Important notice: RIC Matters will take a brief hiatus and will not be distributed on Wednesday, December 25 and Wednesday, January 1, resuming distribution on Wednesday, January 8, 2014. If you would like a story to be included in the December 18 edition of RIC Matters, please send it to RICmatters@ric.org before Monday, December 16. Thank you.
Holiday Party Reminder
The RIC Flagship Holiday Parties are Thursday, December 12 and early morning Friday, December 13!
The celebration times are as follows in the Heyworth Rooms:
- Thursday, December 12: The day shift will be served lunch from 11:00 am-1:30 pm.
- Thursday, December 12: The evening shift will be served dinner from 5:00 pm-6:30 pm.
- Friday, December 13: The night shift will be served dinner from 1:00 am-2:00 am.
You will receive two tickets from your manager. The white ticket is to gain entry to the celebration. The red ticket is to be exchanged for the holiday gift which will be available at the celebrations and thereafter in Human Resources for those employees who are unable to attend the events.
Employees at RIC clinic locations will be celebrating the holidays in the near future as well. Your manager will let you know what’s planned for your team.
Everyone, everywhere, please send us electronic photos of your RIC celebrations and we’ll include them in future editions of RIC Matters. Enjoy!
Rehabilitation Measures Database at CROR Offers Free Webinar January 14
The Rehabilitation Measures Database (RMD) at the Center for Rehabilitation Outcomes Research at RIC would like to announce the third in its series of free webinars designed to enhance the use of outcome measures in clinical practice. This series of webinars was generously funded by The Retirement Research Foundation.
The webinar will be presented by Dr. Joy Hammel, and is designed for students and clinicians who wish to learn more about using client-centered practice and patient-reported outcomes.
Title: “Using Client-Centered Practice and Patient-Reported Outcomes”
Speaker: Dr. Joy Hammel, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Date/Time: January 14 at 12:00 PM Central
Cost: Free (space is limited, on a first come, first served basis, to the first 400 registrants)
You can register for free using the link below:
Happy Holidays from the Sprout Café!
Due to the RIC holiday party at the flagship on Thursday, December 12, the Sprout Café will be closed between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Please visit Peets Coffee shop in the lobby for an extended menu selection, including soup, salads, and sandwiches. The Sprout Café will reopen at 2:00 pm.
Superior Street Sprout Café Menu
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Why I Give: Petronus McGraw
Editor’s Note: RIC Matters will regularly share employee stories about why they contributed to the campaign for The Ability Institute of RIC. If you have participated in the campaign and wish to be featured, please email Jim Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Painter Petronus McGraw has made his career at RIC a family matter.
“I brought all of my kids here while they were growing up to spend time with the patients,” he mentioned. “They would read to older patients and play with kids on the pediatric floor. I think it changed their lives. Two of them work in healthcare now.”
Petronus noted that he has made it a point to get to know patients himself, giving out toys to children without parents during the holidays and making sure he knows the names of the patients he sees. “Everyone here is part of the family,” he said. “It is a strong place with a lot of strong people.”
Petronus said he gave to the Employee Campaign for The Ability Institute of RIC because he wants to give back to the place that has given his family – and many other families – so much.
“I’ve been here a long time and I want to give back, even in a small way, to what RIC has given me and all the people who have been patients here,” he remarked. “This place makes miracles. It makes people walk again, heals them, and shows everyone so much about kindness and hope. All of the people who work here are doing their best to help people get better and help people see the opportunity they have.”
He wants his colleagues to know that giving is a promise for the future. “There’s no reason not to give,” he said. “RIC has given everyone so much. Let’s keep it going.”
You Shop. We Advance Human Ability™
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For more information on Fundinco or other ways to support RIC, please contact the Advancement Office at (312) 238-6013.
The Ability Institute of RIC Construction Update
Construction on The Ability Institute of RIC continues, with our south tower crane installation scheduled to occur this weekend.
The installation of the second tower crane, located on the south side of the site, is scheduled to occur December 13-15, weather permitting. This project will be similar to the first crane installation, except that all of the work will be done on site and there will be no lane closures necessary. Sunday work will be required beginning at 8:00 am and ending by 8:00 pm. In addition, ground excavation and concrete foundation work will continue over the coming weeks.
Keep watching RIC Matters for the latest updates on The Ability Institute construction!