An IPA Monthly Newsletter
September | 2020
YEAR TO DATE
Jr. Systems Administrator
Thank you Jeremiah Vernon for exhibiting our core values: Integrity, Customer Centricity, Unity, Winning Spirit and Safety! You will win one extra vacation day as well as a chance to win an all-expense paid trip to Sugar Beach in St. Lucia February 7th – 11th! Keep up the great work!
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Thank you for being so customer-focused.
...he wants to make sure his internal customers satisfied, which ultimately affects our external customers.
Jeremiah has tremendous follow-up... he remains extremely calm and helps us through tough situations.
Office Manager, Beverly Wulkowicz, oversees the administrative support for IPA. She manages the day-to-day operations including but not limited to organizing executive meetings, receiving and sorting incoming mail and deliveries, ordering office supplies, and more.
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New Security Initiative
IPA is deploying a new security software platform to all IPA issued laptops, desktops and workstations. The new platform is called CrowdStrike and it will allow for much better control of our endpoint security to protect IPA’s devices and data.
We need your help to accomplish this deployment by September 9th.
Click here to access the Teams channel that will walk you through the setup. Once you are viewing the channel, click on the "Crowd Strike Install" tab at the top and follow along in the install guide. If you have any questions contact IPA's IT team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Manufacturing Manager, Rod Owens, assembled a safety task force as part of a 2020 initiative. As part of that initiative, he developed a hazard observation card where employees can identify any potential hazards and report it to the production leadership. This may include anything from identifying sharp parts used on the assemble line to suggesting opportunities to improve safety protocols.
Each member of the production team is required to submit two hazardous observation cards each month identifying a new safety opportunity or improving an existing process. Since implementing this new process, the team has submitted 307 safety cards, closing out 144.
Safety FIRST at IPA
Our number one focus is safety. That's why we've implemented several safety measures in light of COVID-19.
In an effort to minimize the amount of traffic in the office, most of the administrative team is working remotely through the end of the year. We've installed touchless temperature screening kiosks at our two main entry points and have provided face masks and sanitizers throughout the office. In addition to our normal janitorial schedule, we've added a day porter to sanitize high-volume touch points throughout the office.
As we continue to navigate through these unprecedented
times, we're committed to behaving in a manner that keeps the IPA team safe!
1st alEx 2.0 Install | AnMed Health Medical
Nearly 10 years ago, Adriene Bowen installed one of the first alEx Automated Linen Exchange units at AnMed Health Medical Center. Facing concerns regarding capacity, shifting from exchange cart to par stock, the team at AnMed decided to replace 5 obsolete exchange units with the new alEx 2.0 automated solution!
The installation was complete last month and we've already received positive feedback. AnMed holds a special place in IPA's history as our first install site for both alEx 1.0 and now 2.0!
Special thanks to everyone involved!
Adriene Bowen, Chris Snow, Jenn Gunter, Joel Masis, Forrest Leffew, and Zach Stephan
You make the workplace FUN!
Franciscan St. Francis Health
WellStar Kennestone Hospital
University of Virginia Medical Center
From your friends at IPA, we would all just like to say
Have a wonderful Happy Birthday
and many more to come!