Connect Newsletter (March 24, 2022)
March 24, 2022
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We are expecting a visit from The Joint Commission any week now. To stay ready, the accreditation compliance team at Cook Children's created a few documents for staff to review and be prepared.
Regional Infusion Center Near Cook Children's Ends Operations on Friday, March 25
The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) will demobilize and permanently close the Regional Infusion Center at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 25, 2022.
A lot of activity will take place around this location near the medical center (previously Kindred), including the removal of all items and the clearing of the building.
For your safety, we ask that you please stay away from the building during demobilization. After the location is closed, Cook Children's employees should not be accessing the building for any reason.
It's Time For Some Slime!
After two long, slime-free years, Slime A Doc is returning to campus to celebrate National Doctors' Day!
Join us at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30, on the South Tower Lawn, weather permitting. While the event is outside, patients can attend, so face masks must be worn.
Stay tuned to CookNet because the ballot of participants will be announced and voting will begin VERY soon!
For nearly 15 years, Shakyryn Napier, DHSc, RN, CPN, NEA-BC, has served in various leadership roles at Cook Children’s Medical Center.
As a nursing director for the past eight years, her greatest challenge came in 2020 when her unit suddenly transformed from Renal/GI to COVID-19.
“COVID let people know that things can change at any moment. It also made people realize that they do have adaptability. Now we all know how strong we really are," Shakyryn said. "We may have had low points, but we rose to the occasion for the kids.”
There are so many nurses in our system who are worthy of this honor! The Cook Children's Great 10 Nurses celebration is a way to recognize nurses for being role models, leaders, community servants, compassionate caregivers and significant contributors to the nursing profession.
Click here to fill out a nomination. The deadline to nominate is Monday, April 11.
If you have any questions, please email RewardsRecognition@cookchildrens.org.
Changes to Materials Management and Purchasing
The Cook Children's Purchasing Team understands the importance of listening and after hearing from you, recently made changes to the way staff can order supplies.
The Purchasing Team has been divided into cost centers per Buyer, once again! Each cost center is assigned a specific Buyer. To stay updated on who your new Buyer is, please visit the Materials Management page on CookNet. (Note: you must be connected to the network to access this page.)
"Thank you to everyone who provided feedback on this. We are always looking for better and more efficient ways to serve our customers. More changes are coming, so keep your eyes peeled!
Please don't hesitate to call or email with your questions." - The Materials Management Team
Please join us in congratulating all of the following Peak Performers for February 2022!
To celebrate National Patient Safety Awareness Week, you're invited to participate in a virtual activity with the chance to win prizes.
Please join us in recognizing Robert Stup, program specialist II, for 25 years of service to Cook Children's.
On April 7, he is retiring from the System and we thank him for the many years of service and the dedication to Our Promise!
Knowing that every child's life is sacred, it is the Promise of Cook Children's to improve the health of every child through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury.