South Sound PNW Chapter Event

We’re headed South for the winter!   Thanks to Dr. Kimberly Bell, March 24 we are hosting an event in Tacoma!

South Sound PNW SHM Chapter Event
Date/Time: March 24, 2016 from 6-9 pm

Location: El Gaucho, 2119 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402

Topic: Perioperative Care: An evolving role for the hospitalist: Panel Discussion, Facilitated by Rachel Thompson MD MPH SFHM

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Chocolat at HM16

Thank you all for coming out to desert!  Great to see so much of the PNW in San Diego!

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March 7 PNW @HM16

Join PNW SHM Chapter for desert March 7, 8pm.  We will walk to Chocolat and enjoy the evening!

Meet Rachel Thompson in the Lobby at 8pm.

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Feb 4 Enhanced Periop Care

A great evening discussing the role of hospitalists in building collaborative programs in perioperative care.  Drs. Thompson and Dagal from Harborview Medical Center gave an overview of their Enhanced Perioperative Care Program.  Specialists from UWMC, Swedish, Multicare also shared their experiences.  Long and short – HM is expanding and perioperative care is an area in which we will be increasingly asked to assist.  Start planning now, be a part of the building – make it collaborative with your surgical and anesthesia colleagues.

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Updated 2016 Meeting Dates

  • Thursday February 4th – What Hospitalists Should Know about the Perioperative Surgical Home @ Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle
  • March 7-9th HM16 – we will have our annual desert on the evening of Monday March 7th
  • Wednesday May 11th – Annual Invited Lecturer: Alternative Payment models, Rob Greeno, @ Columbia Tower Club
  • Thursday September 22nd – MOC with Roger Bush @ Columbia Tower Club
  • Thursday November 17th – Annual Abstract Competition @ Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle
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Nursing feedback for physicians

In follow up to our discussion in November, James O’Callaghan, MD FAAP SFHM has shared the 360 Review that Children’s has implemented to engage nursing feedback for physicians.  Thank you Jim!

360 Review - p1 360 Review - 2 copy

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Year End 2015 – Welcome 2016!

Thank you all for a wonderful 2015 – we had an excellent discussion on November 19th at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel around nurse and hospitalist interactions and collaboration. We were lucky to have several nurses and nurse managers from various hospitals.We talked about the importance of multidisciplinary rounds, developing co-education, challenges in communication, the holy grail of geographical units and RN/MD comanagement of units, engaging RNs and MDs in quality improvement, the importance of understanding each others stressors and developing 360 feedback as well as engaging RNs on MD hiring panels!

Looking to 2016, here are some dates:

  • February 4th – What Hospitalists Should Know about the Perioperative Surgical Home
  • March 7-9th HM16 – we will have our annual desert on the evening of March 8th
  • May 12th – Annual Invited Lecturer: Alternative Payment models, Rob Greeno
  • September 22nd
  • November 17th
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Fall Chapter Meeting – September 24

Join us September 24th for an evening with Brad Sharpe, Professor UCSF School of Medicine and SHM Board Member.

Columbia Tower Club, 6pm

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Congratulations Adam Corson!

Adam Corson presented received first place in our PNW Abstract Competition last fall and has since presented nationally and now, in the June 2015 issue of Journal of Hospital Medicine, has published this important work.

Congratulations Dr. Corson!

JHM Abstract link

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May 21, 6pm – Chapter Meeting

Join us to share and discuss how programs and hospitals in the region are working with and for our high utilizer patients.

Facilitated by:  John Nelson

6pm – Social and Networking Hour

7pm – Dinner and Discussion

Location: Columbia Tower Club

RSVP: pnwshm@gmail.com

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