Veteran Eugene Miller, grounds maintenance worker at Guthrie in Sayre, has been invited to be the guest of honor and guest speaker at the Schools Battalion, Training and Education Command for its Marine Corps Birthday Ball Celebration in Las Vegas, Nev. on Nov. 17.
Due to Guthrie’s observance of the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, Nov. 22 and Friday, Nov. 23, both payroll and accounts payable check mailing/release will be moved to Wednesday, Nov. 21. These changes impact the submission deadline for timesheets and accounts payable submissions as follows:
The November Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital Pillars of Excellence Award was presented to Yvonne Mack, patient care partner. According to one of her co-workers, “Yvonne goes to every floor in between her own work to help out anyone who needs it. Not just once in a while – every day she is working. She is always willing to do whatever is needed; always pleasant; always positive; always smiling." Yvonne received flowers, an engraved award and a parking spot for the month of November.
As we approach the Great American Smokeout, the Guthrie Tobacco Committee has been reflecting on the terrific progress we have made as an organization toward reducing and eliminating tobacco use among our employees. So many employees have sought help and are successfully avoiding tobacco use during paid work time.
Quitting smoking has benefits from day one, but quitting can be a challenge. During the Great American Smokeout on Nov. 15, Guthrie wants to support employees in their efforts to quit and stay quit. You may not be ready to quit that day, but you can start making a plan to quit soon. Members of the Guthrie Cancer and Employee Wellness Teams will have information available for employees who are interested in learning how to quit.
Guthrie has been recognized as one of the nation’s Most Wired hospitals, according to the results of the 2018 Most Wired Survey released by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). This is the eighth consecutive year and the twelfth time in sixteen years that Guthrie has been recognized with a Most Wired award.
For the plan year beginning Jan. 1, 2019, the annual benefits open enrollment period will be held Nov. 10 - Dec. 10. This will again be an online process accessed through the PeopleSoft Self Service portal on the Guthrie Intranet page or via the Employee Login link from the Internet for all employees.