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Dec. 28, 2010
Extra

2011 Weight Race: Lose now. Win later.
Boost your retirement savings in 2011
How healthy steps turned into $500 cash
Magee program seeks to improve odds of cord blood match

Social media and you
Upcoming deadlines/events
Research study
Campus news


Dec. 17, 2010
Extra

UPMC names Andrea Cotter as senior vice president and chief communications officer
UPMC's United Way Campaign ends soon
DPS Penn donates $25,000 to Magee's Women's Cancer Research efforts
Thinking about volunteering this holiday season?

Last chance to register for the More Energy Program
CarePages allows patients to share their experience
Upcoming deadlines/events
Research study
Campus news


Dec. 10, 2010
Extra

UPMC's United Way Campaign update
Online confirmation statements for 2011 benefits now available
Second phase of documentation optimization launched
UPMC commitment to teamwork shines at Fine Awards
Join the Weight Race and get a head start on your 2012 Take a Healthy Step points

Enhancements made to Travel UPMC
Last chance to register for the More Energy Program
Give your loved ones — and yourself — the gift of good health
Extra dates adjusted for holidaysUpcoming deadlines/events
Research study
Campus news


Dec. 03, 2010
Extra

UPMC, Discovery Channel partner on physician podcast series
OMNYX taking pathology to where it needs to be
UPMC announces launch of Visiting Nurses Association
UPMC Urgent Care expands to Natrona Heights
Center for Connected Medicine hosts "bionic ear" inventor
Magee opens Breast Cancer Survivorship Center
UPMC Senior Communities offer choices
LifeSolutions Corner
Need to spend your health care FSA funds?
Free screening and 20 percent discount for vision correction

Graduate certificate in gerontology information
2010 United Way Campaign
More Energy passes are now on sale
Dignity and respect tip no. 12
Make a difference: Be a mentor
Learning and development opportunities are available for you
Of Note
Perks
Campus news


Nov. 26, 2010
Extra

United Way — we just keep getting better
More Energy passes will go on sale Monday
Changes to workers' compensation light-duty process
Clarification on annual mandatory deadline

Upcoming deadlines/events
Research study
Campus news


Nov. 19, 2010
Extra

UPMC international news updates
Thanksgiving at UPMC by the numbers
United Way update
Ten reasons to get a flu shot
Changes made to process when ordering supplies from Staples
Travel UPMC eliminates booking fees

UPMC Store temporarily closed for restocking
Use tax-free dollars for LASIK
Upcoming deadlines/events
Research study
Campus news


Nov. 12, 2010
Extra

Last chance to save money on your MyHealth deductible credit
United Way update
Supply Chain Management now operating employee transportation shuttles
UPMC releases first-quarter financial results
Paycheck advice revised to outline nonexempt employees paid meal period hours

Earn $5,000 via UPMC's CRNA referral program
Payday and holiday calendars available
Policy updates
New websites
Upcoming deadlines/events
Research study
Campus news


Nov. 5, 2010
Extra

UPMC launches new physician-directed portal
Watch our brand come to life on your TV
UPMC salutes our veterans
Reminder: Open Enrollment ends Monday, Nov. 15
Lawrenceville Family Health Center raises money for Turkey Fund
New checklist helps avoid surgical mistakes
Your United Way stories remind us why we donate
Privacy auditing system upgrades
MediPac Interruption: Sunday, Nov. 7
LifeSolutions Corner
Volunteers needed for online mentoring program
Dignity and Respect: Tip 12

UPMC Health Plan members: Your teen could win a Nintendo Wii
Students' applications now being accepted for 2011 summer programs
Want to volunteer?
UPMC for You ranked highest in state by NCQA
ISMETT celebrates 1,000th transplant
Magee-Womens receives $75,679 during breast cancer awareness month
Cameos of Caring honors excellence in nursing
Fall back: Daylight saving time ends Sunday, Nov. 7
Learning and development opportunities are available for you
Campus-specific news in Inside Extra


