From the CEO, Fred J. Meis
March 2015 -
Happy St. Patrick ‘s Day! It happens every year, when I think about St. Patrick ‘s Day coming I begin to think about Spring! As I write this article the weather doesn’t feel at all like Spring as the high temperature today is 27 degrees and the wind chill is 16 degrees so it is probably a little bit early to be getting Spring Fever, but as I am told every day that passes is a day closer to Spring. Sometimes I catch myself repeating the same things over again but I do believe some things that are repeated keep us grounded in the reason we are here at KCHS. What I am referring to here is that we all have to work together to provide the best care for our patients and residents here at KCHS from HinterLong to the Clinic and all places and people in between. This is not something we should do, but something we must do, if we are going to achieve the goal of functioning as a great healthcare TEAM. When we function as a team we are able to live up to our Mission, Vision and Values. We are better prepared to carry out our Standards of Behavior on a daily basis not only so that we will become a great healthcare team but also so we will become the “best version of ourselves.” We might just take a moment and ask, am I really the best I can be or in other words the “best version of myself?” Many times the answer may be some days yes and some days no. However, I also think it is something all of us can continue to work toward as we carry out our individual jobs here at KCHS and also how we deal with our friendships outside of the work environment as well. I observed some fantastic team work through the work put into transitioning from Healthland Classic to Centriq. Also as we made Leadership changes in Long Term Care. I am so proud of all of you as you met these challenges and will continue to meet them on a daily basis. Thanks so much to all of you for the work you do and the support you provide each other and in the care you provide for our patients and residents.
~Fred J. Meis, CEO
Employee of the Month- Jody DeJonge (Environmental Services)
Jody DeJonge was chosen as the March Employee of the Month! Jody works in the Environmental Services Department. She has been employed at KCHS for about 2.5 years. Jody was nominated for Employee of the Month because she helps out whenever needed. She is courteous and respectful to coworkers and residents.
Moreover, she is kind, thoughtful, friendly, and always has a smile on her face. Jody has 2 children, 15 year old daughter, Mercedes and 8 year old son, Isaac. They live on a farm south of Franklin. She also reads meters for Southern Power. In her free time, Jody enjoys riding and showing horses. She also likes going to her children’s school activities. Furthermore, she enjoys the outdoors. Congratulations Jody for being chosen as the March Employee of the Month! Thank you for all that you do for the patients, residents, and staff at KCHS.
Stay Connected - WiFi Available at KCHS
For the convenience of our residents, patients and their visitors, KCHS launched wireless internet service (WiFi). The complimentary wireless access is available throughout the KCHS campus including LTC resident’s rooms, LTC solarium and dining room, hospital patient rooms and lobbies. To use the service, open your wireless device and a login screen will appear. Since the service is password protected, visitors will need to obtain the password. The nurses staff will be glad to assist you.
Welcome New Employees!
Alexis Gomez - Dietary Aide
Tyler Lantis - Dietary Aide
Brandi Bailar - Acute RN
Katie Johnson - Long Term Care CNA