EMPLOYEE NEWSLETTER | MAY 21, 2018
NEWS
RIVERSIDE IMMEDIATE CARE BRADLEY NOW OPEN

Immediate Care Available Seven Days a Week with Extended Hours 

Riverside Healthcare is pleased to announce the opening of our eighth Immediate Care, at 990 N. Kinzie Avenue (located inside Meijer) in Bradley, IL. A ribbon cutting was held on Thursday, May 17 in conjunction with the grand opening of Meijer. 

Riverside Immediate Care Bradley Hours Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sat & Sun: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Holidays*: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. *Closed Christmas Day and Easter Immediate Care provides treatment for minor injuries including colds and flu, earaches, rashes sore throats, school/sports physicals, sprains and more.  

Visit riversidehealthcare.org or download the Riverside Immediate Care app for additional locations, wait times, available services and more. 

Pictured: Amy Tholen, Site Supervisor; Mary Schubert, Care Associate/Care Tech II; Nicole Bossong, Care Associate/Care Tech II; Lori Tison, Director of Primary Care; Gail Marich, NP; Dawn Wilbarger, VP of Riverside Medical Group; Melissa Ortega, NP; Pat Vilt, VP of Finance; Kyle Benoit, VP of Operations; Phil Kambic, President & CEO of Riverside Healthcare; Justin Caldwell, Director of Retail Operations; Dan Komer, Store Director Bradley Meijer; Bruce Adams, Mayor of Bradley; John Avendano, President of KCC; Tim Milner, President & Station Manager WVLI

 
RIVERSIDE MEDICAL GROUP WELCOMES JENA MARTIS, FNP

Riverside Medical Group Welcomes Nurse Practitioner

Jena Martis, FNP to See Patients at Riverside FastCare

Riverside Healthcare is pleased to welcome nurse practitioner, Jena Martis, FNP. Martis will be seeing patients at Riverside FastCare, located inside the Bourbonnais Walmart.  Martis completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and her Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner degrees at Chamberlain College of Nursing in Addison, IL. She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. In addition to her education, Martis has worked as a registered nurse since 2011, gaining valuable, hands-on experience to prepare her for her new role.   No need to make an appointment, Riverside FastCare provides walk-in treatment for minor injuries and illnesses, including colds and flu. Riverside FastCare, located in the Bourbonnais Walmart at 2080 N. State Route 50, is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Holidays 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., closed Christmas Day.  

Learn more about Jena Martis by visiting doctors.riversidehealthcare.org

For an electronic version of this press release, visit: https://bit.ly/2KId6yl

RIVERSIDE EMPLOYEE YEARS OF SERVICE RECOGNITION BOARD IS UPDATED!

The Employee Years of Service Recognition Board has been updated to include employees reaching 10 years of service in 2018. The recognition board now includes 905 employees representing just over 17,000 years of service at Riverside! 

10-19 years of service – 581 employees

20-29 years of service – 197 employees

30-39 years of service – 91 employees

40+ years of service – 36 employees

SHOUT OUT TO OUR LANDSCAPERS!

Spring has sprung and our facilities department has been hard at work beautifying our campuses. Check out this lovely cancer awareness themed landscaping display at Hoover! Great work, Todd and team! 

WELL IN MIND HEALTHCARE WEEK WINNER ANNOUNCED

Well In Mind Healthcare Week Winner

Congratulations Melanie Cremeens!  Melanie is the winner of a 1-hour massage at Riverside Health Fitness Center. Please contact Employee Wellness at ext. 6078 to make arrangements to pick up your certificate.

RIVERSIDE SENIOR LIFE COMMUNITIES MEMORY CAFE

Introducing our area's first Memory Cafe! 

A memory cafe is a safe, comfortable space where caregivers and their loved ones with memory loss can socialize and enjoy one another. 

Enjoy planting flowers together with help from the U of I Extention's Master Gardeners at the Manteno Fire Department! 

May 22 | 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Manteno Fire Department13 S. Walnut Street Manteno, IL 

All supplies will be provided. Please RSVP to (815) 935-3273. 

The Cafe is Funded by the Northeastern Illinois Area Agency on Aging with funds granted through the Administration for Community Living and Administered by the Illinois Department on Aging. Thank You Community Partners: Manteno Fire Department/ U of I Extension Office Master Gardner's/Riverside Senior Life Communities.

EVENING OF LEARNING WITH RIVERSIDE SENIOR LIFE AND VITAS

Evening of Learning with 3 Free CE Credits 
Presented by Riverside Senior Life Communities and Vitas Healthcare

Join Vitas team members Tony Lukcevic, RRT and Greg Nichols, FNP-BC for an educational dinner exploring COPD, palliative care for symptom management and reducing readmissions. 

