A tree decorating contest with the criteria of utilizing items within the hospital department took place at our Carlsbad location. The Customer Service Representatives (CSR) team crafted a tree from post-it notes, binder clips, leashes, origami stars, and snowflakes. The ER Night crew’s tree creation was made of e-collars, porous tape, and blood tubes, while the ER Day crew utilized green and brown gauze, e-collars, and porous tape for their tree entry. The surgery team’s ingenuity resulted in a tree made of a chest tube, syringes, scalpels, and a TA stapling instrument. The medical oncology department created a tree from IV line tubing, syringe cases, and e-collars and included a festive fireplace scene, with an elf on a shelf. The internal medicine crew crafted a tree made of e-collars, swabs, and leashes. The imaging and radiation oncology team’s winning winter scene and tree creation includes x-ray film, bite plates, a radiation head mask, and uses an x-ray box as a light source.
Decked out in holiday attire, Murrieta Medical Director, Dr. Sarah Hoggan, poses with just one of the many incredible ornaments made by our Murrieta hospital staff members. Murrieta’s referral coordinator, Kristin, crafted the Grinch wearing a mask ornament. Also pictured is the hospital’s training coordinator, Sumi, showcasing her crafted ornament and the ornament created by our VCA CVS facility manager.
Our Ontario hospital held a gingerbread house contest this week, with voting held on social media. While there was quite a bit of competition, the ER night crew stepped it up with two entries. The winning house, Housewives of the North Pole, made by Ontario ER overnight crew members Paul, Maggie, and Andrea, ranked number one with the hospital’s social media following. The farmhouse themed gingerbread house created by fellow overnight ER staff, Tina, Tory, Breanne, and Helena came in second place. Other incredible hospital entries included the oncology department’s Beetle Juice themed house, the internal medicine’s bio-hazard house, the surgery department’s castle-themed house, the cozy house created by the CSR team, and the charming gingerbread house with tree’s flanking each side made by a collaboration of staff members from different Ontario hospital departments.