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Miracle Small-Lee, our frst 24-week Level III

NICU graduate, was born on May 21


st
and
weighed only 810 grams, 12.5 inches. After 125
days in our NICU, she was discharged on Sept.
22
nd
at 7 lbs., 1 oz.
Congrats to parents Jeremy and Kiesha, as
well as, the entire NICU staff, including nurses,
respiratory, neonatologists, lab, radiology
technicians, pharmacists, housekeeping, dietary
and social services.
This is a huge milestone for the family and the hospital. A year ago, Miracle would have been
transferred to a facility in Pensacola, Gainesville or Birmingham, but our new Level III NICU allows
the baby and parents to stay close to home.
GULF COAST REGI ONAL MEDI CAL CENTER A BI - WEEKLY PUBLI CATI ON FOR EMPLOYEES OCTOBER 6, 2014
Making the
Rounds
Celebrating Miracle,our First
24-Week Level III NICU Graduate
Upcoming Events
Making the Rounds is a bi-weekly newsletter
produced for the employees at Gulf Coast
Regional Medical Center.
EDITOR/LAYOUT
Mike Ralston
Director of Marketing/PR
(850) 747-7134
mike.ralston@hcahealthcare.com
Vol . 1, I ssue 4
OCTOBER 29:
daVinci Robotic
Hysterectomy with Dr.
Sam Wolf @ The Learning
Center, 12-1 p.m. To
register, call 747-3600.
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facebook.com/gulfcoastmedicalcenter
FOLLOW
@gcmcpc
SUBSCRIBE
youtube.com/gulfcoastmed
OCTOBER 8:
Cardiac Resynchronization
for Congestive Heart
Failure with Dr. Francis
Le @ The Learning Center,
12-1 p.m. To register, call
747-3600.
OCTOBER 17:
Diseases of the
Circulation with Dr. Ajay
Labroo @ The Learning
Center, 12-1 p.m. To
register, call 747-3600.
Photo courtesy of Katie DeSantis/Panama City Living
HCA Gives $1 Million in Aid for
Ebola Response to CDC Foundation
HCA has donated a $1 million cash donation to the CDC Foundation to help support international
Ebola epidemic response efforts involving the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
and their work with partners on the ground in West Africa.
HCA is one of the leading providers of healthcare services in the U.S. and has a long history of
supporting relief efforts including those following the earthquake in Haiti, the Indonesian tsunami,
Hurricane Katrina and Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The $1 million cash donation by HCA was
made to the CDC Foundations Global Disaster Response Fund.
The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is a humanitarian crisis. The number of individuals infected with the
Ebola virus doubles approximately every three weeks with more than 5,800 cases, based on the latest
estimates. Tragically, the number of deaths has increased from 1,500 to more than 2,800 in the same
time period. These numbers are only expected to climb without immediate action.
Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center Receives
Business Expansion Award
On Tuesday, Sept. 23
rd
, the Bay County Chamber of Commerce celebrated local
industry contributions through the prestigious Industry Appreciation Awards
Program. Industry Appreciation is held in September to increase awareness of
the industries that boost our economy and improve our quality of life.
Winners of the 2014 Industry Appreciation Celebration Awards include:
EXPORT EXCELLENCE AWARD: Berg Pipe Corporation
BUSINESS EXPANSION AWARD: Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center
INNOVATION AWARD: Applied Research Associates (ARA)
NEWCOMER AWARD: Florida Architects
ENTREPRENEURSHIP AWARD: Aaron Rich Marketing and IT
GULF COAST REGI ONAL MEDI CAL CENTER A BI - WEEKLY PUBLI CATI ON FOR EMPLOYEES OCTOBER 6, 2014
Bay County Chamber of Commerce honors hospital for boosting economy, improving quality of life
(L-R): Larry Carroll, Bay County Chamber of Commerce chairman;
Carlton Ulmer, Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center President/CEO;
Rep. Jimmy Patronis. Photo courtesy of Brittany Cole.
As part of the Medical-Surgical Excellence focus, HCA is committed to improving nursing effciency, patient satisfaction and patient
outcomes by promoting the professional development of our nurses. We recognize the many contributions that nurses make to the
overall strength of the organization. Therefore, HCA is dedicated to the further advancement of the professional image of Medical-
Surgical as a specialty. HCA has established a partnership with the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) through an
enterprise agreement to participate in Success Pays. Any Medical-Surgical nurse who is interested in completing the certifcation will
need to complete the request form and submit to their director and CNO for approval.
