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Blood Drive – June 30

Help fight the critical Summer shortage by signing up to donate!

There is a critical need for Blood and as an incentive the American Red Cross is providing a $5 e-gift card for all who present to donate.  Make sure your email is on file.

The next drive at Riverside is on Thursday, June 30 from 10 am-4 pm in the Johnson Lecture Hall.

If you are eligible to donate at the June 30 drive please contact Alison Paglin by email or at Ext 31825 for an appointment or log onto (Appointments are required.)  Additional drives in the area are also available if the drive at Riverside does not work into your schedule. 

Also, check out the Rapid Pass registration system to shorten your wait time the day of donation.

Please contact Alison Paglin, Laboratory Manager, with questions.

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Join Riverside’s Relay for Life Team!

Riverside is participating in Relay for Life on Saturday, June 11, and would love your support!

The Relay for Life event helps communities in the fight against cancer. Our team’s fundraising goal is $1,000. To join the Riverside Cancer Institute’s team, click here. From there, you will click “Join Our Team” and create your account.

After you have registered, you can share your personal page link on social media to fundraise.

Employees who join our team receive a free t-shirt to wear at Relay for Life.

Questions? Please contact Gabby Cinnamon at ext. 46503 or

Date: Saturday, June 11, 2022

Time: 2 p.m.

Location: Bishop McNamara High School

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Do you have space to rent?

Have you considered housing a visiting medical student or resident doctor?

The Graduate Medical Education Department is seeking any Riverside employee who has secure housing to offer for rent to our GME trainees for either monthly/yearly lease. We are looking for space that is private and safe, as well as a convenient distance to the hospital. If you’re interested in renting out your space/property, please contact the GME department by emailing . Thank you!

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Nurse’s Month: Community Engagement

Check out some of the ways you can participate in Nurse’s Month Community Engagement week:

  • Bradley PD 5K
  • Supply Drive
    • Supplies may be dropped off to Cafeteria Room B on May 24 from 0900-1700 or to Cafeteria Room C on May 24 from 0700-1700
    • Off-site locations may utilize the courier to have supplies sent to Erika Ohlendorf in Patient Care Services (B305) – please label boxes accordingly to ensure delivery
    • Harbor House
      • Gas Cards for Clients. 
      • Multicultural hair products, 
      • Diapers sizes 5,6,7 (drowning in smaller sizes)
      • TP/ Paper towels
    • Pregnancy Resource Center
    • River Valley Animal Rescue
    • Children’s Advocacy Center
  • Volunteer Opportunities
    • East Court Food Pantry – Contact Jessica Graziani-Simone (
      • 5/13 10:30-17:00
      • 5/27 10:30-17:00
      • ***this qualifies for the career ladder***
  • Mobile Rx – Contact Jessica Graziani-Simone
    • May 26 15:00-17:00
  • The Salvation Army – contact 815-933-8421
    • M-F Serve Lunches
      • 12:00-13:00
    • Tuesday
      • Food pantry toiletry bags
  • Pregnancy Resource Center – contact (815) 933-2207
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Together Serving Our Community

This year, the American Nurses Association has moved away from Nurses Week and created Nurses Month. May 2022 is the chosen month with the theme “Nurses Make a Difference.” Here at Riverside, we acknowledge how all employees make a difference and are giving everyone an opportunity to participate in the month’s activities. May 22-31 is focused on Community Engagement.

One opportunity for employees is to participate in the Bradley Police Department I Got Your Six 5K on May 22, 2022. The first 50 Riverside employees who submit a copy of their registration will receive a special edition Riverside First Responder T-shirt.

Register to run or walk the 5K at

Please submit a copy of your registration to Erika Ohlendorf at Include your shirt size preference – sizes will be first come first serve so size is not guaranteed.

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