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Documenting and Messaging Dream Comes True

On July 16, another vision of the Emory Transplant Center (ETC) became a reality. The vision was for all critical transplant-related patient data and notes describing the management of patient care to migrate from operational databases, both OTTR and the heart transplant program’s legacy database, to Emory’s electronic medical record (EeMR or Powerchart). Now, any non-transplant Emory provider caring for our transplant patient population can access the patient’s entire Emory medical record. While a mammoth project to roll out, this migration project was the right goal from the standpoint of patient safety, enhanced coordination of patient care management, and, subsequently, documentation thereof. 

The project, with support from the Carlos and Marguerite Mason Trust, began as a collaborative effort between the ETC and the Office of Information Services (IS). After months of facilitated planning, mapping, and transplant M-page development, the heart transplant program became the first to transition to EeMR. Three years, seven months, and 16 days later, the migration culminated with the pre-renal go-live in mid-July. Today, all transplant programs’ clinical documentation and clinical messaging can be accessed through Powerchart. 

The Emory Clinic BAnd while this initiative occurred in transplant practices within The Emory Clinic, Building B, from a system perspective, documentation of transplant management in the outreach clinics of Cartersville and Dublin also was enhanced and later this year, documentation at Saint Joseph’s Hospital. At last count, the documentation of more than 650 staff, faculty clinicians and researchers moved from OTTR and the heart transplant legacy database to EeMR.

According to Dr. Thomas Pearson, ETC executive director and surgical director of the kidney transplant program, “The shared vision of three years ago and many hours of work by many individuals have led to a very significant improvement in our ability to provide care and service for our patients.”

Rachel Silverman, an EeMR IS team member, is emphatic that this project would never have been successful were it not for the amazing engagement of the teams. “Everyone — including the medical secretaries, coordinators, social workers, pharmacists, transplant financial coordinators, HLA lab staff, cardiology mid-levels, managers, and physicians — committed time and brainpower toward identifying an EeMR future state," she exclaims. "It was an opportunity to streamline processes and improve current issues. Our teams patiently and willingly worked together, and I am extremely appreciative!”

But wait, there’s more! On July 16, the kidney and pancreas programs joined the liver (March 2012) and lung (September 2012) programs, transitioning all patient calls to the ETC Call Center, 1-855-EmoryTX. According to Kristina Photakis, senior manager of business development, the project was co-joined with the clinical documentation project because the Call Center agents document the calls in the medical record through EeMR messaging. With the center's go-live for the kidney program, patient calls previously routed to 66 various phone numbers are now directed to the center number.

“The centralized call center model allows the transplant center to have one number that patients can call for any needs they may have," remarks Kevin Clark, ETC executive administrator. "We now have assurances that during business hours each and every transplant patient who calls the center speaks to a person on the first call. This new model should allow us to continue to improve the transplant patient's experience, which will be reflected in improved patient satisfaction scores. The new system importantly allows us to closely monitor the center's function to ensure that we continue to provide excellent service.”

“With this call center model,” Photakis explains, “all the teams within the programs now have cross-coverage for one another. This ensures that no patient call sits in voicemail for a week while someone is on vacation. Additionally, a call escalation process has been implemented so that calls requiring immediate attention get to the appropriate provider in a timely manner.”

It is approaching two weeks since our last go-live. What’s next on the horizon? According to Silverman, computerized physician order entry (CPOE) working sessions for the Outpatient Transplant Clinic are scheduled in August and September. Photakis is meeting with Neile Chesnut, manager of cardiology services, to evaluate how the heart program might incorporate the ETC Call Center into the heart program processes.

So stay tuned because we’re in continuous improvement motion. Many accolades to all who have been involved with our successful clinical documentation migration and call center roll-outs to date!

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Jennifer Brown, MD
Jennifer Brown, MD

Alanna Morris, MD
Alanna Morris, MD

 

 

 

Dona Wu, MD
Dona Wu, MD, PhD

Rima Zahr, DO
Rima Zahr, DO

Roshan George, MD
Roshan George, MD

 

Omar Haq, MD
Omar Haq, MD

Delys Soler-Rodreguez, MD
Delys Soler-Rodriguez, MD

Sooki Hon, MD
Sooki Hon, MD

Raul Badell, MD
Raul Badell, MD

 

 

Kannan Samy, MD
Kannan Samy, MD

Denise Lo, MD
Denise Lo, MD

Chris Burghuber, MD
Chris Burghuber, MD

 

World-Class Transplant Training Program

The ETC has one of the best training programs in the country for basic science and translational research as well as the surgical and medical management of adult and pediatric transplant patients. We are proud to announce each year the fellows, residents and students who are training in our programs and those who have gone on to new training programs, practices or university positions — or, best of all, joined our faculty. Several of these trainees were featured in our May research newsletter. Read on for an update.

