EMPLOYEE NEWSLETTER | FEBRUARY 19, 2018
NEWS
RSVPS FOR 2018 HEART BALL “GARDENS OF GRATITUDE” ARE DUE FEBRUARY 26!

Have you purchased your tickets to the 2018 Heart Ball “Gardens of Gratitude”? Join family, friends and co-workers for an enchanted evening of fine dining, superb entertainment, special guests, heart-felt moments and more.  You can purchase tickets online or in the Foundation Office, located across from Human Resources in the medical center pavilion building.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR 2018 HEART BALL TICKETS! 

Please contact Kaleb Miller (kmiller2@rhc.net) in the foundation for information on payroll deduct options.

RIVERSIDE HEART MONTH

Keep your finger on the pulse of everything happening during Heart Month at Riverside! Visit riversidehealthcare.org/heartmonth or click here to view the #RiversideHeartMonth Facebook album! 

PLEASE JOIN US IN DONATING TO THE UNITED WAY OF KANKAKEE & IROQUOIS COUNTIES

Hello,

Like Riverside, the United Way of Kankakee & Iroquois Counties also brings healing to the people of our community every day through local agencies like Catholic Charities, the YMCA and the Center of Hope. 

The United Way helps individuals of all ages and families from all walks of life in times of need right in our own backyards.

Riverside Healthcare runs a successful campaign for United Way each year, usually placing high in the "giving" category for the county. Riverside's giving goal is $55,000 this year. If you have already given, thank you. Your donation is greatly appreciated.

If you have not donated, please consider becoming a donor.  Change doesn't happen without you. Every donation counts towards supporting United Way's local solutions to improve education, financial stability and health. 

Here are three quick tips to make donating to the United Way an easy decision...
• Donations can be made by automatic payroll deductions or on a one-time basis
• Every donation qualifies for entry into a raffle drawing for great prizes*
• Donations $500 or more qualify for the raffle & a special Brickstone celebration**

Donating is simple. Click on the arrow below to download and print the donation form.  There are donation options for everyone. When donating, please select the option that best suits you, and return completed forms to Nancy Moore or Riverside's Human Resources department. 

Contact Nancy Moore, Riverside's United Way Campaign Chair, with questions at ext. 4739 or via email at nmoore@riversidehealthcare.net. 

Thank you for your consideration to support our community's healing through the United Way.

Sincerely,

Phillip M. Kambic
President & CEO 

 

*This year's campaign also includes a raffle for prizes like a $300 Walmart gift card, an iPad, Fitbit Charge fitness trackers, and two 1-hour massages from Riverside Health Fitness Center. Winners are selected from all Riverside donation forms submitted.  Stay tuned for raffle drawing information!

**Giving at the $500 Leadership Level or higher earns an invitation to a special celebration at Brickstone Brewery and Restaurant hosted by me, Kyle Benoit, vice president of operations at Riverside and a United Way board member. Your donation will do great work in our community, and you'll have a great time - a win-win, for sure.

FLU 101 FOR EMPLOYEES

Symptoms of the flu may include:

  • A runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Coughing
  • A sore throat
  • Fever
  • Body aches 

Facts: 

1. You can be exposed to the flu and spread the virus for two days before you get symptoms
2. You can spread the virus for up to 10 days after the first day you feel sick

What to do: 
  • If you get sick, we encourage you to see your doctor or provider or go to Immediate Care. They may prescribe medicine that will help you get better faster and lessen how sick you may get
  • If you are sick with a fever and/or a bad cough, please stay home
  • You can come back to work when you feel better. We are asking you to wear a mask for the whole 10 days after the first day you feel sick. This way if you do have the flue, you won't be spreading the virus to others
  • you may not be told to wear a mask, but please do so if you meet the above criteria
  • You will not get in trouble for wearing a mask if you have recently had a respiratory illness
  • Even if you have had the flu shot, follow the instructions above
  • If you need masks and do not have them, as your leader to get them for you
  • Change the mask when it gets moist
Having had the flu vaccination may not prevent you from getting the flu this year but it is still helpful in reducing the severity of your illness and the length of time you are sick. Finally, if you are sick, do not wait to see your doctor or provider. The flu can be very severe and can make you very sick. Questions: please call Employee Health at x4985
NOW PLAYING IN ROOM OF MAGIC: DISNEY PIXAR'S COCO

Disney • Pixar's Coco

Friday, March 16 | 6 p.m. 
Room of Magic, Riverside Medical Center

Despite his family's baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael Garcia Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history. Rated PG.

Popcorn and Drink will be provided. 

