EMPLOYEE NEWSLETTER | APRIL 06, 2020
NEWS
BE SEEN FROM HOME: RIVERSIDE TELEMEDICINE
Riverside Telemedicine

For emergencies, such as chest pain, please call 911.
When home is where you want to be, get care from virtually anywhere in Illinois with Telehealth Video Visits, E-Visits or Telefonic Visits. Whether through video or online messaging or over the phone, Riverside's providers will ensure you receive the care you need.  

Telehealth Video Visit
Riverside Telehealth allows you to be seen from anywhere in Illinois. Our health professionals will ensure you receive the same great care whether through telehealth or in-person.

Schedule a Riverside Telehealth video visits with your Riverside primary care provider, specialty care provider, or after-hours and on the weekend with Immediate Care.

Ready to Schedule?
Are you an existing Riverside patient? If yes, please contact your Riverside Medical Group primary care provider to set up your Telehealth visit today.

Not a Riverside patient and need to be seen? Schedule a Riverside Telehealth Visit, with one of the Riverside Medical Group providers or seen by one of our Immediate Care providers.

E-Visit via Riverside MyChart
Riverside E-Visit allows patients another way to receive non-urgent care from their home, or wherever they happen to be in Illinois. An E-Visit is a patient a virtual visit that begins with the patient filling out a questionnaire about the specific symptoms they are experiencing.

Ready to Schedule?
Patients must be established with a Riverside Medical Group provider in order to complete an E-Visit. To begin, simply log into Riverside MyChart, select “E-Visit: Symptom Specific”, fill out the questionnaire and your provider will message you back within two business days.

Don't have a Riverside MyChart account, click here to request an activation code.
COVID-19 INFORMATION FOR RIVERSIDE EMPLOYEES

COVID-19 Updates for Riverside Employees have been going out daily via email. Additionally, the content from every daily update will be posted to Rivernet as an additional point of reference. Click here to view the latest update. Remember, the information communicated in these messages is meant for employees/internal reference only.

Public-facing information is continuously updated on our website and social media

If you have a specific COVID-19-related question, please email commandcenter@rhc.net. 

Thank you for doing your part to help keep everyone safe and limit the spread of COVID-19. 

CHILDCARE OPTIONS FOR RIVERSIDE EMPLOYEES

Ivy League Kids

Ivy League Kids is a licensed Before & After School Program operating out of Riverside Health Fitness Center solely for RHC Staff. They offer childcare focusing on fitness, recreation, and academic enrichment in a healthy, safe environment.  All staff is CPR-Certified, must pass standard state background check,& are oriented to correct COVID handwashing technics & preventative measures along with Emergency Child Care Guidelines. PDF Link

Childcare Ages:  3 to 12 years old

Location: Riverside Health and Fitness Center, which ensures that our employee’s children are being kept in a clean, safe area with limited exposure to other children.

Cost: $40/day with class sizes limited to no more than five children in a room.  Ivy League Kids does accept state funding for childcare or CCRC.  This cost does include meals.

Hours:  4:30 AM to 7:30 PM (hours have been determined by need, so if these do not work please contact Wellness Manager, Lynn Christian at x6078.)    

Contact:  Kris O’Connor 815-464-1265 x207

RegistrationIvy League Enrollment Form

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YMCA of Kankakee

YWCA is a licensed daycare facility located in Kankakee.   All YWCA staff is CPR-Certified, must pass standard state background check, and are oriented to correct COVID-19 handwashing technics & preventative measures along with Emergency Child Care Guidelines. PDF Link

Childcare Ages:  2 years- 13 years

Location:  YMCA will provide this services at the their Kankakee location (1075 N. Kennedy Drive, Kankakee, IL 60901)

Cost:  Weekly rate for YMCA members is $100, $120 for prospective members per week, $30 a day for YMCA member, and $40 per day for prospective members.

