Annual Flu/TB Clinic Schedule 2019

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Below is a list of local flu clinics. Click here to see a full list of Bay Area flu clinics.

New Physicians

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Jacob L. Cecil, MD
Anesthesiology
East Bay Anesthesiology Medical Group
3000 Colby St., Ste 205
Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 666-0854

Vernon K. Fong, MD
Orthopedic Surgery
Vernon Fong, M.D
728 Pacific Ave., Ste 501
San Francisco, CA 94133-4449
(415) 398-5990

Miriam B. Hulkower, MD
Radiology, Diagnostic
Direct Radiology
1839 N. Government Way, Ste. B
Coeur d Alene, ID 83814-3454
(855) 687-7237

Timothy Richardson, MD
Emergency Medicine
John H. Stroger Jr. Cook County Hospital
1950 W. Polk St., Fl 7
Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 864-0065

Anjali Shah, MD
Radiology, Diagnostic
Bay Imaging Consultants
2125 Oak Grove Rd., Ste 200
Walnut Creek, CA 94598-2520
(855) 424-2723

John D. Vu, MD
Cardiovascular Consultants Medical Group
5201 Norris Canyon Rd., Ste 220
San Ramon, CA 94583
(925) 277-1900

President’s Message

Posted on Aug 1, 2019 in President's Message | 0 comments

I hope everyone is enjoying the summer. 

We’ve had some great weather and hopefully you’ve been able to get out and take a break from work and enjoy life.

Remember to take care of yourself!

Welcome back Ursi! Ursula Boynton began July 15 as our new Chief Medical Officer. We look forward to working (again!) with you!

The new opening date for the cafeteria and physician lounge is Monday, August 5, and the planned opening for the new MRI is now at the end of August.

There will be a Wellness bookshelf in the physician lounge. The committee has slowly been collecting books, thanks to Dr. Lenny Husen. Feel free to check out books, and please remember to return them as soon as you are finished so another colleague can enjoy.

We are currently working on expanding our Well-being program. More to come in the future on this topic.

Christopher Mack from the Sutter Specialty Network is continuing to work with physicians to learn more about their practice and ensuring they are on their list of specialists accepting referrals. The network helps physicians within our system, and in One Medical Group, find specialty referrals. Christopher’s email address is MackC@sutterhealth.org.

Our Medical Staff is working with Tyler Bennett, Sutter Bay Strategy, and our Administration, to help develop a local strategy plan for ABSMC.

ABSMC started a recognition program to highlight physicians, nurses, and staff who have gone above and beyond caring for our patients. Congratulations to Bryan Wong, M.D. and Arash Minaie, D.O. for receiving the Hummingbird Award. Congratulation to Esau Zavala-Hernandez, R.N., Brittney Faumina, R.N., Mercediata Trinidad, B.S.N, R.N., Carolyn Wong, R.N., and Gina, B.S.N., R.N., for receiving the Daisy Award and congratulations to Michael Simpson, R.T., for receiving the Butterfly Award.

 

Take care,

Jill Kacher Cobb, M.D.
President, Summit Medical Staff, ABSMC

 

Ambulatory Specialty Optimization

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Indications for Transfusion

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Patient Blood Management Update
Sutter Health Indications for Transfusion

The ABSMC Transfusion/Blood Utilization Committee, and the Alta Bates and Summit Medical Executive Committees recently approved the Sutter Health Indications for Transfusion noted below. The indications were updated in Epic on 7/11/19.  A copy of this document, which includes a list of references, can also be found on the Alta Bates and Summit Medical Staff Department intranet sites.

The following evidence-based guidelines apply to the transfusion of blood and blood components.  They are meant to serve as a foundational basis for determining whether or not to transfuse a patient.  The decision to transfuse should be based on the patient’s overall clinical context and not solely on laboratory data.  It is understood, however, that some exceptions are possible in the appropriate clinical setting.

