Weekly Beat - Southern Ohio Medical Center

>> FEBRUARY 6, 2015
Southern Ohio
Medical Center’s
Employee Newsletter
It’s National
Go Red day!
Show support of heart health awareness all day Feb. 6!
Members of SOMC Community Relations will be capturing
staff photos to use in an upcoming issue of the Weekly
Beat, so wear your red shirts and smile for the camera!
this Issue
1) Calendar
2) Organizational News & Updates
Requirements for SOMC’s Annual TB
Education and Screening Program
SOMC, Nationwide Partner to Offer Adult
Congenital Cardiology Services
Free Educational Courses for Employees
3) Nursing Corner
Advancing the Profession
Gampp Receives WOCN Certification
Lakin, Wheelersburg Family Practice
4) Health & Wellness
SOMC Recognized as AHA Fit-Friendly Worksite
New Classes at Lucasville LIFE Center
ForeverFit’s February Education Session
Help Your Kids Get Healthy and Fit!
ForeverFit Tips of the Month
5) Classifieds
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• Stephanie Merrifield
Community Relations
• Chris Eatherton
Community Relations
• Brock Volio Community Relations
• Eric Kephas
Community Relations
Event Calendar
February 23
February 6
Book Sale
Friends Center
8:30 am to 4 pm
Go Red Day
February 6
South Campus Groundbreaking
Kinneys Lane
10 am
February 10
Elder Abuse In-Service
ED Room 4
1 to 2 pm
February 13
February 24
Book Sale
ED/Waller Corridor
7:30 am to 4 pm
February 25
Book Sale
ED/Waller Corridor
7:30 am to 4 pm
March 2
Chocolate Sale
ED/Waller Corridor
7 am to 4 pm
Nursing Research Lunch & Learn
ED Room 4
11:30 am to 12:30 pm
February 19
Breast Cancer Screening
Breast Center
1 to 4 pm
Employee Birthdays
February 6
Roberto Balmoria
Leslie Deerfield Toland
Clarissa Jackson
Donna Stombock
Ruby Williams
February 7
Heather Bevins
Whitney Dean
Sarah Fox
Joseph Halcomb Jr
Lori Haynes
Jeremy McComas
Gloria Newman
Deborah Pratt
Christopher Stewart
Jennifer Walker
February 8
Henry Arms
Kailee Kellough
Mariah Montavon
Sarah Pascal
Denise Robinson
February 9
Tawnya Ehrler
Ashlyn Howie
Pearl Murphy
Ashley Spangenberg
Amber Thiel
February 10
Jade Casper
Katherine Davis
Rebecca Dodridge
Delores Henry
Morgan LeBrun
Jessica Lucas
Haley Riddle
Karen Thompson
Amanda Williams
February 11
Jennifer Copp
Tyler Journey
Cassie Lore
Mary Mills
Brice Patterson
Kylie Rhea
Tanya VanScoy
February 12
Athena Eichenlaub
Connie Florek
Monica Keeton
Hope Morgan
Karen Reed
Brittany Williams
News & Updates
Requirements for SOMC’s Annual
TB Education and Screening Program
In accordance with regulations from OSHA, the CDC, and the Ohio Department of Health, all SOMC
Free Educational
Courses for Employees
employees must complete annual TB education and screenings during the month of February.
Workforce Development
is offering free
educational classes for
employees as follows:
had zero active TB cases, while Scioto County only had one active TB case. Due to this low
An Advanced PowerPoint
course will take place
from 1 to 2 p.m. Feb. 18
in the Computer Lab
of the Gibson Building
on the East Campus.
A Basic Microsoft Excel
course will take place from
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Feb.
19 in the Computer Lab
of the Gibson Building
on the East Campus.
Registration for the
courses must be
completed through
NetLearning, under Enroll
in Class. If you have any
questions, call Bethany
Wilson at ext. 2712.
Hospitals are assigned a risk category based on active TB cases over the year. In 2014, SOMC
volume of active TB cases, SOMC has once again been deemed a “low risk” facility.
“Low risk” facilities are not required to perform TB testing on all employees—only those who meet
certain criteria. However, all employees must complete education during the month of February.
Below are the requirements for the 2015 TB Screening Program:
To be compliant and eligible for a pay increase and annual bonus, all employees
are required to complete the annual TB Education and TB Questionnaire, which
will be available through NetLearning beginning Monday, Jan. 26.
SOMC Employee Health and Wellness will evaluate each questionnaire and contact
employees who answered yes to any question on the questionnaire.
After consultation, additional testing may be required for those employees.
