Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Kaiser Permanente: Company wants employees to serve as role models in community - Richard Isaacs MD

Carman stopped exercising after leaving the military in 1991, and the pounds began piling on. But after his father died at age 54, and at the urging of his daughter, a nursing student, Carman decided in 2012 to start making a change.

He credits Kaiser’s Live Well, Be Well program for his improved fitness. Carman dropped 40 pounds since starting the program and trimmed 6 inches from his waist. And in September, he was able to stop taking the blood pressure medication he’d been on for 10 years.

Carman ran in the December marathon as part of a four-member relay team with his daughter and friends. His goal is to run half the marathon this year, and the entire course in 2015. He’s also working on losing another 20 pounds.

The constant encouragement Carman receives through Kaiser has helped him overcome his biggest obstacle: sticking with his exercise program consistently. “I’m just very grateful for everything my employer does,” Carman said.

While many employers encourage a healthy workforce, Kaiser, which employs 66,000 in its Northern California region, including 12,000 in the Sacramento area, has an additional motivation as a health-care provider.

“We want all of our staff and physicians to be role models for our community,” said Dr. Richard Isaacs, physician-in-chief of Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center.

Kaiser’s program offers more than 250 wellness options that focus on six categories: physical activity, healthy eating, emotional health, prevention, healthy workplace and healthy community.

Issacs, a head and neck surgeon, said the program has caused a cultural transformation at the company, reducing absenteeism and making employees happier and more engaged.

“I’m watching our employees actually transform their lives,” Isaacs said. “They look different. They just exude health.”

Employees encourage colleagues to get involved, take lunch-time walks or train for competitions. There are free exercise classes, with yoga, Zumba and boot camp among the popular options.

Employees can track their health improvements online and enroll in a wellness university, where they earn credits and even graduate.

To encourage healthy eating, there are on-site farmers markets and employee gardens at Kaiser’s South Sacramento Medical Center, as well as at offices in Davis and Rancho Cordova. There, workers grow vegetables and chefs demonstrate healthy cooking techniques.

The program’s emotional health component encourages employees to pursue creative outlets. Toward that end, the South Sacramento Medical Center held its third annual art show March 28, where physicians and employees displayed paintings, photographs, sculptures, quilts, beadwork and floral arrangements.

Friday, 2 October 2015

Joy for Your Job by Meir Ezra

When you do what you love, your odds of success are much greater. You have more passion, more energy and more fun.

When you enjoy your job, you look forward to Monday mornings. Your days fly by. You make steady progress.

Work enjoyment is contagious. The people around you get along better. They follow your example and get more done.

So what if you do not enjoy your work?

Every job, every profession and every business includes distasteful aspects--the complicated, boring, dirty or difficult parts of the job. Yet conquering these difficulties, and enjoying your job anyway, is how you succeed.

To get rich, simply find and perform an important job most people can't do or won't do. For example, drilling tiny holes in people's teeth or performing surgery on people's stomachs is very tough work, but it makes dentists and physicians wealthy.

If you have no love for your job, the difficult parts become unbearable. You hate going to work. You hate the people. You want to quit.

When you love the purpose and results of your work, the difficulties are easier to deal with. You take pride in conquering them. The benefits of the job outweigh the liabilities.

1. List what you like about your work. What makes it worth doing? For example, working with good people, improving your customers' lives, doing a technically perfect job and so on.

2. List what you dislike about your work. What makes you want to quit? For example, working long hours, customer complaints, health risks, mean bosses and so on.

3. List your purposes for this job. Why did you start? What is the big picture? Why do you do this work?

4. Review and add items to the above three lists. Continue until you feel more joy for your work. When the lists are balanced, your passion takes over and you love your job.

5. If the four steps above do not help you find joy for your job, you need to make some changes.

Change your routine. Work with different people. Do a better job. Transfer to a different department. Change directions, get a new job or learn a new profession.

Change a negative attitude. Learn to accept help. Stop cutting corners.

Keep making changes until the joy of your job is greater than its difficulties.

If you own a business that gives you no joy, change it as well. Make it into an operation that makes you happy. Replace difficult employees. Delegate more responsibilities. Improve the quality of the service or product. Make the operation bigger or smaller. Sell out and start another business.

When you love your work, you recognize opportunities and make better decisions. You know where you are going. You are on the road to your major, significant success.

Take your foot off the brakes and accelerate!

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

U.S. Boiler Company: Control Systems

Exclusive, Full Featured Boiler Control System

The Sage2.2 was designed with many features that make the control simple to understand and use, as well as features that optimize boiler performance, flexibility and overall system efficiency and reliability. This all results in a boiler control system that is one of the most powerful, versatile, easy-to-use control systems available; a unique control system that helps maximize boiler and system efficiencies for maximum energy savings…and it is only available on the Alpine and K2 condensing boilers.

