Through the Employee Engagement Coffee Talk program, employees have the opportunity to meet monthly with senior leaders from across the organization in small (no more than 12) informal groups to discuss current events, points of pride, and barriers experienced by staff.
This program launched in 2018, as a result of the 2017 Press Ganey Employee Engagement Survey Results, to improve survey “organizational respect” scores. From the 2017 survey results, responses relating to organizational respect were favorable and increased slightly in 2018. The Coffee Talk program is an excellent opportunity to better understand key aspects driving perception. At the conclusion of each session, suggestions from employees are strongly taken into consideration and forwarded to the appropriate area leader to address for any potential action or change in practice.
The sessions are scheduled from 1-2 p.m. on the last Wednesday of every month, and refreshments are provided by the UMMC Alliance. If you are interested in participating, email email@example.com.
Dr. Terri GillespieChief Nursing Executive and Clinical Services Officer
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Michael StampsChief of UMMC Police
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Dr. Demondes HaynesAssociate Dean of Admissions, School of Medicine
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Dr. Joshua MannChair, Preventive Medicine
Dr. Daniel WilliamsDivision Chief, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
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Tom Fortner, MBAChief Institutional Advancement Officer
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1 p.m. July 29, 2020R136
Pam MelzerDirector of Benefits, Department of Human Resources
1 p.m. Aug. 26, 2020Periop Conference Room
Molly BrasfieldInterim Chief Human Resources Officer
1 p.m. Sept. 30, 2020R136
Dr. Jonathan WilsonChief Administrative Officer
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Natalie Hutto, JD, CPAExecutive Director, Department of Pediatrics
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7 p.m., Dec. 16, 2020TBD