April 2012 Online Connection

April 2012 Online Connection

 

New Members of the Medical Staff

Four More Physicians Approved for Professional Community Membership

Weekend In-House MRI Availability

Phoenix Children's Hospital Approved for Pediatric-prepared Emergency Care as an Advanced Care Emergency Department

Physicians' Recently Published Articles Highlight Hospital Research

Free Event for Families: Down Syndrome - Recent Advances in Medical Treatment

Phoenix Children’s Visitor Restrictions Lifted

One Call Physician Assistance Line Available to Serve Community Doctors

 

 

 

 

New Members of the Medical Staff 

  • Lisa Bienstock, DMD, Pediatric Dentistry
  • Melania Bula, MD, Radiology
  • Joy Condie, MD, Neonatology
  • Judd Cummings, Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Shannon Forshey, MD, Pediatrics
  • Katherine Gyves-Ray, MD, Radiology
  • Safwan Halabi, MD, Radiology
  • Mark Halsted, MD, Radiology
  • Vaseem Iqbal, MD, Radiology
  • Michael Katz, MD, Radiology
  • Terry Levin, MR, Radiology
  • Kelley Marshall, MD, Radiology
  • David McDonald, MD Radiology
  • Cynthia Monheim-Janss, PhD, Psychology
  • Kelvin Panesar, MD, Pulmonology
  • Michael Smith, MD, Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Jess Thompson, MD, Cardiothoracic Surgery

Four More Physicians Approved for Professional Community Membership 

The following community pediatricians recently joined Phoenix Children’s Hospital’s Professional Community Membership:

  • David Alexander, MD, FAAP
  • Susan Apley, MD, FAAP
  • Lindsay Campbell, MD, FAAP
  • Kristen Struble, MD, FAAP

Weekend In-House MRI Availability 

Effective immediately, an MRI technologist is in-house every Saturday, from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sunday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., to accommodate all inpatient weekend MRI requests.

To help facilitate these exams and coordinate any possible anesthesia, please contact the MRI technologist (Main Building MRI (602) 933-3674 and East Building (602) 546-1234) as well as placing the order in SCM and completing the metal and contrast screening forms. For patients who will require anesthesia, please adhere to standard NPO guidelines as soon as the need for MRI is determined.

The metal and contrast screening forms as well as a chart providing recommendations for the ordering of Neuro MRI exams is now available online.

General radiology referral forms are also available. 

Phoenix Children's Hospital Approved for Pediatric-prepared Emergency Care as an Advanced Care Emergency Department

The Arizona chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics has certified Phoenix Children's Hospital for Pediatric-prepared Emergency Care as an Advanced Care Emergency Department.

Pediatric-prepared Emergency Care is a voluntary certification program established to improve outcomes for Arizona's ill and injured children through a system of regionalized pediatric emergency care.

Through certification, emergency departments show they have met specific criteria, developed by a broad group of stakeholders, for personnel training, policies, quality improvement activities, equipment, and facilities that support optimal care for ill or injured infants, children and teens.

Physicians' Recently Published Articles Highlight Hospital Research 

  • Ryan Bode, MD,Pediatric Residency Program and Hospitalists – Kids Link, co-authored “A Proposed Dashboard for Pediatric Hospital Medicine Groups” in Hospital Pediatrics.

  • Michael Etzl, MD, Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, co-authored “Phase II Study of Weekly Vinblastine in Recurrent or Refractory Pediatric Low-Grade Glimoa” in Journal of Clinical Oncology.
  • Theresa Grebe, MD, Genetics, co-authored “Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders in Hispanic and Non-Hispanic White Children” in Pediatrics.
  • John Kerrigan, MD, Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, published “Hypothalamic Hamartoma” in The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) database.
  • Lee Segal, MD, and M. Wade Shrader, MD, Center for Pediatric Orthopaedics, co-authored “Spine Radiographs for Neuromuscular Scoliosis: The Role of a Seating Device for Dependent Sitters” in Techniques in Orthopaedics.
  • Davinder Singh, MD, Plastic Surgery, co-authored “Squamosal Suture Synostosis: A Cause of Atypical Skull Asymmetry” in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
  • David Notrica, MD, and Pamela Garcia-Filion, Phoenix Children’s Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center, co-authored “Management of pediatric occult pneumothorax in blunt trauma: a subgroup analysis of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma multicenter prospective observational study” in Journal of Pediatric Surgery.

If you’d like to read any of these journal articles, please contact our Medical Librarian Kathy Zeblisky at extension (602) 933-4248.

Free Event for Families: Down Syndrome - Recent Advances in Medical Treatment 

Please encourage appropriate patient families to join us Saturday, May 12, from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., for Down Syndrome - Recent Advances in Medical Treatment, at Phoenix Children's Melvin L. Cohen Conference Center, 1920 E. Cambridge Ave., Phoenix, Ariz., 85006.

Speakers at this free event will cover a variety of topics, including new AAP guidelines for care, developmental pediatrics/dual diagnosis, rehabilitation milestones, transitioning to adult care, visits to the emergency room, ENT/allergy, and comprehensive heart care. Additionally, Phoenix Children's Physician Relations Manager Lynda Christel will offer her unique perspective on raising a child with Down syndrome.

Free parking is available and light refreshments will be provided. The event is sponsored by DS Network Arizona, Sharing Down Syndrome Arizona, Raising Special Kids, and Phoenix Children's Hospital.

Register today. For more information, please contact Julia Maraston at (602) 933-5872.

Phoenix Children’s Visitor Restrictions Lifted 

Earlier this month, Phoenix Children’s Hospital officially lifted Respiratory Virus Season Visitor Restrictions at all campuses.

Children who are free from illness may now visit patients and go to public areas of the Hospital after being screened by front desk staff. To continue to protect our patients, adults and children who are sick should wait until they feel better before visiting.

Influenza and other viruses still remain in the community. Patients who have symptoms of upper respiratory viral infections (runny nose, congestion, coughing, sneezing) should still be placed in contact and droplet precautions on admission regardless of the time of year. Thank you for your support of visitor restrictions and for helping us to prevent infections in our patients.

One Call Physician Assistance Line Available to Serve Community Doctors 

The Hospital’s One Call Physician Assistance Line, (888) 933-DOCS (3627), is always available to you for admissions and ED referrals to our main campus location and Phoenix Children’s Medical Group (PCMG) subspecialty consultation.

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