August is over, and for many of us, the hectic month of September includes adjusting to school schedules and activities, as well as the many sporting events going on.
At the medical center, we are first taking time to pause and reflect on the loss of a dedicated and loyal employee. Sheila Runkle died on August 13. Sheila worked as an operating room tech in our surgery department for 46 years. She was one of our longest tenured employees. It is a loss the entire medical center feels, as she was known by all. We will be celebrating Sheila at an event at the medical center on Thursday, September 7, at 2 p.m. — if you knew Sheila and would like to join us, please do.
All Greene County Medical Center employees are dedicated to patient care and privacy and receive ongoing training in HIPAA Privacy and Security. A recent Jefferson Herald article mentioned that an “employee of the medical center” shared information on “condition of anonymity.” This was a former employee and it is unfortunate and disappointing that this occurred. Please know that the medical center has a robust compliance program and all of our employees are well-trained in the privacy practices followed at the medical center. All of us take patient confidentiality seriously.
When the school sporting events get into full swing, you’ll recognize the 21st Century Rehab staff on the Greene County Rams sidelines. This dedicated staff will be at many home varsity sporting events — football, volleyball, cross country and soccer. They will also be caring for our middle school football players. And then they’ll be at the winter and spring sports as well. We are proud that the team at Greene County Medical Center is at the front lines of care for our young athletes.
It’s always a hit, so you’ll want to mark Tuesday, September 19, as the date for the Auxiliary salad luncheon to be held at Clover Hall again this year. Tickets can be purchased in the gift shop at the medical center.
As the air becomes crisper and we cheer our fall athletes to victory, please know that our vision at the medical center remains the same — Always Here, Always Caring.
Thank you for entrusting us with your care.
Always Here, Always Caring,
Carl Behne, CEO