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Sumter Regional Hospital Employee Updates

BLS Class Update
Posted 11/14/07
Due to conflict with the room we are also having to change the date of the Dec. 20th BLS class to Dec. 19th.  
The December BLS classes will be Dec. 3rd and 19th at the CJC auditorium.  Classes will be 9 am until 4pm.  

Please put this change on the web-site and in the employee information.
If you have any questions, please contact Lissa Faircloth, Education Coordinator, at 924-6935 Ext. 2033 or e-mail her at 

Marketing & PR Update for Monday, October 22nd, 2007

Posted 10/22/2007
Thanks to all of you who made last weeks Basketball Charity Game and 4th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk a HUGE success!  The basketball game was another nailbiter, and your All-Stars almost got a win against a very talented Lady Jets squad.  Please go and support those ladies and the Jets this season as they should both field competitive teams this season. 

The weather for the walk was picture perfect, and we had more than 250 people turn out for the event!  We want to thank all of our participants, sponsors and volunteers for their assistance, and please give everyone in the Marketing & PR department a pat on the back because they all worked very hard to make these events a success.

You can still help raise funds for local breast cancer patients by purchasing the remaining shirts from this years walk.  All shirts are $5 and we will sell them while supplies last.  You can pick up them up at Hospice, which is located at 126 E Furlow Street .  Also, I usually visit the Urgent Care center at least once each day and I will have shirts with me as well.

For more information, please call (229) 928-4000 and ask for the Marketing & PR dept.

Remember also that SRH is offering mammograms for $75 (Cash only) or a mammogram/osteoporosis screening for $150 (Cash only) for the entire month of October.  Please call (229) 931-1375 to schedule an appointment.

Lunch n Learn 
Lunch n Learn: Basic First Aid, 10/23 @ Noon in the Habitat Devotions Room (next to Monroes ). Our very own John Japuntich will be the guest speaker for this event.  Please call (229) 924-6935 ext. 2033 for more information.

Flu Shots 
Please note the following days and times that we will be giving flu shots to SRH STAFF and MEMBERS OF THIER IMMEDIATE FAMILY LIVING IN THE HOUSEHOLD, including THEIR CHILDREN 9 YEARS OLD AND OLDER...

Monday October 22  -- 7:00AM to 10:30AM and 3:00PM to 6:00PM

Wednesday October 24 -- 7:00AM to 10:30AM and 3:00PM to 6:00PM

Friday October 26 -- 7:00AM to 10:30AM and 3:00PM to 6:00PM

Tuesday October 30 -- 7:00AM to 10:30AM and 3:00PM to 6:00PM

These shots will be given in what was formerly the COMMUNITY HEALTH TRAILER , located just to the west (left) of the HR trailer behind the old ER.

Additionally, shots will be given to EMPLOYEES ONLY (no family members) on these dates:

Saturday Oct 27 -- see Valerie Grimes in the Urgent Care Triage Room during the DAY SHIFT or BJ Kearns in the Urgent Care Triage Room during the NIGHT SHIFT

There is no charge for SRH employees or their immediate family members.

Other Upcoming Events:

Dr. Joel Link Open House/Ribbon Cutting (Monday, Oct 29th; 5:30 pm 7 pm)

Respiratory Care Week (Oct 21-27)

News from Medical Staff Affairs Office

Posted 09/28/2007
The SRH Medical Staff Affairs is pleased to announce the return of Lynn Ivie to Employee Health part time. Currently she plans to be in the office Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of each week.  

For more info, please contact Employee Health at their new number of (229)389-1585. 

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Verizon Wireless Internet Cards

Posted 8/08/07
The I.T. department is requesting that all employees who are currently using Verizon Wireless Internet cards please call Kyressence Stone at (229) 591-2586.  Verizon needs to have these cards returned to them, and Kyressence will come and pick them up when she is called.

Thanks in advance for your support!

You're Invited to Learn About CASA!

CASA needs people just like you to learn more about becoming a CASA volunteer.  This is not DFACS.   

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is a group of volunteers with an interest in helping abused or neglected children, ages newborn to 18.  You could be the voice for one of these children.  The ultimate goal of CASA is to ensure every child has a safe, permanent home as quickly as possible.

What is required?  

Once you become a volunteer, you will attend 40 hours of training on the duties and responsibilities of a CASA volunteer.  Thirty of these hours are in a classroom-style environment learning how to interact with children and how to fill out reports, and ten hours are in the courtroom watching other CASA volunteers as they report their findings and make their recommendations to the Judge. This training can be scheduled at a time convenient to you.  CASA is only asking for a 1 year commitment and an average of only about 1 hour per week for you to assess the needs of your case child.  

Please attend one of the following informational meetings to learn more about becoming a CASA Volunteer.  

4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 1, 2007 at the GSW Student Health Center.  

7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 1, 2007 at the GSW Student Health Center.  

The Student Health Center can be found by taking the campus perimeter road and taking the first left turn just passed the bell tower.  The Student Health Center is on the right.  Parking is available in front and on the side of that building.  

You may call 931-2784 for additional information about this program.  

