Nearly 270 UChicago Medicine employees and family members didn't let rain and cold stop them from fanning out across two dozen sites in Chicago on Saturday. Thanks to everyone who braved the weather and came out to volunteer at our annual Day of Service and Reflection.
Next week on Thursday from The University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center Dr. Jason Luke is going to be part of a Facebook Live chat at 11 AM CST to talk about #melanoma treatment. #MelanomaAwarenessMonth
Birthday? Piece of Cake The Comer Emergency Department’s little-known specialty is throwing a celebration at the drop of a party hat. To the surprise of a mother and her daughter with strep throat, their pre-dawn visit to the ED took a happy turn when a nurse realized the day was the girl’s 10th birthday. The third-shift team sang “Happy Birthday,” nurses to techs congratulated the tween, and attending physician Patrick Dolan, MD, and resident Reem Itani, MD, arrived with gifts. “We try to turn a bad day into a good one,” said Christine Cagwin, RN, BSN. Child Life stocks the ED with age-appropriate toys from LEGO sets to board games for gifts and “prizes” to cheer youngsters. A cappella performances are on the house. ED staff members take requests, singing to entertain and distract children undergoing procedures. “It’s an eclectic mix ranging from `The ABC Song’ to a theme from a TV show to a rap song,” Dolan said. “We do whatever we can do to make the child as comfortable as we can.” (Comer ED birthday buddies include Emergency Room Tech Bryan Zelasko, front, and clockwise, Kathy Arvia, RN, Patrick Dolan, MD, Christine Cagwin, RN, and Patient Case Specialist Charlotte Joseph PHOTO BY JAMES PEDRAZA)
Fantastic Four (Food service workers from left: Willie Parks, Lorenzo Brown, Maria Cerna and Virgil Clark) “It feels great to be part of an initiative that helps to improve patient health,” said Virgil Clark, one of four food services workers assigned to the I-Matter Mealtime Insulin Program. He and his fellow teammates – Maria Cerna, Willie Parks and Lorenzo Brown – have been working with nurses to coordinate the delivery of patient meals with a blood sugar test, allowing nurses to determine if insulin needs to be administered before the patient eats. Nursing leader Ursula Dolan, RN, BSN, OCN, credits the program’s success to the foursome. “They are a friendly, dependable team that helps us achieve our goal of reducing low blood sugar for diabetic patients.” The food services workers understand the importance of their role. “Patient care comes first, and I am honored to be involved in the program,” said Parks, a 43-year employee.
Doctors told Sana her complex heart condition meant she’d have a 50-50 chance of surviving delivery. So she got a second opinion from the high-risk pregnancy experts at the University of Chicago Medicine. With help from the Family Birth Center and the Heart and Vascular Center, she safely gave birth to Anzer – whose name means “angel from heaven.” We’re honored so many women trust us to help their families grow. From our family to yours: Happy #MothersDay, Sana. Here’s to health, happiness, and moms everywhere.
Long delays or lack of access to screenings have lead to people unnecessarily suffering from colorectal cancer. This new portal hopes to help health care providers directly schedule colorectal cancer screenings for Cook County residents ages 50 to 75.
Nanciann Huening awards the 2017 Mark and Nanciann Huening Award for Excellence in Medical Intensive Care Nursing to Michael Contreras, RN, ADN, Wednesday, May 10, 2017, on the MICU floor at the Center for Care and Discovery. (Photo by Jean Lachat)
This course uses didactic sessions and surgeons’ workshops to help clinicians discover the latest advancements for diagnosing and treating urogynecological conditions such as urinary incontinence, pelvic pain and overactive bladder syndrome. A variety of minimally invasive techniques will be demonstrated in video sessions and a cadaver lab. The course has been designated for a maximum of 18.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Use discount code AUMI50 to save $50 off registration. Learn more by visiting the event website at https://cme.uchicago.edu/AdvancesInUro2017. To register, go to https://www.cvent.com/events/26th-annual-advances-in-urogynecology-minimally-invasive-pelvic-surgery/registration-ee16853d262a46bc9ebb74c79122d052.aspx
Next Tuesday at Silver Cross Hospital Dr. Shayan Rayani of The University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center is discussing the latest information on screening and prevention of colon and rectal cancers.
Houston just opened a new state-of-the-art facility on Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital campus. This new facility that Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine and Outpatient Rehabilitation Services provide the needs for all their patients. This 10,000-square foot rehabilitation clinic even has an indoor batting cage and golf net to help patients return to the sport they love as quickly and safely as possible. This clinic is also equipped for an Anti-Gravity Treadmill to help patients back onto their feet. Click here for the full article: Don’t live in Houston to try out the Anti-Gravity Treadmill? No worries! Use our zip code locator to find the nearest Anti-Gravity Treadmill near you and experience walking on the moon. