eNotes from CHI

Reflecting on Healing
as Our Nation Mourns

Once again, we’ve been flooded with disturbing news of senseless mass shootings in our communities. And, while mass shootings draw the most attention, lives are shattered by gun violence every single day. As we grieve for the victims, families and extended communities, we stand strong and pray for strength, comfort and peace. To see a message from our CEOs, Lloyd Dean and Kevin Lofton, please click Read More. They offer resources that may help you cope with the tragic news.


Suja Chandrasekaran Named Chief
Information and Digital Officer

After a robust national search, Suja Chandrasekaran has been named senior executive vice president and chief information and digital officer, or SEVP/CIDO, for CommonSpirit Health. She is a uniquely qualified global technology leader who will help us in our journey toward serving our communities in ways that previously were not possible. She will begin her new role on August 12. For more about Suja, click Read More.


Texas Division Welcomes
College Station Medical Center

Last week, CHI St. Joseph Health, our 236-bed regional hospital in Bryan, TX, completed an affiliation with nearby 167-bed College Station Medical Center. Together, the organizations have more than 50 care locations and 3,000 employees. To find out more about this new member of CommonSpirit Health, click Read More.



OptumRx: New Pharmacy Benefit Manager for a New Year

Starting Jan 1, 2020, OptumRx will be your new pharmacy benefit manager. There’s no action required on your part, and this does not change your pharmacy benefits for 2019. We’re dedicated to making this transition easy for you. To find out what you need to know about your prescription coverage for 2020, click Read More.



Shareholder Activism
Influences Major Social Issues

Pharmaceutical prices, tobacco marketing, clean water rights, pesticide use and violence prevention are some of the issues addressed by our shareholder activism program. We use our status as a shareholder in major corporations to help create and promote human dignity, social justice and healthy communities. Our shareholder activism is a collaborative effort with other interested faith-based investors. To see our latest Shareholder Activism Report, click Read More


Green Beans are the
Harvest of the Month

Green beans – also known as string beans, snap beans or French beans – are a heart-healthy vegetable that’s a welcome addition to meals. Green beans contain no cholesterol and can help reduce the risk of heart diseases. They can also decrease the risk of colon cancer, help control diabetes, and assist the immune system. Plus, they have protein that can help maintain healthy bones, hair, organs and muscles. To read more about the wonderous green bean, which is being featured in CHI cafeterias all month, click Learn More. You’ll find green bean facts and recipes, along with tips for tempting the kids to try them.

It’s the ITS Security Tip of the Week

When you receive an email that tells you to take quick action, take a pause instead. Phishing emails come in many guises, and an email that instructs you to do something right away may not be what it seems, however “real” it looks. Here are common examples of what phishing emails tell you to do:

  • Account Shutdown – Click a link that will cancel the shutdown of your bank account.
  • Payroll Adjustment – Open an attachment to confirm changes to your pay.
  • Update Direct Deposit Information – Go to a website, enter your username and password, and update bank account details before the next pay day.
  • Do a Wire Transfer – Transfer funds immediately on the order of a company executive.

If you receive an email like this, with a request that seems out of the ordinary, there’s always time to verify the request by calling the person or organization the email appears to come from (but, look up the phone number– don’t use a number from the email). If you are unsure about an email, call 8189 and talk with the Help Desk for more assistance!