To allow adequate time for additional testing, employees must complete the TB Questionnaire
before Feb. 22, 2015. If TB testing is required, employees must complete the test by Feb. 28, 2015.
It is each employee’s responsibility to be available for additional testing, should it be required.
We ask that you complete the education and questionnaire as early as possible. If you
have any questions about the program, please contact April Sanders at ext. 8021.
SOMC, Nationwide Partner to Offer
Adult Congenital Cardiology Services
SOMC is partnering with the Heart Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital to provide Adult Congenital
Cardiology Services for adolescents and adults that require ongoing specialized cardiovascular care.
The Heart Center Clinic will offer:
• Evaluation of murmurs, chest pain, and syncope
• Follow-up visits for adult congenital cardiac patients
• Medical and surgical evaluations of patients with congenital heart disease
• Pre-pregnancy cardiac examinations and continual medical care for patients with heart disease
• Care of patients with connective tissue disorders such as Marfan Syndrome
• Pulmonary Hypertension
The clinic is scheduled to take place on Thursday of every other even month (including March
5) in the SOMC Cardiovascular Testing Department on the Main Campus. Appointments
are necessary and can be made through Nationwide Children’s at 614-722-2000.
Nursing Corner
Advancing the Profession
We would like to congratulate the following employees for furthering their nursing education!
Kendra Allen, RN of the Heart Care Unit,
is now a certified Nurse Practitioner.
Bailey Frowine of the SVCU passed her
boards and is now a registered nurse.
Ashley Bentley of the SVCU passed her
boards and is now a registered nurse.
Jeannie Lute, RN of the Rehab Care Unit, is now a
Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN).
Andrea Brown of the Emergency Department
passed her boards and is now a registered nurse.
LeeAnn Parker, RN of the SVCU, received her
Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.
Jessica Campbell, RN of the SVCU, received
her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.
Brock Partlow, RN of the SVCU, received
Medical Surgical Certification.
Jeremy Fliehman, RN of the Intensive Care Unit,
is now a Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN).
Crystal Shepherd, RN, nurse educator
of the Rehab Care Unit, received her
Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.
Gampp Receives WOCN Certification
Brandy Gampp, RN, BSN, inpatient nurse of
Wound and Skin Services at Southern Ohio
Medical Center, recently obtained certification as
a Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse (CWOCN).
Gampp is the first and only nurse at SOMC to obtain
this prestigious certification, which is accredited
by the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing
Certification and the National Commission for
Certifying Agencies. She is also the only nurse in
the local area to receive such a distinction.
“To be eligible to sit for the Wound, Ostomy, and
Continence Nursing Certification Board (WOCN-CB)
exam, I was required to complete classes on foundation
basics, wounds, ostomy, and continence, and obtain 150
clinical hours at an accredited WOCN facility,” Gampp
explained. “The closest and only facility with a preceptor
opening was the Indiana University Health Methodist
Hospital (a level-one trauma center) in Indianapolis, so
I packed up my 5th-wheel camper and headed west.”
Gampp said her month-long stay on an Indiana
campground was challenging, but worth any
sacrifice, because she was able to work with an
experienced team of WOC nurses whose highlevel, full scope of clinical practice and hands-on
training would be difficult to match elsewhere.
“It was a grueling work schedule, and hard to be
away from my family for such a long time, but the
experience I gained during this process was truly
immeasurable,” she said. “I studied with some of the
most wonderful, qualified clinicians and I’m so proud
to now offer this high-level of care to our patients.”
The WOCN-CB began certifying nurses in 1978
as a way of recognizing and differentiating the
value of expert nurses from those at an entry
level. Earning board certification is a voluntary
process that requires consistent evaluations of
a nurse’s professional knowledge and skills. It
also ensures that a nurse is knowledgeable and
well-qualified to provide specialized care to meet
patients’ wound, ostomy, and continence needs.
“Brandy’s commitment to complete this process
provides SOMC with the expertise necessary to deliver
the highest standard of wound care and safety,” Neva
Moore, program director of the SOMC Wound Healing
Center, said. “We are so proud of her
accomplishment and her unwavering
dedication to her field.”
“None of this would
have been possible
without support and
encouragement from
our nursing leaders at
SOMC,” Gampp added.
“From writing letters
of recommendation, to
schedule adjustments,
it was a team effort. One
person cannot achieve such
an accomplishment on
their own, and I have been
empowered by the leaders
in this organization. I truly
thank everyone for their
help along the way.”
Health & Wellness
SOMC Recognized as AHA Fit-Friendly Worksite
SOMC has been recognized as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American
Heart Association for helping employees eat better and move more.
Register for Weight
Watchers at Work
“Physical activity and employee wellness are important priorities at SOMC. We are very
New sessions of Weight
Watchers at Work will
begin this February
(depending on interest
and participation).