Oct. 29, 2010
Extra

Your United Way stories
Review and make changes to your UPMC benefits
Dignity and respect always
Documentation optimization to create more time for direct patient care
Roll up your sleeve for your annual flu vaccination

Refer a friend or colleague and you could earn $3,000
Travel UPMC: Did you know?
Third MyHealth prize pack drawing winners announced
Upcoming deadlines/events
Research study
Campus news


Oct. 22, 2010
Extra

Do you have a United Way story?
UPMC's new look
Updated 2011 benefits information now available
Be alert for ISD systems outage over the weekend
Tuition tax withheld Oct. 29
Changes made to process when ordering supplies from Staples

Don't miss your last chance to win $500
Dignity and Respect Month
Needlestick safety video contest winners chosen
Upcoming deadlines/events
Research study
Campus news


Oct. 20, 2010
Extra - Special Edition

An introduction to Life Changing Medicine
Telling our story
Our logo
Proper logo use
Do's and don'ts

The power of change is in your hands
Changing lives in our communities
Life-changing stories
Gear up


Oct. 15, 2010
Extra Express

UPMC names new senior vice president and chief legal officer UPMC's United Way campaign gains momentum
ISD alerts
Have you done your part?
Vote for Children's

Pharmaceutical collection
WISER Symposium on Nursing Simulation
Upcoming deadlines/events
Research study
Campus news


Oct. 8, 2010
Extra Express

Donate to United Way today for a chance to win Penguins prize pack
2010 ACES winners recognized
Third 'We Change Lives' video now online
Update: Port Authority changes
Get your flu shot
Focus on Women events scheduled

Tuition advancement tax withheld this month
Correction: savings bonds process
Upcoming deadlines/events
Research study
Campus news


Oct. 1, 2010
Extra

We still care when they leave our care
Steven Shapiro, MD: A candid discussion with UPMC's new chief medical and scientific officer
Pacemaker formula for success
Employee videos embody UPMC
Understanding Medicare and your coverage options
LifeSolutions Corner
Changes for savings bond process
Tuition assistance for UPMC schools of nursing

Of note
Let UPMC Perks get you out of cooking
DVDs available from LiveWell survivor workshop
WQED documentary, featuring WPIC, wins three Emmys
October is Dignity and Respect Month
Learning and development opportunities are available for you
Vote for Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC in PUMA's Project Pink contest
Don't forget your flu vaccination
Campus-specific news in Inside Extra


Sept. 24, 2010
Extra Express

'We Change Lives' video recognizes life-changers at UPMC
Get involved in the Dignity and Respect Campaign
Traffic alert: Sunday's Great Race to close Oakland streets
Sept. 30 deadline for Ready to Quit copay reimbursement
Policy updates

Correction: MyHealth Role Model
Upcoming deadlines/events
Research study
Campus news


Sept. 17, 2010
Extra Express

UPMC wins InformationWeek awards
ISD systems outage cancelled
Saturday is UPMC Day at Heinz History Center
Earn Healthy Step points at upcoming walks
Role Model winners announced
Free flu vaccinations offered to staff

Last chance to register for More Energy program
Watch for My Benefits 2011 newsletter
Enroll in understanding Medicare seminar
Upcoming deadlines/events
Research study
Campus news


Sept. 10, 2010
Extra Express

ISD Alert: Plan ahead for Sept. 19 Data Center outage
Take the first step to save up to $1,000 next year
‘Nurses versus the Grinch’ highest-rated ‘We Change Lives’ story
Changes coming to savings bonds program
MyHealth and More Energy jumpstart UPMC RN
Test drive Emmi
UPMC child day care available

Children’s opens Express Care centers
Understanding Medicare and your coverage options
Stand Up To Cancer
Upcoming deadlines/events
Research study
Campus news


