Please remember to complete your e-learning prerequisites before coming to PARC training courses. Employees who have not completed their prerequisites will be asked to re-schedule their class(es). The e-learning prerequisites can be found in Guthrie Learn.
On Saturday, Dec. 10, at 1 - 2:30 a.m. there will be an hour and a half outage of Epic for normal maintenance. During this outage, the Read-only Epic system will be available. Downtime servers will also be available, if deemed necessary by your department. Please leave your machines turned on but logged off at the end of your day until after this event. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Joe Tokash at 570-887-5916. We appreciate your cooperation and apologize for the inconvenience.
On Thursday, Dec. 15, PARC is hosting an Operational Readiness Summit from 8 a.m. - noon in the Patterson Auditorium on Guthrie’s Sayre Campus. The purpose of the Operational Readiness Summit is to spotlight possible risks, and the associated mitigation strategies, to prevent adverse impacts in achieving PARC Program objectives. The successful implementation of PARC is dependent on reviewing all aspects of the organization. Teams from Operations will work in collaboration with our IT partners.
Dec. 9 is the target date for having all end users registered for their PARC training. Our goal is that by this date, 100% of Epic End Users will be registered for training. Meeting this target date will give managers time to assess and coordinate scheduling and backfill needs. Please discuss with your manager and register for your End User classes.
The managers play a crucial role in Epic Training registration:
We are pleased to announce Rick Ramlakhan as the new Senior Director, PeopleSoft Business Application and Development. Rick comes to Guthrie with more than 25 years of IT experience, including in hospital operations. His experience includes business systems expertise including applications for all administrative and business functions that encompass the areas of collaborative systems, facilities management, asset tracking and self-service applications. Most recently, he served as the Director for Enterprise Business and Administrative Solutions for Xerox.
Super User and End User Training registration is open in Guthrie Learn. The target date for Super User Registration is November 18 and the target date for End User Training registration is December 9. Meeting these target dates will give managers time to assess and coordinate scheduling and backfill needs.
Have you heard about, used or downloaded the Guthrie telehealth app, Guthrie Now? Guthrie Now puts you face-to-face with a licensed physician or midlevel provider from your smart phone, tablet or computer. The service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and costs $15 for employees who are members of the Guthrie Network Advantage Health Plan.
PeopleSoft will experience scheduled down time between 5 p.m. November 11 and 8 a.m. November 14 to install system upgrades. During this time, employees will not be able to access the system to view paychecks, make changes to their personal information or apply to open positions. All of your information will again be accessible after the downtime ends November 14. Stay tuned for additional information about enhancements coming soon to the PeopleSoft homepage. If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources at 570-887-6641.
Beginning on Nov. 6, hospitalized patients (inpatients and outpatients) at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, Guthrie Corning Hospital and Guthrie Troy Community Hospital will wear redesigned patient ID wristbands to enhance their safety. The new bands allow staff members to scan patient's identification code when administering blood products. This evidence-based process is a welcome addition to our practice.