Cost of the program
is $156, which can be
paid through payroll
deduction, credit card,
debit card, or cash.
For more information,
please call Karen
Walburn at ext. 6500.
“We’re committed to providing the best workplace environment possible. This distinction
honored and excited to be recognized by the American Heart Association as a Platinum-Level
Fit-Friendly Worksite,” April Sanders, manager of SOMC Employee Health and Wellness, said.
will benefit our employees’ health and produce even more positive results overall.”
Platinum-level Fit-Friendly employers must prove that they are working to promote a wellness
culture in the workplace by offering physical activity options at work, increasing healthy
eating options, and demonstrating measurable outcomes related to workplace wellness.
SOMC has met these goals by creating the Employee Health and Fitness
Room, making changes to options offered in the cafeteria, and providing more
heath and wellness learning opportunities throughout the year.
The AHA’s Fit-Friendly Worksites program is a catalyst for positive change. Statistics show that
employers are losing an estimated $225.8 billion a year because of healthcare expenses and
health-related losses in productivity. Many adults spend most of their waking hours at sedentary
jobs, which raises their risk for a host of medical problems, including obesity, high blood pressure
and diabetes. The AHA is working to change corporate cultures by motivating employees to
exercise and start walking, which has the lowest dropout rate of any physical activity.
“Even people who haven’t exercised regularly until middle age can reap significant
benefits by starting a walking program,” Sanders said. “A study in the New England
Journal of Medicine found that some adults may gain two hours of life expectancy for
every hour of regular, vigorous exercise they performed, so it’s never to late to start.”
For more information about all of the Fit-Friendly Worksites, visit heart.org/worksitewellness.
New Classes at Lucasville LIFE Center
The Lucasville LIFE Center facility has added two new fitness classes to its weekly line-up. Body Blast
will take place at 4 p.m. every Monday, while Taboxing will take place at 5:35 p.m. every Monday.
Body Blast is a mix of cardio, toning, and core and changes based on the students who attend.
Taboxing consists of high-intensity interval training, mixing Tabata, cardio boxing, core and toning.
For more information about either class, contact the LIFE Center at 574-4022.
Health & Wellness continued
ForeverFit’s February Education Session
ForeverFit participants are invited to attend the educational session, “Your Path to
Getting Healthy and Forever Fit,” which will take place at 12 p.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 10, and at 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11 in Education Room 4.
Each session will last approximately 30
minutes and registration is not required.
This session will discuss the importance of knowing
your numbers, keeping logs, and setting goals.
It will also discuss popular smart-phone apps
available to assist in tracking your wellness progress.
If you are unable to attend this month’s session, the
learning materials will be available on Netlearning
the following week. If you have any questions or
concerns, please call Employee Health and Wellness at ext. 8432.
Help Your Kids Get Healthy and Fit!
The SOMC Portsmouth LIFE Center is now offering a child-friendly program
called “FitKids” from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.
The program is youth-focused and open to children ages 6-13. The
class offers fun, functional training in a
non-competitive environment to get
kids started on a lifelong journey to
health and fitness. Participants will
build strong bodies, while having a blast!
The LIFE Center is now also offering a
kid’s punch card. This card allows the
child to workout along side a parent
or guardian during many of the group
fitness classes at the LIFE Center.
For more information about either
opportunity, please call the
LIFE Center at ext. 7650.
Health & Wellness continued
tips of the
get moving
Many people view the act of exercising as a chore, or something they don’t
want to do. However, once they experience the benefits of exercise, it becomes
less of a chore and more of a tool to help them look and feel better.
Frequent and regular physical exercise is recommended for people of all ages
because it boosts the immune system and helps protect against conditions such
as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, cancer, and other major illnesses.
In fact, it’s even known to cut your risk of major chronic illnesses/diseases by up
to 50 percent, and reduce your risk of early death by up to 30 percent.
Other benefits of exercising on a regular basis include:
Improved mental health
Boost of self-esteem/confidence
Enhanced sleep quality and energy level
Lowered risk of stress and depression
Improved sex drive
Protection against dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
Having trouble getting started? Get on track by setting exercise
goals. First ask yourself the following questions:
What activities have I been successful at before?
What things will I enjoy doing?
What equipment do I have or can I access?
What do I want to achieve?
What am I physically able to do?
What is my current fitness level?
Then be sure to do the following:
Write down your goals; unwritten goals tend to be vague and easy to forget.
Make your goals clear and measurable.
Review and adjust your goals as needed.
If you’re still having trouble setting or meeting your goals, contact Employee Health
and Wellness to schedule a one-on-one appointment. We’re always here to help!
