RIC Matters 2014-08-20 - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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RIC Matters 2014-08-20

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"Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential.”

Winston Churchill

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Junior Cubs Host Annual Wheelchair Softball Junior World Series

RIC's Junior Cubs hosted the 8th Annual Wheelchair Softball Junior World Series this past weekend to a wonderful turnout. Teams from across the country came to play at our own Cubs Care Field at California Park on Chicago’s North Side.

All the teams showed great fight and competed at an extremely high level. In addition to the tournament, the junior athletes performed a skills challenge and home run derby. The fun-filled event included free food and activities for spectators and families.

The 2014 Junior World Series Championship went to the Lincoln-way Junior Hawks of Frankfort, Ill., as they defeated the Minneapolis Junior Rolling Twins in the championship game. Our Junior Cubs finished 3rd with a victory over the Nebraska Junior Barons, and were proud to have defeated the champion Junior Hawks earlier in the tournament. Three Junior Cubs were awarded with All Tournament Team honors at the closing banquet.

Following the Junior World Series, all family members and children were invited to attend the Annual Beach Party at Osterman Beach for a BBQ, live DJ, cycling, and kayaking. 

Magnuson Awards Nomination Deadline Extended

The due date to nominate your deserving co-workers for the annual Magnuson Awards has been extended to Friday, August 29. All employees are encouraged to participate in the nomination process.

Nomination forms for the RIC Founder’s and Management Awards are due to Kathy Galvin in Human Resources, and nomination forms for the Strategic Alliance Employee Excellence Award should be submitted to the Alliance Executive Director.

The purpose of the awards is to recognize both the employee and supervisor/manager/director who strongly contribute to ensuring the highest quality of patient care, and who consistently demonstrate the RIC Values of hope, compassion, discovery, collaboration and commitment to excellence.

Nomination forms can be accessed by clicking the following links:

RIC Management Award

RIC Founder’s Award

Strategic Alliance Employee Excellence Award

These forms are also available on RIC Connect. Managers, please print out paper copies of the forms for employees who do not have access to email.

Save the Date for Magnuson Celebration

Our Magnuson Celebration will be held on Saturday, September 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Outdoor Picnic Grounds. We are excited to welcome you and your immediate family to this fun, casual celebration.

There will be food, music and a variety of activities and entertainment options for all ages.

For more details, access our Magnuson Celebration website by clicking here. This site will provide information about the event and will keep you posted about additional details as the celebration gets closer.

Employees Can Win SkyRise Chicago Raffle Prize

There’s still time to register for our sixth SkyRise Chicago at Willis Tower, which will be held on Sunday, November 2, 2014. We’ve waived the $60 registration fee for all RIC employees to make it even easier to start raising funds.

Not only that, it’s not too late to be eligible to win SkyRise Chicago raffle prizes. This week we will be raffling off another fabulous prize to any employee who has raised more than $300 by Friday, August 22. Sign up now! It’s an opportunity to fundraise for RIC, and an amazing event you won’t want to miss.

To register today, click here. Once you’ve entered the site, select “Individual Participant,” “Join a Team,” or “Start a Team,” depending on how you plan to participate.

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Taste of RIC Tomorrow

Don’t miss the Taste of RIC on Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Heyworth Rooms, second floor. Sample some of your colleagues’ delicious cooking and get ready to be entertained. The talent showcase is from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. Bring your appetites and get ready to have a great time!

RIC Matters Submission Deadline

The deadline to submit articles and announcements for RIC Matters is Monday at noon if you want them published in the following Wednesday’s newsletter. Please remember if your articles are time sensitive to submit them as early as possible to: RICMatters@ric.org.

Superior Street Sprout Café Menu

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