EMPLOYEE NEWSLETTER | DECEMBER 11, 2017
NEWS
SANTA VISITS RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER ON DECEMBER 21!
Hot Chocolate with Santa

Thursday, December 21
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Stop by the Riverside Medical Center South Lobby for pictures with Santa and hot chocolate! Also enjoy 50% of all Christmas items and winter wear in the Market Place Gift Shop. 

Brought to you by Riverside Healthcare Volunteer Services and the Market Place Gift Shop. 
RIVERSIDE’S EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM UNDERGOES TRANSFORMATION

As part of Riverside’s continual efforts to provide the most effective and efficient services and benefits for our employees, we will be discontinuing the current Employee Assistance Program in the coming weeks and relaunching a transformed array of services through our REACH employee wellness program. 

Under REACH, the focus of these services will include expanded offerings focusing on support, prevention and a mindful approach to mental health and well-being to better serve all. This program entitled “Well In Mind” will launch as part of REACH this coming January. And, like REACH, employee confidentiality will be at the forefront of all interaction. Our two newly hired Wellbeing Guides are certified to work with you to provide a wide-range of services including:

  • Responding to Departmental Issues
  • Group Grief Counseling
  • Staff Discord Issues
  • Stress Reduction
  • Resiliency Education
  • Employee Crisis Intervention 
  • Traditional Counseling 

Riverside, REACH and the Well in Mind team are excited to come together to offer these benefits. As the 2017 winner of Crain’s Business Illinois’ Healthiest Employer, Riverside Healthcare continues to strive for ways to ensure every member of our team finds the right balance to live a healthy life and be the best they can be physically and mentally.

For further questions, please contact Lynn Christian, Manager and Program Coordinator, Riverside Employee Wellness Program at (815) 935-7067 or by email, lchristian@RHC.net 

2017 PARTNERS IN CARING PARKING SPACE AUCTION

Place your bid in the Partners in Caring Parking Space Auction and eliminate long walks to the car on cold, bitter days! 

Bidding begins: 
Monday, December 18 at 8 a.m.
Bidding concludes: 
Friday, December 22 at 12 p.m. 

Click here to see the auction site. 

Winners will be notified  by email on Friday, December 22. There are two parking spaces available in the Pavilion parking garage and three parking spaces available at Hoover.

All proceeds go to Partners in Caring. 

HOLIDAY SPECIALS FOR RIVERSIDE EMPLOYEES AT RHFC

Happy Holidays from Riverside Health Fitness Center! 

Get a head start on your New Year's resolutions with an exclusive offer for Riverside Healthcare Employees!

During the month of December only, Riverside Healthcare Employees enjoy...
WAIVED MEMBERSHIP ENROLLMENT FEES  &  $49 1-HOUR MASSAGES (gratuity included)! 

Call (815) 929-1200 for more information and to schedule your massage! 

Enrollment special only applies to qualifying employees. Specials valid through 12/31/2017. Proof of employment is required. 

MASQUERADE

$5 Jewelry and Accessory Sale 
Shop for great stocking stuffers and more! 

Monday, December 18
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Tuesday, December 19
7 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Riverside Medical Center - South Lobby 

Proceeds benefit the Patient Touches Fund. Payment is accepted via cash, credit and payroll deduction. 

WINTER BREAK CAMP AT RHFC

Winter Break Camp at Riverside Health Fitness Center 

Register the children in your family for Winter Break Camp at Riverside Health Fitness Center! Activities include swimming, fitness classes, crafts and more for children ages 4 to 12 years.

December 26 - January 6 | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
(Closed January 1) 

Cost Members:
$34 full day/$25 half day 
Non-members: $38 full day/ $30 half day 

Call the RHFC Kid's Zone at (815) 929-1200 x6979 to register! 

Space is limited. Registration is required by December 15. Early drop off is available if needed. 

NEW ARRIVAL TO RIVERSIDE GIFT SHOP!

Riverside staff submitted “heart-y” recipes to publish our very own, one-of-a-kind Lead With Your Heart cookbook! For just $12, the cookbook makes a great holiday gift or stocking stuffer! Get yours today in Riverside’s Marketplace Gift Shop. All proceeds will benefit the Riverside Heart & Vascular Institute. 

DESPICABLE ME 3 PLAYING IN ROOM OF MAGIC

The Room of Magic Presents...

Despicable Me 3 
The mischievous Minions hope that Gru will return to a life of crime after the new boss of the Anti-Villain League fires him. Instead, Gru decides to remain retired and travel to Freedonia to meet his long-lost twin brother for the first time. The reunited siblings soon find themselves in an uneasy alliance to take down the elusive Balthazar Bratt, a former 1980s child star who seeks revenge against the world. Rated PG. 

