September Houston Weekly Update

Updated: 4 days ago


Ron Kruse

Lone Star Communications, Houston

(d) 281-846-7352

(c) 817-739-5106

rkruse@lonestarcom.com




SEPTEMBER 22, 2022


WELCOME WAGON

Darlene Dickinson

A warm Lone Star Welcome to Darlene Dickinson.


Darlene has recently transplanted from Smithville Mississippi to Humble (the only Texas city with a silent H). After her time in the US Marine Corps, Darlene obtained her BS on Biology and a Masters Degree in Education Curriculum and Instruction.


Darlene is our new Clinical Applications Specialist (CAS) in training and is working with Andrew Mueller this week.

Darlene can be reached at darlene.dickinson@lonestarcom.com


Marquis will return from a business trip next week where we will request an official employee photograph of Darlene from our resident photographer.


Welcome Darlene!


FALL

The fall equinox arrives on Thursday, September 22, 2022, at 9:04 P.M. EDT in the Northern Hemisphere.

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SEPTEMBER 29 LUNCH N LEARN

Houston Chapter of HIMSS

September Lunch & Learn - Data Governance 101 Thursday, September 29th - 12:00 to 1:00 pm


This event will be hosted at the offices of Improving, located at 10111 Richmond Avenue, Suite 100. The event will be on September 29th, from 12:00 to 1:00 pm. You can park for free and lunch will be provided.

MORE ABOUT THE HIMSS HOUSTON CHAPTER


Regina Wysocki

Houston Chapter Board of Directors & Committee Leaders - 2021-2022

President Regina Wysocki, MS, RN-BC, CPHIMS, SHIMSS Informatics Clinical Applications Specialist Lone Star Communications Regina Wysocki, MS, RN-BC, SHIMSS, CPHIMS, is an Informatics Clinical Applications Specialist with Lone Star Communications in Houston, TX who specializes in optimizing digital healthcare solutions to improve patient care and clinician satisfaction. She is ANCC Board Certified in Nursing Informatics and a Senior member of HIMSS. Regina holds a Masters in Healthcare Informatics from the UT Health School of Biomedical Informatics (SBMI). As the current President of the Houston Chapter of HIMSS, Regina believes in giving back to the informatics community through service in professional organizations. Regina has also participated on the planning committee for the TX Regional HIMSS Conference for the past three years and is the Communications Chair responsible for the registration website.


NEW WORK

Greg Propps - Project 4471 Houston Methodist Magnolia Emergency Care Center [Vaughn]

Julie Fischer - Project 4482 HMH Dunn 10 West Reno. [DPR]


MAKING COMMUNITIES SAFER

Lone Star Communications Research and Development team (Hashem & Justin) is testing firearm detection artificial intelligence at the Grand Prairie office 9/20 through 9/21. The firearms are unloaded and there is no ammunition on the premises. They will follow firearm safety best practice and will treat as if loaded. We will be interested to hear the outcome of their testing.

 

SEPTEMBER 14, 2022


NEW WORK

Project 4467 - CHI Brazosport IT Refresh [Forney Construction]


DID YOU KNOW?

From the Bi-Monthly roundtable discussion on 9/14. This was a fact that was not known by some in the room.


Direct reports to Jon Pennington.

  • Craig Cordes - LSGP

  • Jason Marshall - LSCT

  • HA Caraway IV - LSGP

  • Chase Barrier - LSGP

  • Joe Trevino - LSCT

  • Scott Nations - LSCT

EXTRA SPACE

A few years ago the Fort Bend Fire Marshal restricted our high stacking in the warehouse. We are not able to stack above 12' without a permit. They will not issue a permit unless the area is sprinkled. It severely limited our available space.

We added 400 sq feet yesterday with container #2. This will be dedicated to non-inventory items such a Responder 4 stations that have been removed from customer sites. Also "demo & hold" equipment that is not part of our inventory.

New Container for Non-Inventory
Hector Ruiz

 

SEPTEMBER 7, 2022


LOOK AHEAD

  • September 14 - Roundtable 12:00 to 13:00 Command Central

  • September 29-30 - Responder 5 Hardware Training by Gabe Sanchez. Trainees are Slade Robinson and Dylan Naylor of ECD in Tempe Arizona (Rauland Distributor in Arizona).


NEW WORK

Julie Fischer - 4454 HMH OPC3 Prosthetics Lab Buildout Nurse Call [SpawGlass]

Cliff Switzer - 4458 - UTMB Galveston ED Temp Pillow Speakers [UTMB]

Julie Fischer - 4460 HMH DB1 Radiology Oncology Finishes [SpawGlass]

Julie Fischer - 4461 HMH Dunn Level B1 LINAC Replacement [SpawGlass]


RAULAND NEWS

Houston is 83.5% of Rauland quota for the calendar year. Great news!

While we are very fortunate to be able to sell, delivery problems still persist with a backorder of $895K. This number means shipments that have missed their target delivery date. As many of you know, this problem which has been going on for more than a year is not unique to Houston.













INPROGRESS

Refresh of the second floor classroom.






THANKS FOR THE HELP

We thank Adrianna Felan for helping out up at the front desk for the previous 100 + days. She was working with us through Burnett's Staffing. Adrianna has now gone back to Burnett's as of 9/1 to find a position that is suited to her.















 

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