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August-September Spectrum

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Spectrum IN THIS ISSUE August/September 2014 Colleague Engagement Survey: Your Ideas and Suggestions Matter We are excited to announce that the 2014 Lahey Health colleague engagement survey is upon us (September 8 through September 22). is survey is an important tool for communicating across our organization. We are nearly 14,000 strong, and the survey is a way for each voice to be measured individually and confidentially We listened and learned a lot from you during our 2013 survey that helped shape and form numerous improvements. We hope you recognize some of these examples: • Reinstated events such as the Children's Holiday Party, Ice Cream Socials and the Summer Barbeque • Provided lunches with the Chief Nursing Officer to strengthen communication and teamwork • Implemented leader rounding (continued on page 5) Congratulations to the Radiology Department for winning a pizza party for donating the most boxes of food to the Food Drive. Pictured are members of the team who participated. Back row: Betsy Casella, Team Leader, Elaine McHugh, Radiology Clinical Instructor, and Theresa Loveless, Team Leader, Image Management Center. Front row: Bruce Ota, Imaging System Administrator II, and Noreen Gavin, Image Management Assistant. After collecting, counting and sorting the donated food, we are proud to announce that the Sixth Annual Lahey Hospital & Medical Center Food Drive was a success—10,597 pounds of food were donated! As a result, the drive will benefit thousands of families in the surrounding areas. e staggering total amount of food donated more than doubles last year's results. is year, we held a friendly Food Drive Rakes in 10,000+ Pounds of Food for Communities! (continued on page 7) 2 CEO Q&A 3 Nurse Practitioners 4 Diversity Day 5 Lahey Learning 6 Pharmacy Services Making Strides 7 Farmers Market 8 In Memory of... 9 Best Practices for Speciman Labeling 10 Dr. Robert E. Wise's Legacy 15 Code Word

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