Our organization continues to evolve to meet the demands of our competitive marketplace and the ever-increasing needs of our patients. Throughout our proud history, we have demonstrated our ability to remain focused on our mission while maintaining a high degree of responsiveness and flexibility in a dynamic environment.
It is with great excitement that I begin my new role as Chief Experience Officer starting March 1. Please see Dr. Rappley’s announcement about this and other leadership changes which are explained in detail below.
It has been a tremendous honor to serve as your Chief Human Resources Officer for more than 15 years and to be a part of the VCU/VCUHS family for over 30 years. I am so proud that through the creativity and passion of a top notch HR team, and the constant support of our senior leadership team, we have implemented HR programs and created a culture of caring that have earned VCUHS national, regional and local recognition as an employer of choice. And, I feel extremely fortunate that I have been asked to contribute in a new way to the success of VCU Health System that will continue to allow me to focus on the culture of caring and service excellence that distinguishes us. Thank you for your continued service and for your dedication to this exceptional organization.
Together, our future is bright, indeed.
VCU Health System has grown to become a $3.5B operation affecting the heath care of more than 400,000 people, and employing about 13,000 people across VCU Hospitals and Clinics, Virginia Premier Health Plan and MCV Physicians.
Our mission remains unchanged.
Our vision is to become one of the premier academic health systems in the nation, in all dimensions of what we do.
Our Vision by Design framework is our road map to get us there.
Join Dr. Marsha Rappley, CEO, for an update on Vision By Design; the VCU Health System facility plan; and, to see where VCU Health is going in the coming year. You will not want to miss this informative session!
Enrolled in VCUHS ChoiceCARE? Want to earn up to $600? It’s time to take your 2018 health assessment.
Remember, to be eligible for incentive awards, you must complete the health assessment every calendar year. Team members can earn up to $300 in their health reimbursement accounts (covered spouses can earn up to an additional $300). And this year, it’s easier than ever to use the incentive dollars, thanks to the new Cigna Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) debit cards. Team members enrolled in ChoiceCARE can use these debit cards to pay for medical and prescription drug co-pays, co-insurance and deductible amounts. The sooner you complete your health assessment, the more quickly your incentive dollars will be loaded onto your debit card!
To complete your health assessment log on to www.mycigna.com then click the Take My Health Assessment link to get started.
Every year, 1 in 4 deaths is caused by heart disease. VCU Health Pauley Heart Center is focused on saving and improving lives of people with heart disease. This year, we’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of Virginia’s first human-to-human heart transplant, performed by Dr. Richard Lower at what is now VCU Health. Since this monumental accomplishment, we have grown to more than 500 Pauley Heart Center providers who took care of more than 72,000 patients last year.
Want to know how you can support the Pauley Heart Center? Check out one of our heart month events or give now to the Pauley Heart Center.
Feb. 1: Seminar Series: The Future of Heart Replacement Therapies
Presented by: Dr. Vigneshwar Kasirajan, Dr. Keyur Shah, Dr. Daniel Tang
Dr. Phoebe Ashley | Get your blood pressure checked and learn Hands-Only CPR
Feb. 2: VCU Health Pauley Heart Center - “Annual Go Red Day”
Main Hospital, above the Cafeteria: 8:00a.m. - 3:00p.m.
Feb. 3: Heart Health in Women Symposium
Feb. 7: VCU Health Facebook Live:
Feb. 8: Seminar Series: Peripheral Artery Disease- Know Your Risk and Your Options
Presented by Dr. Luis Guzman and Dr. Mark Levy
Feb. 14: VCU Health Pauley Heart Center Night at VCU Men’s Basketball Game*
Bring a Valentine for Coach Mike Rhoades and the VCU Men’s Basketball Team!
*This event is not free, purchase your tickets here.
Feb. 22: VCU Health Facebook Live:
Feb. 22: Seminar Series: Are you Doing Your Part to Maintain a Healthy Heart?
Please remember that the HR source for all employment information, including direct reports, is Ultipro.
We are asking managers to log in to Manager Self Serve (MSS) to review their list of direct reports and other information to confirm that it is correct – and update it as necessary. Managers are accountable for the accuracy of their data.
On Sunday, February 18, all Richmond locations of Chipotle will participate in a Fundraiser for Children’s Hospital Foundation. All you have to do is mention the CHF Fundraiser and 50% of the sales will be donated!
Sanger Series: Going Viral with VCU Alumnus Jeffery Taubenberger, M.D., Ph.D.
On Tuesday, February 20 from 12 – 1 p.m. in the Main 1-426 conference room, Eldercare Education and Support presents: “Elder Law, Estate Planning, Wills, Power of Attorney and more.” The featured speaker will be Paula L. Peaden, Esquire, Parker, Pollard, Wilton and Peaden, P.C. Questions? Gale Davis, MS, Geriatric Care Manager 354-8082 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Together with the local chapter of the Greater Richmond Alzheimer’s Association, VCU Health System hosts a monthly Alzheimer’s (and related dementia care) education and support group. Join us in the North-8 conference room on Wednesday, February 28 for a round-table discussion, led by Jessica Samet, MSW. Meetings are open to all team members and the public. For more information, contact Gale Davis, Geriatric Care Manager at 354-8082 or email email@example.com.