Daily Buzz: 2/10/2017

Today at Sibley

·CIZE from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Building D, Floor 1, Ren 2

Today’s TJC Tidbit

The Joint Commission (TJC) will be visiting Sibley. To help everyone prepare, we will be featuring a daily tip here.

Take a look around the unit as if you were a surveyor. Are your sharps’ containers more than ¾ full?

Ask Chip

Question: I understand there is an educational benefit for all employees, which depending on their status, full time employees are eligible to receive up to $5,000 every fiscal year. The program at GWU graduate school is $75,000 a year, so the educational benefits at Sibley will not cover this tuition. Since I do not plan on attending GWU for their M.H.A. program, I am still interested in using my $5,000 educational funds by being a member of the American Public Health Association and attending their annual conference. I already signed up to be a member ($85 annual cost). Can I get reimbursed for this?

Answer: Thanks for your question. In accordance with our current policy, educational assistance can only be used for tuition at an accredited institution for undergraduate or graduate courses. Accordingly, education assistance cannot be used for conferences and/or seminars. However, some hospital departments do have limited funds for such educational purposes and I urge you to check with your manager to see if such continuing education funds are available.

Have a question for Chip? Ask him.

A People’s Journey: Celebrating Black Diversity

The winners of yesterday’s trivia contest are Michelle Dorsey, Denise Thompson and Kerry Kaplan. Enjoy your tickets to the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Showcase your black heritage in the cultural staff fashion show.

When: Wednesday, Feb. 15, from 3 to 4 p.m.
Where: Building A, Conference Rooms 1 & 2

Come strut your stuff in your own cultural garb.

Contact Tenzin today at tnamphe1@jhmi.edu or x6822 to sign up.

Click here to see the other Black History Month events. Please note: The Brazilian capoeira event has been cancelled.

Safety Culture Assessment

Sibley is in second place for participation in the Safety Culture Assessment, but it’s a close contest. See how we stack up against our colleagues in the chart below, and see the frequently asked questions.

Sibley Calendar

days until the
Bundle Fair

Sign up for your time slot for “SMH Bump It Bundle Fair” in myLearning. Required for med/surg, WIS, critical care and Ren R.N.s and C.A.s

Wellness Calendar

Click here to view the February Wellness Calendar.

Surgical Weight Loss Patient Information Seminar

Meet Katherine Lamond, M.D., and learn about the surgical weight loss surgery options available at Sibley.

Saturday, Feb. 11, at 10:30 a.m.

Register here.

Valentine’s Day Open House
When: Feb. 14, from 1 to 3 p.m.
Where: New Foundation offices, located past the Sibley history wall in Building B

Design Team Training
When: Thursday, Feb. 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Innovation Hub

Click here to register.

Ash Wednesday
When: Wednesday, March 1

Click here to view the Mass and ash distribution schedule.

Employee Garden
When: Wednesday, March 1, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Where: Innovation Hub

Book Clhub
When: Wednesday, March 8
Where: Innovation Hub
Book: Change by Design by Tim Brown

Please RSVP to frankie@sibleyhub.com if you’d like to attend.

Report Out Series

Share. Replicate. Eliminate waste.

Click here for FY17 Report Out calendar.


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