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"Nurses need more than occasional pizza parties. Healthcare leaders need to change their work environment to help nurses thrive, she says." – Jennifer Mensik Kennedy, new president of the American Nurses Association.
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    Join Us for a Green Spirit Social on Thursday, May 23

    An ice cream bar with do-it-yourself toppings! That’s one of the things Crossroads team members can enjoy at the Green Spirit Social on the afternoon of Thursday, May 23.

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    Join Us for a Green Spirit Social on Thursday, May 23

    An ice cream bar with do-it-yourself toppings! That’s one of the things Crossroads team members can enjoy at the Green Spirit Social on the afternoon of Thursday, May 23.

    Get the latest Scoop from Perry!

    While we enjoy ice cream and camaraderie, our Founder and CEO Perry Farmer will be joining us by video for a few short news updates.

    Perry is enthusiastic about several new initiatives coming our way including a new Back-Up On-Call Model that is currently being piloted at three sites, with two more site introductions scheduled. The new Back-Up OC Model will be introduced company-wide this year.

    Revitalization of volunteerism is another new drumbeat Perry will touch upon as we create new opportunities for volunteer positions that will visibly support caregivers and our long-term care partners.

    We are also streamlining our admissions processes starting with additional training for our frontline teams that enroll new patients to our service. 

    All of these initiatives are designed to improve our work environment and create additional life balance. 

    We look forward to seeing you at 3 P.M. Central, 4 P.M. Eastern on Thursday, May 23. There is a really “cool” surprise giveaway for all who attend.

  • EM4U June Webinar

    401(k) Webinar: Time Well Spent!


    Crossroads’ 401(k) plan was the subject of our first benefits webinar and according to team members who attended, it was very beneficial. They gained knowledge of 401(k) retirement plans in general but also how to calculate and approach their own retirement savings. 

    Crossroads’ longtime 401(k) Plan Advisor Bo Connor of Merrill Lynch presented the webinar three different times last month.

    EM4U June Webinar

    What You Need to Know about Medicare

    Wendi Schoonover founded Integrity Insurance Group because she is passionate about supporting individuals as they age. One of her specialties is Medicare, the federal health insurance program for older Americans. 

     

    Medicare is the topic of our June benefits Webinar presented by Wendi who is sure to be high-energy, knowledgeable and relatable.

     

    Everybody seems to know someone with a word-of-mouth Medicare horror story, according to Wendi. Her goal is to unpack the subject and assist individuals with understanding their personal healthcare needs while sorting through the many options available.

     

    First and foremost, Wendi encourages anyone approaching age 65 to remain open-minded about Medicare.

     

    What all 65-year-olds are eligible to accept or opt-out of is Medicare Part B. Eligible Americans are automatically enrolled in Medicare Part A beginning on the first day of the month in which they turn 65. While Part A does not have a premium, Part B has a monthly premium one may opt out of depending upon individual circumstances and preferences.

     

    Of course, drug prescriptions are always part of individual decision-making. This is the helpful type of information Wendi will cover along with other general Medicare-related information in her Webinar.

     

    To attend, join either of these ZOOM meetings:


    Tuesday, June 18 at 7 A.M. CT, 8 A.M. ET
    Click Here

     

    Thursday, June 20 at 2 P.M. CT, 3 P.M. ET Click Here

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    Meaning & Growth

    Almost every poll and research shows that the demand for meaningful work among all age groups is the number one factor people want at work. What comes in second and third place? We want a supportive manager and colleagues with whom we can get along.

    If we examine study after study and endless datasets, we can conclude that we want meaning at work and that our environments (bosses and colleagues) should support that endeavor.

    Path To More

    Meaning & Growth

    Almost every poll and research shows that the demand for meaningful work among all age groups is the number one factor people want at work. What comes in second and third place? We want a supportive manager and colleagues with whom we can get along.

    If we examine study after study and endless datasets, we can conclude that we want meaning at work and that our environments (bosses and colleagues) should support that endeavor. 

    In fact, further surveys show that 9 out of 10 people are willing to take a job that pays less if the job is meaningful and the organization supports meaning at work. Basically, 90% of people at work want "more" meaning in their work. 

    Those who discover meaning in their work experience a multitude of benefits, such as reduced stress, heightened job satisfaction, and overall well-being at work and in life. They feel a profound sense of purpose and fulfillment that surpasses ordinary job metrics, leading to greater resilience in the face of challenges. This pursuit not only enriches one's own life but also contributes to a more vibrant and productive workplace, fostering a sense of hope and inspiration.

    However, meaning actually takes work. Why is it so hard? 

    Internally, we have two fundamental psychological drivers that compete with each other. First, there is the innate drive to be what we are meant to be uniquely and to use that uniqueness to tap our potential. The second drive is as powerful—it's our equal drive to collaborate and fit in. Our collective work together far exceeds doing it alone—and deep down, we all somehow know that. This tension is dynamic, always in flux, and also a source of stress. The magic formula fuels personal and collective growth: employees thrive as the organization flourishes. And vice-versa. 

