Daily Buzz: 2/14/17

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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 the medication rooms clean and uncluttered? Are all medications locked up for safety or under constant surveillance?

Foundation Open House

Join the Foundation on Valentine’s Day for some sweet treats and to see their new space.

When: Today, from 1 to 3 p.m.
Foundation office, located past the Sibley history wall in Building B

All are welcome!

Congratulations from the PACE Council

Please join the PACE council in recognizing Sibley’s newest R.N. III and IV nurses:

  • Jessica Machado-Potts, R.N. III, ICU
  • Karen Pregnall, R.N. IV, Emergency Department

Kudos also to the following ladies on their successful renewals as PACE III and IV nurses:

  • Nikki Price, R.N. III, SASC
  • Maria Roberts, R.N. III, 7B, medical/surgical
  • Samantha Farren, R.N. III, labor and delivery
  • Irma Koukerjinian, R.N. III, OPS unit
  • Dorothy Shi, R.N. III, wound care
  • Cynthia Wade, R.N. IV, operating room


Share the Love

In honor of Random Acts of Kindness Week (this week, Feb. 12 to 18) and Valentine’s Day, we invite you to spread a little love around the hospital. Brighten a coworker’s day with some kind words by printing and personalizing a sweet message or two throughout the week.

Tax Exempt Status Expiration: Feb. 15

If an employee is currently claiming exempt for their federal or state withholding, that exemption will expire on Feb. 15. Employees that wish to continue their exempt status are required by law to supply their employer with new tax withholding forms for each year.

Please visit Employee Self Service (ESS) to update your tax information prior to Feb. 15. Once you are in ESS, if you wish to continue your exempt status, you must review your withholding status, select ‘renew’ and save the record. You must do this for both federal and state if you wish to be exempt for both. If you review the records but fail to save them, your exempt status will expire on Feb. 15. You must review, renew and save your information.

If ESS is not updated, the exempt status will be changed to withhold at the default tax rates, which is single and zero exemptions for federal and single and one exemption for state.

If you have any questions, please contact payroll shared services at 443-997-5828.

Safety Culture Assessment Survey: Extended Until Feb. 28

The Johns Hopkins Hospital and several affiliates are running the Safety Culture Assessment Survey through Tuesday, Feb. 28. In order to align with our colleagues and to increase our response rates Sibley will be extending the survey period. Currently, we are at 62 percent. Let’s keep striving to exceed the 2015 response rate of 78 percent.

Sibley Calendar

Black History Month

Click here to see the event calendar.

Wellness Calendar

Click here to view the February Wellness Calendar.

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

Report Out Series

Share. Replicate. Eliminate waste.

Click here for FY17 Report Out calendar.


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