The Pulse 10-14

October 3, 2014

The Pulse 10-14

By Perry Shumway
October 3, 2014

The Pulse 10-14

By Perry Shumway
Breast Cancer Awareness Brake for Breakfast

Madison Pulse

Brake 4 B-fast

A special thanks to each of you who helped with the Brake 4 B-fast. We gave out 1500 breakfasts and had many sponsors throughout the community donate money, time, and giveaway items. We also tried to identify and give each breast cancer survivor a pink rose. All women above 40, or who have a family history of breast cancer are encouraged to screen and take all the preventative measures to reduce the risk.

New Therapy Services

MMH admin has announced the organizational change in the therapy services department. We value the association we have had with our previously contracted group, Alicia Siddoway, and Integrated Therapy Services. They have treated many patients throughout the years, and we thank them for their services. With their departure, a new contract service has been selected. We are pleased to announce that Matt Daybell and Rehab Services of Idaho have partnered with MMH to provide therapy services. We welcome them and look forward to a successful partnership and the continuation of outstanding therapy services to our patients.

New Manager

Bryce C. NP – Manager Infusion Therapy

Welcome to our new Infusion Therapy Manager, Bryce C. NP. Bryce comes to us from St. Lukes in Boise where he worked in their Emergency Department. Bryce earned his BSN at BYUI in 2006 and then went to Gonzaga Universities Family Nurse Practitioner Program where he graduated in May of this year. He is excited to be working at MMH and looks forward to the opportunity to help Infusion Therapy be the best that it can be. Welcome, Bryce to the MMH family.

New Contracted Services

Matt D., MS, ORT/L Matt has 14 years of experience as an Occupational Therapist. He and his family reside in the Salem area.

Dirk A., MPT, CSCS Dirk has 22 years of experience as a physical therapist. He also provides leadership for our student interns from BYU-Idaho and ISU. He resides in Sugar City with his family.

Employee Recognition

Years of Service

5 years: Camille L. – MMSC
35 Years: (September) Dorsie S. – Pharmacy


Rebecca A (HIM) – Coder 2 to Coder 3 
Kariann E (Environmental Services) – Housekeeping Aide to Housekeeping Lead
Debbie W. (HIM) – Coder 2 to HIM Coding Supervisor
Julene J. (HIM) – HIM Specialist 2 to HIM Specialist 3
Susan C (Education) – Re-certified Diabetes Educator

Medical Insurance Changes to Benefited Employees

As you are aware, MMH has implemented changes to our Medical Insurance Plan. Because costs continue to rise nationwide, and in order to continue to offer affordable healthcare to our employees, those changes were necessary. Many hours were spent in consultation with experts from the insurance industry to reach the best solution and benefits while controlling ever-increasing costs.

If you have not yet filled-out and submitted your Primary Care Provider Form, please do so. Pacific Source will need to have that on file in order to process your claims. We realize many of you may still have questions. Please call or e-mail Debra Beckstrom or Tonia Watson with any concerns. -Your HR Benefits Team

Women’s Health Conference

MMH is hosting the first Women’s Health Conference and has invited all the doctors in the area to participate. Each provider has selected a topic relevant to women that they have specialized training & expertise in. This will help you understand the full story on the topics you choose to attend. There will also be over 25 booths there helping you understand and learn more about your health. Register now by clicking on this link. Breakfast and lunch are included in your registration.

Madison Wellness Focus

MMH has invested a considerable amount of funds in our employees’ wellness. We would like to hear your advice on how we can improve. This investment is an effort to boost the overall health of each of our employees. Please offer your feedback by clicking on the button below.


Upcoming Events

Oct 11th – Madison Women’s Conference Promote Women’s Health through the Conference focused on topics directed to boost the knowledge and health of participants.

Oct 31, 2014 –MMH Halloween Festivities This year’s spectacular activities include: reverse trick or treat, pumpkin carving contest, spooky Halloween food judging, hanging donuts contest, and our costume contest.

Nov 28 – MMH Photo Contest Brush up on your photography skills and submit landscape photos without people of our region. Winners will receive a prize, the possibility of having your photos showcased on our website, or showcased in our hospital.

Prepared by Kim A, Toni W, Teresa M, Lucas H