Message from the President-August 2018

Posted on Aug 1, 2018 in President's Message | 0 comments

On Saturday, September 15, Jo Shapiro, M.D. from Brigham and Women’s Hospital will train a group of our physicians in Peer Support. The Wellness Branch of the Physician Wellbeing Committee will launch the Peer Support program later this fall. This program will provide one-on-one peer support to medical staff members following emotionally stressful events, including adverse clinical events, litigation, or any life stressor, in a confidential manner from a medical staff member trained in peer support. More details will follow. If you are interested in becoming trained in Peer Support, please contact the Medical Staff Office at (510) 869-6565. We will be offering an additional training session following the initial September 15 date for those who are interested.

Required Sutter Safe Care training is continuing through the end of September. Thank you to those who have already completed the training. If you have not yet completed the training, please join Dr. Filip Roos, our CME, for a dinner session (with wine) or a lunch session (without wine) scheduled in lieu of grand rounds. Please see the training dates below. Also, you can join in on any of the hospital staff training sessions. Be sure to sign in to receive credit.

Please remember to sign your verbal orders within 48 hours. Surveyors are currently focusing on timely signing of verbal orders. Another Sutter facility was recently cited for this. Remember, you can sign your colleagues’ verbal orders too! We can all help each other out.

Soon, construction will begin in the cafeteria which will disrupt food services. Please watch for a notice regarding the change in location of food services and the physician’s dining area.

Also, Fir 1 and 2 will close permanently September 1. Please look closely at your meeting schedules for changes in meeting locations. Many medical staff meetings will move to either the Bay View Conference room on the 11th floor or room 1776.

And finally, congratulations to the Department of Pathology for a successful College of American Pathologists survey and to Rehabilitation for a successful CARF survey!

I hope you are able to take a little time off and enjoy the summer! Be well.

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