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What to do if you are feeling sick or if you were exposed to someone who tested positive for Covid.
Covid Employee Protocol - 1.10.2022
Vaccine mandate approved by US Supreme Court. February 14, Kaniksu goal to be in compliance.
This means that by February 14
We want and need you - please don't hesitate to reach out with questions or concerns.
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10/13/2022 - MonkeyPox Update
Quick summary of signs/symptoms:
• Monkeypox symptoms usually start within three weeks of exposure to the virus. A rash of pustule-like lesions usually is the definitive sign of Monkeypox infection.
• The rash may be located on or near the genitals (penis, testicles, labia, and vagina) or anus, but could also be in other areas like the hands, feet, chest, face, or mouth.
• Occasionally, the definitive Monkeypox rash is preceded by a prodrome of influenza-like illness.
Those symptoms include:
Protection (PPE) Recommendations for HealthCare Staff:
Protection for Healthcare Personnel Personal protective equipment (PPE) should be worn when caring for a patient who is suspected to have Monkeypox.
• Eye protection (goggles or a face shield)
• N95 or NIOSH-approved particulate respirator
Education for patients:
• Isolate until test results come back negative.
• If results come back positive, patient must isolate until rash has fully resolved, the scabs have fallen off, and a fresh layer of intact skin has formed.
• Friends, family, or others without an essential need to be in the home should not visit.
• Avoid close contact with others.
• Avoid close contact with pets in the home and other animals.
• Do not engage in sexual activity that involves direct physical contact.
• Do not share potentially contaminated items, such as bed linens, clothing, towels, wash cloths, drinking glasses or eating utensils
Kaniksu Employee Covid Vaccine Mandate In Effect
Employee Covid Vaccine In Effect 1.18.2022 - We need you and want you here - please talk to us about your questions or concerns
1.18.2022 email from Kevin Knepper
US Supreme Court ruled in favor of CMS and reinstated the vaccine mandate that KCH had started to implement in December of last year, but paused until the legal challenges worked their way through the courts.
As the US Supreme Court is the final say on the matter, we must take up the mandate again and finish the work of compliance. As was before proof of compliance is either:
We are working toward a February 14th completion date.
If you have questions or concerns please speak with your Leadership Team member, Meagan Forge and of course you can always contact me.
We need and want you here…this will be ok,
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February Pulse Point
All Hands on Deck
Our pharmacy team is the best! Marie and Cami are rocking that department and doing a SUPER job! Their hard work does not go unnoticed.
KCH Team Member
Raise the Bar
I wanted to send out a HUGE kudos to Susan in triage. She is always willing to help with questions that come up, always cheerful and professional on the phone too. I'm so thankful she is a part of our team! Our triage team does a great job with all the patients they help every day!
Denise Parsley will drop anything to help anyone in need. I've overheard multiple conversations between her and our patients; she is so kind and thorough and our patients express great appreciate towards her. She's one of a kind!
KCH Team Member
See the Forest
Spread a Little Sunshine
Do You Hear What I Hear?
All for One
Ego, take the "E" off and let it go
Get 'er Done
Huge Shout out to our referrals team! I know you are hustling to get stuff done, and we appreciate you so much!
Do the Right Thing
Be Our Guest
I wanted to give major kudos to triage nurse, Susan. There have been several times lately that I have needed some help or had questions. She has been so helpful and I really appreciate her!
A patient called this morning just to say "thank you" to Kendall's team for sending in RX refill for her without any troubles. She said we are all great and make everything very easy for her. She can be seen in a timely manner and that's very convenient for her.
Bridget is so wonderful and helpful at the front desk. I appreciate her positive attitude and her compassionate care towards our patients. This evening I saw her sitting with and assisting an elderly patient with her paperwork and I just wanted to recognize her for going the extra mile.
How well do you know your team mates? Each month we will highlight a different KCH team member. Make your best guess below and be entered to win a fun prize.
Where did you go to High School?
What are your hobbies?
How many siblings do you have?
How many children do you have?
What is your Birth Month?
What cities have you lived in?
How many pets do you have?
What is your favorite food?
What do you like to listen to?
What is your favorite book?
What is your favorite color?
Favorite sports team?
Most recent memorable event?
I have never....
Cami Lawson - 13
Tara Schoeffel - 7
Nicole Thaete - 6
Jolaine Kelley - 3
Shannon Peterson - 2
Barbara Gors - 2
Tyler Thomas - 2
Lisa Baxter - 1
Kristin Day - 1
New Team Members
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