Sept. 3, 2010
Extra

Protect your family, your patients, yourself
High-tech heart disease screening at UPMC
UPMC receives top honor for diversity and inclusion initiatives
UPMC recognized as 'top connected' health care organization
UPMC VIP day at Steelers training camp
ePerformance: Focus on the employee
Have you picked your quit date?
LifeSolutions Corner
New UPMC Health Plan dental options added for 2011
Advancing the Promise
Back-to-school shopping with UPMC Perks
Bus Rapid Transit public forum to discuss improved public transportation
Clinical Trials Office name change

Child day care now available at Southside Works
Compliance Helpline
Hispanic Heritage Month
MediPac MRNs are changing
Of note
Travel security alert
UPMC honors its ACES
2010 Pittsburgh Start! Heart Walk makes strides on Oct. 10
Learning and development opportunities are available for you
Less than a week left to win a camera
Manage your business travel right from your desktop
UPMC Employee Day at the Heinz History Center Campus-specific news in Inside Extra


Aug. 27, 2010
Extra Express

54 winners take home $500 — You could be next
New UPMC Health Plan dental options added for 2011
Deadline to complete student verification is Aug. 31
UPMC releases FY 2010 financials
Travel security alert
Nurses: Apply for the Beckwith Institute Innovation Award


Share your needle safety tips for chance to win
Back-to-school Perks
Upcoming deadlines/events
Research study
Campus news


Aug. 20, 2010
Extra Express

UPMC honored for Dignity and Respect Campaign
Last day to rate your favorites
Have you set your quit date?
Sign up to receive Promises magazine
Share your needle safety tips for chance to win
VIP Day at Steelers Training Camp

Perks offers great back-to-school deals
Policy updates
Upcoming deadlines/events
Research study
Campus news


Aug. 13, 2010
Extra Express

Rate your favorite story submissions
Get answers to your benefit-related questions
Earn $5,000 via UPMC's CRNA referral program
Travel reminder: Secure Flight program
Full-time student dependent verification form due Aug. 31

Needle safety — submit your tips
Upcoming deadlines/events
Research study
Campus news


Aug. 6, 2010
Extra

Making volunteering easier
We Change Lives stories reflect UPMC spirit
UPMC named to U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll of America's Best Hospitals
UPMC and IBM partner to make "smart" patient room even smarter
UPMC partners with Xerox to strengthen security
My HUB link makes it easy to access the new Your Benefits Resources website
Benefit sessions for employees
Know your points, improve your health, and win big by taking a Healthy Step

Are you getting close to your maximum paid time off accrual Inclusion champions recognized
Save the Date: 2010 Quality Symposium
Travel Reminder
End-of-summer family Perks
Anchoring a healthy economy
Have you entered to win a high-def video camera?
CRNA referral program
Learning and development opportunities are available for you Campus-specific news in Inside Extra


July 30, 2010
Extra Express

Last chance to enter to win Steelers training camp tickets
Find A Doctor functionality improved
Take a Healthy Step to quit smoking
Policy updates

Upcoming deadlines/events
Research study
Campus news


July 23, 2010
Extra Express

Submit your story for a chance to win Steelers training camp tickets
PTO earned from blood donation to be credited
Take a Healthy Step to quit smoking
A new look for MyHealth Online
Inclusion contest

Save the date: 2010 Quality Symposium
Upcoming deadlines/events
Research study
Campus news


July 16, 2010
Extra Express

Story submissions stir emotions, earn staff chance to win Steeler training camp tickets
UPMC in the community
Demonstrate needle safety for chance to win a high-def camcorder or flip cam

HealthTrak makes it easy to renew Rx
Continue benefits for your student dependent
Upcoming deadlines/events
Research study
Campus news


July 9, 2010
Extra Express

Submit your story for chance to win Steeler training camp tickets
UPMC in the community
Community leader with ties to UPMC nationally recognized
WISER offers BLS and ACLS certifications

Patient- and Family-Centered Care (PFCC) workshop series Upcoming deadlines/events
Research study
Campus news


July 1, 2010
Extra

A team approach to saving a child
Transplant program receives recertification
UPMC study finds Emmi reduces average length of stay
UPMC WorkSouce meets urgent staffing needs
LifeSolutions Corner
MyHealth Role Model winners announced
Reminder: All UPMC medical plan options have a deductible
Take a vacation from smoking
Tuition advancement taxes withheld
UPMC again receives 'Best Employer for Health Lifestyles' recognition

UPMC reinstates employer match for Savings Plan
Benefits of community partnership
A commitment to public safety
Day care perks
Of note
Blues Festival volunteers needed
Learning and development opportunities are available for you
Medical Reserve Corps volunteers needed
What do you know about using needles safely?
Campus-specific news in Inside Extra


June 25, 2010
Extra Express

At UPMC, we change lives
UPMC HealthTrak debuts new look
Social networking: What would you do?
UPMC in the community
Final days to submit ACES nominations
Become eligible to win $500

UPMC spouses/domestic partners awarded for taking Healthy Steps
Upcoming deadlines/events
Research study
Campus news


June 18, 2010
Extra Express

UPMC named 'best employer' second year in a row
Social networking: What would you do?
UPMC in the community
Final day to register for More Energy program

Art contest winners gather at the zoo
Upcoming deadlines/events
Research study
Campus news


June 11, 2010
Extra Express

54 winners take home $500 -- You could be next
Social networking: What would you do?
More Energy program registration now open
Nominate your business unit for inclusion award

Port Authority route changes
Upcoming deadlines/events
Research study
Campus news


June 4, 2010
Extra

UPMC introduces new social media policy
Quality Center takes patient safety on the road
UPMC's unsung heroes
When the patient can't speak, Clinical Documents can
U.S. News & World Report names Children's to Honor Roll
Assist America is ready for your summer vacation
Health Plan enhances More Energy program
LifeSolutions Corner
Of note

LGBT Pride Month
Summertime UPMC Perks
UPMC's green practices build a healthier environment
Do you have 20 minutes?
Earn PTO by donating blood
Learning and development opportunities are available for you
Nominate your business unit
Upcoming deadlines/events
Campus news


May 28, 2010
Extra Express

Call for submissions: PFCC Grand Challenge
Templates to create custom patient information material
Review your insurance beneficiaries

Upcoming deadlines/events
Campus news


May 21, 2010
Extra Express

Children's partnership enables enhanced pediatric orthopaedic care in Erie, Pa.
ISD alert
Construction plans for Oakland campus

UPS CampusShip makes shipping, tracking easy
Submit your community initiative reports
Upcoming deadlines/events
Campus news


May 14, 2010
Extra Express

Managing your paid time off (PTO) benefits
Scouting for Food campaign extended
Sign up to be a mentor
Donate blood, earn PTO
Updated Compensation Manual available
Has your dependent student graduated?

Pharmaceutical collection event
Look-alike, sound-alike drugs
Policy updates
Upcoming deadlines/events
Campus news


May 7, 2010
Extra

Can you identify the safety risks?
Guest auditors promote best practices
UPMC McKeesport offers support to patients with legal, financial concerns
ePerformance tools and resources
LifeSolutions Corner
Asian/Pacific-American Heritage Month
Fun in the sun with UPMC Perks
Health care reform
New automated recall system launched

Of note
UPMC financials reported
Scouting for Food deadline extended
ACES deadline approaching
Learning and development opportunities are available for you
Deadline approaches to submit community initiative reports
Take a Healthy Step 2011 drawing deadlines extended for spouses and domestic partners
Campus news


April 30, 2010
Extra Express

Ethics and compliance at UPMC
Sustainable Healthcare Innovation Initiative
Traffic alert: Marathon street closures
ePerformance: Quality improvement tools
Annual funding notices for UPMC's Pension Plans now available
Art contest winners announced

Free concert
Enter to win $500
Upcoming deadlines/events
Campus news


April 23, 2010
Extra Express

UPMC creates utility management department
Final week for Scouting for Food
Importance of clear communication
UPMC Meet-Me teleconferencing
Reduce noise to improve patient safety outcomes

