What’s Up Newsletter

Distributed monthly to Health Care Agency staff. Contains tributes to employees, tips for the workplace, program news, and other helpful directives and information for employees.

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PDF file March 2016 Issue (PDF)
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HCA Communications Launches Revised Branding Style Guide

  • Board of Supervisors Honors Health Care Agency Social Workers 
  • Steve Thronson Returns to HCA as New Deputy Agency Director 
  • Get to Know OCLinks – Behavioral Health Services Navigation 
  • HCA’s Dr. Mark Chew Trains UCI Medical Center Staff on Chempacks
PDF file February 2016 Issue (PDF)
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Labor Management Committee in the Spotlight: Behavioral Health Services’ AB109 Program

  • Safety Classes Resume with New Safety and Training Officer on Board
  • Tammara Tagaloa Receives Inaugural Platinum Award! 
  • Health Emergency Operations Center Trainings Planned for 2016
  • Health Care Agency Celebrates Love Your Heart Day 
PDF file January 2016 Issue (PDF)
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CLSEI Health Policy and Finance Cohort visit HCA

  • Mark Refowitz named NACD Fellow 
  • Continue the lime green message throughout the New Year!
  • Set realistic weight loss goals the healthy way 
  • Excitement in HCA Payroll! 
PDF file December 2015 Issue (PDF)
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KIDS Working Group receives recognition

  • A New Year, A Healthy You! Celebrate Orange County’s Mental Health Awareness Week 
  • The Compliance Train has left the station 
  • Della Lisi recognized for Prevention Work 
  • CVS Pharmacy is a “Smoke-Free Superstar” 
PDF file November 2015 Issue (PDF)
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OC Postpartum Wellness team wins 2015 Ambriz Award

  • 58,000 meals donated to local food banks
  • COR launches new Records Coordinator Program to keep staff informed
  • PG/PA join to celebrate International Day
  • HDM participates in Emergency Preparedness Fair
PDF file October 2015 Issue (PDF)
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Health Care Agency implements a new mass notification system

  • Flu shot program underway
  • Had an address or name change lately?
  • Benefits Open Enrollment begins October 30 
  • Steve Ambriz Award Ceremony November 5
PDF file September 2015 Issue (PDF)
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HCA provides outreach and services to Civic Center homeless population

  • BHS AB 109 program and Probation receive CSAC Award
  • HCA Interns & Volunteers — Our Partners for a Healthier Tomorrow!
  • Here’s our number — So call us, anonymously 
  • OC Champions for Change honored 
PDF file August 2015 Issue (PDF)
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Dr. Handler named Physician of the Year

  • German Secretary of Health visits OC
  • Make a Splash! Learn the ABC & Ds of Water Safety & Drowning Prevention
  • Prevention and Intervention Division holds Resource Fair
  • Cities take part in POD planning
PDF file July 2015 Issue (PDF)
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Understanding OC Healthy Steps

  • Team Care joins in Annual AIDS Walk OC! 
  • Disasters’ impact on children’s mental health needs
  • Souleles appointed to CSUF Dean’s Advisory Board  
  • Trimmer receives Nursing Excellence “GEM” Award
PDF file June 2015 Issue (PDF)
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AB 109 & “Waste Not OC” programs win NACO Award

  • 2015 Team Excellence Award — Call for 2015 nominations! 
  • The show must go on … 
  • EMS personnel recognized during EMS  
  • “Surf Quake” Emergency Exercise tests 7.2 Earthquake Scenario
PDF file May 2015 Issue (PDF)
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Celebrating HCA’s Nurses

  • Community meeting addresses violent video games 
  • DC&E manages change 
  • Dr. Handler recognized as Physician of the Year 
  • HDM: A look behind the scenes of the Preparedness Program
PDF file April 2015 Issue (PDF)
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Legal victory for CHS Mental Health Care team in incompetency hearings

  • Public Health Week celebrated 
  • HCA Mentorship Program
  • Family Health partners with PODER
  • Employees recognized for Service Years
PDF file March 2015 Issue (PDF)
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Hats Off to staff who responded to measles outbreak

