EMPLOYEE NEWSLETTER | AUGUST 14, 2017
NEWS
WALKERS NEEDED: FRANKFORT FALL FEST PARADE
Sign Up for the Frankfort Parade on September 3!

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 3. 

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). 

RESOLVE TO GET YOUR CAR WASHED FOR A CAUSE! THIS SUNDAY!

RIVERSIDE RESOLVE CENTER ANNUAL SUMMER FUNDRAISER: 2017


Car Wash & Raffle

Sunday, August 20

Riverside Resolve Center

411 W Division Street

Manteno

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

Car Wash   $ 5.00

An additional donation is appreciated 

for vans, small trucks and larger vehicles.


All proceeds go to the Riverside Resolve Center Recreation Fund.

For more information, please call 815-468-3241.

MANHATTAN LABOR DAY PARADE

Join us for this year's Manhattan Labor Day Parade! We are looking for people to walk in the parade and pass out candy and Riverside giveaways.

Click here to register. 

Contact Beth Paulsen for line-up details and any additional questions at 815-935-3322 (x6445). 

RIVERSIDE MEDICAL GROUP WELCOMES ANNETTE BENNETT-OTTO, FNP-C

Annette Bennett-Otto is Now Seeing Patients at Riverside Heart & Vascular Institute

Riverside Healthcare is pleased to welcome Annette Bennett-Otto, FNP-C to Riverside Medical Group. She will be seeing patients at Riverside Heart & Vascular Institute, located at 500 N. Wall Street in Kankakee. 

"I appreciate the opportunity to be part of each patient's care. I believe that every patient is unique, as should the plan of care. Together, with patients and their support network, I work to find a plan of care that delivers the highest level of functioning and greatest quality of life," she states.

Bennett-Otto received her Master of Science in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner from University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL. She is board-certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Learn more about Annette Bennett-Otto and the Riverside Heart & Vascular team by visiting doctors.riversidehealthcare.org. To schedule an appointment, call the Riverside Heart & Vascular Institute at (844) 404-HRTS.

2017 REACH HOMERUN CHALLENGE TICKET WINNERS

Congratulations to this year's Homerun Challenge ticket winners, Danita LaRocque and Krista Kambic!

Pictured: White Sox ticket winner Danite LaRocque with Kyle Benoit and Cubs ticket winner Krista Kambic with Phil Kambic 

REACH HOMERUN CHALLENGE: CONGRATULATIONS WHITE SOX & GM KYLE BENOIT!

2017 REACH Homerun Challenge

Final Scoreboard:

Cubs (GM Kambic) – 20 Runs vs. Sox (GM Benoit) – 24 Runs      

Great job to all participants!

Congratulations to Week 6 MVP –  Matthew Monferdini!

REACH LEVEL 1 DEADLINE FOR EMPLOYEES & INSURED SPOUSES IS AUGUST 31ST!

Level 1 requirements:

• On-line Health Assessment

• REACH Labs

• Physician Visit

• Wellness Coaching – required for a wellness score of less than 80.

Check the REACH portal to see how your insured spouse’s participation can earn you additional Health Insurance Premium Credit on your 2018 Riverside Health Insurance Selection.  This is wellness for you...and your wallet.  Please contact the REACH department at 815-935-7067 with questions. 

TAKE PART IN THE LEAD WITH YOUR HEART CAMPAIGN

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in our region. Imagine if we could change those statistics for our community! Riverside Healthcare Foundation has launched the Lead with Your Heart Campaign to raise $2.5 million dollars for Riverside Heart & Vascular Institute. Riverside will match every gift dollar for dollar with capital funds for a total investment of $5 million in new technologies, innovative procedures, and community education.

Foundation staff are visiting department meetings to share about this initiative between now and the end of September. On September 29th, World Heart Day, we’ll celebrate employee donors with a reception and photo. Don’t miss out on your invite as well as other fun thank you gifts like t-shirts and bracelets.