Friday, December 15 | 6 p.m. 
Room of Magic 
Riverside Medical Center

Popcorn and drink will be provided. Please call Patient Care Services at (815) 935-7506 or ext. 5631 for reservations. 

UNITED WAY FUNDRAISING DRIVE: PLEASE DONATE!

Dear Colleague: 

Every day in this community our hands bring healing to people from all walks of life. Every day, the local agencies of the United Way of Kankakee County also bring healing to the people of our community. Whether it is Catholic Charities helping a senior citizen manage their healthcare, the YMCA helping a child gain confidence through physical activity, or the Center of Hope feeding a hungry family, United Way is there for our neighbors.

Each year Riverside Healthcare runs a successful campaign for United Way, usually placing high in the "giving" category within the county. Riverside's giving goal is $55,000 this year. I am asking you to join us in strengthening our campaign and helping to build a stronger community. Please consider becoming a donor.  

The United Way has made many exciting changes in the past year. They have increased efforts to communicate with donors about where donations go and have recommitted to transparency, adding a section to myunitedway.org. I encourage you to learn more about the United Way as you consider a gift.

This year we will be hosting a raffle as your opportunity to donate. Donations will be accepted in the form of payroll deduction. For every $10 you donate you receive a raffle ticket in the prize drawing ($10 minimum per pay period). The prizes include a $300 Walmart gift card, an iPad, two Fitbit Charge fitness trackers, and two 1-hour massages from Riverside Health Fitness Center. The drawings will be held on Friday, December 22, 2017 at 4 p.m. in Administration.   

Nancy Moore is Riverside's United Way Campaign Chair should you have any questions. Contact Nancy via email at nmoore@riversidehealthcare.net or ext. 4739. Thank you for your consideration to support our community's healing through United Way.  

Sincerely,

Phillip M. Kambic,
President & CEO 

WINTER STAY OPTIONS AVAILABLE AT RIVERSIDE SENIOR LIFE COMMUNITIES

Leave Winter Worries Behind... with $500 off!  For the first five months of Independent Living and the Estates 

Discover the warmth of a Winter Stay with Riverside Senior Life Communities. 

Avoid the hassles of winter - navigating icy roads, shoveling driveways or paying expensive heating bills. Here, it's always warm and lively with good food, good fun and great friends! 

Call (815) 935-3273 to discuss Winter Stay options, or visit riversideseniorlife.com/winter. Winter Stays can be three months or longer. 

AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE

American Red Cross Blood Drive 

Thursday, December 28 | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Johnson Lecture Hall 

For an appointment, call Alison at (815) 935-7535 x4794 or visit redcrossblood.org. 

Free refreshments will be provided.

Receive a free long sleeve Red Cross t-shirt when you donate December 21 to January 7, while supplies last. 

EVENTS
Thursday, December 21st
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hot Chocolate with SantaThursday, December 2110 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
Stop by the Riverside Medical Center South Lobby for pictures with Santa and hot chocolate! Also enjoy 50% all Christmas items and winter wear in the Market Place Gift Shop. 
Brought to you by Riverside Volunteer Services and the Market Place Gift Shop.
Monday, January 15th
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Step out of the color and join us...
Riverside Immediate Care Watseka
Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting


Monday, January 15, 2018 | 5 to 7 p.m.
Take a tour, meet the providers, enjoy a hot cocoa bar and goodies. 

Immediate Care - Watseka
1490 E. Walnut Street, Watseka
(815) 432-7693
Saturday, January 27th
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us...
2nd Annual Riverside Healthcare Frankfort Campus Health Fair

Saturday, January 27 | 9 a.m. until noon

This event will include a variety of activities, free health screenings and information, food and more!

Presentations include:

  • 9:30 a.m. | Prevention is Better Than Cure
    Presented by Dr. Joehar Hamdan, Oncologist & Dr. Tahreer Shatat, Primary Care
  • 10 a.m. | Radioactive Neurosurgery
    Presented by Dr. Juan Jimenez, Neurosurgeon
  • 10:30 a.m. | Hypertension
    Presented by Dr. Vikas Patel, Cardiologist
  • 11 a.m. | Dementia
    Presented by Dr. Pamela Cook, Neuropsychologist

Enjoy these additional screening and activities:

  • Meet the providers
  • Free PAD Screenings and Consultation
  • Free Lung Cancer Screenings*
  • Blood Pressure Checks
  • POC Glucose Testing
  • Flu Shots
  • Sleep Screenings
  • AED Training 
  • And more!

*Limited spaces available for qualified individuals. Please call (815) 935-7531 to reserve your spot.

Location...
Riverside Healthcare Frankfort Campus
23120 South La Grange Road | Frankfort, IL 60423

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