Weekly Beat Classifieds
Full size ping pong table for sale, I
bought it new at Target, just don’t
play it much anymore, asking $100
OBO, comes with extra net, and
paddles, it is blue in color. I can send
pics if interested. Call or text 740988-7597 if interested.
4 foot long x 2 foot wide foosball,
ping pong, pool table combo, also has
hockey and checkers and a couple
other games that I don’t know how
to play, all accessories come with
table, in great shape, asking $75 OBO,
can send pics if interested. Call or text
Kids Fooseball table. $75.00 call 740935-0898. Bar stools. wooden with
back rest with spindles. $25.00 for 2.
Call 740-935-0898. China set. $25.00
for set. call 740-935 0898
wedding gown with matching
veil*. Champange in color covered
with crystals. Never altered size 8,
wore only approx 1 hour. More info
call or text 606-923-3436 or email
[email protected] Pictures on
Samsung Galaxy S3. Great Condition.
Screen Protector always on it.
Comes wirh 4 cases, charger, and
headphones. Phone is the garnet
red color. Asking $140. Text 740-9612599. Picture available on request.
Gorgeous 5/8ct white gold Tolkowsky
engagement ring with matching
1/3ct wedding band.
from Kays and I have all diamond
paperwork with receipt. High quality
diamonds that are a must see to
appreciate. Great Valentine’s Day
surprise. Retails for $3,000. Selling for
$2,200. Text or call 821-8518 for pics.
Cherokee Flare Leg Scrub Pants for
sale. Red size medium, and khaki size
medium. Worn once and in excellent
condition! $10 per pair. [email protected]
Blue Lazy-boy recliner with swivel
base for sale, I paid $799 for this new
also spent extra $99 for the swivel
base, it rocks and swivels, only asking
$125 OBO, can send pics if interested,
no rips, tears, break downs, or wear
on this chair, in excellent shape. Call
or text 740-988-7597
High Country Split Limb compound
hunting bow. Its all set and ready
to hunt with , comes with carbon
arrows, overdraw, peep sight, kisser
button, stabilizer bar, wrist strap,
and release. I have well over $500
invested in this bow but realize I
wont get near that, asking $250, can
send pis if interested, call or text 740988-7597
“Brunswick” shuffle board, size
22.5”W.x9’6”L. and accessories, wax(liquid/dry), silicone spray. $200.00
Cast iron stove $250.00 Hoosier type
kitchen cabinets x 2, $250.00 each.
Wardrobes, 25”x23”x75.5”, $50.00
each. Fold up Poker table, $50.00. Call
740-820-6930 or 740-935-5628
Steele Mobile Generator with electric
start. OHV forced air-cooled, 4-stroke
engine, 6.6 gal unleaded gasoline
fuel tank, electric and recoil start.
15HP Purchased new at Lute Supply,
used 3.5 hours asking $800. Call 740285-3325.
Fisher-Price RainForest activity mat
$10. Fisher-Price Luv U Zoo Jamperoo
$40. Bright Stars Bounce ExerSaucer
$15. Summer Infant 3 stage SuperSeat
(Positioner, Activity Seat, and Booster)
$20. Baby Car Mirror $5. Text or call for
pictures (740) 4641149
Sunquest pro-16s tanning bed by
wolff excellent condition $500.00
Call 740-821-7829 leave message if
no answer ,will email pictures upon
Mens size 16D (medium width) ASICS
GT-1000 2 shoes (storm/black/bold
blue in color). Brand new with tags
and in box. $60. Can send pics. Call or
text 464-5986.
Arcade Gaming Table With 750+
Arcade Classics,Including: PacMan,
Dragons Lair, Galaga, etc. $1600 OBO.
Call (740) 981-8989, Can send pics
Chair stair lift. Bought new. Used
approx 3 months. Paid 2500.00
asking 1800.00. Remote control
or arm control, swivel chair with
seatbelt. Foot rest. Very nice. Call 740352-0667
motor vehicles
2006 FORD 150 XLT – Automatic
Transmission, 4.6 V8, 2WD, limited
slip rear end, 8foot bed, tow package,
matching cap, Red. 83K miles, super
clean, garage kept, brand new
Michelin tires and battery. $9,500.
Call 464-8724.
Silver, interior/grey,
31,100 miles; Air Conditioning; AM/
FM Radio/ CD Player; 4-Wheel ABS
Brakes; Passenger Airbag; Side Head
Curtain/Front Side Airbags; Power
Exterior Mirrors; Power Door Locks
and Windows; Vehicle Anti-Theft;
Cruise; Power Sunroof. Just had
the oil changed, tires rotated and
new battery installed. Ex Cond,
$10,995.00, 354-3971.