    The good news is that if you want more meaning at work, it doesn't require as much time as you think. But it can be challenging. The bad news is that it's sometimes hard to believe that something complex can be enlightening and something to look forward to. 

    Crossroads, as an innovative company, has weathered difficult periods, a learning process that propels the company to higher ground. It deeply understands that its people are the driving force behind its success, each with their unique drives, thoughts, and feelings. Crossroads understands that growth starts within; that's why we are investing in personal growth programs and other preventative programs you'll hear about soon. For now, if you are looking for a "meaning" boost in your personal journey at work—or you simply want to grow, to be better for yourself and those around you—reach out to your leadership team to explore the Work with Meaning Experiences.

Vital Signs

This week's question:

What's the one thing that has the biggest positive impact on your workday?




WOW!

Why not recognize a coworker for a job well done?

Congratulate April's WOW! Card recipients:

Atlanta

Connie Pete, SW
Charles Massey, SW
Duane Branscomb, QRT RN
Jennifer Hornsbuckle, CH
John Burrough, SW
John Payne, CNA
Judith Beckford, CNA
Keith Isaac, BC
Pauline James, LPN
Selena Roach, RN
Susan Sutton, ED
Tosha Warren, CNA
Trinita Jennings, CAN

C2

Kevin Reed, Sr. Supervisor
Fertina Bryant, Supervisor
Jharline Orozco, Supervisor
Ciera Williams , CSL

Cincinnati

Pat Reiber, CH
Jahmeyka Murray, STNA
Daniel Vogel, SW
Porsche Dodds, STNA
Tom Daniel, BC
Randy Murphy, CH
Morgan Couch, SW
Kate Mauch, CH
Phil Bollinger, LPN
Candy Anderkin, STNA
Mollie Partin, LPN
Lorria Lewis, RN
Necole O'Neal, LPN
Tanya Neumeister, LPN
Patty Whitling, RN
Sherry Hensley, LPN
Deana Bemont, LPN
Whitney Moler, RN TL
Jane Zaenkert, LPN
Sharrise Evans, NP
Dearis Dodds, STNA
Sabrina Wilson, QRT RN
Meredith Brown, STNA
Angela Combs, STNA
Morgan Couch, SW
Yvette Dillingham, QRT STNA
Lorria Lewis, QRT RN
Maggie Mahaffey, STNA
Randy Murphy, CH
William Nelson, QRT STNA
Pat Reiber, CH 
Nancy Saunders, SW
Chuck Testas, CH
Daniel Vogel, SW
Patricia Whitling, RN CM
Sherrie Whitson, CD
Elexia Zurborg, STNA

Cleveland

Amber Fritz, RN TL
Diane Cordero, Billing
Lisa Mahraz, RN TL
Lakisha Young, STNA
Holly Moran, SE
Ashley Nickum, RN TL
Kevin Hickey, RN TL
Lee Knittel, RN QRT
Samuel Lockhart, CH
Donald Phillips, RN QRT
Anna Montgomery, SW
Kathryn Hazen, SW
Angelina Munoz, LPN QRT
Teena Orr, LPN QRT
Donald Antone, Marketer
Eileen Simmons, RN QRT

Dayton

Patricia Byndom, CH
Beth Borger, SW
Malita Williams, SSD
Rich Fitzwater, CH
Mark Lafferty, CH
Ceara Mebane, STNA
Joseph Hamman, Acct
Stacey Evans, STNA
Tina Phillips, STNA
Shawnta Parker, STNA

Kansas City

Dawn Mishmash, RNCM
Annette Williams, HHA
Paula Isgrig, CH
Heather Phillips, SW
Monica Runnels, RN
Jennie Fernandez, LPN
Macy Gill, RN
Eric Kurz, CH
Addison Eckles, SW
Lucy Fizer, HHA
Lois Pirtle, RNCM
Tawnya Puckett, LPN
Jessica Price, HHA
Erich Kurz, CH
Courtney Lamb, HHA
Jeff O'Dell, BC
Vicki Mears, BC
Wanda White, BC
Miranda Sell, RNCM
Carrie Meek, NP
Lori Malmberg, RN
Pamela Ware, HHA
Megan Fidler, PR
Abbigayle Higgins, HHA
Katie Thomasson, SW/GOAD

Lenexa

Kat Thompson, RN PRN
Autumn Sweetwood, HHA
Danielle Hendrickson, HL
Jasmine Daniels, HHA
Carolyn Agosto, RNCM
Christie Martinez, SE
Kathren Carver, RNCM
Marny Mendenhall, RNCM
Julia Beecher, SW
Jennifer Hodson, HHA
Clark Smith, CH

