I’ve read some interesting history lately about inaugurations. Did you know that President George Washington was the only president in our history so far to receive all the votes of the Electoral College? Twice? Of course there were a lot fewer states back then and not all of them were eligible to vote since they had yet to ratify the Constitution.
Do you know why the inauguration is now held in January? For a chance at one of 10 $5 gift cards to the Café or Coffee Cart, tell us:
- What year was the 20th Amendment passed, setting the date of presidential inauguration to Jan. 20 (unless it falls on a Sunday), and
- Which U.S. president was the first to be inaugurated on a Jan. 20? Send your answers to LMCCommunications@sclhs.net as usual. It’s a two-part question, so good luck! Lutheran associates only, please. Managers, directors and senior leaders aren’t eligible to win.
Congratulations to last week’s contest winner! Faith Kinsinger, discharge navigator, was the first to correctly reply that the Blue House opened as a restaurant on April 24, 1985. She won a pair of tickets to a show at the Arvada Center.
Another Healthgrades Achievement
This week, Healthgrades® announced the list of hospitals named to the Distinguished Hospital – Clinical Excellence Award™. This is a big honor and generally the precursor to being named to the list of the Top 100 Hospitals, which is made public in February. We’ve received the Distinguished Hospital award for the past six years. Congratulations to us and to our sister hospitals in the Denver area, who both also were named Distinguished Hospitals! ClIck here for the full list.
We Had a Good Year
Among our many accomplishments in 2016 (you can read more about that here if you missed it) we also finished the year out above our aggressive budget target. The numbers aren’t final yet, but we did well.
As a team, we’ve all done a lot of innovative work to make that happen. By focusing on length of stay, supply chain and process improvements, you have helped us to become the lowest cost hospital in the SCL Health system, in fact. We won’t be resting on our laurels since this year’s budget will provide its own opportunities. Take pride in all of our accomplishments as we continue to make improvements through the innovation and The Lutheran Way!
Have a great week,