Fort Hudson Celebrates National Nutrition Month – March 2018

Get ready for National Nutrition Month at The Fort! Led by FH’s Registered Dieticians, March will offer activities, events, and drawings to inspire staff to make informed food choices and develop sound eating & exercise habits. This year’s theme: “Go Further With Food”!

Weekdays will offer a “test your nutrition smarts” question of the day – located by the timeclock. Give your answer, and hope to win the daily prize drawing from correct responses.

Weekly luncheon (signup required due to limited seating) will be offered in the boardroom – entrees made with whole foods to learn why we “go further with food”.

Tasting Tables will be on display in key areas of the building, twice through the month…stop by to see what the item or topic of the day is! Be adventurous and try a taste test!

All who participate throughout the month, will be eligible for a Grand Prize Drawing in early April! So get involved to support our Nutrition Services Team Members…with the added benefit of food education!

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ALL FH STAFF: W-2 forms are now available

Attention: ALL FH Staff from the Human Resource Office — all W-2’s will be available for pickup at the Nursing Center Reception Desk from 9:00 am to 6:00 PM from Jan 25 -29th. Any remaining W-2 Forms after this date, will be mailed to address on file in HR Office on Jan 30th.
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All FH Staff: Details for Employee Recognition Night Feb 2, 2018

Attn: ALL FH Staff – as mentioned previously — our Annual Employee Recognition Night is just around the corner! SAVE THE DATE!

Day / Date: Friday, Feb 2, 2018
Time: 5:30 PM cocktail reception with buffet dinner to follow
Location: The Six Flags Lodge

A wonderful evening out with your peers…enjoying dinner, cash bar, awards ceremony & entertainment by DJ Luny tunz!
Staff Price: Complementary (RSVP is required!)
Guest Price: $25 per person

RSVP required no later than Jan 23, 2018 in person or via telephone 518-747-2811 to either Katie Carpenter HR at ext 262 OR Alica Dooris, Executive Asst at ext 202 . Don’t delay in signing up! We can’t wait to see you there!

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January 2018 Nursing Center Activity Calendar

We are pleased to share the Fort Hudson Nursing Center MONTHLY calendar of events with our families and friends.  We hope this information will help to plan and enhance your visits with loved ones!   We also hope it will allow you to encourage participation!  To find the calendar, follow the (2) simple steps below:

  1. Click on the highlighted LINK below marked AUG2017. A new window will appear with the same link
  2. Click on the highlighted LINK marked AUG2017 a second  time.  The calendar will appear on screen!

Any questions related to Nursing Center activities can be directed to Steve Brand, Director of Recreation and Volunteers at (518) 747-2811.   We hope to see you at some events!

jan calendar

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save the date: ALL FH STAFF – Annual Recognition Event 2/2/18

ATTN: ALL STAFF! Year 2018 has arrived, and with it the plans for Fort Hudson’s Annual Employee Recognition Night!
We are very excited to say we are returning to the Six Flags Lodge for our big event! SAVE THE DATE for the evening of peer recognition, laughs, dinner & entertainment!
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 2, 2018 at 5:30PM. More details to follow…mark your calendar today!

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ALL FH STAFF: convenient link to update/renew your benefits!

The deadline is fast approaching for all Fort Hudson Employees to register for their 2018 benefits.   This is your annual opportunity to enroll, drop or change benefit coverage.

It is very important to note: Even if currently enrolled in a program – ALL STAFF must re-enroll for 2018 year. The link to do this can be found below — Deadline is November 27th – so don’t delay!
If you have further questions, please contact 518-747-2811 Elizabeth Parsons, HR Director x264 or Katie Carpenter, HR Assistant x262.  OR  click the following hyperlink to access the portal for employee benefit renewal…

https://www.employeenavigator.com/benefits/Account/Login

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Attn: ALL STAFF – open enrollment for benefits year 2018 is now here!

ATTN: ALL Fort Hudson Staff — open enrollment is here!
This is your annual opportunity to enroll, drop or change benefit coverage. There is a carrier change for 2018, and we encourage everyone to attend a meeting in order to ensure you are making an informed choice. Meetings will be held at a variety of times, in the downstairs conference room, located by the timeclock.
Monday: Nov 13– at 9:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm
Tuesday: Nov 15– at 6:00 am, 12 noon, 2:15 pm
Representatives from Marshall & Sterling and MVP will be on site to answer follow up questions between meetings
ANYONE wanting coverage in 2018 for Health, Dental, Vision, or Voluntary Life Insurance(s) MUST ENROLL in coverage by Monday November 27th using the iNavigator benefits portal. Even if you are currently enrolled in a program — note you MUST actively re-enroll for the 2018 calendar year.
If you have further questions, please contact 518-747-2811 Elizabeth Parsons, HR Director x264 or Katie Carpenter, HR Assistant x262
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FH teams up with YMCA for free 2 month program: “zero gain” campaign

Attention ALL FH STAFF: We are excited to tell you that Fort Hudson has teamed up with the Glens Falls YMCA for their “Zero Gain” Campaign!

FH Employees have the opportunity to sign up for FREE 2 month membership at the Glens Falls Y. Start date Nov 1 to December 31st, with the goal of “zero gain” during the holidays! The YMCA offers a wide range of classes and programs to choose from. Added benefit, other than FREE, is that family members (spouse, domestic partner, & children) are also eligible!

Don’t delay – stop to see Katie Carpenter, HR Assistant to pick up your membership application and weigh in! Any questions can also be directed to Katie at 518-747-2811 x262

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Fort Hudson Team Raises over $3000 for “The Walk To End Alzheimer’s Disease”

Fort Hudson wishes to extend a sincere THANK YOU to everyone that participated in the many events of “The Walk To End Alzheimer’s”! Throughout the month, Fort Hudson came together to support an amazing cause…one very close to heart… fundraising to end Alzheimer’s Disease.
Whether you were the “maker” of a raffle basket, baked goods, or the quilt — or the “purchaser” of items OR tickets of chance — we THANK YOU! With these events (plus private donations), the Fort Hudson Team contributed over $3000 to this important cause!
If you joined in this past Saturday to walk the event itself, we APPRECIATE it very much. Fort Hudson had more than 3 buses of family, friends, residents, and staff — an impressive showing!
Lastly, congratulations to Donna Hopkins, G-wing Nurse Manager, who was the lucky winner of this year’s QUILT!

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FH INVITES YOU TO JOIN OUR TEAM: The Walk to End Alzheimers Oct 14

There is still time to join the FH Team of staff, residents, family, and friends as we walk together at the upcoming Alzheimer’s Event: The Walk to End Alzheimer’s!  We wish to bring awareness for a cause that is very near and dear to us.

Scheduled Saturday October 14, 2017 at the Cool Insurance Arena, the walk begins at 10:30 am.  If you are interested in joining our team, please be sure to sign up at www.alz.org/walk.  Follow the prompts.  Our team name is Fort Hudson Health System.  There is no cost to register or join our team, and you do NOT have to raise money, but you are equally invited to do so!

Thank you in advance for your support for such a worthy cause —

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