Need a pledge form? Stop by the Foundation Office or e-mail foundation@rhc.net. Thanks for helping patients continue to know their hearts are in the right place when they choose Riverside!

RSLC EVENT: MAINTAIN YOUR MEMORY

Maintain Your Memory

We will review warning signs to be aware of, and share lifestyle factors that impact memory. Participants will learn practices that can help them live a healthier lifestyle, remember things better, be more organized, and pay closer attention.

"What was her name?"...

"I just can't remember like I used to"...

"Now, where did I put those keys?"

Have you heard yourself asking these questions? We all have. Our Memory changes as we age, but what is “normal”?

Join us August 26th, 2017

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m

Location: First Reformed Church of Wichert, 7697 E 4500s Rd St. Anne, IL 60964

Presenter: Cindy DeGroot - RN BSN, Educational Coordinator

RSVP: 815-935-3273

BLOOD DRIVE

Riverside Hosts Blood Drive on Friday, August 25

Do you want to help save three lives? 

How? Give blood! Approximately 1 out of every 7 people entering the hospital needs blood. Just 1 donation has the potential to save as many as 3 lives. 

Riverside Healthcare is hosting a blood drive on Friday, August 25 located in the Johnson Lecture Hall from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Be sure to secure your spot today. 

Please call Alison Paglin at extension 4794 to set up your appointment today or by logging onto www.redcrossblood.org

TAKE STEPS TO END ALZHEIMERS DISEASE: JOIN US SEPT. 16!

More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's.

In, 2016 Alzheimer's required 15.9 million American caregivers to provide an estimated 18.2 billion hours of unpaid care valued at $230.1 billion.

Riverside Healthcare is the area's most comprehensive resource for memory care, family support, living communities, and senior health and wellness.  On Saturday, September 16, Riverside will again join the Alzheimer's Association as the premier sponsor of the Kankakee & Iroquois County Walk to End Alzheimer's at Perry Farm Park in Bourbonnais taking the next steps in the effort to end this epidemic that impacts everyone.

Last year, Riverside's employees, friends and family members rallied to surpass the overall event's attendance and fundraising goals with 230 Riverside walkers and more than $22,000 in Riverside funds raised.  This year, we are ready to raise the bar and need your support. 

To learn more about Alzheimer's, its impact on families and ways in which Riverside is helping caregivers navigate the various aspects of this disease click here.  

Or if you're ready to take the next steps together toward a world without Alzheimer's, lace up your walking shoes and sign up.

First-time walkers will receive a Riverside team shirt–same design as last year.  ($20 of funds raised or donation made to the Alzheimer's  Association is suggested.) 

Details for joining the team can be found at the link below or contact Sam O'Connor at ext. 5620.

http://act.alz.org/goto/riverside

Date: 

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Time: 

Registration at 8:30 am 

Ceremony at 9:30 am Walk at 10 am

Route Length: 2.45 miles

Location: 

Perry Farm Park 459 Noth Kennedy Drive Bourbonnais, IL 60914 

Contact:

Sam O'Connor at ext. 5620

T-shirt sizes are due by 8/11

REACH UPDATE ON MAMMOGRAM LOCATIONS AND SCHEDULING

If you have already completed your mammogram for 2017, please disregard.

Due to the increased volume of diagnostic imaging requests at the Pavilion Breast Center, the number of screening mammography appointments will be decreased at the main hospital.  This will mean longer wait times for our patients living in close proximity to the hospital who request appointments at the Pavilion.  It would be greatly appreciated if our employees would schedule their free mammograms at the Bourbonnais or Coal City imaging sites.

If you are eligible based on the 12 month rule or a new employee, please attempt to complete your mammogram before October because appointments fill up immediately as we observe breast cancer awareness during this month.  Also, during the last quarter of the year, the wait time for an appointment always increases as customers try to get their healthcare needs completed before the year ends.

Call (815) 935-7531 to schedule your annual mammogram. Thank you in advance for your assistance with this request.

SAVE THE DATE: TRICK OR TROT 5K RUN/WALK IS OCTOBER 14!

Save the Date! 

Trick or Trot 5K Run/Walk and Kids Dash 

Saturday, October 14 | 9 a.m. 
Riverside Healthcare Kankakee Campus 

Stay tuned for registration details! 

This family-friendly event is open to the public. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Riverside Heart & Vascular Institute. 

$40 BACK-2-SCHOOL & SPORT PHYSICALS

Back 2 School & Sport Physicals

Student physicals are required at all schools. All kindergarten, sixth and ninth graders must have certain immunizations. And, don’t forget that any athletics that start before school including summer programs may also require a sports physical.

Riverside is offering school & sports physicals for only $40.*

Appointments required, unless noted otherwise. Flexible days, times and weekends are available.

*Special $40 rate applies if patient chooses not to have insurance billed. Payment is due at time of service. Physicals include urine dip, but do not include other lab work or immunizations.


To schedule your child’s physical, please call any of these locations:

Kankakee/Bradley/Bourbonnais Area:

  • Primary Care – Bourbonnais 400 Riverside Drive, Suite 2800, Bourbonnais. (815) 935-1100
  • Primary Care – Kankakee Pavilion 375 N. Wall Street, Suite P520, Kankakee. (815) 933-0194
  • Primary Care – East Court Kankakee 1701 E. Court Street, Kankakee. No appointment necessary
  • Riverside Healthcare – FastCare Inside Walmart • Bourbonnais. No appointment necessary
  • Pediatric Specialists 475 Brown Boulevard, Suite 106, Bourbonnais. (815) 935-4907

Neighboring Communities:

  • Riverside Healthcare – Coal City Campus 5775 E. Highway 113, Coal City. No appointment necessary
  • Riverside Immediate Care – Dwight 106B Watters Drive, Dwight. No appointment necessary
  • Riverside Healthcare – Frankfort Campus 23120 S. La Grange Road, Frankfort. (815) 464-5440
  • Riverside Immediate Care – Gilman 720B S. Crescent Street, Gilman. No appointment necessary
  • Riverside Immediate Care – Manhattan 380 W. North Street, Manhattan. No appointment necessary
  • Riverside Healthcare – Manteno 395 N. Locust, Manteno. (815) 468-6870
  • Riverside Healthcare – Momence 3761 N. Route 1/17, Momence. (815) 472-3923
  • Riverside Healthcare – Monee 25711 S. Egyptian Trail, Monee. No appointment necessary
  • Riverside Healthcare – Pembroke 3400 S. Main, Hopkins Park. (815) 944-5545
  • Riverside Healthcare – Watseka Campus 1490 E. Walnut St, Suite A, Watseka. (815) 432-0250
  • Riverside Healthcare – Wilmington 105 S. First Street, Wilmington. (815) 476-5210
RIVERSIDE PERSONAL APPEARANCE POLICY UPDATE

A recent update to the Riverside Healthcare Personal Appearance policy has been developed and implemented.  It is now available to view in PolicyStat.  

You may click on the link provided below to review these important guidelines.

Riverside Personal Appearance Policy Update

If you have any questions, please see your department leader, or contact Jean Koehler in Human Resources at extension 4713. 

Thank you.

CONNECT WITH RIVERSIDE ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Are you an active user on social media? Connect with Riverside Healthcare! 

Riverside's social community is growing larger each day and offers another great way for you to stay connected with all things Riverside! 

Check us out:

RIVERSIDE'S BACK-TO-SCHOOL BOOK AND GIFT SALE

Tuesday, August 15  
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Wednesday, August 16
10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

Riverside Medical Center
South Lobby

Get back into the groove at this Tuesday and Wednesday's Collective Goods Back-to-School Book and Gift Sale! The sale will feature books, electronics, home goods, gifts for kids and more! Pay by credit card or payroll deduction.