Hours:  6:30 AM to 6 PM at the Kankakee Location

Contact:  Penny Greenlee at  pgreenlee@k3ymca.org.

RegistrationYWCA Registration Packet  

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Play Palz 101

Play Palz has been providing daycare since 2008.  The Kankakee Site was opened in 2011 and currently has seven different classrooms including three preschools all with different themes, an Infant, Toddlers, Two's, and  Before & After School classroom. All Play Palz staff is CPR- Certified, must pass a standard state background check, and are oriented to correct COVID-19 handwashing technics and preventative measure along with the Emergency Child Care Guidelines.  PDF Link

Childcare Ages: Infant to 13 years of age

Location:  Play Palz 101 will provide this service at all four of their locations (115 Mooney Dr Bourbonnais, 270 N Schuyler Ave Kankakee, 201 N Wall St Kankakee, 190 Concordia Chebanse)

Cost:  $27 daily for most except infants and toddlers $21/hour dependent on the child’s age

Hours:  4:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Contact:  Peggy Michalik at 815-263-6205/ She will email registration packet.

Agency Website:  www.playpalz101.com/

BENEFIT BRIEF

This week’s Benefit Brief: How do I make changes to my benefits due to a Life Event (such as birth, marriage, loss of coverage elsewhere, etc.)?

You have 30 days from a Qualifying Life Event to make changes to your benefits.

- Log on to InforESS and click on the “Benefit Enrollment” icon. 

- Then under “Life Events” select the appropriate event.

- Be sure to enter the appropriate Event Date.  For example, Loss of Coverage or Spousal change of Employment, will be the actual date of the loss or gain of coverage as stated on documentation.  

- You will need to provide documentation of the event, such as birth certificate or marriage certificate.  For Loss of coverage, your COBRA notice will have the date your previous benefits ended.  Or for gain of coverage, a confirmation statement will do.  You can attach those documents by scanning or taking a picture of them and saving them as a file.  Then attach it by clicking on the file icon.

- Make sure to Review and Submit.  Once submitted, check your confirmation statement to assure that the enrollment is correct.  If not, you can make changes and re-submit.

Click here for a list of Frequently Asked Questions and instructions to help you navigate your benefits and find the resources you need. 

SPECIAL OFFERS FOR HEALTHCARE WORKERS ON SHOES, COFFEE AND MORE!
Here are some generous offers especially for healthcare workers: 

Crocs is donating a free pair to all healthcare workers from now to May 1st

https://www.crocs.com/COVID19-REQUEST.html

https://www.fastcompany.com/90482512/crocs-allbirds-and-clove-are-giving-free-shoes-to-healthcare-workers-during-the-covid-19-crisis

 

Starbucks is giving out a free tall hot or iced coffee to all health care workers through May 3. That offer goes for more than just doctors and nurses — police officers, firefighters, paramedics and other hospital or medical staffers are also eligible.

 

Krispy Kreme is giving out free doughnuts https://www.krispykreme.com/response-to-covid19



If you've seen other similar offers, please email them to info@rhc.net and we will add them to next week's Connection. 
RETIREMENT PLAN MEETINGS

Jennifer Frahm, Retirement Education Counselor with Empower, is now scheduling individual meetings via phone to review your retirement savings plan.  She can discuss funds in your plan, risk assessment, investment options, plan details and more.

Click here to schedule your individual appointment:  https://riversidehealthcare.empowermytime.com/  (this link has been safe listed by Riverside I.T.)

She recommends that before your meeting with her, make sure you are able to log into your account at www.empowermyretirement.com.  Then for your 30 minute meeting, you should be in front of your computer and logged in to your account, have a calculator, and have your email open if we need to share documents.  

Sign up today to learn more!

NOTICE: PLANT WATERING & MAINTENANCE

Please note: Plant watering by Riverside's external contractor has been suspended until further notice. Plant watering and maintenance should be handled by staff within their respective areas.  

EVENTS
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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