January 2012 Online Connection

January 2012 Online Connection

New Professional Community Member

Yuma Satellite Clinic Open for Business

Open House for Children's Heart Center Scheduled

P. David Adelson, MD, Elected to American Academy of Neurological Surgery 

ADHD, Teen Tot Clinics Now Seeing Patients at East Valley Satellite Center

Respiratory Virus Visitor Restrictions Begin

One Call Physician Assistance Line Available to Serve Community Doctors

Plan to Attend the Arizona Asthma Coalition Conference, "Health Care Reform: Its Impact on Asthma Care" 

 

 

 

 

 

New Professional Community Member 

  • Jonathan Manwaring, MD 

 

Yuma Satellite Clinic Open for Business 

  • Phoenix Children’s Hospital is now accepting referrals to its Yuma satellite clinic, which opened earlier this month

  • Most services are offered on the campus of partner organization, Yuma Regional Medical Center, at 1501 W 24th Street, Suite 203, Yuma, AZ 85364
  • To refer a patient to the clinic, please call toll free (855) 372-0664

Phoenix Children’s Yuma Center offers pediatric specialty care in the following areas:

  • Pediatric Nephrology – Bruce Morgenstern, MD
  • Pediatric Neurology – Beth Haynes, MD (beginning March 2012)
  • Pediatric Rheumatology – Kaleo Ede, MD; Andrea Ramirez, MD, MEd; Michael Shishov, MD
  • Pediatric Urology – Robert Bailey, MD; Michael Nguyen, MD; Zachary Zuniga, MD
  • Pediatric Orthopaedics - Lee Segal, MD (location of this service TBD)

If you have any questions about the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Specialty Clinic in Yuma, please do not hesitate to contact Dennis Lund, MD, executive vice president of Phoenix Children’s Medical Group and surgeon-in-chief, at (602) 933-5863.

 

Open House for Children's Heart Center Scheduled 

 

The Children’s Heart Center at Phoenix Children’s, the premier regional referral center in the Southwest and the fifth-largest program of its kind in the U.S., cordially invites you to a sneak preview of its new outpatient clinical space. 

When: Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Where: Phoenix Children's Hospital Main Building, Second Floor, 1919 E. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85016

Appetizers and cocktails will be served.

 

The new 10,024-square-foot space includes:

 

  • 16 exam rooms
  • Six echo rooms
  • Echo/stress lab
  • Conference room with audiovisual equipment that allows clinicians to communicate with other hospitals in real time

The Children’s Heart Center offers a comprehensive, multidisciplinary team that includes subspecialty-trained physicians and cardiac nurses who provide expert family-centered care to infants, children and teens with congenital heart defects, rhythm disturbances, heart failure and other cardiac-related problems. To refer a patient, please call (602) 933-3366.

To RSVP for the event, please contact Jessica Stephenson, Physician Relations, at (602) 933-3300.

 

P. David Adelson, MD, Elected to American Academy of Neurological Surgery 

Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s medical director and division chief of neurosurgery P. David Adelson, MD, was recently elected to active membership in the American Academy of Neurological Surgery, a prestigious international invitational social and scientific association of neurosurgeons founded in 1938.

The purpose of the academy is four-fold:

  • To promote scientific and social intercourse among its members
  • To foster neurological surgery as a specialty of medicine
  • To encourage and sponsor basic and clinical research activity in the neurological sciences
  • To promote the knowledge and skill of those who devote themselves to neurological surgery in accordance with the high ideals of the medical profession

Membership is limited to 105 active members and is by invitation of current members. Members are noteworthy for their scientific attainments in the field of neurosurgery.

In related news, the 16th Annual Children's Neurosciences Symposium is being held on March 8 and March 9 in association with Pediatric Update. Register for the symposium and Pediatric Update now.

ADHD, Teen Tot Clinics Now Seeing Patients at East Valley Satellite Center 

  • Phoenix Children’s ADHD Diagnostic Clinic and its Teen Tot Clinic are now seeing patients at the Hospital’s Specialty and Urgent Care – East Valley Center on Tuesdays.
  • The ADHD Diagnostic Clinic is held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. To refer a patient, please fill out a screening form and fax it to (602) 546-0222. Clinic staff will follow up with referring physicians and families appropriately.
  • The Teen Tot Clinic is held in the mornings from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. To make a referral, please contact the clinic’s scheduling department at (602) 933-0945.

 

Respiratory Virus Visitor Restrictions Begin  

 

  • As of Dec. 30, 2011, visitors to Phoenix Children’s Hospital must be at least 12 years old to see patients who are hospitalized
  • Children less than 12 years old are not allowed past the second floor clinics in the Main Tower
  • Children less than 12 years old are not allowed past the Emily Center in the East Tower
  • Children must always be supervised by an adult
  • Signage with visitor information is posted at all Hospital entrances
  • Educational handouts for families and visitors are available in patient care areas and at visitor check-in desks
  • Inpatients are not allowed in the cafeteria, gift shop and lobby during their Hospital stay until respiratory virus season restrictions are lifted
  • Phoenix Children’s realizes individualized circumstances may need to be considered on a case-by-case basis

The Hospital will continue to monitor respiratory viruses being seen in the community. Questions can be directed to Infection Prevention and Control at (602) 933-0830.

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.

 

Plan to Attend the Arizona Asthma Coalition Conference, "Health Care Reform: Its Impact on Asthma Care" 

SAVE THE DATE - The Arizona Asthma Coalition will hold its annual conference on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. The theme of the conference is health care reform and its impact on asthma care. There will be an update on the current status of reform, with discussions of its implications for health care delivery (specifically asthma care for adults and children). An update on asthma management and a case conference will also be included. CME credits will be provided. Watch for registration materials in February.

For further information contact Judy Harris, MS, RN, CPNP.

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