From the President, May 2017

Posted on May 2, 2017 in President's Message | 0 comments

Dear Medical Staff Colleagues,

Thanks to all for your work on co-signing verbal orders which is a Joint Commission requirement. Overall we are now 85 percent compliant with co-signing within 48 hours. Cheers to the Anesthesia and Emergency Departments for reaching more than 90 percent compliance.

C diff– Our hospital as many hospitals in the Sutter system is working on decreasing our C difficile infection rate. On PCU 7 & 4E, there is a process being piloted where a floor mat reminds you as you enter the patient room to properly gown up and wash your hands before you leave.

Call rooms– currently we have call rooms for overnight hospitalists and intensivists. For those of you that are taking call overnight and require a place to rest, we will soon have two additional call rooms on the 4th floor of the Merritt building to utilize. Thank you to our administration for making this possible. For questions on access to the call room and for assistance please contact the Med Staff office.

Ethics Committee– Beginning June 2017, new Co-Chairs for the Ethics Committee will be Dr. Leif Hass and Lucia Tanassi. Special thanks to the outgoing Co-Chairs Dr. Janice Manjuck and Dr. Andrea Green for your dedication and hard work.

Our Annual Hospital Week BBQ will be held on May 12th at Summit and May 8th at Alta Bates.

Happy Memorial Day and Mother’s Day.

Until next time

Be well,


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


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