Summit Doctors’ Lounge

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New Physicians

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Jaclyn J. Chen, MD
Urology
350 30th St., Ste. 100
Oakland, CA  94609-3422
(510) 204-8168
 

Matthew S. DeVane, DO
Cardiovascular Disease
Cardiovascular Consultants Medical Group
106 La Casa Via, Ste. 140
Walnut Creek, CA  94598
(925) 274-2860

 

Alexandra L. Haessler, MD
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sutter: PFMA
3838 California St., Ste. 305
San Francisco, CA  94118-1505
1100 Van Ness Ave., Fl 4
San Francisco, CA  94109
(415) 600-0910

 

Faizul Haque, MD
Cardiovascular Disease
Cardiovascular Consultants Medical Group
106 La Casa Via, Ste 140
Walnut Creek, CA  94598-3084
(925) 274-2860

 

Nija I. Mathew, MD
Radiology, Diagnostic
Bay Imaging Consultants Medical Group, Inc.
2125 Oak Grove Rd., Ste. 200
Walnut Creek, CA  94598
(925) 296-7150

 

Abid C. Mogannam, MD
Vascular Surgery
General Vascular Surgery Group
13851 E. 14st St., Ste. 202
San Leandro, CA  94578-2627
(510) 357-4006

 

Ryan S. Nolan, MD
General Surgery
Epic Care
365 Hawthorne Ave., Ste 101
Oakland, CA  94609
(510) 465-5523

 

Samira S. Rathnayake, MD
Radiology, Diagnostic, Radiology
Bay Imaging Consultants
2125 Oak Grove Rd., Ste 200
Walnut Creek, CA  94598-2520
(855) 424-2723

 

Jillian L. Rosenblum, MD
Emergency Medicine
Cook County Health and Hospitals System
1969 Ogden Ave.
Chicago, IL  60612-3765
(312) 864-6000

 

Pramodh S. Sidhu, MD
Cardiovascular Disease
Cardiovascular Consultants Medical Group
5201 Norris Canyon Rd., Ste 220
San Ramon, CA  94583
(925) 277-1900

 

Darrell R. Tran, MD
Anesthesiology
East Bay Anesthesiology Medical Group
3000 Colby St., Ste 205
Berkeley, CA  94705
(510) 666-0854

 

David K. Tso, MD
Radiology, Diagnostic
Bay Imaging Consultants
2125 Oak Grove Rd., Ste. 200
Walnut Creek, CA  94598
(855) 424-2723

 

Michelle A. Tsou, DPM
Podiatry
Sun Healthcare and Surgery Group, Inc.
1815 Arnold Dr.
Martinez, CA  94553
(925) 979-8313

 

Vinson L. Uytana, MD
Bay Imaging Consultants
2125 Oak Grove Rd., Ste. 200
Walnut Creek, CA  94598-2520
(855) 424-2723

 

Christopher C. Wu, MD
Emergency Medicine
Berkeley Emergency Medical Group
PO Box 1258
San Ramon, CA  94583-6258
(925) 962-1800

 

President’s Message

Posted on Jul 1, 2019 in President's Message | 0 comments

First, a hearty welcome to Ursula (Ursi) Boynton, M.D., our new Chief Medical Officer.
As many of you know, Ursi was our administrative Medical Director under Steve O’Brien, M.D., our past CMO. She practiced as a hospitalist at ABSMC for many years. Welcome back Ursi!

This month, we also welcome back Jerry Kozai, our CEO. We look forward to continuing to work with you, further defining the strategic vision and growth of ABSMC.

In addition, we would like to extend a sincere thank you to David Clark, our interim CEO. You jumped in feet first with a great attitude and energy. We wish you the best in your future endeavors.

Please add to your calendar the Joint Summit and Alta Bates Medical Staff Holiday party. It will take place at Trader Vic’s on Wednesday, December 11, 2019.

Starting August 5, we will have a new Bioethicist, Robert Fulbright. He will work closely with our Ethics Committee, bringing his expertise to our hospital, which will greatly benefit our patients experiencing challenging circumstances.

A special thank you goes out to our Wellbeing Committee for hosting another successful Physician Mindfulness retreat.

The Peer Support program continues to receive referrals and is actively reaching out to our colleagues. We hope those of you who have been contacted have felt comforted and supported! If you would like to speak with a Peer Supporter or if there is someone who you think would benefit from Peer Support, please email peeroutreachabsmc@gmail.com. This program is only for members of the Summit and/or Alta Bates Medical Staff.

We will continue to build up our community and support one another. The Wellbeing Committee is moving on to the next phase, mapping out what we can do to further benefit our medical staff community. We will also partner with administration to help ease some of the barriers of practicing medicine at the hospital. More to come…

 

Jill Kacher Cobb, MD

President, Summit Medical Staff, ABSMC

 

Brian Wong, MD Receives Caring for People Award

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Why Sutter Community Connect (SCC)

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