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March, 2014 | In this issue: • Wellness Center for Cardiac Care Opens at St. Joe’s • • • •

Maternity Moving on April 7 Doctors’ Day Breakfast, March 31 256 Slice CT at St. E’s Dialysis Center at St. E’s Boardman

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Quality S3 Update CarePATH Orange Chart Header UpToDate Mobile Walk with a Doc

Wellness Center for Cardiac Care at St. Joe’s The new Wellness Center for Cardiac Care at St. Joseph is convenient and is the best way to care for your patients. Services offered at the Wellness Center include: • • • • • • •

Education using videos, written materials, and one-to-one teaching Pharmaceutical, dietary counseling Tobacco cessation Advanced directives and social services counseling with physician order Weekly education with 4 visits for heart failure IV, IM or oral medical administration Supervised custom exercise regimen

Our goal is to assist physicians in reducing hospital readmission and improve patients’ quality of life. Contact us with questions at 330-841-4327.

St. E’s Maternity Moving to Boardman On April 7, maternity services and Akron Children’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit will move from St. E’s to St. E’s Boardman. Maternity services at St. E’s Boardman will be located on the third floor of the hospital with 33 all-private maternity rooms. The labor and delivery unit on 3-south will be accessed directly by elevator with a 24-hour dedicated entrance at the south end of the new wing. A dedicated elevator also will provide quick access from the L&D area to the Akron Children’s Hospital NICU on 2-south. The NICU features 23 single and two twin patient rooms that can accommodate 25 patients; a family center; and parent sleep rooms.

Doctors’ Day Breakfast on March 31 To recognize the work you do every day, please stop by the physician lounges for breakfast on Monday, March 31 from 7-10am. Please enjoy breakfast on us – as we celebrate your commitment to compassionate care.

256 Slice CT Debuts at St. E’s The latest in CT imaging is now available at St. E’s in Youngstown. The Siemens Somaton Definition Flash (256 slice scanner) is a dual source, dual energy CT scanner that provides an expanded set of diagnostic capabilities that improve CT imaging in significant ways including: • Split second scanning • Cardiac Imaging • Reduced radiation exposure • Automated scan and reconstruction planning. For information contact Sue Nespeca at 330-480-3751.

St. E’s Boardman Opens Dialysis Center A new 4 bed acute inpatient dialysis unit is now open at Boardman. The unit is located in the new 2 South tower. The addition of this beautiful space allows for a more efficient flow of our inpatients requiring acute hemodialysis. Up to 4 patients can be treated at one time with one bed able to handle isolation.

Quality S3 Update We continue to make progress to standardize quality functions across the Youngstown market within the CHP system. Quality measurement, data abstraction, infection control and patient experience are now under the direction of a single department. In January, Mike Seelman joined us as the new Regional Director of Quality and Infection Control for the system. Mike and his team will be working throughout our integrated delivery network to improve quality, add to our culture of safety and positively impact the patient experience. We need your continued support as together we improve care coordination across HMHP by sharing advanced analytics and patient focused metrics for all service lines.

CarePATH Orange Chart Header The orange header went live in February in all the inpatient and ambulatory settings in all CHP Markets. This header is a quick, visual way to identify defined populations that may require additional processes, procedures or resources. Click here for a Frequently Asked Questions fact sheet to learn more what the orange header represents and what you need to know.

UpToDate Mobile is now LIVE UpToDate mobile and remote access is now available to all CHP clinicians. If you haven’t registered with UpToDate® yet, please register when you access UpToDate through the integrated link in CarePATH. Here are a number of important reasons why you should: • • •

Free UpToDate Mobile App for your iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ or Windows 8 devices. Fast and easy access to UpToDate by logging in from any computer with an Internet connection Effortless CME credits when you research a clinical question using UpToDate onsite or remotely – including on your mobile device.

Please note: If you are already registered with UpToDate, please use UpToDate via CarePATH ONCE before you download and use the Mobile Application. Forgot your Username or Password? Contact our Customer Service: 1-800998-6374 or email

Walk with a Doc St. Joe’s at the Mall, a community outreach of St. Joseph Health Center, hosts the Niles “JustWalk™” Walk with a Doc walking program on April 3rd at 8AM. Local doctors are encouraged to join in on this fun community event. Walk with a Doc is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages. If you’re interested in participating, contact Shirley Lisk at 330-652-7542.

Congratulations to St. Joe’s Emergency and Diagnostic Center, Andover celebrating their 30th anniversary in 2014

Medstaff update march 2014  
Medstaff update march 2014