January 2011 Online Connection
The Medical Staff doctors' lounge, currently located in the cafeteria of the existing Hospital, will open in its new location on Monday, Jan. 31. Looking for the new doctors lounge? It's next to the new cafeteria in the Main Building of Phoenix Children's Hospital. Ample signage will guide the way to the new lounge. The last day of operation for the old doctors' lounge is Sunday, Jan. 30. The hours of operation of the doctors' lounge will not change. For more information, please contact Mike DaShiell, director of Food and Nutrition Services, at (602) 546-1518.
On Monday, Jan. 31, five Phoenix Children’s outpatient clinics open for business on the second floor of the Hospital’s new tower.
The Center for Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery and the Divisions of Pediatric Dermatology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, and Pulmonology begin offering outpatient clinical services on that day, representing the initial phase of the transition to the new main campus tower.
As a result of the move to the new tower and the opening of a new visitor parking structure, the Hospital will no longer offer valet parking to visitors as of Friday, Feb. 4.
The grand opening of the new Hospital is scheduled for mid-2011 and includes the move of children receiving inpatient care at Phoenix Children’s from the existing tower to the new building.
The $588-million expansion started in 2008 in response to a growing need for inpatient beds for Arizona children and a burgeoning demand for pediatric specialty and subspecialty medical care.
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is hosting “Cardiology 2011,” a continuing medical education conference being held this year at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch from Wednesday, Feb. 2, to Sunday, Feb. 6.
This is a comprehensive post-graduate course for pediatric cardiologists, neonatologists, surgeons, nurses, intensivists, anesthesiologists, sonographers, perfusionists, and all those involved in the care of neonates, children, and young adults with cardiovascular disease.
Members of Phoenix Children’s Medical Staff are speaking at the conference, including Jeffrey Pearl, MD, Heidi Dalton, MD, Aubrey Maze, MD, Mitchell Cohen, MD, and Joseph Graziano, MD, among other esteemed physicians.
To register for the event, please visit www.chop.edu/cardiology2011.
Phoenix Children's leadership is inviting all members of the Hospital's Medical Staff to join them at a cocktail reception in the new tower on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., on the second floor of the main building (new tower), 1919 East Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85016.
Please park in the new visitor parking garage that sits just northwest of the new tower. Enter the garage from East Thomas Road. Docents will be available to direct you to the new tower.
RSVP for the cocktail reception by contacting Julia Maraston, at (602) 546-5872.
According to the Migraine Research Foundation, Phoenix Children’s Pediatric Neurologist Marcy Yonker, MD, is one of only 17 pediatric-only, board-certified headache medicine specialists in the U.S.
The certification is provided by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties, an independent, non-profit, professional medical organization that certifies competency in physicians who have passed a special headache examination.
For more information on Phoenix Children’s Pediatric Headache Clinic, please click here. To refer a patient, please call (602) 546-0970.
On Thursday, Jan. 20, Phoenix Children’s developmental pediatrician Robin Blitz, MD, will present “Autism Spectrum Disorders – What Can the PCP Do?” at the Greater Phoenix Pediatric Society meeting being held at Maggiano’s, 16405 North Scottsdale Road, at 6 p.m.
A cocktail reception begins at 6 p.m., with dinner and the society business meeting following at 7 p.m. The presentation will begin immediately after dinner. For more information, please contact Nadia Day, MD, at email@example.com.
Phoenix Children’s One Call Physician Assistance Line, (602) 546-DOCS (3627), is available to community physicians for admissions, ED referrals, and Phoenix Children’s Medical Group (PCMG) subspecialty consultation. This is not a line to schedule appointments. If you have any questions please contact Lynda Christel, Physician Relations, at (602) 546-5873 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be sure to join Phoenix Children’s Hospital at the Children’s March on Child Abuse, taking place Saturday, April 9, 2011, at the Phoenix Zoo.