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Ascension Borgess Hospital
Ascension Borgess Hospital is a full-service hospital with 24/7 emergency care, a Level II Trauma Center, and a Comprehensive Stroke Center. We deliver advanced surgical care for serious and life-threatening injuries and illnesses. Ascension Borgess is a destination for specialty care - including advanced heart care, a comprehensive stroke center, cancer care, advanced orthopedics and neurosciences, women’s health and pediatric care. Our OB-GYN maternity care teams deliver a personalized birthing experience and a specialty care nursery for more intensive newborn care. We provide a wide range of minimally invasive surgical procedures using robotic-assisted technology, imaging and lab tests, and a dedicated inpatient rehabilitation center, all on one campus. Borgess

ABOUT US

Ascension Borgess Hospital is a non-profit Catholic health care institution founded in Kalamazoo by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Nazareth in 1889. Ascension is the largest Catholic health care organization in the United States and has more than 2,600 sites of care in 19 states and the District of Columbia. Ascension Borgess Hospital is a full-service hospital with 24/7 emergency care, a Level II Trauma Center, and a Comprehensive Stroke Center. We deliver advanced surgical care for serious and life-threatening injuries and illnesses. Ascension Borgess is a destination for specialty care - including advanced heart care, a comprehensive stroke center, cancer care, advanced orthopedics and neurosciences, women’s health and pediatric care. Our OB-GYN maternity care teams deliver a personalized birthing experience and a specialty care nursery for more intensive newborn care. We provide a wide range of minimally invasive surgical procedures using robotic-assisted technology, imaging and lab tests, and a dedicated inpatient rehabilitation center, all on one campus. The Ascension Borgess ministry includes:

  • Ascension Borgess Hospital - Kalamazoo Ascension Lee Hospital - Dowagiac Ascension Pipp Hospital - Plainwell Ascension Allegan Hospital - Allegan Ascension Borgess Ambulatory

MISSION

Rooted in the loving ministry of Jesus as healer, we commit ourselves to serving all persons with special attention to those who are poor and vulnerable. Our Catholic health ministry is dedicated to spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of individuals and communities. We are advocates for a compassionate and just society through our actions and our words. Our Values

VISION We envision a strong, vibrant Catholic health ministry in the United States which will lead to the transformation of healthcare. We will ensure service that is committed to health and well-being for our communities that respond to the needs of individuals throughout the life cycle.

VALUES

• Service of the Poor: Generosity of spirit, especially for persons most in need • Reverence: Respect and compassion for the dignity and diversity of life • Integrity: Inspiring trust through personal leadership • Wisdom: Integrating excellence and stewardship • Creativity: Courageous innovation • Dedication: Affirming the hope and joy of our ministry

PARKING

Students and Faculty attending Borgess Medical Center for clinical rotations are asked to park in the employee parking lot in front of the hospital nearest to Gull Road or In the parking ramp (garage) Level 4 or above. DO NOT park in the lot to the eastside of the main hospital.

SECURITY

• Security can be reached internally by dialing extension 68361. (There is a sticker on all internal phones with that number on it as a reminder) • EMERGENCY SITUATIONS can Dial 1-2-3 from internal phone • Externally, security can be reached at (269)226-8361 • Lock your vehicle and remove valuables before entering the hospital.

EMERGENCY ALERTS (Conducted in Plain Talk)

• FIRE -- "Facility Alert" + " FIRE ALARM" + Location + Instructions • HAZARDOUS SPILL -- "Facility Alert" + "HAZARDOUS SPILL" + Location + Instructions • UTILITY/IT -- "Facility Alert" + TYPE OF SERVICE INTERRUPTIONS + Location + Instruction (Ex. Elevator down, significant power bump, internet or phone lines down, tube station down) • WEATHER -- "Facility Alert" + "STORMGEO ALERT" + Instructions (for Thunderstorm, Tornado, Winter Storm Warning) • EVACUATION/RELOCATION -- "Facility Alert" + "EXTERNAL\DISASTER" + DISASTER TYPE + Instructions • MEDICAL ALERT -- "Medical Alert" + "CODE BLUE" + Location (for Cardiac Arrest, Stroke Alert, or Rapid Response) • SECURITY ASSISTANCE -- "Security Alert" + "SECURITY ASSISTANCE" + Location + Instructions • ACTIVE SHOOTER -- "Security Alert" + "ACTIVE SHOOTER" + Location + Instructions (When incident resolved an "all Clear" will be announced) • CAMPUS LOCKDOWN -- "Security Alert" + "CAMPUS/LOCKDOWN" + Location + Instructions • MISSING PERSONS -- "Security Alert" + MISSING PERSON + Location + Instructions (Code Pink specific to Baby abduction; When incident resolved an "all Clear" will be announced)

BADGES

Ascension Borgess does not issue badges to students. Students will wear their school ID as a badge at all times.

| [Faculty Letter] | [Student Clinical Experience Guidelines] | [Shadow Observer Form]) | | [Faculty Information and Updates]| [Ecare Documentation Requiring a Co-signature Job Aide] | [Faculty Access ONLY Manager Contacts ]

DRESS CODE • Students are expected to wear the appropriate clinical outfit as determined by the educational institution attended • Absolutely NO jeans, shorts, capris, yoga pants, leggings, or sweats • No open-toed shoes or flip-flops.. Tennis shoes or other comfortable non-skid walking shoe is acceptable. • No showing of chest or belly. No inappropriate writing or pictures on clothing. • No hats or head coverings unless part of religious observation. • No visible body piercings, except earrings. • Hair should be neat and clean.

PERSONAL ELECTRONICS

• You may carry your cellphone, but it should be kept on vibrate mode. • Please do not have your cellphone out, or take personal calls, during shifts in public spaces. • Notify your preceptor or faculty member if you have an important need requiring the use of your cell phone on non-break time. • No photography of any patient's or staff.

CONFIDENTAILITY

• We protect the confidentiality of our patients at all time. HIPPA is a federal law that sets a national standard to protect medical records and other personal health information. All records, written and electronic, and all forms of communication pertaining to the patient's medical care shall be treated as confidential. • You may only access the minimum amount of patient information necessary to perform your assigned tasks. Keep your computer sign-on/passwords confidential. • DO NOT make negative, fear-promoting or embarrassing comments about its personnel in the classroom, unit assigned, or on social media. • Please keep in mind that the release of confidential information is considered a breach of confidence.

Student Requirements (Undergraduate and Graduate)

• Complete the student orientation slide deck presentation
• Attest to Orientation, Confidentiality and Safety Agreements
• Complete the eCare, Bloodborne, HIPAA, and OSHA Assessments • Negative Criminal Background Check (within last 3 years) • Negative Drug Screen • Negative TB Test • HBV vaccination or declination form • Covid Vaccination (Documented proof to be uploaded into ACEMAPP) • BLS Certification • FIT Testing • Varicella vaccination • MMR vaccination • TDAP vaccination • Annual Flu Vaccination (Documented proof to be uploaded into ACEMAPP) • Professional Liability Insurance with expiration date • Graduate or current student employees may select associate link in ACEMAPP for exemption of eCare modules

Faculty Requirements (New or Returning)

• Complete the student orientation slide deck presentation
• Attest to Orientation, Confidentiality and Safety Agreements
• Complete the eCare, Bloodborne, HIPAA, and OSHA Assessments • Negative Criminal Background Check (within last 3 years) • Negative Drug Screen • Negative TB Test • HBV vaccination or declination form • Vaccination (Documented proof to be uploaded into ACEMAPP) • Covid Vaccination (Documented proof to be uploaded into ACEMAPP) • BLS Certification • FIT Testing • Varicella vaccination • MMR vaccination • TDAP vaccination • Annual Flu Vaccination (Documented proof to be uploaded into ACEMAPP) • Professional Liability Insurance with expiration date • Faculty who are associates employed by Ascension Borgess may select associate link in ACEMAPP for exemption of eCare modules

Off-site Faculty for Immersion and Graduate Students • Complete the Faculty Orientation Presentation • Attest to Orientation, Confidentiality and HIPAA Agreements |