June 2012 Online Connection
In case you missed the other two, please join us for a Town Hall Meeting where members of Phoenix Children’s senior leadership will share findings from a recent study on the needs and priorities of our community pediatricians and their perspectives on clinical integration. More than 60 community pediatricians provided input for the initial phase of this project – whether you were part of that group or not, we value your opinion and invite you to be part of the ongoing discussion.
When: Tuesday, June 12, 2012, at 6 p.m.
Where: Arrowhead Country Club
Pima Room, 19888 N. 73rd Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85308
To RSVP, please contact Karen Pennington at (602) 933-3300.
For the second year in a row, Phoenix Children’s Hospital has been recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. In the 2012-13 Best Children’s Hospitals list, the following Phoenix Children’s subspecialties made the highly coveted list:
For the full rankings and methodology, visit www.usnews.com/childrenshospitals.
Phoenix Children’s invites you to an exclusive sneak preview of its newest location for specialty and urgent care.
When: Thursday, June 14
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Agua Caliente Center
6990 E. Shea Blvd., Suite 104
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Enjoy cocktails, appetizers, and a tour of the center. Space is limited. Please RSVP to Karen Pennington at (602) 933-3300.
Join your colleagues for a networking reception hosted by Phoenix Children's Hospital on Saturday, June 23, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Enchantment Resort and Mii Amo Spa Village Terrace, 525 Boynton Canyon Road, Sedona, Ariz. Cocktails and appetizers will be served, compliments of Phoenix Children's Hospital. Please RSVP by contacting Heather Walton at (602) 377-2261. We look forward to seeing you there.
As part of the Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, the recently launched multidisciplinary Stroke Program is focused solely on providing 24/7 comprehensive care in the evaluation, management and treatment for infants, children, and teens who have suffered a stroke, or children who may be at risk for stroke due to other medical conditions.
The Stroke Program, led by John Condie, MD, a stroke and neuro-critical care expert, includes pediatric neurologists specializing in pediatric stroke, pediatric neuroradiologists and multiple pediatric subspecialists in hematology and vascular medicine, cardiology, rheumatology, psychiatry, and physical, occupational and speech therapy.
For more information or to refer a patient, please call (602) 933-1000 and ask for the stroke team to be paged.
The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine announces the addition of muscle biopsy interpretation to its Anatomic Pathology test menu. Muscle biopsies are performed in patients with neuromuscular or rheumatologic disorders and involve the performance of histochemical and immunohistochemical stains for enzymes and membrane proteins on frozen sections of skeletal muscle.
This testing is performed in addition to electron microscopy and morphometric analysis. Our extensive menu of 20 new stains will enable the diagnosis of a variety of neurogenic, myopathic, and inflammatory disorders to aid in the management of these patients. Morphometric analysis of myofiber size using an interactive computerized program serves as an adjunct to the diagnosis of congenital myopathies such as congenital fiber size disproportion or myotonic dystrophy.
For further information, please contact Daphne deMello, MD, at (602) 546-1283.
- Luis Arroyo, MD
- David Kleiner, MD
- Bruce Mallin, MD
- Eric Noel, MD
- Esther Oh-Beck, MD
- Lauren Pearlman, MD
- Albert Pepka, MD
- Lisa Pepka, MD
- Milton Scharff, MD
- Manisha Thakkar, MD
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.