Tuesday Noon Conference -Resident Research Forum
Please join us on Tuesday, June 11th 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. for our Resident Research Forum in place of our regular JW Moore lecture. Come support our Residents as they present their ongoing and upcoming research and quality improvement projects. This session gives Residents a chance to discuss their scholarly work in a public forum and engage the medical staff in their research. Lunch will be provided and no CME credit will be provided for this event.
For any questions, please contact the CME Coordinator, Christeva Vazquez email@example.com or by phone 805-948-5638
In Memoriam – Charles Hair, M.D.
Charles M. Hair, M.D., CMA President 1982, and VCMA President 1958, died peacefully in Santa Paula, CA at age 99 on May 31, 2019 ending a long life of dedication to patients and organized medicine.
If you didn’t know him personally, here is an a biographical summary of his personal and professional life published a few years back. https://santapaulatimes.com/news/archivestory.php/aid/2072/Charles_M._Hair,_M.D.,_Class_of_1937.html
No public obituary memorializing his life is posted as of yet.
Sadly, Dr. Hair’s wife, Geri, to whom he had been married for 77 years passed away earlier this year on March 9th. Her obituary is here: https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/ventura-ca/geraldine-hair-8200529
CME Requirement for Physician & Surgeons Licensed On or After January 1, 2019
As a requirement to maintain your license with the Medical Board of California, all physicians and surgeons must complete a one-time continuing medical education (CME) course in pain management and the treatment of terminally ill and dying patients. This course must also include the subject of the risks of addiction associated with the use of Schedule II drugs.* This 12-hour course requirement must be met within four years of an initial license being issued. This requirement does not apply to physicians practicing in pathology or radiology specialty areas.
As an alternative, physicians and surgeons can opt to complete a one-time mandatory 12-hour CME course on the treatment and management of opiate-dependent patients.** This CME option must include 8 hours of training in buprenorphine treatment or other similar medicinal treatment for opioid use disorders to take the place of the existing CME pain management requirement. A physician who chooses this alternative must complete the CME requirements by his or her next license renewal date. Physicians who meet the definition of a “qualifying physician” as determined by the Board pursuant to 21 U.S.C. section 823(g)(2)(G)(ii) as read on January 1, 2018, shall be deemed to have met the requirements.
Please be aware that the changes that took effect January 1, 2019 only apply to physicians and surgeons who have not previously taken the mandatory continuing education in the subjects of pain management and the treatment of terminally ill and dying patients. If a physician and surgeon has already taken the required 12 hours of CME, no further action is needed.
AHA & Stroke award
Congratulations CMH! We have been honored with the 2019 Get With The Guideline – Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award and also qualified for recognition on the Target: Stroke Elite Plus Honor Roll. This award recognized CMH’s commitment and success in implementing a high standard of stroke care by ensuring that our stroke patients receive treatment that meets nationally accepted, evidence-based standards and recommendations.
A special thanks to our Stroke Medical Director, Dr. Safwan Alboiny and to our Stroke Coordinator, Stephanie Lara-Jenkins.
PT Consult order
The PT Consult order now has a new query for providers to indicate if the patient will be discharged today. This was added to alert the therapist so that they can prioritize those patients for timely discharge, particularly patients admitted for Observation status.
View from PK:
Also, PT/OT note is being formatted for easier review with the Assessment and Plan posted to the top of the PT/OT note in PK.
CMH Weekly Medical Staff Calendar – June 10 – 14
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
5:15 pm QA & Improvement Cmte – BR 7:00 am Medicine Cmte – BR
12:00 pm JWM Education Conf – NA
12:00 pm General CA Conf – NA (front)
12:00 pm QA & Patient Safety Cmte – BR
12:15 pm Cardiac Division Cmte – NA (front)
5:30 pm Bylaws Cmte - BR
OVCH Weekly Medical Staff Calendar – June 10 – 14
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
7:15am / 7:45am
“Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
– Thomas Jefferson
Keep the faith,
Stan Frochtzwajg, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
Community Memorial Health System
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Medical Staff Office – (805) 948-5662