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Do you work with someone who consistently treats others with dignity and respect? Recognize your peers and take an active role in supporting inclusion by participating in the Center for Inclusion in Health Care’s e-card recognition program. Select from six card options — two of which highlight inclusion — and send a personalized message to a colleague. You also may send a copy to the recipient’s manager for added recognition. Join in the effort to recognize those who demonstrate acts of dignity and respect and who champion workplace inclusion.
As part of UPMC’s proactive initiative to cut wasteful spending and implement best practices, the Cost Savings Initiative team focusing on phone usage is introducing an internal telephone conferencing application. While this will not replace the current Global Crossing System, it is a less expensive alternative ideally suited to small (six or fewer attendees) phone conferencing needs for meetings held among staff located on a UPMC campus.
The roll-out of the new internal phone conference system, known as UPMC Meet-Me Conference Service, will begin Monday, Aug. 3, at the following locations:
Later roll-out phases will include UPMC Passavant, UPMC Mercy South Side Outpatient Center, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, and UPMC Health Plan.
For information and account requisition forms, visit Infonet at http://isdhelpdesk.upmc.edu/voice/meetme.htm.
The UPMC Print Shop now charges only 2.3 cents per side for black-and-white copies sized 8.5" x 11". The cost for 11" x 17" black-and-white copies is 3.5 cents per side. The cost is the same no matter what color paper you choose.
Sheets of crack-and-peel labels also cost only 2.3 cents apiece. This is far less expensive than buying boxes of label sheets and printing them at your office.
Color copies cost 10 cents per side for pages that are 8.5" x 11" and 20 cents per side for 11" x 17". Lamination costs 50 cents per side of 8.5" x 11"; for the cost of laminating other sizes and more information, visit the Print Shop site.
Have you recently moved to a new office or do you have a new phone, pager, or fax number? Make sure to update your directory listing — including any additional phone or pager numbers — on Infonet in the online Employee Directory.
To keep your information in Outlook current, visit the ISD Help Desk and select Update Your Exchange Address Book Information.
Did you know? UPMC annually provides or contributes to more than 3,000 community health improvement programs. In Fiscal Year 2008, the cost of these services, along with charitable initiatives and donations that benefit the community, amounted to $99 million. This figure rose from $71 million in the previous year, an increase of nearly 40 percent.
To learn more about the many unique and diverse ways in which UPMC serves western Pennsylvania and its people, review the UPMC Community Benefits Report, Fiscal Year 2008.
At UPMC, patients, staff, and visitors are increasingly treated to sustainable landscaping installations at our facilities. Sustainable landscaping emphasizes the use of native and drought-resistant plants, water conservation practices, organic fertilizers, and environmentally safe pest management.
The new green campus of Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC includes water-efficient landscaping in its rooftop garden. In 2008, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC partnered with Phipps Conservatory to host sustainable landscaping workshops. Magee has installed herb and vegetable gardens in its three courtyards utilizing the conservatory’s design service.
In Oakland, UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh are collaborating on the creation of a community park. Other UPMC facilities have patio gardens, herb gardens, and cubbyhole gardens based on sustainable principles.
Learn more about Environmental Initiatives at UPMC.
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July 31, 2009