And the winners of the 2019 Waste Walk Challenge are… Last year, Horizon’s Performance Optimization Team challenged staff to reduce waste through a Waste Walk Challenge, held between April 1 and Sept. 30, to celebrate seven years of • Jody Holmes, Horizon’s Saint John Regional Hospital
male biased the world is and how it affects absolutely everyone. She does an exceptional job of narrating the audiobook, and it makes me look forward to my drives to and from work. I’m not the only one enthralled with the book; it recently won the Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award.” Lisa Totton Patient Flow Improvement Coordinator, Horizon’s Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital “I really loved the Newsflesh Trilogy by Mira Grant. It’s set in a dystopian future with zombies but has nothing to do with zombies — it’s about society in general!” Dr. Yogi Sehgal Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Horizon’s Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital “I just went to a Service of Remembrance at Campbell’s Funeral Home in Sackville. The speaker showed a video of a commercial* about a young family heading to Grandpa’s house for Christmas. In the commercial, the parents settled down their young kids by handing them an iPad. Once they got to Grampy’s, again they handed the children an iPad to be quiet. Then, (on their own) the kids found and watched video — real ones — of their grandparents getting married, and one of the young girls said, ‘I miss Nana.’ It was sad, but then they got together on Christmas morning and gave the iPad to their Grandpa with a beautiful video they made of their family showing that while Nana was not there in body, she was there in spirit. I cried. it was perfect what the girls learned. You might have seen the commercial on TV as I seen a shorter version on it after. Memories ... live to remember!” *Editor’s Note: This is Apple’s Short Film, “The Surprise” Phyllis Wheaton Prep Cook, Food Services, Horizon’s Sackville Memorial Hospital “The best thing I watched this year was the HBO series Watchmen, and several of Bon Appetit’s YouTube series, especially Gourmet Makes with Claire Saffitz. The best things I read this year were Samin Nosrat’s cookbook, Salt Fat Acid Heat (which I still need to finish) and many, many memes on social media. And the best thing I listened to this year was any episode of the Reply All podcast, but especially Episode #141 Adam Pisces and the $2 Coke.” GinaBeth Roberts Editor, Horizon Star, and Regional Manager of Editorial and Digital Communications, Communications and Community Relations, Horizon’s The Moncton Hospital
“Best listen: Clear and Vivid podcasts with Alan Alda. A very nice mix of topics and, of course, Alan Alda’s charisma make this a great listen. Best read: Summer of 69 by Elin Hilderbrand. Very well written with a great story and an excellent setting to understand the social pressures of the time. Best watch: Yesterday starring Himesh Patel. I loved the unique premise of this movie and, of course, the amazing music. A nice two-hour escape and a change from the murder and mayhem so common in “The Handmaid’s Tale. The show’s subject matter isn’t always easy to watch, but it’s a must-see. The show evokes strong emotions, and makes you realize the plots and storylines could be closer to reality than fantasy in today’s climate. It is truly a three- season binge-worthy series.” Roselyn McKenna Quality Consultant, Quality Services, Horizon’s Saint John Regional Hospital “My favorite book this year was Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman.* It is humorous, sad, heartwarming, relatable, with a surprise ending. I didn’t want to put it down and movies lately.” Daryl Steeves Regional Director of Diagnostic Imaging, Horizon’s Saint John Regional Hospital “A quote from Arthur Ashe: Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. has been a great find of the year for me. The quote is just powerful. I really like the emphasis on the ‘present moment,’ while recognizing individual/family strength and ability to get through their struggle. Reminds me of the resilience I see in my clients every day.” Dennis Mwafulirwa Social Worker, Horizon’s Addiction and Mental Health Services, Woodstock “I got to see the live Broadway version of Disney’s Beauty & The Beast. I got tickets for it as a Christmas gift last year, and love all things Disney and live theater. I had tears of joy as I sang along to my favorite animated movie of all time.” Dwayne Manaigre Food Services, Horizon’s The Moncton Hospital “By far, the best thing I’ve listened to this year is the audiobook, Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado Perez. She uses stories and real-world examples, peppered with researched statistics, to show how didn’t want it to end.” *Editor’s Note: I agree! Lisa Savage Social Worker, Palliative Care and Restorative Rehab, Horizon’s Miramichi Regional Hospital
• Anita Lawton, Horizon’s Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital • Monika Cormier, Horizon’s The Moncton Hospital • Stephen Hunnewell, Horizon’s Charlotte County Hospital • Andrea Anderson, Horizon’s Upper River Valley Hospital • David Cormier, Horizon’s The Moncton Hospital
In seven years, over 600 Horizon staff have taken White Belt training and completed nearly 800 waste walks, saving over $3.8 million. Congratulations to the 2019 Waste Walk Challenge winners and participants, and thank you for helping Horizon work smarter, not harder!