This version includes capabilities to accommodate the features associated with the recent product enhancements, such as the Sage Zone Control Circulator Panel and Wireless Outdoor Reset Adaptor. It also includes provisions for the DHW capabilities available now with the K2 Combi Kit.

Exclusive, State-of-the-art Boiler Control System

If the heat exchanger is the heart of a cast iron residential boiler, then the IQ Boiler Control System is the brains. The IQ Control System is designed specifically for the next generation of high efficiency cast iron boilers. It simplifies boiler operating controls by combining all the typical boiler safety controls, including ignition, into one central control module. LCD touch screen readouts clearly communicate system status updates, and the end result is a control system which is simple to read, simple to set up and simple to diagnose.

Advanced, High Efficiency Boiler Control System

The Intelligent Hydronic Control system (IHC) found in many Burnham brand boilers offers both homeowners and installers unmatched benefits for efficiency and ease of operation. EASY & FAST. “Out of the box” installation. Simple codes provide boiler status information and automatic troubleshooting.

Designed to optimize Sage2.2-equipped Alpine and K2 condensing boilers, the new Sage Zone Control Circulator Panel calculates heating demand from different zones and “re-sizes” high efficiency, condensing boilers for optimum efficiency and whole home comfort. Pre-programmed HeatMatch Software: Calculates zone demand, measures supply water temperature, and automatically adjusts maximum firing rates starting at low fire. 

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Meir Ezra: Negative Emotions Make You Fail

Pete, the new Sales Manager of ABC Autos, was yelling at the salespeople to do better, but with no improvement. The company owner, Mr. Christopher, was getting desperate.

He sat down with the sales manager and said, "Pete, since you took over the Sales Department, our car sales have been going down. You've got to quit yelling at the salespeople. Our old sales manager never yelled. Please give it a try."

Pete said, "Where I come from, you have to yell at the sales people if you want to get sales. Fire me if you want, but I'm gonna yell."

Mr. Christopher said, "Okay, I don't care what you do, just get the sales numbers back up this week."

So Pete held a sales meeting and screamed, "IF YOU DON'T MAKE AT LEAST ONE SALE THIS WEEK, YOU ARE FIRED!"

The sales staff ran out and started calling people on the phone. They said things like, "You HAVE to call me back!" "I know it's been six months since you were here, but I need to see you." "Your old car is dangerous; you must come in NOW!"

A couple walked in to browse. Four salespeople charged at them. The couple jumped back, mumbled "No thanks" and headed for the door. Another salesperson was blocked the doorway and said, "Did you find what you were looking for?"

The couple fought their way out the door and the salespeople went back to their telephones.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Gibson And Associates Solicitors: About Us

Gibson & Associates are specialists in Insurance Law/Arbitration, Personal Injury Compensation Law, Insolvency Law and Immigration. As a well-established firm of Solicitors we have a vast amount of experience in a wide range of cases in our particular areas of expertise. The firm has a strong reputation for delivering high quality advice and excellent results for clients.

Daireann Gibson
Daireann is the Managing Solicitor of Gibson & Associates and also advises on a wide range of commercial and property based disputes, with specialist knowledge in Property Law and Personal Injury. Previously, Daireann worked with some of the country’s top tier firms, as well as Tughans Solicitors in Northern Ireland and Holland & Knight in New York.

Lisa Boyle
Lisa joined the firm in July 2007 after completing her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree in Law in June 2007.

Kevin McElhinney
Kevin joined the Letterkenny office in 2007 after gaining 6 years’ experience in a large provincial firm.

Oliver Tighe
Oliver joined the firm in 2009 after serving a total of seven years with a Donegal based practice and prior to that a number of established practices in Dublin.

Amanda Walsh
Amanda joined the firm in February 2011 after spending three years in her previous firm and heads up the firms Dublin office.

Clodagh Doherty
Clodagh joined Gibson & Associates in 2010 with 8 years previous experience in general secretarial and office management.

Sínead Shaw
Sínead joined the firm in 2012 after spending ten years in her previous firm.

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Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Craig T. Matthews & Associates, LPA: Mark W. Evans

Associate Attorney since 2011

Dayton, Ohio

Mark W. Evans worked at Craig T. Matthews & Associates as a law clerk from 2007 to 2009 while he attended the University of Dayton School of Law. Mark left the Miami Valley region after law school to begin a two-year clerkship with Judge William H. Harsha of Ohio’s Fourth District Court of Appeals. During his tenure at the Fourth District, Mark participated in the drafting of over 60 appellate opinions. He rejoined Craig T. Matthews & Associates as an associate attorney in November 2011.

