White House Spotlights CSI Instructor Jorge Pulleiro
SelectHealth Recognized as J.D. Power Customer Champion
Spring Wellness Challenge Nets 18 Teams to Date!
Physicians Immediate Care Clears Up SelectHealth Problems
DECA Students Hold Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser March 15
March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month – Free Seminars!
EAP Webinar “Celebrating Midlife” is March 18, Noon in TAB 258
Herrett Forum: Autumn Kersey Presents about JuMP Company and Dilettantes
Overeaters Anonymous: Lifetime Support with No Frees or Diets
NOTE: Skin Cancer Screening with Dr. Thad Scholes
is THIS FRIDAY (Place/times TBA)
Also, we thank everyone that wore Blue to Work last Friday!
Posted by Colonel Rich Morales on March 04, 2014
During Jorge Pulleiro’s tenure as a middle school teacher, he has received several prestigious awards, including the Loretta Wollet Award (2008) for outstanding teaching at the K-12 level, the Toyota International Education Award (2008) and the Fulbright Classroom Teacher Exchange award to Universidad Popular de la Chontalpa, Tabasco, Mexico (2011). (Photos courtesy of Jorge Pulleiro)
We all had teachers who influenced us and helped make us the adults we are today. In 2014, we will be honoring teachers who are having a lasting impact on their students each and every day, and who have also had a lasting impact on our nation – because these teachers are veterans who have chosen to begin a new career in the classroom after serving in the armed forces.
Our schools across the United States are benefiting from these former service members who are proud to serve their country again as teachers. They bring their unique talents into classrooms and are influencing a new generation of students. The White House and the Department of Defense, through the Troops to Teachersprogram, are joining forces to bring veterans' unique talents to public schools. Veterans offer unmatched skills, experience, and dedication to the schools and students they now serve.
Our first spotlight is Troops to Teachers participant Jorge Pulleiro, a Spanish teacher at Wood River Middle School in Hailey, Idaho. Prior to becoming a middle school Spanish teacher, Mr. Pulleiro served in the United States Army for six years. His Army career took him from North Carolina to Heidelberg, Germany, and points in between. He served as a rear detachment commander for the Army in Germany; a protocol officer and escort for distinguished visitors; and as a team member of the casualty assistance center, where he was involved in the important and somber work of casualty incidents, family notification, casualty assistance, mortuary services and burial honors.
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SelectHealth has been recognized as a J.D. Power 2014 Customer Champion – one of only 50 companies across nine industries that earned the accolade this year. SelectHealth will be featured alongside other Customer Champions in the March 3, 2014 issue of Fortune.
To qualify for inclusion on this exclusive list, companies must excel a month the nine different industries included in the Customer Champions analysis by J. D. Power. J. D. Power examined five factors to determine the 2014 Customer Champions, including: People, Presentation, Process, Product, and Price.
After evaluation of 600 brands, the 2014 Champions were identified based on customer feedback, opinions, and perceptions gathered from J.D. Power’s research in 2013. This group of 50 represents the highest-performing companies that deliver service excellence – both within their respective industry and across the nine industries measured.
Captains are coming forward and teams of any size are forming NOW for a brand new spring activity challenge that begins TODAY and continues through May 2. This challenge includes all forms of activity to MOVE MORE plus EAT SMARTER and LIVE BETTER. Points are tallied by and for individuals on a weekly basis with a celebration taking place at the Spring Employee Picnic in May.
All physical activity must last at least 15 minutes (the equivalent of a staff work break) to count for points. A short list of acceptable activities, food and other health items are offered with associated points, and you may add other similar healthy choices for your own points up to 5 each.
Your daily goal will be to reach 50 points x 6 days (weekends count as one day) to reach a total of 300 points for the week. Participants are encouraged to reach the weekly goal seven out of the eight weeks to earn a completion prize. A coordinating Journal is provided to keep your tallies that you will turn into your Captain at the end of the challenge on May 2nd, or soon thereafter.
