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2005 Archives

Below are the editions of Extra! that were published during 2005.

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Dec. 30, 2005

A new you
UPMC presents Crash
An annual holiday tradition
Selling PTO is now easier
Following through on a pledge
Spend 'A Night in the Movies' at the UPMC Children's Ball
Start the new year with General Mills


Retirement update
Short-term disability update
Benefits briefs
-Mileage reimbursement rates change
-EMS tax taken from first pay in January
-My Health screenings start in January


Dec. 16, 2005

SCORE prepares to soar
Starzl to receive National Medal of Science
A new vision, a new tomorrow
Eat healthy this holiday season
Power of Prevention
VPN will be replaced with new service

On the move: Corporate Express representative


New Health Plan ID cards are being mailed
Savings Plan pretax contributions increased for 2006
2006 My Health screenings
Holiday schedule for 2006
Benefits Briefs
-Three pays in December
-PTO Buy
-FSA reminder


Dec. 2, 2005

Take charge of your health
My Health Screenings -- January 2006
Final benefit confirmation statements on the way
Ceremony celebrates the opening of the YMCA at UPMC Braddock

Webcast tackles caregiver self-care
A new vision, a new tomorrow
Q&A Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
Holiday promotions support Cancer Centers


Nov. 18, 2005

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Today’s women, tomorrow’s hospital
UPMC Presbyterian named to list of 100 top cardiovascular hospitals
Getting the word out quickly … and affordably
Honoring UPMC’s ACES
Looking for patient education materials?
UPMC Perks Spotlight
Meet the people of UPMC
$22,055,704
Patients may pay UPMC bills online

SPECIAL BENEFITS SECTION
Don’t miss your opportunity
Trying to quit smoking?
Important dates and deadlines for Open Enrollment

Unused purchased PTO to be paid out in Dec. 30 pay
Does UPMC have your correct mailing address?


Nov. 4, 2005

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Growing new body parts
E-mail ‘phishing’ scams going corporate
Saluting those who serve
UPMC offers guide to workplace ethics
United Way: Make your pledge online
They’re counting on us
News Briefs: UPMC named Corporation of the Year, UPMC sponsors medical terminology class
Meet the people of UPMC

SPECIAL BENEFITS SECTION
Open Enrollment is under way
Have you updated your My Health questionnaire?
Making sense of flexible spending accounts
Take time to check dependent, beneficiary information
PTO Buy and Sell refresher
Important dates and deadlines for Open Enrollment
Who is an eligible dependent?
Accessing My HUB for benefits enrollment
Forgot your My HUB log-on?


Oct. 21, 2005

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UPMC Health Plan among ‘best’ nationwide
Sister-to-Sister spotlights health of African American women
Unlocking the ‘power of prevention’
Make a pledge, make an impact
Get your flu shot
Steps to a Healthy Community
Walk to health with My Health
UPMC retirement plans offer new enhancements, opportunities
Watch your mailbox
Key to the Cure kick-off
Winners of first-aid kits announced
News Briefs
Fall back

SPECIAL BENEFITS SECTION
Open Enrollment is just around the corner
Online enrollment through My HUB
UPMC adds voluntary vision benefit
Important dates and deadlines for Open Enrollment
Spend 15 minutes, save money
Choosing the medical plan option that best meets your needs
Benefit fairs scheduled


Oct. 7, 2005

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A great day for hockey … and Pittsburgh’s children
Following through on a promise
’Tis the season … for flu
Make a difference through United Way
Scrub in for SIDS campaign
School Tools benefits area children
Bring Your Culture to Work Week
New promotions benefit UPMC Cancer Centers
Making the commitment to infection prevention

SPECIAL BENEFITS SECTION
Benefit changes for 2006 are limited
Don’t delay, update today
Benefit fairs scheduled
Important dates and deadlines for Open Enrollment
Open Enrollment: Understanding key terms


Sept. 23, 2005

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A trip worth taking
Donate unused PTO to disaster relief
Staff donate $48,496 to hurricane relief
Take precautions when faxing confidential information
Purchasing selects new vendor for bottled water
Gas prices getting too high?
Saluting those who serve
Join UPMC at the Heart Walk
UPMC celebrates Bring Your Culture to Work Week
Reimbursement rate change for mileage
Are you ready if disaster strikes?
This month in UPMC Health Journal

Meet the people of UPMC

SPECIAL BENEFITS SECTION
Addressing the challenge of rising health care costs
Moving forward with My Health
Inspiring a health overhaul
Do the math: Join the UPMC Savings Plan


Sept. 9, 2005

Help when it’s needed
UPMC presents 'A Knight to Remember'
UPMC lends a hand
Are you ready if disaster strikes?
EAP ready to help

Getting ready for Open Enrollment
Setting a standard for excellence
Student verification due by Sept. 15
Heading to UPMC Day at Kennywood?
Meet the people of UPMC


Aug. 26, 2005

How is our health?
Making a bold statement about technology
Walk for the Whisper
Building a better eRecord
Making waves
Health Plan issues annual report
Opportunities for staff to volunteer

Back-to-school and healthy eating for the whole family
Who is your life insurance beneficiary?
Internal transfers go paperless Sept. 1
National Preparedness Month 2005
Women benefit from minimally invasive surgical options
Meet the people of UPMC


Aug. 12, 2005

Stopping deadly chest aneurysms
Honoring nursing excellence
Hidden under our hats
Tickets on sale for Magee's Birthday Party
Point, click, apply

