Dear Artemis team,
Welcome to the November edition of the Artemis Newsletter! October seemed to blow by, and the weather is starting to remind us that is indeed fall. I hope you all enjoyed the month and the Halloween festivities…..now on to my personal favorite holiday, Thanksgiving (overeating, napping, and watching football—doesn’t get any better than that IMO).
October was a fun and productive month for the company.
Here’s a summary of the happenings for November and a brief review of what the team accomplished in October:
1. Members of the leadership team attended a business conference in mid-October, and came back feeling inspired to continue on the path we have embarked on of improving employee satisfaction and engagement—in fact this was the recurring theme at the conference. As a result of this conference, we have teamed up with a 3rd party company, Emplify, which will be working with the entire company to make sure all of our team is feeling both satisfied and engaged with the work we are doing, and to get to a point where you all LOVE working at Artemis! Stay tuned as you will hear more about this in December onwards.
2. Most of the company is now using BOX! Great job to all of you for working on making this transition I can appreciate that this can take a little bit of getting used to for some of you, but I hope you will find this system as powerful and useful as it can be. Please continue to work on the platform, and we will continue to try to improve anything you bring us feedback on, so we can ensure every team member finds it helpful. You can also celebrate that this will be my last mention of BOX in the newsletter 🙂
3. Beginning November, Brittany, Ali, Delaney, and I will be working on the initial buildout of the training platform which will eventually become Artemis University—this includes creating the pathway for Certified Trainers, which will be the initial priority for the upcoming month.
4. As a reminder, the leadership team has begun working on the budgeting and planning for 2020. If you have any feedback or thoughts on items you believe can help you and/or the company, please feel free to provide this input to myself or your managers….we would love to consider these while constructing the budget.
I hope you all have a wonderful November and Thanksgiving Holidays, and continue the great work you provide to our study patients, sponsors, and to each other!
Prioritizing Patients. Advancing Medicine. Improving the world.
In October Artemis participated in another walk to benefit NAMI, National Alliance on Mental Illness. Thank you to all who took a stand to support mental health resources!
Rachel’s Women’s Center Drive Update:
Thank you to everyone who participated in the women’s shelter donations drive! We had an excellent donations turnout, great job giving back to the community! The site that generated the most donations and won the pizza party is San Diego.
Fifty & Better Health Fair: Mental Health First Aid
Artemis participated in the Fifty & Better Health Day! The event was coordinated by the Janet Goeske Foundation, a non-profit committed to improving the quality of life of those aged 50 & Better.
New Migraine Treatment Approved
Artemis worked on a study that contributed to getting a new migraine treatment approved! To learn more about lasmiditan click here: https://investor.lilly.com/news-releases/news-release-details/lillys-reyvowtm-lasmiditan-first-and-only-medicine-new-class
- Congratulations to Roxana Fitch and Kecia Darbeau for your promotion to Senior Clinical Research Coordinator!
- Congratulations to Shannon Zimmerman for your promotion to CRU Supervisor!
- Welcome Angelica Herrera, our new Research Assistant
- Welcome Alicia Contreras, our new Senior Clinical Research Coordinator
- We are searching for a Site Manager to join our SD team. If you know anyone who may be interested they can apply here.
- We are searching for a Clinical Research Coordinator to join our San Marcos team.If you know anyone who may be interested they can apply here.
- Welcome Michelle Leeward, our new Office Administrator!
- Artemis is looking for an experienced Clinical Research Coordinator to join our Riverside team. If you or someone you may know are interested, apply here.
- We are looking for a part-time Physician Sub-Investigator to join our Riverside team. If you or someone you know may be interested, apply here.
- Welcome Baby Ace! Deliza Cobarruvias, our Call Center Manager, welcomed her baby boy on October 4th!
- Artemis is searching for a new VP of Sales and Marketing. If someone you know may be interested, they can apply here.
Remember: any employee can earn referral bonus of $250 for each successful hire. Nice work, and thanks to the employees who referred folks this most recent hiring round.
November 21 – Brittany Weichers, Director of Operations
November 28 – Kecia Darbeau, Lead Clinical Research Coordinator
November Artemis Anniversaries:
Happy Artemis Anniversary, thanks for all that you do!
6 Years – Dr. Purvi Mehra, Chief Medical Officer
401k Meeting Update
The presentation was conducted by the company’s new 401K administrator Securian Financial, who will begin administering the plan December 1, 2019.
If you are currently enrolled in the 401 plan: please create your Securian account here and make your investment selections for the funds rolling over from Empower (current administrator) to Securian. The investment selections need to be made before the thirty day black out period or the roll over funds will move to the company default investment selection. The investment selections can be changed after the blackout period ends. A memo will be distributed next week confirming the blackout period.
If you are eligible for the 401k but not currently participating: If you want to enroll prior to December 1, 2019, please create an account here on Empower to make your contribution election. If you want to enroll in the plan beginning December 1, 2019, please create an account here to make your enrollment selections.
For further questions email email@example.com.
Core Values Coming Alive
Special Shout Out
A special shout out to Roxana Fitch for suggesting we update our Medical Record Release Forms! Every day we get better with your great ideas. Please keep them coming!
October Shout-Out Winners
San Diego Shout-Out Winner: Prianka Patel!
“She is a very supportive leader and knowledgeable!”
San Marcos Winner: Paulina Good
“She always lends a hand to everyone!”
Riverside Winner: Michelle Leeward!
“Shout out to Michelle for learning her new job responsibilities so quickly.”
Congratulations! Thank you for being valuable members of the Artemis team.
For these accomplishments, Michelle, Paulina, and Prianka will each be awarded a $50 gift card.
**Feel free to recognize your fellow colleagues who you see living and breathing any one of the 6 Core Values for Artemis. At the end of the month, we collect all the “shout-outs” and draw a name from a hat to get a winner. You can give as many shout-outs as you want, and a person can receive as many shout-outs as they deserve.
Our Core Values
Our Core Value for November is: We deliver the best customer service every day
$100 Refer a Friend Fee
We’ve raised our incentive for study referrals from $50 to $100!
The Riverside team received a 4-star review on Google!
Reputation Management Initiative
Here are just a few of the wonderful feedback we have been receiving from our patients!
October Screening Goals
Not only hit but exceed our monthly screening goal! We ended the month with 88 screens with a goal of 85! October was a clear demonstration of one of our core values: we work as a team! There was excellent communication between Recruitment, the Site Managers, and the Staff to come together and make it happen.
Huge Shout Outs to the Following Staff/Teams:
- Recruitment Team – GREAT HUSTLE and Communication and thank you for finding awesome, qualified patients to help us hit our goal!
- San Diego and Riverside both exceeded their monthly goals! Awesome job! Stay tuned for celebrations early next month!
- San Diego Medical – You absolutely DESTROYED this month’s goal! Hats off to you guys, there was a lot of changes this month and you guys nailed it. It was a team effort, but special shout out to Maria who took on coordinating duties this past month and was an awesome team member these last couple of days taking on extra manually scheduled screens so we could hit our goal. Awesome job!
- San Diego Team great job on our Platinum Study, Imbrium, with the first month screening we have screened 6 when our goal is one! Great work Ruth and team!
- Riverside Team did an awesome job on our Platinum Study, Idorsia, with a goal of 10 screens they came in at 21! Adriana great work here!