developing a culture of continuous improvement. During the challenge, 88 waste walks were submitted and entered in a random prize draw. Thanks to your participation Horizon achieved a 63 per cent increase in waste walk submissions compared to the same time last year! Waste Walks are used to discover inefficiencies or “waste” in an organization and are an excellent way to empower employees, teams and departments to make improvements in their workplaces that result in financial savings and quality improvements to patient care. The Waste Walk Challenge’s top prize, a Fitbit, was awarded to Rachelle Bernier from Horizon’s Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation. Prizes were also awarded to: • Judy Annis, Horizon’s Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital • Sara-Jayne Leblanc, Horizon’s Saint John Regional Hospital • Julie Noel Campbell, Horizon’s Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation • Tammy Morehouse, Horizon’s Saint John Regional Hospital • Jason Landry, Horizon’s Saint John Regional Hospital Horizon’s Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital (DECRH) has achieved Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) ENERGY STAR ® certification for 2019 with a score of 84, making it the second health care facility to be certified in Canada. Horizon’s Saint John Regional Hospital (SJRH) was the first Canadian health care facility to become certified, achieving the status in 2018 and 2019. “To have not one, but two Horizon health care facilities achieve this important certification is exceptional,” said Jeff Carter, Horizon’s Corporate Director for Capital Assets & Infrastructure Services. “To have this great success and lead the way on a national level is certainly a gratifying and fulfilling
Thank you to everyone who shared the best thing they’ve watched, read or listened to in 2019. We received nine submissions (which allowed me to add my own favourites to make it a complete Top 10 list). Together, these submissions create a fantastic and varied list for you to enjoy during a stormy or cozy winter day, evening or weekend. We heard from readers from five facilities or regions, seven units or teams, and eight different positions. Some shared their favourite book, while others shared a popular show from a streaming service. Some favourites were long; others were short (as short as 12 words!). If you have a suggestion for a future Top 10 list, please email HorizonStar@HorizonNB.ca. If you have an idea for another interactive feature, we’d love to hear that, too! We look forward to reading your submissions for the next Top 10 list! 1 “The best thing I watched this year was Saturday Night Live, Season 44: Episode 19 hosted by Adam Sandler on May 4. The whole episode was dynamite. Hardly any political sketches (which are exhausted); it was good sketch comedy and I especially liked the song about Chris Farley. It was like Sandler elevated the writers to be better. The best thing I read this year was Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. I just couldn’t put it down! And the best thing I listened to this year was The Mysterious Mr. Epstein podcast by Wondery. Just fascinating, mindboggling, disgusting and everything all rolled into one!” Shannon MacLeod Senior Communications Advisor, Communications and Community Relations, Horizon’s Miramichi Regional Hospital
Karen McGrath, Horizon’s president and CEO, left, and Gillian Hoyt-Hallet, right, administrative director at Horizon’s Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation present Rachelle Bernier, centre, rehabilitation engineer at Horizon’s Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation with the top prize in the 2019WasteWalk Challenge.
DECRH achieves ENERGY STAR ® certification accomplishment that we should all be proud of.” ENERGY STAR ® certified buildings are verified to perform in the top 25 per cent of buildings across the country based on weather-normalized sourced energy use that considers occupancy, hours of operation, and other key metrics. Only buildings that earn a score of 75 or higher on NRCan’s 1-100 energy performance scale are verified by a licensed engineer or registered
over the last few years resulting in a reduction in energy consumption. Some of these improvements include the installation of LED exterior (including photocell sensors) and interior lighting; lab upgrades; and the installation of variable frequency drives on fans in air handling units, which allows for better scheduling and the ability to reduce energy while still meeting ventilation requirements. The ENERGY STAR ® certification is also a direct result of the DECRH’s culture of environmental stewardship of energy conservation. “There are three components to successful and sustainable energy management — people, technology and information,” said Jim Chessie, Horizon’s Director of Facilities, Engineering and Property Management for the Fredericton area. “The most important of these are our staff and even our patients who are committed to energy conservation through their work and day-to-day activities.” Creating and sustaining an optimal energy efficient environment is just one of the ways Horizon strives to maintain a positive health care experience for its patients and clients. “Our goal is to use the least possible energy while maintaining, and even improving, patient comfort levels,” said Jim. “And we will continue to look for ways to further improve our facility’s operations.”
architect can use the certification mark. Thanks to New Brunswick’s Department of Transportation and Infrastructure’s Energy Program, as well as the facility’s committed and dedicated staff and patients, the DECRH has been able to make many improvements
Members of the Facilities, Energy and Property Management team at Horizon’s Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital and members of Horizon’s Executive Leadership Team, including Jean Daigle, VP Community, Jeff Carter, Horizon’s Corporate Director for Capital Assets & Infrastructure Services, and Dan Keenan, Chief of Finance, celebrate the hospital’s ENERGY STAR ® certification.
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