A child in our area is in need of a person like you to speak on his or her behalf.  Sumter Regional Hospital supports and encourages participation in this worthwhile volunteer program.  

Did you know?

99 children in Georgia died from abuse and neglect in 2004.
Every 15 minutes in Georgia, a child is the victim of confirmed abuse or neglect.
In Georgia, 200 incidents of child abuse and neglect are reported daily.
In 2006, 136 children were served by CASA volunteers in the six counties of Lee, Macon, Schley, Stewart, Sumter and Webster.

Cancellation of Reorientation Classes

The Education Department has decided to cancel the August 14 class scheduled for 1 PM and then both classes on August 29.  The last "live" presentation of REO FY 07 will be August 14 at 8 AM.  

Re-Orientation will be on-line starting July 23.  If any employees wish to do the online version they will need to contact me Lissa Faircloth at 924-6953 EXT 2033, so that she can assign it to them and give them their password.

Once it is assigned they will use the website listed to connect:                
This is the MC Strats connection for "home", and it looks just like it did on the hospital intranet site.  

Again, if you have any questions please contact Lissa at the number shown above.

SRH Featured in GHA Newsletter

We are proud to announce that the Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) is featuring Sumter Regional Hospital in its Summer newsletter.  They will be sending us hard copies in the next few days, but you can view the current edition by clicking on the following link (you may have to paste it in the address bar if this does not work).:

For these and all other updates, please continue to check our website at

MetLife Contact Information

Here is the information for our MetLife (formerly Citistreet) representative:

Nick Nickerson
229-343-6640 cell

He is usually at the Human Resources building a couple of days a week.  He asks that you call to schedule an appointment.  You can also call (229) 924-6932 to see if he is available as well.
Employee BLS & ACLS Classes Update (Updated June 26, 2007)
BLS classes are now being offered by the Education Department.  The classes will offered on the following dates: July 12 & 26 and August 9 and 23 to the BLS schedule on the website.

All classes will start at 9 am in the classroom in the Clarence Jordan Center, Building E in the Habitat Complex.  Due to classroom space, class size is limited to 8. 

ACLS will be held on July 19 and 20 at the Pope Center at SGTC in the Weyerhauser Room (102).  The class will be 8:30 AM- 5:00 PM.  Class size is limited to 30 people.  Please call Lissa at 924-6935 ext. 2033 to register and to make arrangements to get a book.   

Also, if anyone has checked out a BLS or ACLS Book, please return it to the Education or let them know if it was destroyed in the storm.  They are in need of BLS and ACLS books.  

Please Contact Lissa Faircloth at 924-6935 (Habitat) ext. 2033 to register for classes or to return the books.

Customer Service Classes Schedule 
Class 4- July 20th at 9 AM, 10 AM , 1 PM and 2 PM
Class 5- August 8th at 9 AM, 10 AM , 1 PM and 2 PM
All classes will be held at SGTC in the Pope Center Teleconference.  Registration is required for the 100 spaces available.  Please call Lissa at 924-6935 (Habitat for Humanity) Ext. 2033 or send an e-mail to

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Customer Service Classes Schedule 
Class 4- July 20th at 9 AM, 10 AM , 1 PM and 2 PM
Class 5- August 8th at 9 AM, 10 AM , 1 PM and 2 PM
All classes will be held at SGTC in the Pope Center Teleconference.  Registration is required for the 100 spaces available.  Please call Lissa at 924-6935 (Habitat for Humanity) Ext. 2033 or send an e-mail to

New Update Regarding Oncology Clinic (Posted April 10, 2007)

Oncology & Hematology Clinic has moved back to Americus!
Sumter Regional Hospital is pleased to announce that its Oncology & Hematology Clinic is open at its new Americus location and is currently seeing patients!

The Oncology & Hematology Clinic is located at Magnolia Manor, and will be open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm.  To get to the clinic take South Lee Street (Hwy 377) headed towards Albany, then take the first right on Moore Drive and follow the signs.  

SRH would like to thank Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital's Oncology Clinic for their assistance since the tornado as well as Magnolia Manor for allowing us to bring our clinic back to Americus.

For more information, please call (229) 928-4706 or 928-4737.

NEW Employee Pharmacy Update 

For employee prescriptions, please call (229)931-1265.

Employee Update (Posted March 23, 2007)

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Notice to All Employees of Sumter Regional Hospital Until further notice, all employees of Sumter Regional Hospital shall remain employed by Sumter Regional Hospital and shall receive compensation in accordance with Sumter Regional Hospital's payroll practices.  This posting does not change the at-will employment relationship between the hospital and its employees.  Please be patient as we work with our insurance carrier to enable us to continue to pay our employees during this difficult time.

Message from Payroll 

Time and Adjustment (T & A) Info
Betty Farrow of Payroll wants to remind all Directors and Nurse Managers that any departments with more than 10 employees are urged to turn in their T & A adjustments on a daily basis, or at the very least every other day.

Time Clocks Locations
Also, there are working time and attendance clocks located in the Registration Tent at the Urgent Care Center and in the Human Resources office.  Employees who are working are asked to clock in and out so that there are are no problems with our payroll process.  Department Directors should submit time sheets daily to the payroll office located in Human Resources.

