EMPLOYEE NEWSLETTER | SEPTEMBER 24, 2018
NEWS
JOIN RIVERSIDE'S OUT OF THE DARKNESS TEAM

Together we can make positive change

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, resulting in an average loss of 44,000 lives each year. In Illinois, more people die by suicide than by homicide each year. As the region's established mental wellness center, Riverside is committed to ensuring behavioral health care is accessible and beneficial to all in need.

As a team, Riverside has set a goal of raising $5,000. We need your help to make this goal a reality and show the positive impact Riverside makes on our community.

Out of the Darkness Community Walk 
September 29, 2018
Registration 12:30 p.m. | Walk begins 1:30 p.m.
Kankakee Community College
100 College Dr.
Kankakee, IL 60901

Family, friends and pets are welcome to join our team, please forward the link along and encourage others to join us in the prevention of suicide!

Visit our Team Page

REMINDER: WEST PAVILION PARKING LOT CLOSED 9/24 & 9/25
During the West Pavilion Parking Lot closure, employees should park in the pavilion parking garage or area marked in red, click here for map. 

Parking garage access will only be available by following the blue arrow shown in the image.

The lot will be temporarily closed for seal coating on September 24th and 25th. Click the link above to view map.
EMPLOYEE FLU VACCINES NOW AVAILABLE

Employee Flu Vaccinations are underway. As a condition of employment, all Riverside Healthcare Employees, regardless of job function, must have an annual influenza vaccination. Vaccinations are also required for Riverside Physicians, Graduate Medical Education (GME) participation, students, faculty, Riverside contracted workers and vendors and volunteers. Those employees who meet the exemption criteria (see the Influenza Vaccination Program policy in Policy Stat) must comply with the declination requirements by October 1st. Those who meet the exemption criteria will be required to wear a protective surgical mask over nose and mouth during work hours in all Riverside Healthcare locations during flu season. All others must receive the influenza vaccination by November 1st which will be provided free of charge by Employee Health. The Flu clinic dates and times are listed below. Flu vaccine will be available on the nursing units for the unit’s employees only. All other employees should plan on getting their vaccination at one of the scheduled clinics. 

Date and Time                                              Location

September 24th - 2pm-3:30pm                       Risk Conference Room Suite B504

September 25th – 3:30pm-5:30pm                 Health Fitness Center

September 27st – 10am-11am                        Miller Healthcare K Hall Conference Room

September 28th  – 10am-11:30am                  Risk Conference Room Suite B504

October 2nd – 4pm-5pm                                 Miller Healthcare K Hall Conference Room

October 2nd - 2pm-3:30pm                             Risk Conference Room Suite B504

October 4th – 10am-11:30am                          Risk Conference Room Suite B504

October 9th- 3pm-4:30pm                               Risk Conference Room Suite B504

October 9th – 1pm-2pm                                  Miller Healthcare K Hall Conference Room

October 11th- 2pm-3:30pm                             Risk Conference Room- Suite B504   

October 19th- 1pm-2:30pm                             Risk Conference Room- Suite B504

October 23rd – 10:30am-Noon                         Hoover Bldg. – Green Room

October 24th - 10am-11:30am                        Risk Conference Room Suite B504

October 25th- 3pm-4:30pm                             Risk Conference Room Suite B504

November 1st – 10am-11:30am                      Risk Conference Room- Suite B504

REACH MAMMO MONDAY TODAY - SEPTEMBER 24

REACH Mammo Monday

Last Monday of every month

Who: All female Riverside employees over the age of 40

Where: Riverside Pavilion Outpatient Center

When: 3 to 7 p.m.

Upcoming Dates:

  • Septmber 24
  • October 29
  • Novermber 26
  • December 17

To schedule your annual REACH Mammogram:

Call Outpatient Scheduling at (815) 935-7531

All Mammogram Monday participants will receive a free pair of breast cancer awareness socks. 

FAMILY FUN EVENT - RIVERSIDE TRICK OR TROT!

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, pony rides, trick or treating, pre-race stretches, refreshments and more!

Event Details:
Riverside Trick or Trot
October 13, 2018

Riverside Healthcare Kankakee Campus

350 N. Wall Street, Kankakee

Registration & Fees:
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

FARMERS MARKET WEDNESDAY - SOUTH LOBBY RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER

Stop by and visit the Holle Orchards, Hardin Family Farm, tables at the REACH Farmers Market.  Holle Orchards offers fresh Michigan peaches and a variety of other fruits. In addition, stop by to see the selection of home grown vegetables from the Perkin’s Farm.   

 

Payroll deduct will be available in addition to cash purchases.  Markets will take place Wednesday, September 26th from 11am-5pm in the South Lobby of Riverside Medical Center.  Hope to see you there!

REACH LEVEL 1 EXTENSION FOR YOU & YOUR SPOUSE

Level 1 Requirements:

 

·      On-line Health Assessment

·      REACH Labs

·      Primary Care Wellness Visit

 

Please complete your Level 1 REACH requirements by September 30th, 2018to earn the $780 credit on your 2019 Health Insurance Premiums. Insured spouses who complete Level 1 will earn the employee an additional $520 credit on their Health Insurance Premium for a total of $1300. 

 

A screenshot of a cell phone  Description generated with very high confidenceWellness Coaching (Level 2) is also due by September 30th - Please call the RHFC at 815-929-1200 to schedule your coaching appointment (employees only). Contact the Lynn Christian at ext. 6078 with any questions. 

 

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

IMMEDIATE CARE VIDEO VISITS NOW AVAILABLE THROUGH MYCHART
For emergencies, such as chest pain, please call 911.

What is a Video Visit?

Short on time? Not feeling well? When a minor health matter needs attention, Riverside Immediate Care Video Visits allow you to see a Riverside Healthcare provider face to face from the convenience of home, work or just about anywhere. Video visits are available from your tablet, smartphone or home computer equipped with internet access and a web camera.

Convenient, safe, secure...Riverside Immediate Care Video Visits through Riverside MyChart connects you to great care when and where you need it. A list of conditions that can be treated through a video visit appears below.  

Video visits are available only in Illinois for adults and children ages 18 months and older.

What We Treat

Video visits are only available for the following conditions:

  • Athlete’s Foot
  • Insect Bites
  • Cold and Flu
  • Cold Sores
  • Rashes
  • Sore Throat
  • Pharyngitis
  • Minor Sunburn
  • Sinus Infection
  • Styes/Pink Eye
  • Upper Respiratory Infection

How it Works

Riverside Employees and dependents on Riverside’s insurance plan are required to pay a $10 pre-payment (the remainder will be billed through the Riverside insurance plan.)  Riverside's video visits are not billed through any other insurance, including Medicare. The Video Visit Fee is $49. Payment is required at time of service.

Video visits require a signed consent to treat via Riverside MyChart. If you are under the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian must sign the consent on your behalf and must be present for your visit.

Begin A Video Visit

Don't have a Riverside MyChart account, click here to request an activation code and schedule your appointment. 

If you already have a Riverside MyChart account, click here to sign in and schedule your appointment.

If using a mobile device, your visit will need to be completed through the MyChart mobile app.  See instructions that follow In the Google Play or iTunes stores, under the MyChart app, select and install the Riverside Healthcare app on your mobile device for video visits.  Please note- Video visits are not supported on mobile web browsers. You must use a desktop web browser or the MyChart mobile app.

For step-by-step instructions to schedule your immediate care video visit, click here.
REACH WEIGHT WATCHERS NEW SESSION

REACH Weight Watchers 

New session begins September 25th

Tuesdays in the Room of Magic | 11:30 a.m.

For more information visit the REACH portal. Click the Weight Management Tab and scroll to Weight Watcher section. 

Questions? Please contact Lynn Christian at lchristian@rhc.net or Megan Byarley at mbyarley@rhc.net.

FREE THERAPEUTIC YOGA CLASSES FOR RIVERSIDE EMPLOYEES!

Free Theraputic Yoga Classes for Riverside Employees! 


Well In Mind is Celebrating

National Yoga Awareness Month…

 

And you should too! Well In Mind is here to help you stay mentally and emotionally fit, and what better way to do that than a quick and convenient mindful movement session before you head home from work? You work hard caring for, connecting with, and improving the lives of those you encounter at work each and every day, on top of the other

responsibilities you face at home. Some moments and days are harder than others, and it's important to pause, take a deep breath, and let go of that stress before it builds into something bigger. Come experience how

therapeutic yoga can help you thrive, not just survive, your work week! Classes available on September 17th, and 28th.  Sign up in your REACH portal today!

Click here for more details.  

MASQUERADE JEWELRY SALE COMING SOON!

Mark your calendars, the Masquerade Jewelry sale is coming up!

Experience the Frenzy$5 Jewelry and Accessories Sale

Monday, October 15 | 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.Tuesday, October 16 | 7 a.m to 3 p.m.

Riverside Medical Center, South Lobby

Proceeds benefit Patient Touches FundCash, Credit/Debit Cards & Payroll Deduction available

EVENTS
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!

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
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