Heart Failure/Transplant Program

2013-2014 fellow

Dr. Jennifer Brown, assistant professor of medicine (cardiology) entered the advanced heart failure and transplant fellowship training program on July 1. The program just completed its first year as an Accreditation Council for Graduation Medical Education-certified program. Dr. Brown joined the Emory faculty as a cardiologist in 2012.

2012-2013 fellows

Dr Alanna Morris completed the advanced heart failure and transplant fellowship at Emory on July 1. She graduated from a cardiology fellowship here in 2012. Dr. Morris has joined the faculty at Emory University Hospital and the Atlanta Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC). Dr. Morris presented at the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation in April on the racial disparities related to heart transplant rejection. She conducted research with the Heart Failure Research Network under the direction of Dr. Javed Butler identifying the role of markers of oxidative stress and endothelial dysfunction in patients with acute decompensated and chronic heart failure. She also is a talented musician and is principal cellist at the Atlanta Community Symphony Orchestra.

Dr. Ben Mackie completed the program, too, and is now a cardiologist at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, FL.

Dr. Josh Remick has joined the heart failure program at Providence Hospital in Portland, OR.

Kidney Transplant Program

2013-2014 fellows

Dr. Dona Wu is the new transplant nephrology fellow at the ETC. She received her MD/PhD degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed her residency in internal medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. She practiced as a hospitalist at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore and then moved with her husband to Atlanta. Dr. Wu worked as an academic hospitalist at the VAMC before beginning a general nephrology fellowship at Emory. She currently is working under the mentorship of ETC scientific director Dr. Allan Kirk in the joint transplant laboratories of Drs. Kenneth Newell, Andrew Adams, and Mandy Ford.

Dr. Rima Zahr is the new pediatric nephrology fellow (2013-2016) under Dr. Barry Warshaw, medical director of the kidney transplant program at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. The fellowship is not specifically transplant-related, but fellows often develop a research focus in the field during training.

2012-2013 fellows

Dr. Swati Rao completed a transplant nephrology fellowship at the ETC this summer. She currently is working as a hospitalist and nephrologist at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia.

Dr. Roshan George completed a research fellowship at the ETC this summer. She recently graduated from a pediatric nephrology fellowship at Children's and will become a part-time assistant professor in the kidney transplant program there beginning Aug. 1. She presented research for the ETC last May at the American Transplant Congress on T cell maturation in the immature repertoire of pediatric patients with chronic renal insufficiency.

Liver Transplant Program

2013-2014 fellows

Dr. Omar Haq joined the advanced transplant hepatology fellowship program on July 1. He will work with ETC hepatologist Dr. Samir Parekh, the program's director. He comes to Emory from the University of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City, where he completed a gastroenterology fellowship. He graduated from an internal medicine residency at Drexel University in Philadelphia and a postdoctoral fellowship in the hepatic hemodynamic lab at Yale University in New Haven, CT. Dr. Haq's research interest is portal hypertension and its pathophysiology and clinical management. He is married and has two children, who are one and four years old.

Dr. Dellys Soler-Rodriguez is the pediatric transplant hepatology fellow and the Joseph H. Moss Liver Transplant Scholar at Children's under the direction of Dr. Rene Romero, medical director of the liver transplant program. A native of Cauguas, Puerto Rico, she received her medical degree from the University of Puerto Rico, San Juan. She completed a pediatric residency at the University of Miami at Jackson Memorial Hospital and a pediatric gastroenterology fellowship at The University of Pittsburgh at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Soler-Rodriguez has an interest in a wide variety of pediatric liver diseases with emphasis in familial intrahepatic cholestatic syndromes.

2012-2013 fellow

Dr. Huiming (Sooki) Hon completed her transplant hepatology fellowship at the ETC this summer and is now practicing at Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates at Saint Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta, an Emory Healthcare hospital.

Abdominal Transplant Surgery Program

2013-2015 fellow

Dr. Idelberto (Raul) Badell came on board to the ETC on July 1 as our new abdominal transplant surgery fellow. He received his medical degree from Baylor University and a research fellowship under Dr. Chris Larsen in 2010 at Emory, so we are quite familiar with his work. Dr. Badell also completed a general surgery fellowship here this summer. He is married and has two sons who are three years and three months old.

2012-2014 fellows

Drs. Ray Lynch and Malcolm MacConmara are continuing their fellowships in the abdominal transplant surgery program.

2011-2013 fellow

Dr. Alexandra (Alexa) Turner completed her abdominal surgery fellowship at the ETC in June. She started a hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) transplant surgery fellowship at Indiana University Health System in Indianapolis on July 1.

Transplant Immunology Laboratory

Incoming fellows

Dr. Kannan Samy, who completed a general surgery residency at Indiana University Medical Center, joined the ETC lab July 1. He will conduct a two-year fellowship (2013-2015) with Drs. Linda Cendales, Joseph Maglioccoa and Kirk.

Dr. Denise Lo has returned to Dr. Kirk's lab a second time for research training, working with animal models in transplantation. She first came to Emory in 2009 from a surgical residency at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. After two years here, she returned to Georgetown to complete her residency. She is now back at Emory to conduct a one-year research fellowship with Dr. Kirk. Next year, she will begin a two-year surgery clinical research fellowship here.

Dr. Christopher Burghuber is a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Stuart Knechtle's lab. He comes to Emory from the Medical University of Vienna, Austria, where he is conducting a residency in surgery and transplantation. His research focus at Emory will be on desensitization of presensitized transplant recipients.

Continuing fellows

Dr. Ben Watkins is continuing his pediatric transplant research fellowship and Dr. Walter Wakwe is still conducting a transplant surgery research fellowship in the ETC's labs.

Jaclyn Espinosa and David Pinelli are continuing their transplant research as students in Emory's immunology and molecular pathogenesis graduate medical education program. Espinosa recently received first place for her poster presentation at the 2013 Surgery Research Symposium.

Outgoing fellows

Paul Daraei, an Emory medical student, completed a five-month Discovery phase research project in Dr. Kirk's lab July 31. He continued research started during Dr. Steven Kim's Discovery phase in Dr. Kirk's lab. Dr. Kim, who graduated from the SOM in May, is beginning a surgery residency at Emory. He recently received first place for his clinical science oral presentation at the 2013 Surgery Research Symposium.

Drs. Ben Martin and Doug Anderson have completed their research fellowships in the ETC's labs and are back finishing their surgery residencies at Emory.

 
     

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Stuart Knechtle MD
Stuart Knechtle, MD

Ken Newell, MD, PhD
Ken Newell, MD, PhD

Linda Cendales, MD
Linda Cendales, MD

Andrew Smith, MD
Andy Smith, MD

 

Atlanta's Best Transplant Doctors

Please join the ETC in congratulating the Emory doctors who were recognized this year in Atlanta magazine's annual "Top Doctors" issue. The July issue can be found on magazine stands throughout metro Atlanta.

Atlanta magazine coverThis year, more than 150 Emory doctors were selected as "Top Doctors" out of 322 listed in the magazine. "As Emory Healthcare continues to grow, our organization now provides metro-Atlanta and Georgia residents more access to 'top doctors,'" says John Fox, CEO and president of Emory Healthcare. "With the addition of the Emory Healthcare Network (formally the Clinically Integrated Network) to our Emory Healthcare and Emory School of Medicine family, patients will be able to find both excellent physicians and superb health care closer to home. We thank and celebrate all of our physicians, and the care teams that work with them, for providing top notch care to our patients and their families."

We think all our ETC physicians and surgeons are top-notch doctors, but it's especially nice to have the local recognition they richly deserve. These transplant physicians and surgeons were included in the list this year:

  • Dr. Stuart Knechtle, ETC clinical director and Carlos and Marguerite Mason Chair of Surgery for the Liver at Emory and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
  • Dr. Kenneth Newell, director of the living donor kidney program
  • Dr. Seth Force, Andrew J. McKelvey Professor in Lung Transplantation Surgery
  • Dr. Kirk Kanter, director of the heart transplant program at Children's
  • Dr. Linda Cendales, director of the hand transplant program and the vascularized composite allotransplantation and microsurgery laboratory at the ETC
  • Dr. Laurence A. Greenbaum, chief of nephrology and transplant nephrologist at Children's
  • Dr. Barry Warshaw, medical director of the kidney transplant program at Children's
  • Dr. Robert Vincent, co-medical director of the heart transplant program at Children's
  • Dr. Andrew Smith, medical director of the Center for Heart Failure Therapy and Transplantation and Bahgat/Smith Endowed Chair in Heart Failure Therapy
  • Dr. Javed Butler, cardiologist, Center for Heart Failure Therapy and Transplantation
 