  • Waste Not OC seals presented
  • PH staff meet with Surgeon General
  • LMC in the Spotlight - IT Service Desk Team
  • Lessons learned from the Anthem Breach
PDF file February 2015 Issue (PDF)
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LMC in the Spotlight – OCLinks Team

  • Compliance Updates 2015
  • CHS Dental goes digital!
  • Dr. Ninh awarded OCSD Gold Star
  • January Conference addresses Pediatric Disaster Response and Emergency Preparedness
PDF file January 2015 Issue (PDF)
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Become a workingWELL workPAL

  • New HCA Brand
  • Sony Pictures hack is a wake-up call for HCA
  • It’s that time of the year again for … Distribution of W-2s for 2014!
  • HCA secretaries celebrate the holidays  
PDF file December 2014 Issue (PDF)
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OC Champion Moms inspired to “Speak Up for Healthy Changes”

  • CHS Bids Farewell to Leah Marcus
  • 2015 Point-In-Time Count and Survey
  • Armory Emergency Shelter Program open thru April
  • Holiday Grief
PDF file November 2014 Issue (PDF)
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Grand Opening of Cotton’s Point Senior Apartments

  • Choosing to be an influencer of right culture leads to success
  • OCLinks one year update
  • CHAT-H team wins 2014 Ambriz Award
  • Holiday Food Safety Tips
PDF file October 2014 Issue (PDF)
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Laura’s Law Hotline launches in OC

  • Ebola: What you need to know
  • Updates to our Notice of Privacy Practices (NPP)
  • Hat's Off to Coletta Franciscus
  • Waste Not OC Seals presented
PDF file September 2014 Issue (PDF)
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JHS receives reaccreditation

  • HCA welcomes Dr. Johnson
  • WIC: Strengthening families for 40 years!
  • 211 helpline adds food pantries map
  • Prevention works, treatment is effective & recovery happens
PDF file August 2014 Issue (PDF)
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Public Guardian moves to HCA

  • HIVPAC receives award
  • Lindgren receives recognition 
  • Management Services gains new staff
  • Douroudian honored with award
PDF file July 2014 Issue (PDF)
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Dr. Handler receives Hunger Fighter Award

  • The results are in!
  • TUPP hosts BH Regional Training
  • NACO Awards Presented 
  • Workplace enhancement suggestions?
PDF file June 2014 Issue (PDF)
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Board Approves Laura’s Law implementation

  • Dr. Handler keynote speaker at Conference
  • CHS participates in “Meeting of the Minds” conference
  • Eat. Play. Breathe. Promotes Healthy Lifestyle
  • CCS highlights Employee of the Quarter
PDF file May 2014 Issue (PDF)
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Celebrating Nurses Week, May 6-12

  • Resist the urge to snoop
  • CHS staff receive recognition
  • Call for 2014 Team Excellence Award nominations
  • Director receives 10-Years of Service Award
PDF file April 2014 Issue (PDF)
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Harbor Justice Center DUI Court receives recognition

  • Compliance Matters: A new way to report
  • OCLinks Referral Line
  • Employees Recognized for Service Years
  • BHS participates in church event
PDF file March 2014 Issue (PDF)
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Hats Off to CHS flu vaccination team

  • CHS flu vaccination team
  • Compliance Update
  • Fire Safety
  • Celebrate National Nutrition Month®
PDF file February 2014 Issue (PDF)
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February Is American Heart Month

  • Update—Quarterly Safety Meeting
  • Logos available online
  • Mike Arroyos named CCS Employee of the Quarter
  • Save the Date – Public Health Week 2014 
PDF file January 2014 Issue (PDF)
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EMS Coordinator deploys to Philippines to assist with Typhoon Haiyan impact

  • EPRP has moved and remodeled!!
  • PBS features Waste Not OC Coalition
  • CHS/OCSD team up for World AIDS Day
  • Pinterest approved for County use

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