HCA Partners with ANCC in Providing
Medical-Surgical Certifcation
Through its HCA Care Grant, HCA is pleased to offer
sponsorship for oncology nurses to participate in the online
Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) and Oncology Nursing
Certifcation Corporation (ONCC) Chemotherapy and
Biotherapy Certifcate Course. The grant was submitted by
Sarah Cannon, the cancer service line for HCA, and approved
for $100,000 through HCA Cares to assist with the cost of
facilitating HCA nurses to access the online ONS/ONCC
Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Certifcate Course in 2014.
This new online program equips nurses with the tools
needed to safely administer chemotherapy and biotherapy
agents to patients with cancer. The ONS Chemotherapy
and Biotherapy Certifcate course, the national standard for
chemotherapy administration training, is the HCA approved
standard for nurse training in all facilities where chemotherapy
is administered. This training course meets the requirements
for the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer
accreditation and provides chemotherapy credentialed staff
with practice updates every two years as part of the certifcate
renewal process.
For more information, contact Marsha Buntley, Polito Cantu or
the Education department about this certifcation opportunity.
ONS/ONCC Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Certifcate
2
Facility & Privacy Update
3
Imagine youre about to go on vacation. You ask your friend, John, to bring your mail inside your house each day while youre away. Even
though your friend has the keys to your entire house, you expect that he will simply place the mail inside, lock the door and leave.
But what if he sneaks a few peeks at whats in your stack of mail, or pokes around a bit in your house while inside? Not only is such
behavior unethical and unnecessary, but you feel exposed and start to question the extent of the privacy invasion. What has he told
others? You trusted him to do just the minimum requested.
Similarly, our patients trust us to access and use their information appropriately. Each one of our workplace members must access, use
and disclose only the minimum amount of information necessary to carry out job duties -- regardless of the extent of access provided
or available. Do the right thing and protect information!
Submitted by: Brittany Jacobson
Health Information Management Director/Facility Privacy Offcer
Whats the Minimum Necessary?
Certifcation Opportunities for Nurses
Come join us for a two-day class to prepare for the Certifcation Emergency Nurse (CEN) exam. Demonstrate your commitment to
excellence and the emergency nursing profession! Call (850) 747-3600 to register. Space is limited Call today! The classes are FREE
for employees.
NOVEMBER 4
TH
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. @ The Learning Center
NOVEMBER 5
TH
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. @ The Learning Center
NOVEMBER 6
TH
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. @ The Learning Center
NOVEMBER 7
TH
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. @ The Learning Center
GULF COAST REGI ONAL MEDI CAL CENTER A BI - WEEKLY PUBLI CATI ON FOR EMPLOYEES OCTOBER 6, 2014
Meet Tim Puckett
As director of imaging services, Tim provides leadership in the planning, management,
implementation, integration and coordination of the hospitals diagnostic imaging services.
His prior experience included serving as a PACS administrator and imaging manager at
UAB Medical West in Bessemer, AL.
FAMILY: Wife, Cindy; Sons Steven (21) and Jeremy (19)
RESIDES: St. Andrews
EDUCATION: BS/Healthcare Management; MS/Healthcare Administration - Saint Francis
University (Joliet, IL)
FAVORITE FOOD: Grilled cheeseburger
FAVORITE VACATION DESTINATION: It used to be the beach, but now that I live here, its
the mountains.
FAVORITE MUSIC: Classic Rock
WHAT IS YOUR PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT? My Radiology Technology degree
FAVORITE COLLEGIATE/PROFESSIONAL SPORTS TEAMS: Alabama Crimson Tide and New
Orleans Saints
HOBBIES: Golf, fshing and camping
Director of Imaging Services
Flu Vaccinations Begin October 14
th
Employee vaccines will start Tuesday, Oct. 14
th
so please encourage all personnel to complete and print their Flu Vaccine Form prior to
attending a fu clinic. This will lessen their waiting time. We will have two Computer on Wheels (COWs) available at the fu clinic for
those who do not have access to a computer. Note: If you dont get the fu vaccine by November 1
st
, you will have to wear a mask during the
entire fu season, which ends on March 31
st
.