If you haven’t heard from a Captain in your area yet, feel free to rally a team and select a Captain that may be interested. Other teams already forming and may welcome new members! We will have a complete roster and some SUPER FUN team names and some images to share soon.
Our teams to date include:
Please feel free to contact Judy at x6269 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your good questions and suggestions.
Jaime Tigue, John Twiss and Judy Heatwole
CSI Employee Wellness Program
I just wanted to follow up on the Select Health issue....
We became preferred providers on 12/12/13. Unfortunately Select Health updates their provider list the first of each month. Tammy at BrightPath was late in getting out acceptance letters but had assured me that it wouldn't be a problem. Claims have been processing out of network and when patients called we were not listed as preferred/in network providers.
I spoke with CJ at Select Health today and he is going to start reprocessing claims. Claims are going to reprocess and will appear on an updated explanation of benefits.
And as always if they have any questions or concerns please have them give me a call.
Physicians Immediate Care
DECA students at the College of Southern Idaho will hold a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 15 in the CSI Desert building café. The meal will include spaghetti, salad, bread, beverage, and dessert. All proceeds will support DECA students as they prepare for local, state, and national competition. Tickets are $10 each or $5 for children age five and younger and will be sold at the door.
DECA stands for Distributive Education Clubs of America and is an international association of college students and instructors of marketing, managementand entrepreneurship in business, finance, hospitality, and marketing sales and service.
College of Southern Idaho
St. Luke’s is sponsoring FREE Colon Cancer seminars in March
March 11, 6 p.m. St. Luke’s Jerome, presented by Dr. Seth Wheeler, Gastroenterologist
March 18, 6 p.m., North Canyon Med Center, presented by Dr. Judith Csanky, Gastroenterologist
March 25, 6 p.m., St. Luke’s Magic Valley, presented by Dr. Kent Smith, Gastroenterologist
Pre-register is required. Call to RSVP at 208-814-0094
The Employee Wellness Program is hosting this month’s Business Psychology Associates Webinar dedicated to the topic of making the rest of your life the BEST of your life.
Learn how to find your passion, explore encore careers, consider dating, and deal with empty nest syndrome and boomerang kids – all in an effort to prepare yourself for this exciting time of life.
Bring your lunch and a coworker, spouse or friend and join us at noon in TAB 258.
Employee Wellness Program Coordinator
Southern Idaho’s quality of living is often measured by cost of living, available employment, the quality of schools and services, and recreational opportunities. Just as important, says Autumn Kersey, are community arts.
Kersey is an actress, director, producer, teaching artist, and the founder of the Treasure Valley’s first children’s and youth theater companies. Appropriately so, considering her long involvement in programs such as JuMP Company and Dilettantes of Magic Valley as she grew up in Twin Falls. Kersey will be the speaker at the Herrett Forum at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 19 at the Herrett Center’s Rick Allen Room. Her topic, ‘Community Arts: Influence and Impact,’ will examine the important of improving access and support for performing arts programs that provide opportunities to ‘shape healthy, active, intelligent, empathetic, and understanding members of the community.’
The Herrett Forum is a monthly series of presentations generally held the third Wednesday evening of each month during the school year. Topics are coordinated by the Herrett Forum Committee, a group of community individuals dedicated to bringing high quality presentations to Twin Falls. No tickets are required for this free public lecture. Doors open at 7 p.m. The Herrett Center for Arts and Science is located on the north side of the College of Southern Idaho campus at the North College Road entrance.
College of Southern Idaho
The Magic Valley OA wants you or a loved one to know they have an active support group ready to help you conquer your compulsive eating habit. If you are obsessed with food, diets, calories and weight, this might be the group for you.
For more information about a local meeting call Kat at 595-2314 or RoseMarie at 293-6224.
Learn more about OA online>>
Employee Wellness Program Coordinator