MyHealth Rewards drawing deadline: May 1
Spring cleaning? Drop off your hazardous household materials
Upcoming deadlines/events
Campus news


April 16, 2010
Extra Express

Even health care providers need to plan ahead for end-of-life decisions
You’re just a click away from a chance to win $100
Have you completed your HIPAA training? Time's running out.
Two weeks left in Scouting for Food campaign
Taking the initiative
Upgrade to UPMC eRecord scheduled for tonight

Volunteers needed for Pittsburgh Marathon
Final FSA submission deadline approaching
UPMC raises $45,000 for American Cancer Society
UPMC celebrates Earth Day
Upcoming deadlines/events
Campus news


April 9, 2010
Extra Express

Help feed local hungry
Spouses and domestic partners included in 2011 TAHS campaign
UPS CampusShip makes shipping, tracking easy
Steps to sound decision making

Being energy-efficient could result in rebates
Upcoming deadlines/events
Campus news


April 2 , 2010
Extra

Donate Life Month
Earn Healthy Step points while helping your community
Compensation Manual changes
2010 Haiti donation totals
ACES nominations now being accepted
2010 conflict of interest disclosure forms now available
Helping our communities — one person at a time
Help feed our neighbors in need
Get mobile interoperability with dbMotion

Accolades
UMPC Urgent Care now available in Robinson Township
LifeSolutions Corner
UPMC Shadyside achieves Magnet status
National Diversity Awareness Month
Making a difference together
Dispose of household chemicals, unwanted medications
Flexibility: An integral part of our job responsibility
Campus-specific news in Inside Extra


March 26, 2010
Extra Express

Last chance to submit your vote to bring Google Fiber to Pittsburgh
Holiday Time now part of PTO
Customer service
UPMC expands services in Forest Hills

Earth Hour 2010
Lessons learned from 2010 Weight Race
Art contest winners announced
Upcoming deadlines/events
Campus news


March 19, 2010
Extra Express

UPMC Shadyside earns prestigious award
Mandatory Privacy and  Security Awareness Training for all staff
The importance of working together
Earn $500 by completing MyHealth requirements early
MyHealth Role Model winners
ACES nominations


Earn Take a Healthy Step points at select charity walks
Final day to buy More Energy pass
H1N1 flu shots still available
Epic Production System upgrade to cause access interruption
Policy updates
Upcoming deadlines/events
Campus news


March 12, 2010
Extra Express

A reminder to stay prepared
Sign up for More Energy today
Being accountable at work
Clear communication in health care promotes patient safety
2009 ACES Video available for viewing
UPMC Store sale

ABC's Good Morning America to feature double hand transplant recipient
UPMC’s first mobile clinical app
UPMC physicians, staff can now access Riskmaster from eRecord
Updates made to the UPMC Style Guide
Upcoming deadlines/events
Campus news


March 5, 2010
Extra

A new front door for UPMC Presbyterian
Better communication leading to better care
Health Plan expands More Energy program
UPMC competition gathers green ideas
Daylight saving time begins Sunday, March 14
LifeSolutions Corner
travel UPMC
Women's History Month
Tuition advancement tax withheld today

Accolades
Daffodil Days delivery coming soon
Holiday time now part of PTO
Volunteers needed for Pittsburgh Marathon
United Way campaign results
A model for diabetes care
Supporting a culture of performance at UPMC
Campus-specific news in Inside Extra


Feb. 26, 2010
Extra Express

New guidelines for purchasing promotional items
Use it; don’t lose it — FSA deadline is approaching
Get fit with the More Energy program
Volunteers needed for Pittsburgh Marathon
CNN features research conducted by McGowan Institute

Save the date: Technology for Life and Living Conference
Submission deadline for children’s art contest is March 19
Competition gathers 'green' ideas
Last chance to donate to Haitian relief efforts
Campus news


Feb. 19, 2010
Extra Express

Central Blood Bank needs your help to restock blood supply
eProcurement category codes updated
Champion Inclusion
UPMC offers online tools to expedite coding processes

