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Happy Hospital Week - From the Desk of Jeff Tarrant, CEO

As our 2021 Hospital Week celebration winds down, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank each of you for being part of Upson Regional Medical Center. The work you do each day, each night, is what makes URMC such a strong organization, and such an important resource that our population knows they can trust. Almost 15 months ago, we began a journey down a path we had never seen before. A dark path for which we didn’t know the final destination. And although it’s now brighter, we...



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Happy Hospital Week 2021!

Happy Hospital Week to all of the special team members who make URMC a great hospital! This week is dedicated to you and we hope to show our gratitude with all of the great things planned this week. Monday is our Ice Cream Day with an Ice Cream Social at 2pm – 3pm in the cafeteria and 8pm – 9pm. Tuesday is Clinic Appreciation Day with lunch provided for all clinics. Wednesday is the Hospital Week Hoedown with lots of great activities and food planned for day shift (11am – 1:30pm) and...



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Hospital Week 2021 Activities

Hospital Week is quickly approaching during the week of May 10-14 and we have some exciting activities planned for everyone. New to the hospital week lineup this year is the TALENT SHOW during the Hospital Week Hoedown on May 12! We are looking for Upson’s most talented staff to perform. Staff are encouraged to sign up early since spots are limited. Sing along to your favorite song, juggle, show off your best dance moves, or play your favorite instrument. It’s up to you! You can be a...



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Enhanced Benefits Support Launched

We are happy to announce an enhanced benefit service for all benefited employees. Meet your new Client Advocate, Jordon Lyles! Jordon will be your FIRST point of contact for any issues with any of your benefit plans. She is the subject matter expert when you have a question about your benefits, need help resolving an issue, need help enrolling, or need anything benefits related. Jordon has received extensive training on the URMC benefit plans andis recognized as being top notch with...



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HR Bulletin as of November 5, 2020

HR Bulletin November 5, 2020 Open Enrollment News Open Enrollment is just right around the corner! It begins on Monday, November 9, 2020 and lasts until Monday, November 30, 2020 at 11:45 p.m. If you are not making any changes, you do not have to do anything. Your benefits will roll over just as they are right now. However, we strongly encourage you to log into SmartBen and look at your selections to be sure you have the coverage you need. Be sure to double...



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Human Resources Bulletin as of September 29, 2020

Let’s Celebrate! On Thursday, October 1, URMC is celebrating meeting an important milestone, 80% participation on the 2020 URMC Employee Voice Surveys! This accomplishment couldn’t have been possible without everyone pulling together and submitting their feedback. We will celebrate for day shift as well as night shift. The menu will include buffalo chicken sliders with celery, carrots, and ranch, mini sevel layer dip with tortilla chips, pigs in a blanket with mustard, chips, and...



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Employees Reach 2020 URMC Employee Voice Survey Goal

The 2020 URMC Employee Voice Survey closed on Friday, September 11, 2020 at 11:59pm, meeting it’s goal of 80% participation by employees. This is a remarkable level of participation as the national average is normally around 70-75% participation. We appreciate you taking the time from your busy schedules to complete the surveys. The surveys are an important way for leaders to get feedback that might not otherwise be openly shared but could provide useful insight for improvement. The next...



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Human Resources Bulletin as of September 7, 2020

Happy Labor Day to all of our hard-working employees! This year has brought us a lot of challenges but you have all risen to the challenge. Thank you for all you do for our patients and your peers.Your hard work does not go unnoticed. 2020 Employee Voice Survey We are at 72% participation with the 2020 Employee Voice Survey. This is AWESOME! The national average for participation is 70-75%. Our goal is 80% and we can get there with just a few more surveys! The survey feedback is really...



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2020 Employee Voice Survey Progress as of 8/21/20

The 2020 URMC Employee Voice Survey is off to a VERY strong start! The survey opened on Monday, August 17, 2020, and as of 10:30 am on Friday, August 21, 2020, we have reached 40% participation. Our overall organizational goal is 80% or higher. Employees who complete the survey and bring their survey receipt to HR will receive a gift, and be entered into a drawing for a larger prize. Departments that reach 80% or higher participation will receive something special, and if we reach the 80%...



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Press Ganey Employee Voice Survey 2020

The Press Ganey Employee Voice Survey 2020 launches today, August 17, 2020 and goes through September 8, 2020. When completing the survey, please express your opinions frankly as the survey is completely confidential and only aggregated data will be presented. However, please be aware that your comments will be reported as verbatim even though they will not be attributed to you specifically. All employees will receive feedback on the survey results and improvement plans will be...



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Employee Appreciation Giveaway Winners

All employees were placed in a drawing for door prizes and names were drawn using a random number generator. Congratulations everyone! You can pick up your prize in Human Resources! The winners are… Alberta Rattray UFP Thomaston URMC Bag Arius Walker UFMC Southside URMC Bag Berlinda Jordan Housekeeping Wireless Headphones (Large) Carolyn Raines Laundry $10 Starbucks Gift Card Charlene Barnes Housekeeping Bluetooth Speaker Christina McKissick UFMC Northside $10 Sonic...



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Top Bananas Announced Today!

The Top Banana Awards, peer nominated awards that are all in good fun, were announced today. Employees could nominate their coworkers for 36 different fun categories. Winners were announced on Facebook Live during lunchtime in the cafeteria. Each winner receives a Top Banana Award and certificate. Drumroll please…. Most Compassionate……………….……………………………………...Kerra Harrell, Emergency Department Most Likely to Ask “What’s That...