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October 30, 2008

Welcome to the PERC Communication Blog

Hello Volunteers and Welcome to the new PERC Communication Blog!

Ruti and I will be using this tool to communicate with you in a more efficient and timely manner. It will eliminate printing and filing and will enable us to search easily for items we may wish to refer to at a later time; we will no longer need to thumb through pages of material to locate an item. We think you will like it!

I think this will really improve communications involving the PERC. Let me know how you like the blog or if you have any questions. And, as aways, thanks for your WONDERFUL help!


Posted by monti at 09:37 AM | Comments (0)

Security Issues

Hello Volunteers:

With the holiday season approaching please be more vigilant about the security of your personal belongings. Please keep your purses put away and locked up! Purses, wallets, cell phones and iPods have diseappeared in the past and PERC is a public space.


Posted by monti at 09:23 AM | Comments (0)

October 29, 2008

Guest Wireless Network

The Guest Wireless Network is now active throughout the Cancer Center and the cancer in-patient units (which include 8A/8B). As a result, patients and guests may be referred to the PERC if they need to speak to someone about the network.

Please note: we are not able to assist patrons in connecting their own laptop or iPod to the guest network. We can only refer them to the numbers located on the back page of the Wireless Internet brochure. These brochures are located in the PERC on the 4th shelf of the book case where the DVDs are stored. In addition, these brochures are currently stocked in the waiting rooms and infusion areas of the Cancer Center.

When you check out an iTouch through our Sight & Sound Program please make sure it is connected to the Internet. This should be done after the checkout process is completed before the patron leaves the PERC.

Here are the instructions:

1. Tap on the Safari icon to open it. (Safari is the iPod web browser, smiliar to Internet Explorer on the Windows computer.)

2. The iTouch will load the Visitor Access Computer Network Agreement page which requires a simple log in. If an error message is displayed - just tap on "Continue" to load the page.

3. Scroll down to the bottom of the page. You will see two text boxes. Next to last name type in "guest" next to email address type in: ""

4. The Guest Wireless Internet Access page will now load. Scroll down and tap “Continue�.

5. If this does not work you may have to turn the iTouch completely off and and on again.

As always, please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions!

Lori and Ruti

Posted by monti at 04:22 PM | Comments (0)

October 28, 2008

Survey statistics

Dear volunteers,
I have created electronic versions of our evalutions. No, we are not going to as our patrons to fill out electronic evaluations, we will still keep our evaluations in paper form. The electronic versions would help us to tabulate the data.

I added links to the electronic survery on our bookmark page. Lori will show you how to enter the data. It is very very simple. Thank you very much for your help with this task.


Posted by rvolk at 02:08 PM | Comments (0)