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In Brief – Aug. 8, 2019


Become a Safety Coach

Hershey Medical Center’s Department of Patient Safety is looking for volunteers to serve as safety coaches. Safety coaches are frontline staff and physicians who provide peer-level support and real-time feedback about the use and compliance with our expected safety behaviors and error prevention tools. Visit the Patient Safety website or email for an application.

PTO/Vacation Donation Program

Mary Starry of Pediatrics Clinical Care has been approved for the primary PTO/Vacation Donation Program.

Employees interested in donating their Primary PTO hours may do so by going to mySolutions, search “PTO Donation” (log-in may be required) and submit it electronically.

5K Discount

Register for the Four Diamonds Conquer Run 5K by Saturday, Aug. 31 using the promo code WISDOM and receive $5 off the registration fee. The 5K run and fun walk is on Sunday, Oct. 20 and benefits Four Diamonds at Penn State Children’s Hospital. Each participant will also receive one ticket to Hersheypark in the Dark.

Upcoming Events

Exercise as a Tool

Kathleen Sturgeon of Public Health Sciences will host a Research Quality Assurance Lunchtime Lecture entitled “Exercise As A Tool — A New Novel Approach For Your Molecular Mechanism”:

  • Wednesday, Aug. 21
  • Noon-1 p.m.
  • Junker Auditorium in Hershey Medical Center
  • Zoom link

Food will be provided to people who RSVP by Friday, Aug. 16.

Coding Course

Harrisburg Area Community College will offer evening sessions in coding on the Hershey Medical Center campus. An information session about the course will take place:

  • Wednesday, Aug. 14
  • 5:30 p.m.
  • Junker Auditorium

Erectile Dysfunction Discussion

Dr. Susan MacDonald, assistant professor of the Division of Urology at Penn State College of Medicine and urology medical director at Hershey Medical Center, is the keynote speaker for a seminar, “Signs, Symptoms and Treatment Options for Erectile Dysfunction”:

  • Wednesday, Aug. 14
  • 5:45 p.m.
  • Hershey Medical Center, Suite T2500
  • Call 855-213-8851 to register 

Poverty Simulation

“The Poverty Simulation” will allow participants to role-play living on the edge of poverty for one month with the goal of maintaining their self-sufficiency by accessing various resources:

  • Friday, Aug. 16
  • 8-11:30 a.m.
  • University Conference Center at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
  • Sign up through Compass

Contact Deanna Dubots, patient navigation manager, at 717-531-0003, x280807, for details.

ERASE Child Trafficking

ERASE Child Trafficking will present an event called “Understanding Human Trafficking in Your Community.” The keynote speaker will be Major Richard Hoffman (Ret.) of the Raleigh, N.C., Police Department:

  • Monday, Aug. 19
  • 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Hershey Medical Center

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