The View - June 2017

The View - June 2017

Building Strong Brains - Tennessee's ACEs Initiative

Amy Olson and Michael Yates teamed with DCS Trainer, Angie Ryan, to lead the DCS East Region Core Leadership Team through the three hour "Building Strong Brains" ACEs curriculum on June 5. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Initiative is a statewide private-public partnership designed to change the culture of Tennessee so that the state's overarching early childhood philosophy, policies, programs, and practices utilize the latest brain science to prevent and mitigate the impact of adverse childhood experiences. Pictured are Amy and Angie.

Anderson County Chamber Celebrates 85 Years!

Brian Buuck and Nathan Zeiger are joined alongside Ridgeview Board Member, Mollie Scarborough, on June 8 during the Anderson County Chamber 85th Birthday Party! On June 8, 1932, ten Clinton businessmen led by R. C. Hoskins, started the Clinton Businessmen's Association, which later changed its name to the
Anderson County Chamber of Commerce in 1984. The celebration was hosted at Mollie's family owned Hoskins Drug Store in Clinton. Hoskins was established in 1930 and has been a staple of Anderson County Chamber and the greater Clinton community for over 85 years!



TN Health Link and STOP host stakeholder luncheon

Heather Cumberland and Melody Morris (pictured at right) hosted a luncheon on June 21 to help educate the community and key stakeholders on the latest innovations around STOP (Substance-abuse Treatment Outpatient Program) and TN Health Link. Ridgeview welcomed representatives from United Way, ASAP of Anderson County (Allies for Substance Abuse Prevention), and Covenant Health. THL Care Coordinators and Ridgeview Cares were also on hand to lend their expertise on how the services can promote more holistic well-being for individuals.



Save the Date! Oak Ridge Fall Classic 5K set for November 4 at 9:00 a.m. in Jackson Square

Make plans today to participate as a walker, runner, or volunteer at Oak Ridge's signature 5K event, hosted by and benefiting Ridgeview! This is our 2nd Annual fund raising event and a perfect way to kick off your holiday season. You may register at RunSignUp beginning July 1. All entries before October 1 cost $20.00, and you're assured a very colorful race t-shirt! Come be part of the fun and support your agency!




Ridgeview hosts Leadership Anderson County

Leadership Anderson County Class of 2018 participated in Health/Community Day which began at Clinton Physical Therapy Center with a tour of the facility and the Anderson County Health Department. Presentations were made by Child Advocacy Center of Anderson County, the Anderson County Health Department, and Emergency Medical Services. During the day, the class also toured Thompson Cancer & Resource Center, the Hospitality Houses and Methodist Medical Center Endoscopy. Our very own Stacy Park shared information about Ridgeview's many services. The day concluded with a visit to the Clinton Fire Department.


MIST (Mothers and Infants Sober Together) joins The Incredible Baby Shower

Anderson County Health Department sponsored a community-wide baby shower at Second Baptist Church on Friday, June 23. Stacy Park, Penny Wood, and Melody Morris represented Ridgeview's table and made quick friends with the B97.5 Bee!




Customer Centricity Project Team focuses on improving client experience

Ridgeview launched the Customer Centricity Change Project in May and continues its work through June developing recommendations and counter measures to improve the overall customer experience before, during, and after receiving care with focus on engagement, environment, and staff development. Naturally, this is a multifaceted effort and will require introducing changes through pilot efforts over time so we can properly measure the effectiveness of proposed counter measures, before replicating the integration of those recommendations throughout the agency. Your members of this change project include the following staff representing different programs, services, and geographic locations of the agency: Debi Colvais, Lisa Hammonds, Beth Hatmaker, Traci May, Evie Meadows, Shane Neer, Amy Olson, Diana Richmond, Hannah Samawi, Stacy Schambach, Vickie Smith, Claudia Werner, Michael Yates, and Facilitated by Nathan Zeiger. We look forward to sharing additional information with staff in July's newsletter.

Morgan County Clinic soon to celebrate new location

Ridgeivew is excited to announce the new location for our Morgan County Outpatient Clinic! Beginning Monday, July 31, Ridgeview will open its doors and welcome its clients to 830 Main Street, Suite 2, in Wartburg (next to Riddle Pharmacy). The new locale will afford staff additional space in which to provide care and expand services to our clients. Once everyone has settled into the new location, Ridgeview will host an Open House Ribbon Cutting ceremony in partnership with the Morgan County Chamber of Commerce in the fall - stay tuned for those additional details!