UPMC offers Grand Rounds for nurses
Winners selected for VIP Day at Steelers Training Camp
UPMC sponsors American Diabetes Association, Healthy 4 Life Expo
Meet the people of UPMC


July 29, 2005

UPMC cafeterias offer Dining Smart options
UPMC benefits from sale of Stentor
Celebrating our ‘Best of the Best’
UPMC among most wired
Send them back to school with the right tools

Take advantage of the new parking account benefit
Make your opinion on health care count
Bring your career into focus
Meet the people of UPMC


July 15, 2005

UPMC makes Honor Roll of best hospitals
No more waiting: UPMC Presbyterian implements privacy pagers
A new way to save on parking
Greater flexibility to plan for retirement
Watch your mailbox
Total compensation is more than your pay advice
Who is an eligible dependent for my UPMC benefits?
Share your perspectives on health care

My Health offers weight management options
Beginning a fitness walking program
Mark your calendars for Magee’s Birthday Party
Earn extra cash
UPMC VIP Day at Steelers training camp
UPMC Motocross Mini-Camp revs up
Double yoi!
UPMC Golf Fitness Lab to open at Pinehurst


July 1, 2005

Hillmans contribute $20 million to UPCI and UPMC Cancer Centers
Senior Games score big win
Save a life, receive PTO
Hitting their stride

New benefit for commuters can save you money
Right or wrong?
Retirement Center plans customer survey
Meet the people of UPMC


June 17, 2005

Travel with peace of mind
UPMC Nursing launches Grand Rounds
Food for thought: Are you ready for retirement?
Discounted Kennywood tickets available
Arm yourself with health information
Print shop offers cost-effective printing solutions

Q&A: How employment status changes affect your benefits
Alternative approach to treating fibroid tumors
This month in UPMC Health Journal
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UPMC earns accolades
Meet the people of UPMC


June 3, 2005

Let the Senior Games begin
New cancer center opens in Uniontown
Printing Services produces 5,981,801 copies
Staff invited to rehab unit open house at UPMC South Side
Make updates to staff directory in real time

Add walking to your workday
UPMC Perks Spotlight: Lighthouse Pointe
ACES nominations due June 30
UPMC earns accolades


May 20, 2005

A landmark partnership
Shooting for the gold
Earn reward points with My Health
Try heart-healthy events in May
Prepare for fiscal year end
Report community initiatives by June 1
In what or whom did UPMC invest $22,189,038?
Top 5 questions about benefit changes
Diversity summit focuses on community resources

Ready, willing, and able
Nominate a team for ACES
SCORE looks to reduce telecommunication costs
Life insurance dividend paid to staff
Staff win PTO days through My Health
A teddy bear bonanza
Are you an older adult or a caregiver?
Meet the people of UPMC
UPMC earns accolades


May 6, 2005

Powering up for the future
Caring for aging loved ones
My Health pays off for Magee staffer
Join the Working Hearts May Challenge

Volunteer for Lemieux Invitational
Panera Bread, UPMC team up to fight cancer
UPMC earns accolades
Meet the people of UPMC


April 22, 2005

Behind the numbers
50 years later: A new opportunity
Volunteers needed for disaster response drill
A change of heart, a second chance
Take the stairs

Walk to end hunger
Schedule change for check printing
UPMC volunteers contribute 572,243 hours
Living wills: It’s never too soon


April 8, 2005

Opening on track for UPMC Institute for Rehabilitation and Research
Celebrating our service stars
Never too late for fitness
Senior Games needs you

Help neighbors in need through Scouting for Food
28,144 staff log on to My HUB
Right or wrong?
Meet the people of UPMC


March 25, 2005

My Health ends sleepless nights
You can now redeem your Health Points
Open Enrollment for domestic partners
Scouting for Food drive to be held in April
Staff and faculty shine as ‘heroes’ in health care

Who goes there?
Better monitoring for heart failure patients
Benefit alerts
Meet the people of UPMC
UPMC earns accolades


March 11, 2005

UPMC pioneers innovative brain surgery
Domestic partners eligible for benefits
Breakfast to honor frequent blood donors
Right or wrong?

My HUB alerts staff to take action
Headache center serves North Hills
Join UPMC at the Senior Olympics
Meet the people of UPMC


Feb. 25, 2005

Doing the right thing
Purchasing moving to paperless
Tsunami relief efforts reach $68,784
Athletic Trainer River Run set for March 13

A healthy start
Living-at-Home awarded grant
Meet the people of UPMC


Feb. 11, 2005

The next generation of surgery
Filing your taxes online?
In the spotlight
Overseeing funding, intellectual property
Girls & Women In Sports Festival 2005
Meet the people of UPMC

Be a winner with My Health
Tell us what you think: UPMC polls staff nurses
UPMC celebrates Black History Month
   - Plan for your financial future
   - Special movie presentation


Jan. 28, 2005

Sharing data about quality
Track PTO balances with My HUB
Tsunami disaster relief efforts
Going home to help rebuild
Go Red for Women on Feb. 4

Dependent eligibility audit planned
UPMC selects new furniture vendor
UPMC celebrates Black History Month
Meet the people of UPMC


Jan. 14, 2005

Stellar marks on Wall Street
Sleeping in space
UPMC will match contributions for tsunami relief
Audio, Spanish documents available for patients
Year-end retirement statements mailed
Tax tips
New tax to be withheld

Physician portal hosts compliance education online
Updates to personal information go paperless
Eat right, fight cancer with General Mills
Volunteer for the Senior Olympics
Meet the people of UPMC
UPMC earns accolades
Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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