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Department of the Month

November 1, 2008

They may be a small department, but the hospital certainly couldn’t function without them - - - literally.

The Alliance Community Hospital’s Information Technology department, which is supervised by Vice President of Technology Services David Shroades, is comprised of the following 10 Colleagues: Mark Aldana, Jared Jones, Roger Gibbons, Christopher Swimm, Dave Pyatt, Nicole Yanik, Virginia Fisser, Lisa Entrikin, Linda Miller, Dan Yarian.

Though he’s too humble to admit it, IT Coordinator Dan Yarian knows well that none of us could send out a greeting, let alone get our work done without the efforts of his staff.

"Well, as a department we are responsible for the maintenance of many types of equipment," he said. Indeed, since their areas of duty include, the following: Computers, Printers, MFP (Multi-Function Printers and (Scanner / Printer / Fax / Copier), Mobile Carts, Various Software Packages, Held Scanners, Label Printers, Internal Network Connectivity, Outside Connectivity, VPN (Virtual Private Network) and Internet.

In addition, the IT staff handles connectivity for any ACH-affiliated physician office that uses Meditech or Personal Access Computers. We also handle all computers needs for VNA as well as all of our remote transcirpitonist and coders.

When asked about the most common call at the Help Desk, Dan said with a smile, "We had a tie. It was Scanner / Printer / Fax / Copier machines, Mobile Carts, various Software Packages, about 40 types of Hand Held Scanners, Label Printers, Internal Network Connectivity both Wired and Wireless Outside Connectivity, VPN (Virtual Private Network) and Internet connections, between password resets and accidentally setting the caps."

Dan said that, though IT bears great responsibility at ACH, it is not a department without lighthearted moments.

"The funniest story to date had to be the time we were going through more towels than we would have liked due to a slight flooding issue in the department. The true classic moment was when Ginny had to fish out a key that was thrown down the hallway. If memory serves it was using a very long broom," he laughed.

And Dan could not be more proud of his staff.

"The IT Team is a very special group of people. We all like to have a good time but when there is a ‘system down’ issue, we have all hands on deck."

"The team is a great bunch of people and they do wonderful work in getting the job done," he said.

Congratulations, Information Technology, November’s ACH Department of the Month!

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