Mark received a Bachelor of Arts, with Honors, from the University of Cincinnati in 2006. In 2009 he received a Juris Doctor, Summa Cum Laude (top 3% of his law school class) from the University of Dayton School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review. The School of Law awarded him three CALI Excellence for the Future Awards after he achieved the highest grade in his class in Legislation, Constitutional Law, and Interstate Domestic Relations.

Mark is an active member of his high school community. He serves as a Trustee with the Mariemont School Foundation and as a Board Member of the Mariemont Alumni Association, where he founded and runs the annual alumni golf outing. Mark also donates his time to serve the legal needs of indigent clients through the Cincinnati Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project.

Mark is licensed to practice law in Ohio and Kentucky.

Bar Admissions

University of Dayton School of Law, Dayton, Ohio
J.D. summa cum laude - 2009
Law Review: University of Dayton School of Law, Member
University of Cincinnati
B.A. - 2006
Honors: With Honors

Professional Associations and Memberships
Mariemont Alumni Association, Board Member

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Craig T. Matthews & Associates, LPA: Dayton Financial Elder Abuse Lawyers

Serving Clients In Dayton, Cincinnati And Throughout Central And Southern Ohio

Senior citizens know how difficult it is to admit they are being cheated. When a trusted loved one is suspected of stealing from their bank account or funneling away personal assets, it can even be harder to face.

As baby boomers grow older, personal wealth is being accumulated in the hands of an aging population. With advanced age comes memory loss and diminishing good judgment due to dementia, Alzheimer's and other ailments — making them easier targets for fraud and theft by their adult children or grandchildren they trust with powers of attorney and joint bank accounts. Too often, family members try to justify the theft by providing small personal services or running errands.

At Craig T. Matthews & Associates, LPA, in Dayton, Ohio, we understand that the elderly are rarely in a position to look out for themselves when it comes to financial protection. Our founding attorney, Craig Matthews, learned firsthand how painful it is to watch an elderly parent with Alzheimer's suffer abuse, feeling helpless as a trusted family member took advantage of having access to bank accounts and assets. Today, our firm uses that experience as the energy driving our commitment to protecting those who can't protect themselves.

From offices in Dayton, our lawyers litigate on behalf of the elderly and vulnerable adults in communities throughout western, central and southern Ohio, including Cincinnati. Call us or contact us by email to arrange an initial consultation with one of our experienced Dayton financial elder abuse lawyers today.

Attorney Craig Matthews has earned Martindale-Hubbell's highest AV Preeminent* peer review rating for ethical standards and legal ability.

For more than 35 years, Craig Matthews has been standing up for the rights and financial interests of the elderly and has successfully recovered millions of dollars in stolen assets, punitive damages and legal fees from people found guilty of intentionally and fraudulently abusing seniors and vulnerable adults. He has become recognized as one of the few attorneys with this specific experience in the areas of elder law litigation. He is recognized as one of the region's leading experts in the area of forensic accounting, required to thoroughly investigate and prepare evidence in cases involving financial elder abuse and unauthorized access to bank accounts. Newspaper articles, television news and other local media rely on him for his knowledge and experience when reporting on issues involving the elderly.

We Always Remember How Important It Is To Treat The Elderly With Respect
The approach we take results in the best possible outcome for every client we represent. You can count on:

·         One-on-one attention from your attorney
·         Personalized attention from our staff
·         A client-attorney team approach
·         Responsive communication and frequent case updates
·         Aggressive representation
·         Nobody Wants To Accuse A Family Member, But It Often Happens

If you suspect that financial assets are going missing, act on your instincts — particularly if a family member, trustee or adviser has access to your the financial assets. Unauthorized withdrawals are often a real problem, particularly when your elderly loved one lives at home with another adult member of your family. If your loved one complains of running out of money, losing track of the amount in the checking account or noticing some unusual transactions, don't assume that age or dementia is causing a loss of memory — it is time to take a deeper look into the financial accounts. Nobody is comfortable investigating a family member or trusted adviser, but it is most often necessary.

Is It Worth The Cost Of Hiring A Lawyer?
In cases of proven intentional fraud, punitive damages and legal fees are often added to the recovery settlement or jury award. In all cases, we practice with integrity, including a reasonable retainer amount and attorneys' fees based on responsible billing policies. We accept credit cards for your convenience.

Contact An Experienced Dayton and Cincinnati Ohio Elder Law Litigation Attorney

Our office hours in Dayton are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call us at 937-434-9393 or use our convenient email contact form to arrange an initial consultation and evaluation of your case.  For our Cincinnati office, please call 513-512-4074 to schedule an appointment.