     
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EUH Receives Top Honors

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Emory University Hospital as the number one hospital in both Georgia and metro Atlanta in its 2013-2014 Best Hospitals guide for a second year in a row. (This ranking also includes Wesley Woods Geriatric Hospital and the Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital.) The magazine ranked Emory University Hospital Midtown fourth in the state and third in metro Atlanta. Saint Joseph's Hospital ranked 12th in Georgia and fifth in metro Atlanta.

Out of 60 hospitals in metro Atlanta, only eight hospitals ranked in the metro area. To be ranked, metro areas must have at least one million residents and must have at least two hospitals in that area that are either nationally ranked (in at least one specialty) or considered high performing (in at least four specialties). State rankings follow the same methodology with two or more nationally ranked specialties or being named high performing.

EUH ranked in five specialty areas: cancer (#44), cardiology and heart surgery (#44), neurology and neurosurgery (#40), ophthalmology (#16) and psychiatry (#13). Our hospital also was high-performing this year in ten adult specialty areas.

Click here to view the rankings. The magazine will appear in print and the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2014 guidebook will be available on newsstands on August 27.

 
     
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Seth Force, MD
Seth Force, MD

 

Force Appointed to Prestigious Named Professorship

Congratulations to Dr. Seth Force, who has been awarded the Andrew J. McKelvey Professorship in Lung Transplantation Surgery. The Emory Board of Trustees confirmed his appointment effective retroactively on Jan. 1, 2013.

Dr. Force first came to Emory in 2003. During his tenure, he improved the service's transplant survival rates by revamping its protocols and procedures. Dr. Force serves as surgical director of the lung transplant program, co-director of minimally invasive thoracic surgery and director of the thoracic surgery robotics program at Emory Hospital. Dr. Force's professorship was funded by donations from various patients, including the McKelvey, Spier and Syfan families.

Dean Larsen, Dr. Seth Force & Dr. Clint LawrenceThe McKelvey Lung Transplantation Center recently held a reception in his honor, with many friends in attendance including Dean Chris Larsen and Dr. Clint Lawrence, who has the Augustus J. McKelvey Professorship of Lung Transplantation. "Seth has helped realize the vision I had for Emory when I talked to my good friend and entrepreneur Andrew McKelvey a decade ago about helping fund the lung transplant program here," says Dr. Lawrence. "Seth has tripled the lung transplant volume from 30 transplants annually from an average of 10 before his arrival. He is an excellent thoracic surgeon and is one reason the center has become such a leading destination for patients in the region needing lung transplantation — and his patients really love him."

Before joining the Emory faculty, Dr. Force completed a thoracic surgery fellowship at Barnes Hospital at Washington University School of Medicine, training with Dr. Joel Cooper, who is credited with performing the first successful lung transplant. He received post-doctorate research training in the thoracic surgery laboratory at the Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania of Philadelphia, where he also completed a surgery residency. He received his medical degree from Tulane University in New Orleans.

 
     

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Nicole Turgeon, MD

 

Turgeon Presents at National Diabetes Meeting

Dr. Nicole Turgeon, director of the clinical islet transplant program and human islet lab, was an invited speaker at the American Diabetes Association's 73rd Scientific Sessions, June 21-25, in Chicago. She presented during a two-hour session, "Transplant Therapies for Type 1 Diabetes — Current, Emerging and Novel."

Dr. Turgeon provided an update on the Clinical Islet Transplantation (CIT) Consortium, which was formed in 2004 by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases. Emory is a member of this consortium, and Dr. Turgeon is a member of the CIT registry's publications and presentations committee.

"The goal [of CIT] is to advance islet transplantation through innovative Phase 2 clinical trials, and more importantly, to obtain licensure for an islet product through Phase 3 trials for use in two target populations," she told the participants. "The first is patients whose type 1 diabetes is complicated by severe hypoglycemia or extreme glycemic lability, and the second is patients with type 1 diabetes who have had a previous kidney transplant."

Dr. Turgeon said that one-year follow-up of the islet transplant-only multicenter trial (CIT-07) of 48 subjects was announced on June 22. Eight centers, including Emory, were involved in the study. Preliminary conclusions of the study showed that the subjects experienced substantially reduced insulin use and glycemic lability post-transplant. They also showed there were no deaths, malignancies, opportunistic infections, serious adverse events, or other unfavorable results.

