family planning works and how it can help to achieve or avoid pregnancy. Register here.
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