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Video - Some Good News with John Krasinski

by Juliana Dalessandro | Apr 2, 2020

Show us Your Pets, Kids, Creativity! Week 2

by Juliana Dalessandro | Apr 2, 2020

The news and constant change due to COVID-19 can be a little terrifying and unnerving these days.  However, a recent movement to help add some levity to the situation is people sharing pictures of their pets with their co-workers and on social media.  

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CleanSlate Anniversaries, Birthdays & New Hires - Week of March 30

by Arlene Rivie | Mar 30, 2020

ANNIVERSARIES

  • Autumn Allgeier - Nurse Practitioner - New Albany, IN - 1 year - March 30
  • Jennifer Kelly - Nurse Practitioner - Louisville, KY - 1 year - March 30
  • Lynne Gomes - Nurse Practitioner - New Bedford, MA - 5 years - March 30
  • Tamara Graham - Nurse Practitioner - Louisville, KY - 1 year - March 30
  • Joann Jaronczyk - Laboratory Tech - Holyoke, MA - 6 years - March 31
  • Karen Scott - Physician - Greenfield, MA - 5 years - March 31
  • Bradley Helton - Manager of Business Dev. - 1 year - April 1
  • Lynn Taylor - Center Manager - Richmond, VA - 1 year - April 1
  • Roberto Salva-Otero - Center Medical Director - Holyoke, MA - 5 years - April 1
  • Barbara Harges - Center Supervisor - Phoenix, AZ - 2 years - April 2
  • Jamie Chandonnet - Nurse Practitioner - Springfield, MA - 2 years - April 2
  • Margarita Regan - Care Coordinator - Jacksonville, FL - 2 years - April 2
  • Phyllis Losikoff - Medical Dir. Research Dev. - Plymouth, MA - 8 years - April 2
  • Thomas Bozzo - Physician - New Bedford, MA - 6 years - April 4
  • Kathryn Obermeier - Care Coordinator - Greenfield, WI -  2 years - April 6
  • Susan Lord - Physician  - Pittsfield, MA - 5 years - April 7
  • Barbara Carter - Medical Assistant - Athol, MA - 1 year - April 8 
  • Daniel Terbush - Physician Assistant - Worcester, MA - 1 year - April 8 
  • Nikki Nemeth - Center Manager - Dayton, OH - 1 year - April 8 
  • Patricia Kender - Nurse Practitioner - Greenfield, WI - 1 year - April 8 
  • Staci Howard - Medical Receptionist - Springfield, OH - 1 year - April 8 
  • Tammise Hastings Stine - Nurse Practitioner - Norfolk, VA - 1 year - April 8 
  • Marisa Nyikos - Center Manager - Elkhart, IN - 3 years  - April 10
  • Robert Wilson - Chief Human Resources Officer - Brentwood, TN - 3 years - April 10
  • Vikas Desai - VP of Payor Contracting - 3 years - April 10

BIRTHDAYS

  • Zenia Sarker - Nurse Practitioner -  Waukesha, WI - March 31
  • Janet Kennedy - Physician - Springfield, MA - April 1
  • Rebecka Heldt - Center Manager - Green Bay, WI - April 1
  • Richard Hon - Sr. Medical Director - Bloomington, IN - April 1
  • Arnold Hill - Physician - New Bedford, MA - April 2
  • Kathleen Norton-Towlson - Clinical Quality Spec - Northampton, MA - April 2
  • Rachel Monroe - Administrative Assistant - Brentwood, TN - April 2
  • Ann Marie Visconti - Physician Assistant - Pittsfield, MA - April 2
  • Brittney Meadows - Care Coordinator - West Springfield, MA - April 3
  • Kalee Dunkle - Nurse Practitioner - Lafayette, IN - April 3
  • Audrey McBride - Medical Assistant - Louisville, KY - April 4
  • Chasity Blakley - Medical Assistant - Owensboro, KY - April 4
  • Jose Montalvo - Care Coordinator - Springfield, MA - April 4
  • Karla Combs - Medical Assistant - Dayton, OH - April 4
  • Marcia Stephens - Nurse Practitioner - Cincinnati, OH - April 4
  • Madeleine Chase -Retention/Outreach Spec. - Northampton, MA - April 5
  • Mark Bean - Physician - Springfield, MA - April 6
  • Scott Snyder - VP of Talent Acquisition - April 6
  • David West - Sr. Financial Analyst - Brentwood, TN - April 8
  • Flora Sadri-Azarbayejani - Regional Medical Director - Athol, MA - April 9
  • Jessica Mendonca - Medical Assistant - Lawrence, MA - April 9
  • Barbara Carter - Medical Assistant - Athol, MA - April 10
  • Candice Welch - Medical Assistant - Anderson, IN - April 10
  • Lora Mangiafico - Nurse Practitioner - Gilbert, AZ - April 10
  • Carina Burns - Medical Assistant - West Springfield, MA - April 11
  • DaShawn Turman - Medical Assistant - Indianapolis, IN - April 11
  • Rhonda Jones - Medical Assistant - Richmond, VA - April 11
  • Ann LeBaron - Physician Assistant - Greenfield, WI - April 12
  • Marissa Rivera - Care Coordinator - Holyoke, MA - April 12
  • Millicent Tiwaah - Physician - Wilkes Barre, PA - April 12

