From the President, January 2017

Posted on Jan 3, 2017 in President's Message | 0 comments

Dear Colleagues,Dr Tigno MS President

It will be the beginning of a new year as you read this. I am happy that 2016 is coming to a close. The tumultuousness of the presidential campaign, the untimely deaths of iconic entertainers and artists and the senseless killings domestic and abroad have made 2016 a truly crappy year.

However, on the Summit Campus we can be proud of an array of achievements and successes.

We successfully passed several regulatory surveys:

  • Joint Commission Survey 6/2016,
  • CDPH (California Dept of Public Health) relicensing and MERP (Medication Error Reduction Plan) 9/2016,
  • CAPS (College of American Pathology Survey) accreditation
  • NSQIP meritorious award- National Surgery Quality Improvement Program. Meritorious award — third time in five years. This award reflects that we are in the top 10 percent of all participating hospitals nationally.
  • Get with the Guidelines Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association for seven consecutive years. Target stroke Elite Honor Roll Award.
  • UDS Medical Rehab top performer award for Outstanding Program Performance.
  • National Doctor’s Day, March 30 — Administration donated to Bay Area Community Services, which provides an array of behavioral health and housing services for teens, adults, older adults and their families.
  • Silver Award from Donor Network West for tissue and eye.
  • Successful CME (continuing medical education) four year reaccreditation.
  • Code Sepsis program with decrease in mortality.
  • ICU liberation project.
  • TAVR program completed 200th procedure this year, in addition Mitraclip and Watchman procedures have been added to complement the Structural Heart Program.

There continues to be ongoing attention to the sterility and quality of surgical trays and instruments. Focus continues to be on staffing and training in SPD (sterile processing department.) One of the major findings by the outside reviewer, ECRI, was that an underlying obstacle to change was the culture between the OR and SPD. I am really excited to announce that Victor Maiki was brought on to promote a positive cultural shift. So, thank you, Rose Calhan, COO, for bringing his expertise to the table.

Multiple tragic events recently have hit our community. In addition to the Ghost Ship fire, just around the corner from the med center, the Mosswood Park Community Center burned down. The Center hosted a preschool and after-school educational and sporting activities for the community. ABSMC leadership has made a donation towards the rebuilding efforts, but members of our medical staff have expressed interest in contributing, too.

Dr. Dave Anderson and Dr. Leif Hass have asked me to ask you for your support in the effort. You can donate directly at the link below or you can pass your donation along to Leif at his PayPal and he will make the donation from our medical staff. His PayPal address is leif.hass@gmail.com

Donate to Mosswood Recreation Center | Oakland Parks and Recreation Foundation

As we say goodbye to the defining events and the entertainers that passed in 2016, I look forward to new beginnings and the start of a New Year in 2017.

Until next time, be well and may the “force be with you,”
Donna

Donna D. Tigno, M.D.
President, Summit Medical Staff
Co-Director of Critical Care at Summit

DEA Renewal Application Announcement

Posted on Jan 3, 2017 in Announcements | 0 comments

Beginning in January 2017, DEA will no longer send its second renewal notification by mail. Instead, an electronic reminder to renew will be sent to the email address associated with the DEA registration.

At this time, DEA will otherwise retain its current policy and procedures with respect to renewal and reinstatement of registration. This policy is as follows:

  • If a renewal application is submitted in a timely manner prior to expiration, the registrant may continue operations, authorized by the registration, beyond the expiration date until final action is taken on the application.
  • DEA allows the reinstatement of an expired registration for one calendar month after the expiration date. If the registration is not renewed within that calendar month, an application for a new DEA registration will be required.
  • Regardless of whether a registration is reinstated within the calendar month after expiration, federal law prohibits the handling of controlled substances or List 1 chemicals for any period of time under an expired registration.

From Medical Staff Services

E H R Updates

Posted on Jan 3, 2017 in EHR Updates | 0 comments

Do you know what reports are available to you in Sutter EHR?

Click on your Summary Activity Tab and then click the magnifying glass in the report field. A list of reports will appear. Below are some popular reports that you might like to have readily available:

  • Overview Report
  • Diabetes management
  • Fever/antibiotics
  • Functional status
  • Blood Admin report
  • Sepsis Overview

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If you need assistance to add the reports to your Summary Report bar, please contact Patty Fitzgibbons at 510-325-9618.

From Patty Fitzgibbons
EHR Physician Liaison

 

 

 

 

 

Verbal & Telephone Order Compliance

Posted on Jan 3, 2017 in Health Information Management | 0 comments

All verbal and telephone orders are required to be signed within 48 hours. This includes the following order status:

Completed

  1. Discontinued
  2. Canceled
  3. Dispended
  4. Sent
  5. Verified

The majority of  ABSMC non-compliant orders fall into categories other than “completed.”

From Alisa Stinn, RHIT
Client Location Lead / Health Information Manager
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center-Oakland Campus
stinnal@sutterhealth.org
(Office) 510-869-8741
(Cell) 510-381-5181
(Fax) 510-869-8856

Transfusion Risks

Posted on Jan 3, 2017 in Clinical Documentation | 0 comments

Please click on link for the Epic Transfusion Risks: http://newsmedstaffsummit.altabatessummit.org/files/2017/01/Untitled.png

From Annette Shaieb, M.D.
Medical Director, Clinical Laboratory

Hypertension Screening & Education

Posted on Jan 3, 2017 in Announcements | 0 comments

Mark your calendars and save the date.

The annual Frank E. Staggers, Sr., M.D., Hypertension Screening & Education Sunday will be held Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017.

Hypertension Sunday was created as a community screening and awareness event held in faith communities for congregants and surrounding community members. More than 25 years ago, Ethnic Health Institute (EHI) founder and community champion Frank E. Staggers, Sr., M.D., chose the last Sunday in February in celebration of National Heart Health Awareness month. The annual event provides rich, tiered mentorship as well as countless screenings and education for community members.

EHI seeks physician volunteers for Hypertension Sunday. If you are interested, please contact Arlene Swinderman, EHI director, by email aswinderman@samuelmerritt.edu or phone 510-869-8224.

From Arlene Swinderman, EHI Director

Holiday Grocery Gift Card Collection

Posted on Jan 3, 2017 in Announcements | 0 comments

Greetings ABSMC Community,

I am delighted that this year’s Holiday Grocery Gift Card collection was a huge success. Thanks to the amazing generosity of our ABSMC community, we exceeded our goal and collected $13,207 in grocery gifts cards. The gift cards were distributed  December 21 and I am very happy to report that 121 seniors received $100 grocery gift cards and the balance was donated to the St. Mary’s Meal Program.

A special thanks to our TOP three giving departments:

  1.  PCU 8 & PrePost CVSP at the Summit Campus donated $1,725
  2. The Surgery Center donated $1,520
  3. The Summit Medical Staff Services donated $1,000

Thank you to all the individuals and departments who gave so generously this year.

From Rev. Carrie Buckner, M.Div
Director, Chaplain Services

 

Welcome, New Physicians

Posted on Jan 3, 2017 in New Physicians | 0 comments

John Anderson, DO
TeleRadiology
1839 N. Government Way, Ste B
Coeur d Alene, ID 83814
(855) 687-7237 

John Arias, MD
TeleRadiology
1839 N. Government Way, Ste B
Coeur d Alene, ID 83814
(855) 687-7237

John Boardman, MD
TeleRadiology
1839 N. Government Way, Ste B
Coeur d Alene, ID 83814
(855) 687-7237

James Brull, DO
TeleRadiology
1839 N. Government Way, Ste B
Coeur d Alene, ID 83814
(855) 687-7237 

Lawrence Bub, MD
TeleRadiology
1839 N. Government Way, Ste B
Coeur d Alene, ID 83814
(855) 687-7237

Neal Clinger, MD
TeleRadiology
1839 N. Government Way, Ste B
Coeur d Alene, ID 83814
(855) 687-7237

Kasra Eliasieh, MD
Ophthalmology
2186 Geary Blvd., Ste 212
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 799-8800

Gregory Galdino, MD
TeleRadiology
1839 N. Government Way, Ste B
Coeur d Alene, ID 83814
(855) 687-7237

Dhawal Goradia, MD
TeleRadiology
1839 N. Government Way, Ste B
Coeur d Alene, ID 83814
(855) 687-7237

Kristen Grubb, MD
TeleRadiology
1839 N. Government Way, Ste B
Coeur d Alene, ID 83814
(855) 687-7237

Kyle Henneberry, MD
TeleRadiology
1839 N. Government Way, Ste B
Coeur d Alene, ID 83814
(855) 687-7237

Herbert Holman, MD
Dermatology
3100 Summit St., Fl 2
Oakland, CA 94609
(510) 869-8400

Nicole Kaipust, MD
Internal Medicine
350 30th St., Ste 320
Oakland, CA 94609
(650) 497-5783

Perry Kaneriya, MD
TeleRadiology
1839 N. Government Way, Ste B
Coeur d Alene, ID 83814
(855) 687-7237

Margaret Kang, MD
TeleRadiology
1839 N. Government Way, Ste B
Coeur d Alene, ID 83814
(855) 687-7237

Nithya Mani, MD
Endocrinology
350 30th St., Ste 320
Oakland, CA 94609
(510) 465-6700

Brian McElaney, MD
TeleRadiology
1839 N. Government Way, Ste B
Coeur d Alene, ID 83814
(855) 687-7237

Enoch Nam, MD
Ophthalmology
122 La Casa Via, Ste 222
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
(925) 947-0888

Santosh Oommen, MD
Electrophysiology
365 Hawthorne Ave. Ste 201
Oakland, CA 94609
(510) 452-1345

Sujeeth Punnam, MD
Interventional Cardiology
1801 E. March Lane, Ste A170
Stockton, CA 95210
(209) 951-9884