 
     

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Daphne Veys with Bogey

 

Special Recognition from a Grateful Patient Family

The family of the late Daphne Veys, one of our kidney transplant recipients, published a special recognition of our staff and faculty in the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Veys, who was from Decatur, was one of the Outpatient Transplant Clinic's and 7G's favorite patients. She had not been well for some time, but she brightened considerably when she saw Bogey, one of the OTC's therapy dogs (see our story about the two in the March issue). She died on May 12 at age 36.

"The family of Daphne Elizabeth Veys sincerely expresses heartfelt thanks to the nursing, administrative and support staff of Emory Hospital transplant clinic for superior care and attention to her needs and most friendly and compassionate customer service during her frequent visits to the clinic," they wrote. They had similar words of gratitude to 7G and thanked the many ETC employees and physicians who provided especially attentive care to Veys and her family. Look for their names — including Bogey — in this special write-up.

 
     

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Marshall Lyon, MD
Marshall Lyon, MD

 

West Nile Virus Caution

Mosquitoes in the area have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV), according to a recent report from the DeKalb County Board of Health. While WNV can be transmitted throughout the metro area, there is a higher risk along the Clifton Corridor, where mosquitoes trapped by the Board of Health have shown signs of the virus.

"WNV neuroinvasive disease can be devastating," says Dr. Marshall Lyon, director of transplant infectious diseases. "It can result in long-term neurologic deficits. And people with weakened immune systems, like transplant recipients, are at increased risk for developing WNV neuroinvasive disease. Healthier individuals may not become ill or develop a mild, self-limited illness. Regardless, it's important for everyone to protect themselves against mosquito bites and possible WNV infection."

mosquitoesThe Board of Health's Environmental Health Department offers these tips to help prevent WNV transmission when working or playing outside:

  • Apply insect repellent. DEET (N, N-diethyl-meta-toluamide), insetpicaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus and IR3535 are effective repellents recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For more information, please see the CDC's website.

  • When possible, wear long sleeves, long pants and socks. Clothing also may be treated with permethrin.

  • Use extra care when mosquitoes are most active. The mosquitoes that are most likely to carry West Nile virus are more active from dusk to dawn.

  • At home, empty and rinse flowerpot saucers, birdbaths and other containers that may be holding water. Clean gutters and make sure they are draining well. Rake magnolia leaves and shred them to keep them from holding water.

The Board of Health is working aggressively to prevent West Nile virus transmission. If you live in DeKalb County, the Environmental Health Department can provide a mosquito assessment of your home. Call 404-508-7900 or go to its website for information.

 
     
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Maryanne Baird, RN, MSN
Maryanne Baird, RN, MSN, author of the Magnet handbook

 

Magnet Means Nursing Excellence: Mock Survey Coming to OTC

We want your feedback of the best nursing care practices. That's why the Emory Healthcare Magnet appraiser, Marsha Hughes Rease, is coming to the Outpatient Transplant Clinic for a mock survey on Thurs., Aug. 8, from 11:10 to 11:40 a.m. Only nurses with direct patient care — not shift nurse managers, unit managers or administrators — can participate in the mock survey.

The theme of the mock survey is "Magnet journey includes all ... Magnet means ME!" Our purpose is to get ready for the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Magnet surveyors, who most likely will come to the ETC at the end of this year. The process has taken more than two years and many reams of paper to get to this point, says Maryanne Baird, the EHC Magnet program director and author of its handbook.

To get ready for our survey, here are a few sample questions you may be asked:

  1. What issues are your unit practice council working on to improve performance?
  2. What are the quality metrics you monitor? How are you doing on your metrics?
  3. How do the EHC values impact your daily practice? How do these values enter into your decisions during patient care?

Magnet is coming soon to the ETC. So let's showcase our best in nursing!

 
     
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We're getting a brand new look!

 

New Emory Healthcare Brand Identity Premiering this Fall

Celebrate the new Emory Healthcare brand and show team spirit by wearing your new EHC T-shirt on Thurs., Sept. 5, which is when our new commercials air. You'll receive the exciting details of this new brand in August. All staff, leaders and physicians already should have ordered their special T-shirts to wear.

Remember, this T-shirt is a one-time deviation from our standard dress code — all your other attire must be office appropriate. It's a fun way to showcase our new identity. We want to show our team spirit and celebrate our brand launch in a big way.