NEW HIRES

  • Alexandra Schirmer - Nurse Practitioner - Columbus, OH - March 23
  • Anne Hynek - Medical Assistant - Sheboygan, WI - March 23
  • Chrisopher Griddle - Certified Recovery Spec. - Philadelphia,PA (Memphis) - March 23
  • John Riggle - Certified Recovery Spec. - Williamsport, PA - March 23
  • Laura LaBombard - Nurse Practitioner - West Springfield, MA - March 23
  • Susan Lavoie - Medical Receptionist - Hyannis, MA - March 23
  • Taleisha Fields - Medical Assistant - Middletown, OH - March 23
  • Susan Lavoie - Medical Receptionist - Hyannis, MA - March 30
If you would like to recognize a team member by sending an e-card for their anniversary, birthday, or to welcome them to the team, visit the Warriors Excelling Recognition program portal today by following this link:  https://cleanslatepro.engage2excel.com/.  

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CleanSlate Anniversaries, Birthdays & New Hires - Week of March 23

by Arlene Rivie | Mar 26, 2020

ANNIVERSARIES

  • Linda Kershaw - Eligibility/Referral Coord. - Northampton, MA - 6 years - March 24
  • Brooke Feldman - Center Manager - Philadelphia, PA - 1 year - March 25
  • Erica Teles - Nurse Practitioner - Ware, MA - 1 year - March 25
  • Kimberly Schubert - Medical Receptionist - Indianapolis, IN - 1 year - March 25
  • Michelle Wallace - Nurse Practitioner - Greenwood, IN - 1 year - March 25
  • Renate Huber - Medical Assistant - Altoona, PA - 1 year - March 25
  • Peter MacNeill - LADC-I - Fitchburg, MA - 2 years - March 26
  • Alyssa von Hollander - Laboratory Tech - Holyoke, MA - 3 years - March 27
  • Larry Leavitt - Physician Assistant - Pittsfield, MA - 3 years - March 27
  • Lee Chapman - Dir. Payor Contracting - Maryland, MD - 3 years - March 27
  • Vivian Sona - Nurse Practitioner - Arlington, TX - 3 years - March 27
  • Autumn Allgeier - Nurse Practitioner - New Albany, IN - 1 year - March 30
  • Jennifer Kelly - Nurse Practitioner - Louisville, KY - 1 year - March 30
  • Lynne Gomes - Nurse Practitioner - New Bedford, MA - 5 years - March 30
  • Tamara Graham - Nurse Practitioner - Louisville, KY - 1 year - March 30
  • Joann Jaronczyk - Laboratory Tech - Holyoke, MA - 6 years - March 31
  • Karen Scott - Physician - Greenfield, MA - 5 years - March 31
  • Bradley Helton - Manager of Business Dev. - 1 year - April 1
  • Lynn Taylor - Center Manager - Richmond, VA - 1 year - April 1
  • Roberto Salva-Otero - Center Medical Director - Holyoke, MA - 5 years - April 1
  • Barbara Harges - Center Supervisor - Phoenix, AZ - 2 years - April 2
  • Jamie Chandonnet - Nurse Practitioner - Springfield, MA - 2 years - April 2
  • Margarita Regan - Care Coordinator - Jacksonville, FL - 2 years - April 2
  • Phyllis Losikoff - Medical Dir. Research Dev. - Plymouth, MA - 8 years - April 2
  • Thomas Bozzo - Physician - New Bedford, MA - 6 years - April 4

