Protecting our patients, employees from the flu
All UF Health Shands employees who chose to opt out of flu vaccination must complete the 2017-18 Influenza Vaccination Declination module electronically via MyTraining by using the Activity Search (on left side of screen) to find the module titled “Declination of Influenza Vaccination 2017-18.” Employees who submit a completed declination or medical exemption form are required to wear a mask through April 30 while providing direct patient care. Please see HR604 for details.
Walmart, Sam’s Club raise $379,220 for children’s hospital
Walmart and Sam’s Club associates raised a combined $379,220 for the UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital during the annual Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals campaign. Because of the support from CMN, the hospital can purchase lifesaving equipment, provide programs and services with meaningful impact and conduct transformative research to help the more than 40,000 pediatric patients seen each year. Funding from CMN has also been vital to renovation projects, including the hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and the UF Health Shands Pediatric E.R.
Submit nominations for the 2018 Gareth Kerr Memorial Scholarship
The UF Student Health Care Center is accepting nominations for the 2018 Gareth Kerr Memorial Scholarship. This award was created to acknowledge and honor a UF student who has demonstrated interest, commitment and passion for the health and well-being of fellow students and/or the community at large. The deadline for nominations is March 16 and they can be made by members of the UF faculty, staff and student body. Open to undergraduate and graduate students who meet the criteria, the award will be bestowed in the spring. Visit shcc.ufl.edu/2018/01/02/gareth-kerr-memorial-scholarship-nominations-open/ for more information and to submit a nomination.