EMPLOYEE NEWSLETTER | JULY 23, 2018
NEWS
WALK IN THE FRANKFORT FALL FEST PARADE ON SEPTEMBER 2

Sign Up for the Frankfort Parade on September 3"Escape to Paradise – Celebrating 50 Years!"

One of the most beloved parts of Fall Fest weekend is the parade! Come represent Riverside Healthcare Frankfort Campus! 

The parade steps off at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 2. 

The parade kicks off from Pacific and Maple Street. The parade proceeds east on Pacific, turns North on Oak, turns East on Utah, turns North on Ash, turns West on Nebraska and ends at Locust. Line-up information to follow. 

Join us today by registering here! You can also contact Beth Paulsen for any additional questions at 815-935-3322 (x6445). 

RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER OPENS NEW INNOVATIVE INPATIENT PHARMACY

Fully integrated pharmacy improves patient safety, quality care and clinical outcomes 

Innovation and efficiency in administering medications is at the core of a recent expansion made by Riverside Healthcare. The $6 million investment includes the relocation and upgrades to Riverside Medical Center's inpatient pharmacy, which serves the entire Riverside Healthcare system and aims to improve medication safety, availability and management. 

"It's our commitment to provide the right medication at the right time for each patient," said Emily Meyer, PharmD, Director of Pharmacy Services at Riverside Healthcare. "This is achieved through enhanced medication management, optimized inventory handling and an automated tubing and dispensing system, allowing for more time spent with patients leading to better outcomes and experiences." 

The project comes at a time when the typical American between the ages of 50-64 is prescribed an average of 19.2 medications, placing care practices and efficiency at the utmost importance. At Riverside alone, the average number of medications per day administered every 4 hours exceeds 3,600. The new pharmacy not only helps to improve medication administration but increases security by significantly reducing the potential for diversion. 

To learn more about Riverside's award-winning services and innovative technologies, visit riversidehealthcare.org

To view an electronic version of this release, click here

STUDIO YOGA GRAND OPENING EVENT AT RHFC

Join us on Saturday, July 28th from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the official Grand Opening of Studio Yoga at Riverside Health Fitness Center!  

Drop-in classes, games, Pilates reformer demos, discounts & more! 

Drop-in Class Schedule:

8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Gentle Yoga
9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Vinyasa Flow
10:45 to 11:30 a.m. Yoga Burn
11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Yin Flow

Voucher required to attend classes - limit of 25 participants per class. $5 drop-in fee for non-members. 
HOW ARE YOU SLEEPING?
Sleep Apnea in Pregnancy 

Did you know that many pregnant women experience congestion, snoring, and sleep apnea, caused by higher estrogen and progesterone levels, which may lead to fluid retention? 

Learn more about the risks of sleep apnea in pregnancy during a free presentation by OB/GYN Dr. Jun Kim. 

Wednesday, August 2 | 5:30 p.m. 
Riverside Healthcare Bourbonnais Campus
Plaza Conference Room 300 Riverside Drive, Bourbonnais 

Refreshments will be served.

Space limited, pre-register here - http://bit.ly/2LcrQWk

BABY ON THE WAY?

Let us help you prepare for life with your newborn, plus, take a personalized tour of our Family Birthing Center and meet the staff.

Newborns can be life changers. Join us for a free presentation to help you learn how to adjust to life with your newest addition. 

Dr. Josefina Batista will go over how to bathe your baby, soothing techniques, the importance of well-child check-ups and more. 

Wednesday, August 15 | 5 to 7 p.m.
Riverside Family Birthing Center
350 N. Wall Street, Kankakee

5 p.m. | Enjoy refreshments & tours
5:15 p.m. | "Bringing Home Baby" presentation by Dr. Josefina Batista
5:35 p.m. | Grab your goody bag, take a tour and meet the staff

Let us know if you can make it, register here - http://bit.ly/2uhCtkg

HOME RUN CHALLENGE TEAMS TIE AT THE END OF THE FIFTH INNING

The White Sox managed to hold the lead last inning, but the Cubs team battled back gaining 2 runs to tie the teams at the end the 5th inning. Matthew Matushek continues to maintain his MVP status, however, Melissa Musgrave is still close behind.    