 
     
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Examples of new codes beginning Oct. 1

Code blue: cardiac arrest

Code MET: medical assistance

Code orange: hazardous spill or release

Code red: fire emergency

Code gray: bomb threat

Code security: immediate security response

Code walker: missing inpatient

Code missing person: missing visitor

Tornado watch or warning, snow ice event: severe weather

Code triage: disaster response

 

Upcoming Events

ETC faculty and staff are invited to these events and conferences coming up soon:

Event

Date & Time

Place

Speakers/Info

ETC Noon Conference
Wednesdays, Aug. 7, 14, 21 & 28, 12 Noon-1 pm
School of Medicine education building auditorium, room 110
Lunch cards: $15 for five lunches ($3/lunch)
Mock Magnet survey and nursing education session
Thurs., Aug. 8, 11:10-11:40 am
Outpatient Transplant Clinic
Mock appraiser: Marsha Hughes Rease, RN
Learning the Basics of Research, Funding Sources, Effort Reporting, Conflict of Interest, and Compliance, a department of surgery research seminar
Tues., Aug. 13, 5-6:30 pm
EUH H-wing surgery education classroom
Speakers: Allan Kirk, MD, PhD, director of research at ETC, & Lisa Carlson, MPH, MCHES, director of academic affairs, department of surgery
Sepsis: Current Strategies, Future Directions, a department surgery grand rounds presentation
Thurs., Aug. 15, 7-8 am
Emory University Hospital auditorium
Kevin McConnell, MD, professor of surgery, acute and critical care surgery
Medical Surgical Update, a course for nurses with at least two years experience in med/surg nursing
Wed., Aug. 21, 8 am-4:45 pm
EUH classroom B/C
Info: Search course #4714 in HLC. Contact: Carolyn Brown, MN, RN, CCRN, 404-686-5610
Multidisciplinary Collaboration to Produce a High Quality CTICU, department of surgery grand rounds
Thurs., Aug. 22, 7-8 am
EUH auditorium
Jay Shake, MD, MS, director, cardiothoracic unit, Scott and White Memorial Hospital, Temple, TX
Dawgs for Kids party and auction, benefits Children's and GTF
Fri., Aug. 23, 7 pm
Capital City Club, Brookhaven, Atlanta
Info: GTF website Cost: $75
New emergency code training module, for all staff and leaders
Required training: Sun., Sept. 1 through 28. Launch is Oct. 1.
Throughout EHC
Info: Click on this crosswalk from old to new codes
New Emory Healthcare brand identity launch
Thurs., Sept. 5
All EHC facilities
Wear your new EHC t-shirt!
The Lucky Sevens of Diabetes Care, a one-day nursing seminar presented by EHC diabetes educators
Tues., Sept. 10, 7:30 am-3:30 pm
EUH classroom A
Registration: Course #4197 in HLC. Info: Seminar is based on the American Association of Diabetes Educators framework for diabetes care
Tech/PCA/Medical Assistant Workshop, for EHC medical assistants, nursing technicians, or personal care assistants
Thurs., Sept. 12, 12 Noon-4 pm, or Tues., Dec. 10, 8 am-12 Noon (course content the same in both sessions)
Emory University Hospital Midtown, Glenn Building, 2nd floor, classroom 1
Registration: Course #4460 in HLC
6th Annual Southeast Regional Transplant symposium, sponsored by the Georgia and NE Florida Chapters of the ITNS
Fri.-Sun., Sept. 27-29. Registration is Fri., 5-7 pm, social is Fri., 7-9 pm, & symposium is Sat., 7 am-2 pm, & Sun., Sept. 29, 7 am-12:15 pm.
100 General McIntosh Boulevard,
Savannah, GA, 31401
Info: Perry Dykes, RN, BSN, CCTC Registration: conference brochure
UNOS Region 3 Meeting
Fri., Dec. 6. Registration: 9:30 am. Meeting: 10 am-3 pm.
Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Airport/Millennium Center, 2301 Sullivan Rd., College Park
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August Birthdays

Please join us in wishing a very happy birthday to the following ETC employees and faculty with August birthdays:

Sallie Carpentier, Aug. 4
Debbie Martin, Aug. 20
Jenny Cantrell, Aug. 5
Robin Small, Aug. 20
Lesley Bolduc, Aug. 11
Linda Stempora, Aug. 22
Joyce Watford, Aug. 15
Shirley Symes, Aug. 29
 
     

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