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November 30, 2010

New Infection Control Cleaning Procedures

This entry should be read by both PERC Staff and Tech (formerly iPod) Squad Volunteers.

The UMHS Infection Control Policy for cleaning electronic devices (such as MP3 Players, iPods, and Laptops) loaned to patients has been revised. Please click on the following link to familiarize your self with this revised policy.


Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions. Thanks again for all your help!


Posted by monti at 12:14 PM | Comments (0)

November 18, 2010

Goodbye to all

Dear volunteers,
I may not be able to say goodbye to you in person so I am writing to thank you all for your time, commitment and a job well-done at the PERC over the past few years. Both the PERC and I owe our success to you - PERC volunteers! You enabled me to implement many innovative programs and services that serve as models to other institutions.
My job will be posted soon and hopefully a new librarian will be hired in the next few weeks. This will be a similar position managing both the PERC and the Mardigian Wellness Resource Center at the CVC.
It has been a pleasure to meet you and work with you. I am not leaving the health system, so I will still see you around.
Wishing all of you best with a heartfelt thank you,

Posted by rvolk at 04:33 PM | Comments (2)

November 09, 2010

Great American Smokeout

Hello Volunteers:

Just a reminder that The Great American Smokeout is scheduled for Thursday, November 18. Events at the UMHS will be held on Wednesday, November 17. In preparation for the GAS, please review the attached link to better prepare yourselves for visitors to the PERC who may request information.

Please let me know if you have any questions and thank you for all your help.



Posted by monti at 10:29 AM | Comments (0)

November 03, 2010

New Position for Ruti!

This entry should be read by both PERC Staff and iPod Squad Volunteers.

Hello Volunteers,

It is with mixed emotions that I write to let you know that Ruti Volk has accepted the newly created position of Patient Education Librarian with the UMHS. Congratulations to Ruti as she tackles this new endeavor! She will certainly be missed as she leaves her role as the PERC Libarian in the Cancer Center.

For many years Ruti has been an active member of the Patient Education Oversight and Steering committees at UMHS. In recent months, she has been responsible for building a Patient Education Clearinghouse, which brings together materials from across the health system into a central database. She has also implemented a health cataloging system that brings resources from the seven centers together.

This, of course, is in addition to the wonderful work she continues to do at both the Cancer Center's PERC and the CVC's Mardigian Wellness Resource Center. The UMHS Librarian position was created in order to allow these system-wide patient education improvements to continue. While we are sad to see her leave us, we are very happy to know that whomever fills her shoes will be able to continue to benefit from Ruti's leadership and guidance.

When you see Ruti, please congratulate her on her new role, which officially begins on December 1, 2010.


Posted by monti at 02:10 PM | Comments (0)