RSVP to Patient Care Services at 935-7506 or ext 5631.


RSLC LONGEST DAY SUBWAY FUNDRAISER

CRUNCH FOR A CAUSE 

Join us for a fundraiser to support: Riverside Senior Living 

Come to SUBWAY (address below) from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 20 and 50% of your entire purchase will be given to the organization!

All you have to do to participate is mention the organization’s name to the cashier.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 | 5 to 7 p.m.

646 S Main Bourbonnais (by BBCHS)
Bourbonnais, IL 60914

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ACCESSING YOUR W-2

Your 2017 W‐2 Statement is now available.  To access your W‐2, go to www.benefitstalk.com/riverside (also a link on RiverNet) and click on “W‐2 Statement” under Important Benefit Links.  If you elected to receive your W‐2 electronically, you will be able to view, save, and print your form.   

If you chose to have your W‐2 mailed to you, those will be postmarked no later than January 31st per IRS requirements. However, if you would rather receive it electronically now, you can click on “W‐2 Statement” and you will be prompted to complete the Compliance Communication preference.  Or you can click on “MyINFO” and select “Compliance Communication Preference” and change your W‐2 setting to “YES”. This will allow you to access your W‐2 and 1095 Statements electronically now and in the future.   

RIVERSIDE DISCOUNT AT OLIVER’S BAR & GRILL!

Riverside employees, enjoy 15% off food purchases (not valid on banquets, gift cards, and special items) at the Bradley and Kankakee locations of Oliver’s Bar and Grill!

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. 

NEED SUPPORT? CONSIDER WELL IN MIND.

The Well In Mind Employee Support Program is a free & confidential supportive service provided by RHC for employees and family to support mental wellness. Check the REACH portal for more information or call ext. 6187 to speak to a Well In Mind Coordinator today! 

SAVE THE DATE: REACH BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE BEGINS FEBRUARY 26

Start gathering your team of 3-5 employees to compete to see who has the biggest percentage of weight loss in 10 weeks.  Registration and initial weigh-ins begin the week of February 19.

*Please plan to weigh-in at one of the verified locations prior to registering for the challenge in the REACH portal.  You will need to enter your initial verified weight when you register.  

HERZING UNIVERSITY RN TO BSN WEBINAR ON FEBRUARY 21

Be part of the 8% that follow-through on a New Year’s Resolution. 

In 12 months you could be celebrating your graduation during the holidays!  Get started today and you’ll be on your way to advancing your nursing career with Herzing University’s CCNE* Accredited Online RN to BSN completion program.

Nursing students have questions related to affordability, time and work-life balance.  But as nurse with an active RN license, the goal of a BSN is more possible than you may think.

Who is Herzing University and what is their CCNE Accredited Online RN to BSN completion program like?

Join us for a WebEx for Nursing Education That’s AcceleratEd & PathEd on Wednesday, February 21st at 1PM CT

Experience education focused on you, your goals and your career. One that is

AcceleratEd          EmpowerEd          SupportEd          ValuEd          PathEd

Herzing University is focused on finding your path to success, using your time wisely and keeping you moving forward!  Our goal, to hear you say “This was the best decision.”

Learn more about the Riverside Healthcare and Herzing University Educational Partnership, https://corp.herzing.edu/riversidehealthcare or contact Riverside Healthcare’s Herzing University representative, Frank Provenzano at (414) 336-2620 or fprovenzano@herzing.edu.

*The Bachelor of Science in Nursing-Bridge program offered by Herzing Online is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (https://www.herzing.edu/nursing/bachelor-science-nursing-bsn-degreewww.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation). 

EVENTS
Tuesday, February 20th
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Join us Tuesdays in February for great heart healthy information, free blood pressure checks, AED demonstrations, giveaways and more! 
Thursday, February 22nd
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Art 4 Heart Art Show and Reception
February 22 | 5 to 7 p.m.The Majestic150 N. Schuyler Ave, Kankakee
Explore the journey to a healthy heart through the artist's eye. This unique event features artwork submissions from more than 15 area high schools, all on display. Enjoy refreshments, music and art... for your heart!
Tuesday, February 27th
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Join us Tuesdays in February for great heart healthy information, free blood pressure checks, AED demonstrations, giveaways and more! 
CLASSES
EMPLOYEE EDUCATION

To register for any of these classes, access OLIE via RIVERNET. Login to OLIE and search for the class using
the SEARCH option. In the Search Expression field type the name of the class and select the class to register.

SUPPORT GROUPS & HEALTH CLASSES
PARENTING AND CHILDBIRTH