1997 Ford Econoline Bucket Van 350
$3,500 OBO. 1987 Greyhound TMC
Tour Bus, Detroit Engine, All Air Ride,
with Bathroom - $12,500 OBO. 1990
Volvo WIA Semi Truck with 4.25 CAT
Engine with Jake break, 9 Speed
Transmission, Top End Rebuilt. $6,700
OBO. Call (740) 981-8989, Can send
2006 Hyundai Sonata for sale. Car
is in good condition and has been
very dependable for me. I am the
2nd owner and it has been well
cared for. The car has a V6 engine,
automatic transmission with sport
shift option; heated leather seats;
automatic windows, locks, and driver
seat; power steering; sun roof; stereo
with multi-disc DC player (with
steering wheel controls); keyless
entry. The car does have high miles as
it was a company car used for trips.
Asking $4,000, which is a little under
Kelly Blue Book value, but willing to
negotiate. If interested contact Jessie
at 740.464.0897.
AKC Registered Lab Puppies. 2 Black
and 4 Chocolate- $300.00. They are
3 weeks old and will be ready for a
good home in 3-4 weeks. Own both
parents & this will be their last litter.
Call Beth at 740-259-1395 after 4 PM
real estate
2 Bedroom, 1 bath home for sale
in Sciotoville. Situated on 3 lots.
Garage and Carport offers off-street
parking. Appliances negotiable.
Asking $57,900- Willing to negotiate.
Very motivated sellers. Call/text 740961-3338 or 740-464-9909 for more
2008 Toyota Corolla LE, 4cyl, 1.8l,
Open House February 8th 1-3pm. 1729
White Gravel McDaniel Rd. Minford.
3 BR/2 bath ranch on 2 acres; Large
bedrooms with walk-in closets;
Crown molding throughout; All new
stainless steel appliances; Huge
pantry; Gas well for heat; Custom
built fire pit. Bonus annex bldg.
offers 28x32 great room, one BR apt
Ads must be submitted by 3
p.m. Wednesday and will be
listed for three weeks beginning
each Friday morning.
No more than five items may
be listed at a time and work
extensions may not be listed
as a telephone contact. (perfect Mother-in-law suite!)., 50x36
garage w/ tons of storage. 26x60
concrete slab, w/separate septic/
elec. for camper or doublewide.
Asking $219,900. For questions or to
schedule a private showing call/text
(304) 941-5805 or (740) 285-4755.
Sweet cottage for sale. 1916
Grandview Ave Portsmouth. 2
bedrooms, 1 bath, nice utility room
for washer/dryer and office. Has
been used as a rental and is very well
maintained. It features new paint,
new carpet, new trim, and a gravel
parking area in rear. There is also a
storage shed for the mower and tools
in the fenced back yard. The partial
basement is dry. Close to hospital,
college, park. This is a nice home for
not a lot of money. Call Randy Hill at
(740) 352-0476
3 bedroom, 1.5 bath brick on circle
drive ports. living room with fireplace,
dining room eat in kitchen hardwood
floors close to somc
reduced to
$149,500 tel 740-353-4386
House for Sale in Wheelersburg.
$89,900. 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath. 2 car
detached garage with blacktop
driveway. Landscaped, half acre lot.
Built in 1928 with original wood trim
throughout. Newer roof, gas furnace,
central air. Gas log fireplace. Kitchen
appliances included. Great starter
home! South Webster school district.
Call/text for more details (740)3578813.
Adorable home in Clay twp, deadend street, conveniently located. 33H
Ruth Street, Eden Park (Portsmouth)
1998 Palm Harbor manufactured
home, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, situated
on 2.47 acres. Move-in condition, this
home offers open living room/dining
room area & nice kitchen w/white
cabinetry, covered front porch, rear
deck, 2 car detached garage. Home
is handicapped accessible w/ramp
on rear deck. MOTIVATED SELLER!!
Asking $89,900 call/text 740-3571989 for questions/pictures.
Looking for 1-10 acres for a building
site. Please contact via txt or phone
call at 740-739-8755 or 740-981-7964
Looking for dirt cheap or donated
maternity clothing for a teenage
girl. She has absolutely nothing and
would greatly appreciate any help.
Please email [email protected] if able
to help.
Classified Guidelines
Classified ad submissions
must be sent via an SOMC
e-mail account to [email protected]
somc.org. Items submitted
through any other e-mail
server will not be accepted.
Ads that are considered
solicitation, or the selling or
offering of goods or services
not pertaining to or sponsored
by SOMC, may not be listed.