Save the date: Risk management seminar
Haitian relief efforts continue
Tuition advancement tax withheld in March
Campus news


Feb. 12, 2010
Extra Express

Storm recap
Central Blood Bank needs your help to restock blood supply
UPMC completes nation’s second bilateral hand transplant
Weight Race finish line just six weeks away
Book your travel online
UPMC competition gathers 'green' ideas

Bond ratings
Haitian relief efforts continue
Sustainability Workshop Series rescheduled
Have you received your W-2?
Campus news


Feb. 11, 2010
Extra Express Special Edition - Storm Stories

A heartfelt 'thank you' for your efforts
The latest storm stories
Facebook fans can share these stories
Blood donations urgently needed

 


Feb. 10, 2010
Extra Express Special Edition - Storm Stories

Mother Nature 0, UPMC staff 2 
Blood donations urgently needed
Cancellation notice: Thursday's Mass for World Day of the Sick

 


Feb. 9, 2010
Extra Express Special Edition - Storm Stories

More first-hand accounts of UPMC staff's skill and dedication throughout winter storm

 


Feb. 8, 2010
Extra Express Special Edition - Storm Stories

Snowmageddon no match for UPMC staff

 


Feb. 5, 2010
Extra

UPMC Passavant pavilion to open
Accolades
ISMETT receives Joint Commission accreditation
LifeSolutions Corner
Recognizing Black History Month
UPMC provides adoption assistance
Updates to ePerformance


Autism therapy services now covered under UPMC's medical plan
UPMC earns top spot in Central Blood Bank's top 20 donor groups
Placing a focus on respect and patient-centered care
Supporting our troops overseas
A home away from home
Book your travel online
Welcome spring with Daffodil Days


Jan. 29, 2010
Extra Express

Online travel booking site debuts
Information Security Advisory: Increase in phishing e-mails
UPMC earns top spot in Central Blood Bank’s top 20 donor groups
Payroll deduction donations for Haiti relief
Collection of used crutches, walkers, wheelchairs for Haiti relief

Manager survey deadline approaches
Young artists illustrate visions of role models
UPMC supports the 2010 Go Red for Women campaign
Workshop promotes sustainable sanitation practices in health care
Campus news


Jan. 22, 2010
Extra Express

Payroll deduction options available for Haiti relief
Annual retirement statements being mailed
Manager survey to be conducted via e-mail
Weight Race 2010 is under way

UPMC supports the 2010 Go Red for Women campaign
Workshop promotes sustainable sanitation practices in health care
Recent updates to UPMC policies
Campus news


Jan. 20, 2010
Extra Express Special Edition - Haiti Relief

Updates on UPMC's Haitian relief efforts
Staff donate funds, PTO to relief efforts

 


Jan. 19, 2010
Extra Express Special Edition - Haiti Relief

UPMC's Haitian relief efforts continue
Payroll deduction now available for donations
Ongoing efforts

 


Jan. 15, 2010
Extra Express Special Edition - Haiti Relief

Haitian relief efforts
Monetary donations
Collections
Volunteering
Ongoing efforts

 


Jan. 15, 2010
Extra Express

Haitian relief efforts
Performance reviews move online
Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
eMarketplace upgrade
Nurse mentorship and professional enhancement program

Mileage reimbursement rate decreases in 2010
W-2 forms to be mailed
2010 Daffodil Days
Autism series to feature interviews with UPMC doctors
Campus news


Jan. 8, 2010
Extra

Are you thinking about going back to school in the new year?
Accolades
Tap and Go saves time when minutes count
LifeSolutions Corner
Good fortune smiles on Lottery players at UPMC gift shops
Coming soon: Book your UPMC travel online
First dual-console da Vinci Si Surgical System in Pennsylvania deployed at Magee

Quality care at the bedside
Don't let the flu bring you down
Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.
Register for the 2010 UPMC MyHealth Weight Race
Check your Cash Balance Plan account
UPMC Passavant ICU enhances technology, patient comfort