Wednesday, May 23 

4:30 to 5 p.m. 
Registration and Dinner 

5 to 6 p.m. C
OPD: The Disease

6 to 7 p.m. 
Palliative Care for Advanced COPD Patients 

7 to 8 p.m. 
Reducing Readmissions and Length of Stay 

Riverside Independent Living Community Room 
100 Westwood Oaks Drive 
Kankakee, IL 60901 

3 free CE credits will be awarded to nurses, nursing home administrators and social workers. Please bring your license number to receive CE credit. 

RSVP by Friday, May 18 to Linda Fennema at (815) 935-6865 or linda.fennema@vitas.com 

*NEW!* HOPPY PIG DISCOUNT FOR RIVERSIDE EMPLOYEES!

Riverside employees, enjoy 15% off regular priced food items (dine in only, not valid with any other offers, valid for up to four people) at Hoppy Pig, Inc.!

Use your free 2018 Riverside Employee Discount Card to take advantage of this offer! Click here for a full listing of the 2018 discounts. If you have misplaced your card, please call Kaleb Miller in the Foundation Department at (815) 933-7799.

CITY OF KANKAKEE HOUSING INCENTIVE PROGRAM RE-INSTITUTED

The City of Kankakee has re-instituted it’s housing incentive program! 

Riverside employees who are seeking to purchase a home within the Kankakee City limits are once again eligible for a $2,500 match from Riverside in down payment assistance. Start the process today by contacting the City of Kankakee at (815) 933-0506 or attend the Housing Summit on Saturday, June 2 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Quality Inn in Bradley. 

EVENTS
Thursday, May 31st
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Thursday, May 31 | 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Interventional Radiology Clinic 
400 N Wall Street, Suite B507 
Kankakee, IL 60901

Join us to celebrate the Interventional Radiology Clinic's new location! Enjoy tours of the new clinic location, learn about the services offered and visit with our team of interventional radiology specialists. Plus, don't miss the special giveaways and refreshments! 

Take advantage of special Open House discounts! 
• Discounted compression socks 
• Coupons for discounted cosmetic vein treatments 

For more information, call (815) 802-7577. 

Sunday, June 3rd
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Riverside Cancer Institute invites you and a guest to celebrate Striking Out Cancer at an outdoor celebration of your survivorship with food, fellowship and live music! 

Sunday, June 3 

1 to 3 p.m. 

Riverside Cancer Institute 
200 Riverside Drive 
Bourbonnais, IL 60914 

Please RSVP by calling (815) 933-9660

Friday, June 8th
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Massage therapy services are now available to residents, family members, guests and employees at Riverside Senior Life! Join us at an open house to learn more about the massage therapy services that will be provided by Riverside Health Fitness Center's licensed massage therapists. Plus, enjoy music and light refreshments! 
Friday, June 8th
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Riverside Healthcare is proud to once again participate in Relay for Life throughout our region and show our support by reminding survivors "Nobody Fights Alone." 

Relay for Life of Iroquois County | Friday, June 8 
Watseka High School beginning at 5 p.m. 

Relay for Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone involved a chance to celebrate and honor the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. Riverside employees who wish to take part in this year's Relay for Life event may do so in a number of ways:

  • Join a team by visiting this link: http://bit.ly/1CD2BPS Registration is free, however, all team members are encouraged to raise a minimum of $100. 
  • Honor someone who has battled cancer and purchase a Luminaria by visiting this link: http://bit.ly/2pPlAYN

If you are a participant at a Relay for Life event and are in need of a Riverside t-shirt to wear at the event, please email Alyssa Diaz (adiaz@rhc.net) by Friday, May 4. 

Thank you for supporting Relay for Life. 

Saturday, June 9th
2:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Riverside Healthcare is proud to once again participate in Relay for Life throughout our region and show our support by reminding survivors "Nobody Fights Alone." 

Relay for Life of Kankakee County | Saturday, June 9
Bishop McNamara High School beginning at 2 p.m. - take part in the largest Relay for Life event in Illinois! 

Relay for Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone involved a chance to celebrate and honor the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. Riverside employees who wish to take part in this year's Relay for Life event may do so in a number of ways:

  • Join a team by visiting this link: http://bit.ly/1CD2BPS Registration is free, however, all team members are encouraged to raise a minimum of $100. 
  • Honor someone who has battled cancer and purchase a Luminaria by visiting this link: http://bit.ly/2pPlAYN

If you are a participant at a Relay for Life event and are in need of a Riverside t-shirt to wear at the event, please email Alyssa Diaz (adiaz@rhc.net) by Friday, May 4. 

Thank you for supporting Relay for Life. 

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