Memphis

Emilio Moore, AED
Erika Bolton, RNCM
Michelle Stamps, LMSW
Sharika Parker, SSD
Ronnie McCord, ED
Mary Dollar, HHA
Shunna Callicutt, Acct 
Joann Coleman, RNCM
Cassie Rhea, RNCM
Shelita McQuarters, BC
Bobbie Mckine, CH
Julie Beatie, SW
Beth Nelson, RNCM
Patty Smith, VM
Dianne Green, Recep
Tracie Carey, PR
Amanda Medlin, RNCM
Angela Leach, HHA
Shalonda, SW

Northeast Ohio

Alexandra Mihal, STNA
Alyssa Cartwright, STNA
Amanda Leatherbarrow, RN
Amanda Melhorn, STNA
Amy Mayle, STNA
Andra Foster, RN
Andrea Erb, BC
Angela Wills, STNA
Areol Dunlap, STNA
Ashly Sharpnack, RN
Brandi Harrod, STNA
Brek Gerber, STNA
Brian Suntkin, VM
Brittany Dugan, RN
Calvin Fergins, CH
Cathleen Kelley, TL
Charity Draman, RN
Chasity Thacker, STNA
Cherise Jeter, RN
Chris Carter, STNA
Christin Werner, SW
Connie Shy, RN
Crystal Dykes, TL
Daneka Roberts, RN
Dawn Benson, RN
Deanna Eder, SW
Deb Gregory, RN
Deb Wagner, RN
Debra Kirkland, STNA
Deidre Schweitzer, RN
Donielle Powell, RN
Doria Kisling, SW
Edda Sedon, ED
Elizabeth Dodd, LPN
Elyse Sikorski, BC
Emalee Hess, RN
Eric Tiell, STNA
Gabriela Jimenez, STNA
Hallie Leonard, RN
Heidi Jacks, STNA
Hilda Daniel, STNA
Holly Schoenfeld, RN

Irina Grbic, STNA
Isaac Vogel, GOAD
Jacob Keller, STNA
Jessica Marple, RN
Jessica Miner, STNA
Jessica Tomassetti, STNA
Jill Cooper, SW
Jodi Burroughs, AED
Julie Compan, STNA
Julie Lang, RN
Kaitlyn Shipe, SW
Kali Metz, RN
Kandice Norris, STNA
Kenna Peterson, SSD
Kimberly Holloway, STNA
Krista Boggs, STNA
Larry Hendrickson, PR
Latonia Branch, STNA
Laura Newell, RN
Lisa Yaneff, STNA
Lori Hazel, TL
Lori Jensen, VM
Luke Pantellis, HL
Madilyn Dillon, STNA 
Marianne McLaughlin, RN
Mary Higginbotham, LPN
Mary Kennedy, RN
Megan Nichols, LPN
Melissa Murphy, TL
Meropi Steve, STNA
Michael Burkhardt, SW
Michelle Abel, RN
Mindy McKnight, RN
Morgan Norman, RN
Nancy McKean, RN
Natalie Traves, VM
Nathan Harvey, LPN
Olivia Crone, STNA
Pierce Norman, SW
Riley Mizer, RN
Rod Miller, CH
Ryan Kemp, Acct
Ryan White, RN
Sabrina Deal, STNA
Sandra Passmore, LPN
Sara Foster, LPN
Sara Stewart, RN
Sarah Dean, RN
Scott Hileman, LPN
Shelly Strauss, RN
Stacey Eisenhart, RN
Stephanie Killen, RN
Steve Rondinella, PR
Tempi Porter, MR
Tiffany Shull, STNA
Tim Jensen, CH
Traci Sechrist, STNA
Virginia Dorco, RN
Yvonne Pruiett, RN

Oklahoma City

Ricki, Billing
Tiffany Fuller, VC
Mindy Gaston, LPN
Kelley Jackson, RN
Kaleigh Brunell, IC
Felisha Jeffers, RNCM
Anil Thomas, CH
Nikita Savage, LPN
Jenny Slate, RN
Candice Allen, CHHA
Eddie Pitts, RNCM
Antonia Mosley, CHHA
Tahesha Duncan, CHHA 
Melisa Dean, RN ONC
Imani Baker, SSD
Lori Skinner, LPN
Isabella Parks, RN 
Lyn Detphong, HL
Morgon Johnson, RNCM
Margie Combs-Summers, BC

Philadelphia

Edith Jallah, SW
Josh Hwang, CH
Michelle McKellick, CNA
Melissa Cougle, RN 
Woo Jeong, CNA
Vera Hanson, CNA
Ayona Geathers, LPN
Marlene Spivey, RN 
Alyssa Vaccaro, RN 
Mary Kusher, RNCM
Christian Bennett, CH
Nicole Shear, SW
Melissa Cougle, RN-AD
Barbara Miller, CNA
Marlene Spivey, RN
Rayhan Owens, CH
Danielle Smith, CNA
Patrick Loughlin, SW
Mary Kusher, RN
Nicole Shear, SW
Leslie Gruenberg, LPN

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