Medical Center Staff Advisory Council
July 19, 2006
Attendance: Jamie Adcock, Jane Bruce, Kristi Butts, Clara Collins, Dianne Davidson, Bettie Ferguson, Virginia Featherston, Linda Franklin, Drea Gaffney, Graham Gerdeman, Jan Gressman, Tom Jeffries, Debbie Keim-Trewyn, Judy Ledgerwood, Erik Lille, Deborah McCollum, Denise Pepin, JoGale Ray, Barbara Sammons, Delores Shaw, Sharon Smith, Susan Smith, Tonya Snyder, Diane Spaeth, Marcy Thomas, Audra Tilden, Rita Warren
Guests: Amy Nunnally, Nekka Sparks, Jendy Moses, Stacey Kendrick, Scott Mitchell, Karol Hensley, Laura Hughes, Diana Wohlfahrt
Call to order: 12:00pm
Speakers: Tosha Menke – Vanderbilt Valet
Jill Austin – VMC Communications
JoGale Ray opened the meeting by bringing to our attention the July 14th Reporter article regarding the new benefits. She recommended that all read it to prepare for our August meeting when Susie Lyons will be here to talk about Employee Programs/Employee Celebration Month. She also announced a form that was being sent around giving us an opportunity to express concerns, comments and suggestions to the Medical Center Staff Advisory Council (MCSAC). If you have anything you wish addressed please feel free to email JoGale Ray at firstname.lastname@example.org.
JoGale then proceeded to read for the 3rd and final time the by-laws adding onto the officer list the position of Treasurer. These by-laws were read, motioned for accepted and voted on by the council and accepted. Deborah McCollum has also been voted in as this year’s Treasurer.
JoGale then turned the meeting over to Tosha Menke from Vanderbilt Valet who discussed a myriad of services that one of Vanderbilt greatest benefits to their employees afford us. Their two offices are located at Medical Center North (round wing entrance) and 2nd floor of Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. The website to see a list of all services is here:
Here is more information about Vanderbilt Valet from their website:
Vanderbilt Valet is a free service — a benefit provided for you! Our job is to take away the time consuming, information gathering, and errand running that take up so much of your life. When you free up your personal time from your "to-do" list you can spend the time doing the things you enjoy instead of the things that you are obligated to get done!
Just give us your errands, and we'll arrange to have them done while you work. We establish relationships with local vendors and merchants to bring many of the services you need right to our offices at your location.
Vanderbilt Valet is located in the MCN Lobby and in the VCH vestibule, off of the sky bridge. You can also contact us by phone or email or place an order or request on our website:
JoGale then introduced Jill Austin the Chief Marketing Officer from VMC Communications. She spoke about VUMC’s initiative to inform people of how much we can help them. They have created three 60 second commercials and three 30 second commercials that will begin airing later this summer. However, Vanderbilt University Medical Center's new advertising campaign is already well under way.
“Our Stories” is the name given to a new internet-based series featuring patients talking about their experiences at Vanderbilt. The initial 16 stories cover a variety of situations, including families coping with the shock and confusion of traumatic accidents, patients facing critical surgical procedures and families determining the best way to manage a loved one's long-term health-related condition.
To view the stories, go to www.vanderbiltstories.com. There is also a link on the Medical Center home page, www.mc.vanderbilt.edu.
• Campus Security – none
• Employee Hardship – none
• Traffic and Parking – renewal sites available call 6-1215 for further information
• Craft Fair – Sharon Smith is asking for volunteers to help this year for the crafts fair being held October 6th &7th. Setup will be on October 5th.
The meeting was adjourned at 1:00.
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
512 Light Hall
Guest speaker—Susie Lyons, Manager, Employee Programs
Topic: Employee Celebration Month