September 2010 Online Connection

September 2010 Online Connection

New Additions to the Medical Staff

Phoenix Children’s Physicians Set to Present Abstracts at Upcoming AAP National Conference

Celebrate Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and Watch a New Video about Our Cancer-fighting Team

The Emily Center is Your Patient’s Resource for Cold and Flu Season

Legislators Vote to Make September National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Midterm Election News

Greater-Phoenix Pediatric Society to Hold Inaugural Meeting

Meet Hospitalist and Forensic Pediatrics Program Team Member Wendy Arafiles, MD

Events

New Additions to the Medical Staff

Alexander J. Catton, MD, Anesthesiology

Karem Colindres, DO, Urgent Care

Casey Miles, MD, Urgent Care

In the News

Phoenix Children’s Physicians Set to Present Abstracts at Upcoming AAP National Conference: Morse’s abstract, “The Quality of Root Cause Analyses Performed in a Children’s Hospital,” will be presented in poster format on Oct. 3.

Additionally, Phoenix Children’s physician relations team is hosting a booth at the conference from Oct 2 to Oct. 4. If you plan to attend the conference, please be sure to stop by booth #332 for the latest news related to the Hospital. For more information on the conference, please visit www.aapexperience.org. To inquire about Phoenix Children’s booth, contact Kim Sluyk at (602) 546-5879.

Celebrate Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and Watch a New Video About Our Cancer-fighting Team: This month, we celebrate the lives of some of our bravest patients, those with childhood cancer. 

The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Phoenix Children’s Hospital is the largest pediatric program of its kind in Arizona, providing complete care for children diagnosed with malignancies and/or life-threatening hematologic diseases. Learn more about the CCBD in this new video on the Hospital’s YouTube channel. You can also check out pictures and videos of kids enjoying their time at Camp Rainbow, a camp especially for young people who have been touched by cancer or a blood disorder, by clicking here.

The Emily Center is Your Patient’s Resource for Cold and Flu Season:

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.

Legislators Vote to Make September National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month: The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed Rep. Marcia Fudge's (D-OH) resolution to designate September as National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. A similar resolution was passed by the Senate in March, sponsored by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY). These resolutions will help reduce obesity, raise awareness for health, wellness, and prevention and improve health care costs. Learn more about the legislation by visiting this site.

Midterm Election News: Be sure to do your part to protect healthcare for Arizona’s children in the midterm election on Tuesday, Nov. 2. The deadline to update your voter registration is Oct. 4, and early voting starts Oct. 7. To request an early ballot or for more information, please visit this site and click on your county of residence.

Phoenix Children’s One Call Physician Assistance Line Available for Admits, Consults, and ED Referrals: 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.

Meet Hospitalist and Forensic Pediatrics Program Team Member Wendy Arafiles, MD: Wendy Arafiles, MD, is a pediatric hospitalist at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. As a board-certified pediatrician, Arafiles began her education at the University of Southern California, then attended the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

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She continued her education through the Phoenix Children’s Hospital/Maricopa Medical Center Pediatric Residency Program. In 2006 she was offered a position as an urgent care pediatrician in Phoenix Children’s Emergency Department.

She has also joined the Forensic C.A.R.E Team and continues to work closely with children suspected of maltreatment. In 2009, Arafiles accepted a position as a  KidsLink Hospitalist with Phoenix Children’s Hospital. As a member of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children and the American Academy of Pediatrics Arizona Chapter, Arafiles remains current on issues impacting the health and well-being of children.

If you have questions about any form of child maltreatment please contact the Forensic Pediatrics Program Hotline at (602) 546-5058.

Events

Oct. 4 and 5: Fund-raising Event: “Phoenix Children’s Radiothon

Oct. 21: Webinar for Medical Professionals: “Pediatric Trauma – Positive Patient Outcomes,” David Notrica, MD

For more information, visit www.phoenixchildrens.com and click on the Education & Classes link.

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