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  1. http://www.hhc.org/news/cokesforcaring.doc


    NEWS RELEASE

    June 12, 2002 Contact: Mary Jane Kinnas
    For Immediate Release 542-7744


    HOUSTON HEALTHCARE ANNOUNCES "COKES FOR CARING":
    AN EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION PROGRAM

    Houston Healthcare's Nursing Services Department today launched "Cokes for Caring," a new program to reward employees with a special souvenir cup and a card for 50 free refills of Coca Cola beverages from the hospital cafeterias. In addition to the Coke cup, employees will receive a certificate acknowledging their accomplishment.

    Employees can earn a "Cokes for Caring" in several ways, including demonstrating kindness above and beyond the call of duty to a patient; being willing to be part of a team and take on an "unwelcome" assignment; being part of solution-oriented thinking or a concept that would save their unit or facility money; helping to recruit for a difficult to fill position; having perfect attendance for six months; and working to achieve performance improvement goals for their team, unit, department or facility.

    "The program is starting as a pilot project in nursing services," explained Ginny Bartoldo, RN, Chief Nurse Executive, "but will be implemented during the year to work in all departments throughout the entire Houston Healthcare system."
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  3. by   Brownms46
    Do they think we're that addicted to coke...or just that well-trained..roff...roff
  4. by   NRSKarenRN
    Also at a Georgia Hospital per healthleaders story...

    P.S.: Pepsi fien here.
  5. by   Jenny P
    Is this their way of showing they appreciate nurses? Give 'em Coke and still not allow them to potty?
  6. by   donmurray
    Perhaps Coca Cola are due some e-mails explaining why they really dont need the negative publicity from being associated with these pennypinching shortsighted schemes.

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