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Out & About this week: Get to the Memorial Inspire BBQ on Saturday!

The Memorial BBQ is for Memorial employees and their families.

Free Food

Free Music

Free Games

Free Zumba

Free Face Painting

Free Elephant Ears

Free Sno Cones

Free Young Life BBQ Sandwiches

Free Parking – Ride the Party Bus (see the FAQ)! The Party Bus leaves Memorial’s east parking lot (by Human Resources) every 15 minutes and drops you off at Franklin.

60 Seconds With Russ 2016

Bloomin’ Gorgeous


Today we’re Out & About at a place and I’m with a guy I’ve wanted to talk to ever since I started at Memorial. I’m talking to Ivan Ramirez and Eugene (Garcia). These are the guys that work on the beautiful pots.

Becky: How do you guys do it?

Ivan: We pretty much water every day, we feed them and dead head them. There’s a little irrigation system that we put in. Water every day pretty much.

Becky: You do dead head? Oh, darn it! I thought you were going to tell me I didn’t have to dead head. And the secret ingredient is the potato vine, right?

Ivan: The potato vine makes it look nice and they also like a lot of sun.

Becky: What do you fertilize with?

Ivan: We use Bayer Rose Food.

Becky: Okay, so it’s Rose Food for petunias and verbenas. You’re talking to a plan knuckle-head here.

Becky: The secret? Water every day! Do you water twice a day when it’s really hot?

Ivan: No, just every day.

Becky: Okay, that’s the secret. You got it right from the source.

Parking Lot Safety


Today’s Out & About is about a very serious subject: Parking Lot Safety. We’re out and about with Becky and we’re out in the parking lot today. Why ever would we be here? We’re here to talk about parking lot safety.

I know sometimes you’re worried about getting to work late and your mind is on fifty other things. Maybe what you fed the kids for breakfast or who you’re going to help in the hospital. Pay attention when you pull into the parking lot. We had a pedestrian almost hit by a motorist last week, two employees got in a wreck on 28th, and there have been numerous fender benders. Especially with the construction, let’s all just stop, and pause.

Creep along at 2-3 miles per hour. You’re here already. Let’s help and heal, not hurt.

60 Seconds With Russ: How’s it going with CPOE

Hi everybody, I’d like to reintroduce you to our CEO, Russ Myers. Russ has an important message for you today. Take it away, sir.

How’s it going with CPOE?

Hi everybody, I’d like to reintroduce you to our CEO, Russ Myers. Russ has an important message for you today. Take it away, sir.

Russ: I’m back for a couple of seconds and then, who knows, what happens after that. Rebecca has been amazing over these last few weeks. Today I want to talk briefly about Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE). As many of you know, we went “live” August 1st with the goal of 100% participation in what we call CPOE. It’s been great and it’s gone very well. I want to congratulate everybody and all of our providers and all of our staff who are really supporting this.

Carl: We are in day 3 of CPOE. And it’s going really well. Some of my colleagues have been doing this exclusively for the last 2 years and haven’t touched pen to paper to write an order and are wondering why it’s taking so long for some of our colleagues to get there. The last 2 days have really been a non-event. Like Y2K, like ICD-10 it’s pretty natural. Many of us have been using our smart phones to order things from Amazon and we’ve been using our computers at home so this really is a natural process. It’s safer, it’s legible and makes things happen faster for our patients. It’s really reducing medical errors rate, it’s making things better for all of us and we’re successful. I want to congratulate everybody. When you get called in the middle of the night for something for one of your patients, get up and log on to your computer and put in the orders. Make it safer, work together with your team and celebrate our successes. We’ll keep getting better. We’ll keep asking you to do a little bit more. Congratulations for all of the hard work and all of the good things you’re doing.

You Don’t Feel Well. Now What?

So you work at Memorial and you don’t feel well. Where are you going to go? Inspire Health on it’s new floor (2nd floor) Suite 210 in West Pavilion 1. They’re open 9-4:30pm, Monday – Thursday and 9-Noon on Friday – with a small break for lunch. So get yourself a time slot and get on over. This is for you and all your family members on Memorial’s health plan.

Inspire Health isn’t open? And let’s say your wife has the fuzzy end of a Q-Tip stuck in her ear like what happened to a Senior Leader at the hospital recently. Get thee off to HealthyNow. Four (4) clinics around the Valley – 7am – 7pm, Monday – Saturday. Go to and get yourself a time slot.

Let’s face it, being sick is inconvenient. Maybe you’re not getting sick between 7am and 7pm, Monday -Saturday. How rude. What are you going to do? MDLive. It’s 24 hours/7 days a week, doctors and nurses are waiting there to talk to you and treat you. They can prescribe if you need it. We had this happen to another Senior Leader here and this Senior Leader’s daughter swallowed a dime at 11pm at night. Now MDLive cannot reach through the computer and pull the dime out of the girl’s throat but they did tell this Senior Leader that they didn’t need to go to the ED, that everything was fine and would all come out in the wash. That kind of comfort is what you need. What you want to do is go to and register before you need them. That way you’re set to go.

Russ asked me to ask “How’s that employee and physician engagement survey going?” Fill it out, you only have 2 weeks left til August 8th. Is everything peachy for you? Let them know. Is everything not quite up to snuff and you’d like to see improvements? This is your chance. Speak out, they want to know.