BIRTHDAYS

  • Ashley Toste - Medical Assistant Float - Lynn, MA - March 23
  • Steven Goldberg - Physician - Louisville, KY - March 23
  • Joshua Esteva - Quality Assurance Manager - Northampton, MA - March 24
  • Vera Arnold - Nurse Practitioner - Dayton, OH - March 24
  • Richard Gerstein - Physician - Ware, MA - March 25
  • Courtney Bain - Center Manager - Kenosha, WI - March 26
  • Tonya Bales - VP of Revenue Cycle Mgmt - Brentwood, TN - March 26
  • Bradley Miller - Physician - Williamsport, PA - March 27
  • Kevin Hanger - Lic Clin Social Worker - Richmond, VA - March 27
  • Alexis Winter - Medical Assistant - Bethlehem, PA - March 28
  • Ashley Walker - Medical Assistant - Athol, MA - March 28
  • Jerome Allen - IT Specialist - Holyoke, MA - March 28
  • Sarah Slaasted - Nurse Practitioner - Racine, WI - March 29
  • Veronica Kaiser - Center Supervisor - Philadelphia, PA - March 29
  • Zenia Sarker - Nurse Practitioner -  Waukesha, WI - March 31
  • Janet Kennedy - Physician - Springfield, MA - April 1
  • Rebecka Heldt - Center Manager - Green Bay, WI - April 1
  • Richard Hon - Sr. Medical Director - Bloomington, IN - April 1
  • Arnold Hill - Physician - New Bedford, MA - April 2
  • Kathleen Norton-Towlson - Clinical Quality Spec - Northampton, MA - April 2
  • Rachel Monroe - Administrative Assistant - Brentwood, TN - April 2
  • Ann Marie Visconti - Physician Assistant - Pittsfield, MA - April 2
  • Brittney Meadows - Care Coordinator - West Springfield, MA - April 3
  • Kalee Dunkle - Nurse Practitioner - Lafayette, IN - April 3
  • Audrey McBride - Medical Assistant - Louisville, KY - April 4
  • Chasity Blakley - Medical Assistant - Owensboro, KY - April 4
  • Jose Montalvo - Care Coordinator - Springfield, MA - April 4
  • Karla Combs - Medical Assistant - Dayton, OH - April 4
  • Marcia Stephens - Nurse Practitioner - Cincinnati, OH - April 4
  • Madeleine Chase -Retention/Outreach Spec. - Northampton, MA - April 5

NEW HIRES

  • Alexandra Schirmer - Nurse Practitioner - Columbus, OH - March 23
  • Anne Hynek - Medical Assistant - Sheboygan, WI - March 23
  • Chrisopher Griddle - Certified Recovery Spec. - Philadelphia,PA (Memphis) - March 23
  • John Riggle - Certified Recovery Spec. - Williamsport, PA - March 23
  • Laura LaBombard - Nurse Practitioner - West Springfield, MA - March 23
  • Susan Lavoie - Medical Receptionist - Hyannis, MA - March 23
  • Taleisha Fields - Medical Assistant - Middletown, OH - March 23
If you would like to recognize a team member by sending an e-card for their anniversary, birthday, or to welcome them to the team, visit the Warriors Excelling Recognition program portal today by following this link:  https://cleanslatepro.engage2excel.com/.  

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Staying Healthy, While Staying at Home

by Carol Fite Lynn | Mar 26, 2020

Staying Healthy, While Staying at Home

One of our partners, Marsh & McLennan Agency (MMA) has developed a list of no-cost resources to help our employees stay healthy while staying at home for those already working remotely and in the event we turn completely to telehealth. 

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Taking Care of Your Emotional Health

by Juliana Dalessandro | Mar 26, 2020

Taking Care of Your Emotional Health

It is natural to feel stress, anxiety, grief, and worry during and after a disaster. Everyone reacts differently, and your own feelings will change over time. Notice and accept how you feel. Taking care of your emotional health during an emergency will help you think clearly and react to the urgent needs to protect yourself and your family. Self-care during an emergency will help your long-term healing.

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Practicing Self-Care While Social Distancing

by Carol Fite Lynn | Mar 26, 2020

Self-Care and Social Distancing

How to adjust your coping while facing the COVID-19 pandemic.

While the world is changing, we are experiencing a need to adapt our lifestyles as well. As we adjust, many are noticing that usual methods of self-care may conflict with social distancing guidelines. While self-care strategies tend to be subjective, one thing that remains the same regardless of who you are is the essentiality of self-care during times of high stress.

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Is Coronavirus Impacting My Retirement?

by Bob Wilson | Mar 26, 2020

Over the last several weeks, COVID-19 has upended our lives. It has caused a lot of market volatility, and created mass confusion and fear for retirement plan participants. Our partners at Marsh McLennan Agency (MMA) have been developing webinars and collateral for our employees. In addition, they are offering our employees the opportunity to speak with someone about your account and what to do right now.

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Teddy Bear Hunt Challenge - Keeping Active

by Juliana Dalessandro | Mar 26, 2020

Social distancing during COVID-19 has not stopped people's creativity or desire to feel connected.  A current challenge that has been shared on social media recently is the "Teddy Bear Hunt" inspired by the book, "We're Going on a Bear Hunt" by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury. 

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Toms Shoe Company Sponsors Free Crisis Text Line

by Carol Fite Lynn | Mar 26, 2020

The shoe company, TOMS, offers a free Crisis Support Text Line for anyone in crisis. Please see below for details and share with any family, friends, neighbors, or patients. 

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