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Below are the editions of Extra! that were published during 2006.

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Dec. 15, 2006

Jump-starting careers in health care
In the media spotlight
New hand hygiene policy
Kicking the habit
Unused purchased PTO paid out in Dec. 29 pay

Don’t let the flu ruin your holidays
Mediterranean collaboration
New Health Plan ID cards are being mailed

Mileage reimbursement rate increases for 2007

Reports available for benefit plans
UPMC launches anti-fraud initiatives
Change announced for short-term disability administrator
Retirement program news
WQED special focuses on diabetes
UPMC Presents Cabaret
Before you celebrate


Dec. 1, 2006

Fit for duty
UPMC IMITS
UPMC Presbyterian wins national award
Holiday schedule for 2007
Webcast tackles long-term living options

Benefits briefs
Are you ready to go smoke-free?
Holiday promotions support Cancer Centers
YMCA offers the gift of health



Nov. 17, 2006

Taking a stand on tobacco
Break the cigarette habit
Chief communications officer named for UPMC
Last chance for Open Enrollment
Some FSA cards to be reissued
Does UPMC have your correct mailing address?
Giving back through United Way
Unused purchased PTO paid out in Dec. 29 pay
Not too late to vaccinate

16th Annual Downtown YMCA Turkey Trot
UPMC embarks on innovative technology partnerships
Discover the gift of health with the YMCA
UPMC and YMCA partner for wellness
Honoring UPMC’s ACES
Awards and honors
UPMC Imaging Services takes extra steps to meet customer needs
Community Care expands behavioral health services


Nov. 3, 2006

Open Enrollment is now available
UPMC Health Plan among Top 10 in the nation
e-Procurement enhances purchasing process
Keep your beneficiary information up to date
Put more money in your pocket
Important Open Enrollment dates
Saluting those who serve
Protect yourself, your patients, and your family

UPMC Days at Carnegie Science Center
At the Women’s Midlife Health Center, we know women better
Expanding cancer care
America On the Move steps into Oakland
Want to buy PTO?
A good run, a good cause
Quitters wanted for Great American Smokeout


Oct. 20, 2006

Flu: Get the facts
‘Think of those you love'
You could be a winner
Get ready for Open Enrollment
Put more money in your pocket
Benefit fairs scheduled
Watch your mail
Is it the blues — or depression?
Depression awareness through bookmarks

Patty Duke featured at conference
Make a donation, make an impact
UPMC mission statement, patient rights posters available
Life Home Care ranks nationally
Focus on quality
Opera made easy
Coming to a bus stop near you
It pays to be prepared


Oct. 6, 2006

Make a donation, make an impact
Lance Armstrong Foundation awards grant
Bring Your Culture to Work Week
Go online for Open Enrollment
Your Benefits: What’s new for 2007?
Benefit fairs scheduled
Home Health gets new name


Prepared to respond
University of Pittsburgh Institute on Aging offers geriatric sensitivity training program
UPMC Cardiovascular Institute receives nuclear cardiology accreditation for outpatient sites
Recruit staff earn extra cash
America On the Move hits the ground walking in Pittsburgh UPMC prepares for winter — and you can help


Sept. 22, 2006

UPMC takes steps to control costs of medical benefits
UPMC welcomes new chief nursing officer
Spotlight on literacy
Q&A: UPMC Savings Plan Employer Match
Join the party
Saluting those who serve
Don't miss your chance to save $200


A clear channel in an emergency
Don't be left in the dark
ACES: Setting a standard for excellence
UPMC celebrates Bring Your Culture to Work Week
New, improved bus routes make Oakland commuting easier
Cornerstone CMU-UPMC Symposium 2006
Heart Walk makes strides on Oct. 7
Make an impact with United Way
Remembering Mayor O'Connor


Sept. 8, 2006

Join UPMC at the Heart Walk
Your learning. At your fingertips
Prepared for the unexpected


Don’t be left in the dark
Student verification due by Sept. 15
Protecting patient information


Aug. 25, 2006

A health system prepared
Your learning, at your fingertips
Looking for volunteer opportunities?
Honoring nursing excellence
UPMC Perks
Careers in health care: Registered nurse

Only 36 days left
UPMC supports United Way
Student verification due by Sept. 15
Recruit staff, earn extra cash
Bracing for the storm


Aug. 11, 2006

Countdown to better health
New diabetes care center to open at Uniontown Hospital
‘ Why do you need my Social Security number?’
‘Disruptive innovation’


Reminder: protecting sensitive information
Allied Health Career Awareness Day
Winners selected for VIP Day at Steelers training camp


July 28, 2006

Getting into the rhythm ... of sleep
UPMC among 'Most Wired' hospitals
Celebrating our 'Best of the Best'
How can you help in an emergency?


Send them back to school with the right tools
Walk for the Whisper -- Sunday, Sept. 17
YMCA offers on-site classes for staff
Are you ready for Sept. 30?