FARMERS MARKET WEDNESDAY! STOP BY AND SEE WHAT'S NEW: FRESH VEGETABLES, FLOWERS, SOAPS AND ESSENTIAL OILS

Please come see the selection of home grown vegetables from the Perkin’s Farm!  All produce is grown on Dan Perkin’s farm in Custer Park, IL just over 20 miles away. Produce will be available based on the local growing season, so drop by every week to see what is in season.

Cindy’s Specialty Soaps will also be at the Market with floral bouquets and handmade soaps. New to the market this week will be Conscious Living Wellness, specializing in essential oils. Sheila White, CNHP will be available to discuss the benefits and uses of essential oils in wellness.

The dates and locations are located in the REACH Portal Calendar for employee’s reference.  Payroll deduct will still be available in addition to cash purchases.  Markets will take place from 11am-5pm in the South Lobby of Riverside Medical Center.  Hope to see you there!

REACH LEVEL 1 DEADLINE IS AUGUST 31ST FOR EMPLOYEES AND RIVERSIDE INSURED SPOUSES

REACH Level 1 deadline is quickly approaching.  Level 1 Requirements noted below are due August 31st to qualify for preferred premium pricing for 2019 Health Insurance Plans!

Incentive: $200 plus Health Insurance Premium Savings Insurance Plans  

Employees and Riverside Insured Spouses who complete the following criteria will be offered Preferred Premium Pricing on 2019 Health Insurance Plans.  New hires and employees who join the Riverside Allied Health Plan have 90 days to complete Level one to maintain their preferred premiums provided during the initial enrollment. Insured spouses also have 90 days to complete Level 1 requirements. Requirements below will be due August 31st, 2018.

o    On-line Health Risk Assessment

o    REACH Labs

o    Physician Wellness Appointment

Spousal forms and information can be found in the spouse portal or in the employee portal under 2018 Program Information

JULY IS FIBROID AWARENESS MONTH

July is Fibroid Awareness Month
Fibroid Awareness Month is important because it brings awareness and lets women with uterine fibroids know they are not alone. It's also a great time to educate individuals on treatment options. 

What are fibroids? 
Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous tumors that grow on or in the muscles of the uterus (womb) and affect at least 25 percent of women in the U.S.

Learn more from our experts at Riverside!  
Click here to listen to a podcast featuring Arun Jagannathan, M.D., as he discusses Uterine Fibroid Embolization and how this treatment option can help you to have less pain from fibroids and get back to the activities that you enjoy. 

PREVENTATIVE CARE, “AN OUNCE OF PREVENTION IS WORTH A POUND OF CURE”

Riverside promotes wellness screenings for all our employees and insured spouses. Female employees over the age of 40 are offered a free mammogram yearly through the REACH program. Simply call outpatient scheduling to make your appointment.

With an order from their Primary Care Provider, screening mammograms for insured spouses are also covered at 100%.  Be sure to have your spouse speak to their provider at their next visit about scheduling their annual mammogram.

Please see the list of covered screenings through Riverside's Allied Health Plan for Riverside insured spouses and family members.   

Medical Insurance - Preventative Care Only Plan

As a member of the Riverside Medical Center Health Plan, your plan will cover the following services, up to 100%. 

Prescription Drug Benefits
  • Routine Iron supplementation for children age 6 to 12 months 
  • Folic acid for all women 
  • Asprin for adults age 45 to 80
  • Contraceptives for women approved by the FDA and as required by federal law
Preventative Care Services 
  • Immunizations 
  • Preventative Screenings/Testing Services including: pap smears with chlamydia screening, bone density tests (for women age 60 and older, every 5 calendar years), mammography screening (age 40 and older), stool for occult blood testing, prostate specific antigen screening, fasting glucose testing, lipid profile testing, complete blood count (or component parts) testing, urinalysis testing, tuberculin skin testing with purified protein derivative
  • Well-child care (must be billed with a routine diagnosis)
  • Family planning procedures
  • Breast pumps and supplies
  • Other diagnostic services from the USPSTF A & B list
EVENTS
Wednesday, July 25th
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

REACH Farmers' Market 
Every Wednesday | 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Riverside Medical Center South Lobby

The dates and locations will be updated in the REACH Portal Calendar for employee’s reference. Payroll deduct will still be available in addition to cash purchases.  

Wednesday, August 1st
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

REACH Farmers' Market 
Every Wednesday | 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Riverside Medical Center South Lobby

The dates and locations will be updated in the REACH Portal Calendar for employee’s reference. Payroll deduct will still be available in addition to cash purchases.  

