Commissioners vote to expand EvergreenHealth Board to 7

Resolution to appear on Aug. 2 election ballot

At the regular board meeting on April 19, the EvergreenHealth Board of Commissioners approved the resolution to expand the Board from five to seven commissioners. The formal resolution will result in the proposition being placed on the August 2, 2016 election ballot.

Click here to view a press release that further details this process and you can find out more on the EvergreenHealth web page.

If you have any questions, please contact any member of the Administrative Council.
Temporary Closure - Fairfax Behavioral Health Monroe
On Wednesday, April 6, the elevator at Fairfax Monroe experienced a 
failure. Plans to repair the elevator to return it to full  functionality are in progress and estimated to take seven to 10 weeks.
During that time, the elevator will be inoperable for patient  transportation and the Fairfax Monroe location will temporarily close  for patient care.

In consultation with the Washington State Department of Health and the  Joint Commission and to maintain the safety and comfort of Fairfax  Monroe's patient population, the Older Adult Program will temporarily  operate out of Fairfax's main campus in Kirkland. 
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Lisa LaPlante, Chief Quality and Compliance Officer of EvergreenHealth Monroe,  or 360.794.1419.
Physicians & Administrative Colleagues, You're Invited!

May 18, 6:30-8 a.m. 

Say YES to a quick breakfast (or a leisurely one)

Choose from healthy, delicious foods, prepared for you by Café 128 and ready to eat

Share your meal with colleagues

Or just pick up a bite and go back to your busy day

We invite you to drop by and reconnect with colleagues and members of our administrative team. Stay for an hour and share a conversation or just make it a quick check-in ... whatever your schedule allows.

Lipid Management Clinic can help patients reach their goals

Dear Providers,

EvergreenHealth Lipid Management Clinic offers a focused, one-on-one approach to help adults reduce their cholesterol and minimize other risks for heart disease. 


May 2016 CME Calendar

May 6, 2016 - "Addiction as a Brain Disease" 
Speaker: John Patz, DO, EvergreenHealth Primary Care, Monroe 
Click for Webex Remote Access-Join by web access: (Please note that Grand Rounds begin at approximately 7:35 - wait for presentation to begin) 
Or join by phone - 1-877-668-4493 - Meeting Number - 927 631 313 
Password- GR050616 
May 20, 2016 -  "Behavioral Health Update and Commitment Laws" 
Speakers: Shahzina Karim, Director, Care Mgmt. and Behavioral Health and Steve Woolley, King County Crisis and Commitment Svcs. 
 Click for Webex Remote Access-Join by web access: 

Or join by phone -1-877-668-4493 - Meeting Number- 920 973 216  Password - GR052016

New Resource: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

If you are looking for the highest level of evidence-based medicine research, check out Cochrane Library. We have an online subscription, which can be accessed through our Discov-ery Service or at the Cochrane Library Service. 

New Recommendation: Metformin use in renal impairment

The Medical Letter - The FDA has required labeling changes that replace serum creatinine (SCr) with estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) as the parameter used to determine the ap-propriateness of treatment with the biguanide metformin (Glucophage, and others) in patients with renal impairment. These changes will allow more patients with mild to moderate renal impairment to receive metformin, which is generally the first drug prescribed for treatment of type 2 diabetes. 

Comings & Goings

The following appointments and resignations were approved at the April 19 EvergreenHealth Board of Commissioners meeting.
Please help us welcome our new providers:
Erica Cannell, MD, Pediatrics
John Clemett, MD, Radiology
Hannu Huhdanpaa, MD, Radiology
Stephanie Kim, DO, PM&R*
Ruben Krishnananthan, MD, Radiology
Rajneet Lamba, MD, Adult Hospitalist*
Philip Lowe, MD, Radiology
Rich Matthies, MD, Radiology
Frantz Pierre-Jerome, MD, Radiology
Harold Prow, MD, Radiology
William "Bill" Ritchie, MD, Anesthesiology
Mark Zobel, MD, Radiology
*EvergreenHealth employed
Resignations - These providers are no longer members of the Medical Staff.  Please review and update your records accordingly.
Shamin Gopinath, MD, Psychiatry
Traci McDermott, MD, Pediatrics
Ruth Ann Parish, MD, Pediatrics
Kathy Winks, RNFA, Gen Surgery

Farewell, Not Goodbye, to Diane Tsuki

Di Tsuki, an RN-WSNA in Women's Services, is retiring after more than  15 years with EvergreenHealth.

Di has given more than 40 years to the nursing profession, most of  them at Seattle's Children's Hospital and the last 15- plus years in
our NICU here at EvergreenHealth. 

Her extensive experience has benefi tted EvergreenHealth's NICU greatly- she is on our Parent Family  Advisors board; she has been very involved in helping with our demise  process, and she has precepted new nurses and orientated new staff. Di
has also been one of our NICU charge nurses, attending many  deliveries, running our floor, and taking care of our NICU families and
our nurses.

Provider Calendar  

Monday, May 2
  BLS Class
Tuesday, May 3
  Breast Case Conf
Wednesday, May 4
  Credentials Committee
  Cancer Conference
  BLS Class
Thursday, May 5
  Womens & Children's CAB
  ACLS Class
Friday, May 6
  Grand Rounds
  BLS Class
Monday, May 9
  Executive Session of MEC
  Medical Executive Committee
Tuesday, May 10
  Documentation Quality
  Maternal Fetal Medicine Inservice
  Breast Case Conf
  Children CAB
  Infection Control
  BLS Class

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