Sponsored by Riverside Healthcare Volunteer Services. Proceeds benefit the Patient Touches Fund.
EVENTS
Thursday, August 24th
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Heart Failure Support GroupPresented by Liz Wirth, APN, Heart Failure Clinic 
People living with Heart Failure and/or Cardiomyopathy –– and their families, friends and caregivers –– have special needs. Join us for a free Heart Failure Support Group presentation! 

August 24, 2017 | 3 to 4 p.m. 

Riverside Assisted Living & Memory Care 
85 E. Burns Road Bourbonnais, IL  60914 

For more information, call (815) 936-8655
Saturday, September 16th
8:30 am - 12:00 pm

To learn more about Alzheimer's, its impact on families and ways in which Riverside is helping caregivers navigate the various aspects of this disease click here.  

Then, join and let's take the next steps together toward a world without Alzheimer's.  Lace up your walking shoes and sign up.

First-time walkers will receive a Riverside team shirt–same design as last year.  ($20 of funds raised or donation made to the Alzheimer's  Association is suggested.) 

Details for joining the team can be found at the link below or contact Sam O'Connor at ext. 5620.

http://act.alz.org/goto/riverside

Date: 

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Time: 

Registration at 8:30 am 

Ceremony at 9:30 am Walk at 10 am

Route Length: 2.45 miles

Location: 

Perry Farm Park 459 Noth Kennedy Drive Bourbonnais, IL 60914 

Contact:

Sam O'Connor at ext. 5620

T-shirt sizes are due by 8/11

Wednesday, September 20th
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Riverside Cancer Institute presents... 
Men's Cancer Support Group

Join us monthly for Men's Cancer Support Group!Information, resources, discussion and support for male cancer survivors. 
Men’s Cancer Support Group is the 3rd Wednesday of the Month from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.• September 20, 2017• October 18, 2017 • November 15, 2017
Location:Riverside Senior Life85 E. Burns RoadBourbonnais, IL 60914Please park on the street (Burns Road) 
Questions: Call (815) 933-9660 x3463and ask for Carolyn or Kristie.
Thursday, September 28th
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Heart Failure Support GroupPresented by Liz Wirth, APN, Heart Failure Clinic 
People living with Heart Failure and/or Cardiomyopathy –– and their families, friends and caregivers –– have special needs. Join us for a free Heart Failure Support Group presentation! 

September 28, 2017 | 3 to 4 p.m. 

Riverside Assisted Living & Memory Care 
85 E. Burns Road Bourbonnais, IL  60914 

For more information, call (815) 936-8655
Wednesday, October 18th
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Riverside Cancer Institute presents... 
Men's Cancer Support Group

Join us monthly for Men's Cancer Support Group!Information, resources, discussion and support for male cancer survivors. 
Men’s Cancer Support Group is the 3rd Wednesday of the Month from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.• October 18, 2017 • November 15, 2017
Location:Riverside Senior Life85 E. Burns RoadBourbonnais, IL 60914Please park on the street (Burns Road) 
Questions: Call (815) 933-9660 x3463and ask for Carolyn or Kristie.
Thursday, November 9th
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Heart Failure Support GroupPresented by Liz Wirth, APN, Heart Failure Clinic 
People living with Heart Failure and/or Cardiomyopathy –– and their families, friends and caregivers –– have special needs. Join us for a free Heart Failure Support Group presentation! 

November 9, 2017 | 3 to 4 p.m. 

Riverside Assisted Living & Memory Care 
85 E. Burns Road Bourbonnais, IL  60914 

For more information, call (815) 936-8655
Wednesday, November 15th
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Riverside Cancer Institute presents... 
Men's Cancer Support Group

Join us monthly for Men's Cancer Support Group!Information, resources, discussion and support for male cancer survivors. 
Men’s Cancer Support Group is the 3rd Wednesday of the Month from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Location:Riverside Senior Life85 E. Burns RoadBourbonnais, IL 60914Please park on the street (Burns Road) 
Questions: Call (815) 933-9660 x3463and ask for Carolyn or Kristie.
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