Thursday, August 2nd
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Did you know that many pregnant women experience congestion, snoring, and sleep apnea, caused by higher estrogen and progesterone levels, which may lead to fluid retention? 

Learn more about the risks of sleep apnea in pregnancy during a free presentation by OB/GYN Dr. Jun Kim. 

Wednesday, August 2 | 5:30 p.m. 
Riverside Healthcare Bourbonnais Campus
Plaza Conference Room 300 Riverside Drive, Bourbonnais 

Refreshments will be served.

Space is limited, please pre-register here - http://bit.ly/2LcrQWk

Wednesday, August 8th
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

REACH Farmers' Market 
Every Wednesday | 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Riverside Medical Center South Lobby

The dates and locations will be updated in the REACH Portal Calendar for employee’s reference. Payroll deduct will still be available in addition to cash purchases.  

Wednesday, August 15th
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

REACH Farmers' Market 
Every Wednesday | 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Riverside Medical Center South Lobby

The dates and locations will be updated in the REACH Portal Calendar for employee’s reference. Payroll deduct will still be available in addition to cash purchases.  

Wednesday, August 15th
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Let us help you prepare for life with your newborn, take a personalized tour of our Family Birthing Center and meet our staff.

Newborns can be life changers. Join us for a free presentation to help you learn how to adjust to life with your newest addition. 
Dr. Josefina Batista will go over how to bathe your baby, soothing techniques, the importance of well-child check-ups and more. 

Wednesday, August 15 | 5 to 7 p.m.
Riverside Family Birthing Center

350 N. Wall Street, Kankakee

5 p.m. | Enjoy refreshments & tours
5:15 p.m. | "Bringing Home Baby" presentation by Dr. Josefina Batista
5:35 p.m. | Grab your goody bag, take a tour and meet the staff

Let us know if you can make it, register here - http://bit.ly/2uhCtkg
Wednesday, August 22nd
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

REACH Farmers' Market 
Every Wednesday | 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Riverside Medical Center South Lobby

The dates and locations will be updated in the REACH Portal Calendar for employee’s reference. Payroll deduct will still be available in addition to cash purchases.  

Wednesday, August 29th
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

REACH Farmers' Market 
Every Wednesday | 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Riverside Medical Center South Lobby

The dates and locations will be updated in the REACH Portal Calendar for employee’s reference. Payroll deduct will still be available in addition to cash purchases.  

Wednesday, September 12th
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Brave Hearts is provided free of charge to individuals who have undergone heart surgery at Riverside Medical Center. Patients and caregivers are encouraged to attend. 

Brave Hearts is held the second Wednesday of every other month at 6 p.m. Mark your calendars for the following Brave Hearts meetings in 2018: 

  • Wednesday, September 12 
  • Wednesday, November 14

Time: 6 p.m. 

Location: The Kankakee Depot, 199 S East Ave in Kankakee 

RSVP: (815) 933-4400

All meetings are free and light refreshments will be provided. Walk-ins welcome!

Saturday, October 13th
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Registration is now open for Riverside's Annual Trick or Trot 5K Run/Walk & Kids' Dash, presented by Riverside Orthopedic Specialists.

In addition, the run, enjoy a variety of kids activities including face painting, pre-race stretching led by one of our new Orthopedic doctors, refreshments and more!

Event Details:
Riverside Trick or Trot
October 13, 2018

Riverside Healthcare Kankakee Campus

350 N. Wall Street, Kankakee

Registration & Fees:
Early Registration (June - Aug 31)
5K Run/Walk: $25 | Kids' Dash: $10

Registration (Sept - Oct 13)
5K Run/Walk $30 | Kids' Dash: $10

REGISTER HERE: riversidetrickortrot5k.itsyourrace.com/register/

Riverside employees can save $5, use discount code: TRICKORTROT2018

Pre-Race Check-in | 8 a.m.
5K Run/Walk Start | 9 a.m.
Kids' Dash (ages 1-7)
Immediately following 5K

All proceeds to benefit Riverside Senior Life Communities

Wednesday, November 14th
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Brave Hearts is provided free of charge to individuals who have undergone heart surgery at Riverside Medical Center. Patients and caregivers are encouraged to attend. 

Brave Hearts is held the second Wednesday of every other month at 6 p.m. 

Location: The Kankakee Depot, 199 S East Ave in Kankakee 

RSVP: (815) 933-4400

All meetings are free and light refreshments will be provided. Walk-ins welcome!

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