If you have any additional questions, please call Betty at (229) 924-8872.

Re-Orientation Classes Scheduled (Posted March 21, 2007) 
All classes will be in the Weyerhauser room at the South Georgia Techincal College Pope Center. Due to seating limitaions, classes will be limited to the first 30 who register. Because of the loss of mainframe server capabilities, we do not have the signup sheets for the classes that were already scheduled before the tornado. As such, even if you were already signed up for a class, you will need to sign up again. 

Click here to view upcoming classes.

To register for a day and time, call Lissa Faircloth at 924-6935 ext 2033.

Medical Fexible Spending Accounts (Posted March 21, 2007)
Employees who were enrolled in the Medical Flexible Spending Accounts in 2006 have until March 31st to turn in receipts to Human Resources for reimbursements. Last year, the IRS changed the rules to allow participants to be reimbursed on medical expenses incurred up to March 15, 2007. Remember, these claims must first be processed through Capital Administrators. 

Employees who lost their badge may have a new badge with picture and bar code made in the Human Resources office.  Office hours are from 7AM to 5PM Monday through Friday.

Update on SRH Mail Pickup & Processing

If you have any questions, please call (229)944-1219.

Sumter Regional Hospital Medical/Dental Insurance Plan
All covered employees and dependents are encouraged to continue their support of our tier one in-network physicians for their medical needs.  We have arranged for emergency credentialing of many of our physicians to operate at the hospitals listed below and our medical insurance plan will consider the referrrals to these hospitals for payment under the tier one coverage rates.  ($300 annual deductible and  80% payment after)  It will be necessary to pre-certify the admissions by calling 888-650-6566

Flint River Community Hospital
Crisp Regional Hospital
Palmyra Medical Center
Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital

If you have any questions regarding this coverage, please contact the human resources department at 229-924-6861, 229-924-3789 or you may call Capitol Administrators at 888-650-6566.

Call Out Procedures for Nursing Personnel
Attention nursing personnel: If you are scheduled to work and cannot make it, please call the House Supervisor at (229) 944-1190 or 944-1191.

SRH Working on Plans to Partner with Local Hospitals Regarding Employee Sharing
SRH is currently working on developing plans to partner with area hospitals as we await information on the next phase of the rebuilding effort of Sumter Regional Hospital.  This plan will allow many of our clinical and medical employees to keep your skills razor sharp while representing SRH to the community and beyond.  Please stay tuned as we hammer out the details of this plan.

More than 600 SRH Employees Met During The Employee Meetings (Posted March 6, 2007>
In an effort to alleviate rumors and fears of hospital personnel after last weeks tornado, Sumter Regional Hospital held two sessions at Georgia Southwestern State Universitys Storm Dome Tuesday.

A total of approximately 600 employees attended both sessions combined, which is more than 85 percent of the hospitals 700-plus employees.

After an opening prayer, SRH President & CEO David Seagraves started by thanking everyone who helped immediately after last Thursdays tornado hit the hospital with full force as well as the aftermath since, including physicians who were both in the hospital and those who were not.

We applaud each of you, said Seagraves. Not only those of you who were on duty, but to those who came in once the alert was sounded. Your efforts were nothing short of heroic.

After giving employees information regarding communications (the Americus Times-Recorder had a lot of information in todays newspaper and has been a good source of information), Seagraves then went on to talk about the damage of the building and the tremendous challenge the hospital faces.

Our first priority is to serve our patients in this community, said Seagraves. He then went on to talk about the hospitals 50-bed tent hospital that is located in the employee parking lot across from the old building.

Seagraves said the facility, which already has an address of 151 Mayo St., will have ER capabilities as well, and that it will also have some radiological services and lab services.

We may have a different setting, but we will have the same competent and wonderful staff caring for the healthcare needs of this community.

He then went on to say that the current facility will open in the next few days, and that the hospital is exploring a more permanent temporary home until the old building is assessed.

One of the main things Seagraves wanted to do was to alleviate the fears of the employees after rumors about the hospital closing.

The hospital is not going to close, said Seagraves. We face some significant challenges, but our intent is to come back stronger than ever. We expect to make payroll for the forseeable future and we will keep you updated as we get information from our insurance company and other agencies such as FEMA and GEMA. President Bush was here first-hand to witness the devastation, and others will hopefully support our cause as well. He also stated that even though the building is uninhabitable at this point, some of the hospital staff is still working very hard.

And for those of you who currently do not have a place to perform your duties at this current time, please continue to exhibit the community minded spirit SRH is known for by helping your family or your neighbor through these tough times.

Finally, Seagraves answered questions that were already submitted by employees, and then he answered questions from the crowds, which included more than 500 at the first session and an additional 100-plus in the second session.

We need your support more than ever, and we need the support from our community as well, Seagraves said.

For continuous updates, visit Sumter Regional Hospitals Website at 

Employees are urged to check this website on a regular basis for additional information about Sumter Regional Hospital and your employment.  

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