October 2010 Online Connection
Amalia DeComas, MD, Orthopaedics
Richard Furloth, MD, Neonatology
Adrienne Kurland, MD, Pediatrics
Jorge Masuello, MD, Urgent Care
Tamara Musso, MD, Hospitalist
Jeffrey Rockow, Cardiology
Timothy Schaub, MD, Plastic Surgery
Niketa Shah, MD, Hematology/Oncology
Zebulon Timmons, MD, Urgent Care
In the News
In an ongoing effort to ensure our publications are providing relevant and useful information to you, Phoenix Children’s Hospital has prepared a brief online readership survey.
The survey targets readers of the following:
- Connection (monthly blast fax) - Audience: Referring physicians and Medical Staff
- Medical Staff Bulletin (monthly email newsletter) - Audience: Medical Staff
- Online Connection (monthly e-newsletter) - Audience: Referring physicians and office managers
- Partners in Pediatrics (quarterly hard copy magazine) - Audience: Referring physicians and Medical Staff
- New Doc Brochure (quarterly hard copy brochure) - Audience: Referring physicians and Medical Staff
This nine-question, five-minute survey will help us gauge the effectiveness of our communication and identify improvements we can make to offer you the information you need and desire. To take the survey, please click here.
The deadline for this survey is Friday, November 12. Thank you in advance for your participation.
Phoenix Children’s Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center Medical Director David Notrica, MD, FACS, FAAP, was recently reappointed to the APSA Trauma Committee.
The mission of the American Pediatric Surgical Association is to ensure optimal pediatric surgical care of patients and their families, promote excellence in the field, and foster a vibrant and viable community of pediatric surgeons.
The APSA accomplishes this by:
- Developing and advocating for standards of care for infants and children and influencing public policy around the surgical care of children
- Encouraging discovery, innovation and improvement of care
- Providing rich, user-friendly venues for the dissemination of up-to-date knowledge
- Offering high quality continuing education to members
- Creating identity and community among pediatric surgeons
- Promoting a supportive health care environment for patients, staff, and surgeons and ensuring that it is sustained by economic health
Congratulations, Dr. Notrica, on this significant accomplishment.
Phoenix Children’s Hospital physicians Rustin Morse, MD, the medical director of Quality and associate director of the Emergency Department, David Notrica, MD, FACS, FAAP, the medical director of the Hospital’s Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center, and M. Wade Shrader, MD, the Center for Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery’s research director, presented abstracts at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference, held earlier this month in San Francisco. Approximately 11,440 people attended the event, 7,761 of them professional attendees.
In addition to the physicians who attended, Phoenix Children's Physician Relations Specialist Kim Sluyk was also on hand to host a booth and shared information on the Hospital's strategic alliance with St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, expansion, and variety of subspecialty programs.
Thank you to all who participated.
Phoenix Children’s leadership team and its Medical Staff introduced University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix’s Stuart Flynn, MD, William Crist, MD, and other colleagues at a cocktail reception
hosted on the Hospital campus.
Phoenix Children’s recently expanded its affiliation with UA, a partnership aimed at boosting Arizona pediatric residency training opportunities and helping the state retain highly qualified pediatric physicians.
Alaina Raetz , MSW, is a licensed master social worker with the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Forensic Pediatric C.A.R.E. team. Raetz has been employed by the Hospital since 2005, after she completed an internship through Arizona State University School of Social Work.
She began her full-time career at Phoenix Children’s Hospital as part of the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders and worked within the medical floors of the Hospital until she was hired by the forensic team in February 2008. Once Phoenix Children’s became a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center, Raetz became the social worker for both Trauma Services and forensics patients.
Raetz has been an integral part of the team, focusing on community outreach through the Children’s March Against Child Abuse. As part of the inaugural walk in April 2009 - and again in 2010 - Raetz helped develop, organize, and raise money for prevention and community outreach/education, increasing awareness on the impact of child abuse in Arizona.
Raetz continues to advocate for children by collaborating with outside agencies to help maintain the safety of Arizona’s children.
If you have questions about any form of child maltreatment, please contact the Forensic Pediatric Program Hotline at (602) 546-5058.
Winter will soon be here, along with cold and flu season. The Emily Center at Phoenix Children’s Hospital is your patient’s resource for information on seasonal flu, RSV, asthma, and other health conditions prevalent during this time of the year. Please refer your patients to The Emily Center website for information on these and many other conditions. The Emily Center is open every day from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. It always has an RN and bilingual staff available to provide information. If you’d like to provide a link to The Emily Center website from your practice’s website, please contact Joy MacLeod at (602) 546-1400.
Be sure to do your part to protect health care for Arizona’s children in the midterm election on Tuesday, Nov. 2. Early voting started Oct. 7. For more information on the election, please visit the Hospital's advocacy page for valuable voter resources.
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.
Please join us on Wednesday, Oct. 27, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., when Professor Matt Sanders, Director of the Parenting and Family Support Centre at The University of Queensland, Australia and Founder of the Triple P – Positive Parenting Program, and Rita Bostick, Triple P America’s Head of Dissemination, speak at the Melvin L. Cohen Conference Center on the campus of Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
For information and to RSVP (by Oct. 15), please click here.
This special event made possible with support from the Arizona Child Abuse Prevention License Plate Fund. For questions or further information, please contact Marcia Stanton, MSW, at (602) 546-3342.
Oct. 21: Webinar for Medical Professionals: “Pediatric Trauma – Positive Patient Outcomes,” David Notrica, MD
Oct. 26: Grand Rounds: “Kidney Transplantation 2010: A National and Phoenix Children's Hospital Perspective,” Bruce Morgenstern, MD
Nov. 5: Trauma Grand Rounds: “Interventional Radiology as it Relates to Pediatric Trauma,” Robin Kaye, MD
Nov. 19: CME: “Diabetes in Children: Building a Bridge to Quality,” Chirag Kapadia, MD, and Don McClellan, MD
For more information, visit www.phoenixchildrens.com and click on the Education & Classes link.