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All Employees Now Have a BSHSI Email Address

Along with the recent opening of the new Human Resources Operations Center (HROC) and launch of the online AskHR, all Bon Secours employees now have a BSHSI email address.

This allows Bon Secours to ensure that employees receive confidential responses from HROC and AskHR when personal benefit details are provided.

A Quick Reference Guide has been developed with step-by-step directions to assist employees without computers at work or those without previous access to email.  The guide is being distributed to BSHSI managers.  It’s also available on IRIS, the Bon Secours intranet, when you look for the Introducing AskHR section on the BSHSI home page.

Here are some highlights of what you need to know if you have just been assigned an email address, but don’t have access to a computer at work:

  • If you have used ezAccess before please use the same log in credentials.
  • If not, or you have forgotten them, please call the eISSC Support Center at 866-809-9259 for log in and password help.
  • Bon Secours email is The first name is based on your legal name in Bon Secours’ human resources system.
  • Access to your email is through Outlook:  (This is true inside or outside Bon Secours.)
  • If you don’t have a computer at work, you can access your email from home or on shared computers at work.
  • You can’t access email from the kiosks, only from a computer.

If you have additional questions about how email will be used, please contact HROC at


Bon Secours Charity Health System Thanks Volunteers

Bon Secours Volunteer Luncheon 1

Last year volunteers at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Suffern, NY; St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick, NY and Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, NY donated a record 80,014 hours of their time in service.

On May 1 these three hospitals of the Bon Secours Charity Health System invited volunteers to a Recognition Luncheon held at the picturesque Fountains Wallkill Golf Course in Middletown, NY. It was an opportunity for Bon Secours Charity Health System senior administrators to express their gratitude to the many dedicated men and women, ranging in age from high school students to senior citizens, who donate their time and energy.

Following a tradition that began last year, the theme of this special luncheon was “stars,” not only in tribute to the famous stars of stage and screen but also to the “stars” invited to the luncheon who selflessly volunteer their service throughout the year. Later in the program and much to everyone’s amusement, there was also a surprise visit by ”Diana Ross and the Supremes,” as played by Penny Mann, system director of volunteers, Volunteer Manager Amy Moore, and volunteer coordinators Lynn Beers and Andrea Studnitzer.

Mann acted as emcee for the day and told her audience of volunteers that they were essential to the success of the Bon Secours Charity Health System. She added that their service had resulted in immeasurable savings in resources that can be employed to provide the best possible healthcare in each community where they serve. “You are stars and stars produce light,” she said. “That’s what we see in our volunteers. And without light there is darkness.”

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Dr. Mary Leahy, CEO of Bon Secours Charity Health System thanked and praised the volunteers for their valuable service to the community. “We appreciate all that you do,” she said.

Jeff Reilly, senior vice president/administrator Bon Secours Community Hospital and St. Anthony Community Hospital, echoed those sentiments. “We could not achieve all that we do without you,” he said. “You are always there for us.”

Deborah Marshall, vice president of public relations, marketing and strategic planning for Bon Secours Charity Health System served as awards presenter. She praised the volunteers for the important role they play and paid special tribute, presenting the Above and Beyond Award, to John Gafycz, an especially hard working volunteer who maintains the grounds at Bon Secours Community Hospital.

Volunteers Jim Toth of Bon Secours Community Hospital, Betty La Barbera of Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center and Jane Beaty of St. Anthony Community Hospital received Volunteer of the Year Awards. 

Guests also participated in a raffle for gift certificates and merchandise provided by local businesses.

“It’s wonderful that they do this for us,” said Patrick Colman of Warwick, a longtime volunteer at St. Anthony Community Hospital.


Get in the Game During Commitment Week

This year Commitment Week 2014 is March 16-22. The week is part of the Healthy Me, Healthy You employee wellness initiative which provides all employees with a variety of ways to support improved health and well-being.

So take this opportunity to join your colleagues and “get in the game” by filling out a Commitment Card! The card helps you to write down goals to help you get started or to find ways you can continue to improve. And Commitment Week is fun too.

Watch for details coming soon.  And, plan to take part in this year’s system-wide challenge. During the week of March 16-22, complete three Masters of Exercise activities like walking, running, exercising, for at least 15 minutes on different days of the week. Then log these activities at All who complete at least three days of exercise will be eligible to win a prize. And, help your system bring home the Commitment Cup trophy awarded to the Bon Secours System that has the greatest percentage of participation by its employees.

Commitment Week 2014 is more important than ever as Bon Secours works to build a culture of employee health and well-being, that allows us to be good stewards of our resources, including helping to hold down the cost of health insurance.

You can get started today by learning more about better health and the 2014 Wellness Incentives.  Please go to IRIS and click on “Healthy Me, Healthy You” under Quick Links. If you complete your Incentives and are enrolled in a BSHSI Medical Plan, you can earn up to $900, deposited in a Health Reimbursement Account for you, to use to cover the cost of your health care expenses.

National Catholic Sisters Week MARCH 8 – 14!

The first ever National Catholic Sisters Week occurs Saturday, March 8, through Friday, March 14.  Part of Women’s History Month, the week honors Catholic sisters who have served faithfully as an integral part of American history.  The celebration is also intended to increase national awareness around the lives and profound contributions of sisters, inspiring girls and women to be open to a potential call to religious life.  During the National Catholic Sisters Week, the Sisters of Bon Secours would like to remind all employees that they are welcome to become involved with the congregation, either by considering religious life as a Sister, becoming an Associate, or by volunteering.  Click here to learn more about the Sisters of Bon Secours.