July 14, 2006

UPMC ranked among America’s best hospitals
Exporting our expertise
UPMC
MyHealth Have you completed your My Health screening?
Microbicide trials will help women protect themselves against AIDS
Healthy strides
Fitness for duty: Know your responsibilities
Misys system receives upgrade
The pitfalls of downloading unauthorized software


Allied Health Career Awareness Day
UPMC-sponsored conference helps businesses prepare for pandemic
UPMC VIP Day at Steelers Training Camp
New UPMC initiative awards grants to five electronic health record projects


June 30, 2006

UPMC Perks up its employees
UPMC Perks Spotlight: Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
UPMC Monroeville Imaging Center opens
Order HIPAA Privacy Notices from the print shop


Disaster preparedness component added to My HUB
92 days left: 2006 My Health screenings
UPMC announces increase in Dependent Tuition Assistance


June 16, 2006

Taking preparedness to the next level
Travel with peace of mind
UPMC Day at Heinz History Center
Emmi helps patients understand procedures
A new name for Diversified Services
2006 My Health screenings
Careers in Health Care: Radiologic Technologist


Be alert for e-mail ‘phishing’ scams
Meeting the need
Share your expertise
Nominate a friend for new My Health Role Model Awards
ACES nominations due June 30
Magee’s Birthday Party set for Oct. 8
Mailroom offers online resources


June 2, 2006

A responsibility to be prepared
Staying ‘connected’ from the home or office
A 20-minute lifesaver


UPMC earns praise for addressing environmental concerns
Walk to health with My Health
Perks spotlight


May 19, 2006

New strides in rehabilitation
Robotic treadmill produces better mobility
Senior Care Resources Session webcast planned for June 6
Website offers more compliance, ethics information
Stressing consistency in business practices
Report community initiatives by June 1
Gala raises $8.2 million for patient care, cancer research
UPMC Day at Heinz History Center

Stop before you speak
UPMC, kids enjoy Penguins partnership
Health Sciences launches new Web-based training site
Gas prices getting too high?
Preparing for the real thing
YMCA partnership helps make fitness affordable
Counting down to eRecord


May 5, 2006

Strike up the band ... safely
Are you at risk for stroke?
Watch your mailbox for anti-discrimination literature
Vaccination survey plan


Helping seniors stay independent
UPMC bolsters preparedness efforts for avian flu
2006 My Health screenings


April 21, 2006

Topping the ‘Top Doctors’ list
Shaping the health care landscape - near and far
April is National Donate Life Month
Walk to support the March of Dimes
Unhappy with your weight?
On the move: UPMC Printing Services
UPMC Day at Heinz History Center

Kick the smoking habit with UPMC group sessions
Nominate a team for ACES
New benefits enhance Identity Management System
Careers in Health Care: UPMC Respiratory Therapist
Veteran Samaritans
UPMC offers grants for eRecord projects


April 7, 2006

Working smarter: Refinements reduce wait time
Join UPMC at the March of Dimes WalkAmerica
Jameson Cancer Cetner dedicated
Take charge of your heart health with Working Hearts
Your donations at work and online help feed local hungry
Submit FSA reimbursement claims by April 30
New features enhance internal transfer process
2006 My Health screenings

Treating depression in late life
Manage your weight with My Health
UPMC reaches out with career opportunities
Wake-up call to better health
Clutch performance
Prepared before disaster strikes
News briefs: In the news, cancer donations


March 24, 2006

Protecting patient information: UPMC begins initiative to limit use of Social Security numbers
UPMC eRecord upgrade scheduled for March 31
National Diabetes Alert Day
UPMC lung transplant service largest in nation



YMCA Healthy Kids Day
Health Plan ranked highest in state
Walk, ride to help fight hunger
Benefits Briefs


March 10, 2006

Enhancing access to cancer care
Energy, UPMC, and you
Risk Management changes name to reflect emphasis on patient safety
Careers in Health Care
536,459



2006 My Health screenings
Help Scouting for Food feed local hungry
UPMC Savings Plan update
Are you ready to quit smoking?
Making Super Bowl dreams come true
Nominations now open for 2006 ACES


Feb. 24, 2006

A new era in imaging
Bracing for avian flu
Avian flu primer




Transplantation transformed
Other newsmakers
Building a better eRecord


Feb. 10, 2006

UPMC to establish Strategic Biodefense System for the region
2005 W-2 forms contain updated EIN
Black History Month, February 2006
WPIC opens Integrated Health and Aging Program
Watch your mail: Important UPMC Savings Plan news
UPMC honored as one of the nation’s top minority business suppliers
Earn extra cash
2006 My Health screenings




You can handle stress with My Health
Athletic Trainer River Run set for March 5
Change announced for Savings Plan foreign fund
Super Colon tour headed to Pittsburgh
Supply Chain Management launches updated Infonet site
Save on office supplies
News Briefs:
-New chair named for Department of Medicine
-Trunk show benefits Cancer Centers


Jan. 27, 2006

Placing the accent on customer service
‘Go red’ on Feb. 3
Lose weight with My Health



Safeguarding patient information
Black History Month
Developing health care leaders


Jan. 13, 2006

Help is a phone call away
Tami Merryman to direct UPMC center for quality
Adhering to best business practices
500,000 baby born at Magee
Looking for a convenient way to get fit?
Resolutions can las throughout year
Jump start your health
Tuition assistance Q & A
2006 My Health screenings


Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Retirement program updates
Searching for UPMC classes?
Storage at UPMC Shadyside warehouse
Capital asset vs. expense
Benefits briefs
   -Check your pay advice
   -Submit 2005 FSA claims

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