People Centered Communication
If you attended your initial RELATE class in 2015 or 2016, you must complete a two hour refresher class by January 31, 2018.
The next refresher class will be held in the Board Room on January 24 at 5:00 p.m.
If you attended RELATE training in 2017, you will have to complete the refresher class in Spring of 2018 – dates to be announced.
If you are a new employee and have not attended RELATE training, you can choose classes offered on February 12 or March 8 at 9:00 a.m. in the Board Room.
The Influenza virus is widespread across the nation, including New York State, according to information provided by New York State DOH and the CDC. We have seen the effects of the flu which has caused high censuses and we know everyone is working extremely hard to meet the healthcare needs of our community during this critical situation.
We continue to look for additional ways to help manage the influx of patients and appreciate your support and patience. Also, to ease congestion in the ED, please encourage people you know who may be suffering from the flu to use our new Monticello Urgent Care facility at the corner of Route 42 and Concord Road. Walk-ins are welcome and there is no appointment necessary.
We are prepared to meet the needs of the staff and the community. Each of us needs to be diligent in recognizing the symptoms and preventing the spread of the flu.
• Hospital employees experiencing flu-like symptoms (fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue) should contact the Employee Health Department at x2073 or 333-2060.
Remember, in addition to a flu vaccine, there are other things you can do to prevent respiratory illnesses like the flu. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.
Strict adherence to hand hygiene, personal protective equipment, and wearing of a mask per policy if you have not had the flu vaccine, are all important aspects of protecting our patients and ourselves. Flu vaccines are still available in Employee Health.
We would like to thank everyone for their continued commitment to protecting and improving the health of our community. Your efforts show a resilient commitment to the well-being of our patients, employees, physicians and community.