William Randazzo, MD
TeleRadiology
1839 N. Government Way, Ste B
Coeur d Alene, ID 83814
(855) 687-7237

Frank Scott, DO
Rheumatology
350 30th St.
Oakland, CA 94609
(510) 465-6700

Christopher Sidden, MD
TeleRadiology
1839 N. Government Way, Ste B
Coeur d Alene, ID 83814
(855) 687-7237

Mark Takaki, MD
TeleRadiology
1839 N. Government Way, Ste B
Coeur d Alene, ID 83814
(855) 687-7237

 From Medical Staff Services

 

From the President, December 2016

Posted on Dec 1, 2016 in President's Message | 0 comments

Dear Medical Staff Colleagues-

Dr Tigno MS PresidentI hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. The holidays and winter blues can create stress and especially now, post-election, feelings of uncertainty during this time of political transition.

The following are my personal thoughts, so bear with me as I climb on my soap box.

I am sensitive to the political environment outside of our medical center, which is occurring locally and nationally. I am not here to espouse a political agenda but more to encourage respect and tolerance of those with differing views. In day-to-day discussions with members of the medical staff, nursing and even patients, the topic of politics may arise. It is probably best to not engage in discussion especially if there is a lack of agreement. However, as medical professionals, we should continue to stand by certain principles. I am going to borrow statements from a memo that Dr. Kim Erlich, the chief of staff at Mills Peninsula, distributed to his medical staff. I feel that the statements encapsulate the spirit of what we should continue to model and promote.

We should continue to promote-

  • equal justice for all
  • social justice for all
  • rejection and non-tolerance of racism, bigotry, bullying, prejudice, misogyny, sexual harassment and sexual assault in all shapes and manifestations.
  • celebration of ethnic, racial, religious, cultural and sexual identity/preference diversity

As an immigrant, I am grateful for the opportunity to live in the Bay Area, which is rich in cultural diversity and social activism. Furthermore, it is a privilege to work at a hospital that has a strong sense of community, in which we encourage and support each other in times of transition and need.

  • Annual Closed Active Medical Staff business meeting – Thank you for those who attended the Nov. 10 meeting. In the future, we are considering a noon meeting since that may accommodate most people’s schedule better than an evening meeting.
  • Holiday Party on Dec. 7 (combined medical staffs from Alta Bates and Summit) at Scottish Rite- If you have not done so already please RSVP to the Medical Staff Office 510-869-6565. Parking at the Summit Garage with shuttle service to the event has been arranged.
  • Reminder that Admission orders if they need to be cosigned must be completed before discharge or else there is a hard stop in Sutter EHR. (Tipsheet for this below.)
  • Recognition of outstanding delivery of care– Much of the great work we do here goes under recognized. We can fix that. The Quality Department can send out letters of recognition to physicians who you feel have done an exceptional job. Please send via Sutter email to Terra HulseHulseT@sutterhealth.org or leave a message on her extension 3427. Include the patient MR#, the physician(s), reason why you believe the care was exceptional, and date of service.
  • Areas of construction- There are areas of the hospital that are undergoing construction and may impact other areas.
  • One example is the 4th floor ICU located in the Merritt Pavilion. Bathrooms are being created in the ICU and due to plumbing work, the 3rd floor OR areas will be impacted. Please review the schedule below. For any questions, please ask Lorrie Stone, Nurse Director of Perioperative Services. Office-(510) 869-6754.
  • ED admissions to floor and ICU– Kudos to physicians and staff on decreasing the ED length of stay, which helps in both quality of care and in patient experience. Prior to the ED Kaizen event, which looked at the admission flow process, the time for Admit Decision to Leave ED was 140 minutes and after the Kaizen event the time was 109 minutes at the end of October. As we look ahead to increased volume, this is a good sign.

Please have safe and joyful holidays.

Until next time, be well,
Donna

Donna D. Tigno, M.D.
President of Summit Medical Staff

Areas of Construction – Details

Posted on Dec 1, 2016 in Announcements | 0 comments

There are two separate projects planned in the OR as a response to the construction occurring in the ICU remodel.

Project 1: Work in sterile core by OR 5 will have full containment and only be done on the following weekends to avoid interruption of service: Dec. 3, 10, 11, 17 and 18. On De.c 3, a hatch will be cut to access the plumbing above. On the following two weekends, the plumbing will be tied in to accommodate the ADA work in the bathroom above. We will plan to use ORs 8 to 12 during this time. There may be some noise in the ICU intermittently tied to this project and communication is being prepared for patients and families to notify them.

Project 2: Work in the corridor by OR 12 commencing on Dec. 5 for that week (five days). This is the same work as project 1 with the exception of creating the hatch, which is already in existence. This work is for the bathroom in the AIIR room in ICU. The corridor by OR 12 will be open to foot traffic, but too narrow for beds so we will reroute for that week. Signage will be posted.

Donna D. Tigno, M.D.
President of Summit Medical Staff