Medical Staff Voice – January 28, 2019

JW Moore Tuesday CME Conference – “Functional Anatomy Approach to Low Back Pain”

Cathy Kim, M.D., CMHS, Integrative Body Medicine, will present a lecture on “Functional Anatomy Approach to Low Back Pain”.  She will 1) Correlate the biomechanics of the low back and relationship to symptoms, 2) Discuss the role of fascia, 3) Apply a functional anatomy perspective to improve the dysfunctional mechanics, and 4) Describe the role of an anti-inflammatory diet.

The conference will take place on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, at noon, in Nichols Auditorium. Lunch will be provided and Category 1 & 1-A CME will be available.  If you would like to view this lecture online, please contact the CME Coordinator, Christeva Vazquez at or 805-948-5638 to be added to the webinar list.

CMH Wound Care & Ostomy Nurse

Isabel Jimenez Pantoja, RN, CMH interim wound care nurse, is covering for our lead wound care nurse Daphne until she returns from maternity leave.  Isabel has been receiving orders from physician’s to administer medications via the patient’s colostomies. Normally, this is not a problem because Daphne is an ostomy certified nurse and has the training to administer medications via an ostomy. Isabel is not ostomy certified and has no training to instill medications into patient’s colostomies. The physician, if they have the training, may personally administer the medication via the ostomy.

Update on how best to reach various radiology sites and personnel

The staff is all listed on mobile heartbeat under ocean tower radiology. This is the best way to reach a tech:

  • Radiology front desk – ext. 8160
  • CT – ext. 8175
  • Radiology nurse – ext. 8161
  • Rad reading rooms – ext. 5647 (rings in all reading rooms including Ojai)

A list of covering Radiologists is posted in the reading room area in the new department.
In addition, a Radiology on-call list is posted with cell phone numbers. This list is updated each day and sent to the house operator, emergency room, nurse supervisor and intensive care units.

Other important phone numbers include

  • IR Hotline 805–879–7568.
  • Pueblo answering service 805–879–7595
  • ATR/nighthawk 888–225–0386

We are working on getting the Rad photos posted on the reading room doors so one will know who is reading. Our reading rooms are located behind the waiting room and scheduling desk in the new imaging department of the ocean tower.
– Ivan Hayward, M.D. – Radiology Medical Director

PatientKeeper Update – Patient Code Status Located in the Header 

OVCH Medical Staff Leadership and  Chain of Command

2019/2020 Medical Staff Officers

Carl Constantine, MD – Chief of Staff

Catherine Ferguson, MD – Vice Chief of Staff

James Halverson, MD – Secretary / Treasurer

Carl Gross, MD – Member-at-Large

Maria Halvorson, DO – Member-at-Large

2019/2020 Department Officers

Emergency Department

  • Yasha Long, MD, Chair
  • Matthew Koger, MD, Vice Chair

Family Medicine Department 

  • Mary Dial, MD, Chair
  • Natalie Horn, DO, Vice Chair

Medicine Department

  • Carl Constantine, MD, Chair
  • Timothy Williamson, MD, Vice Chair

Surgery Department 

  • John Slaght, MD, Chair
  • James Beaty, DPM, Vice Chair

IT Software Downtime

Inpatient systems downtime for server patching is Wednesday, January 30th, 2019, from 12:15 am to 6:00 am. Users may lose data filed after 12:10 am.
PK will remain available but there will be no CPOE.
This includes all of the inpatient systems:

  • Meditech
  • Picis
  • Mobile Heartbeat
  • Rauland
  • 3M
  • AirStrip
  • Kronos
  • CCW
  • Muse
  • Perigen
  • TeleTracking

CMH Weekly Medical Staff Calendar – January 28 – February 1

7:00 am CMHS Outpatient Division – NA (front)8:30 am Emergency Division – NA (front)

12:00 pm Board of Trustees- BR
12:00 pm JWM Education Conf – NA
12:15 pm Pharmacy & Therapeutics Cmte – BR

OVCH Weekly Medical Staff Calendar – January 28 – February 1

12:00pm @CMH
Board of Trustees

Final Thoughts

I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed;
And on the pedestal these words appear:
“My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
– Ozymandias by Percy Shelley

Keep the faith,

Stan Frochtzwajg, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
Community Memorial Health System – Medical Staff Voice Blog link

Tracey Shoop – Physician Liaison – & (805) 490-3860
Megan O’Neill – Business Development Manager – & (805) 207-8216
Medical Staff Office – (805) 948-5662


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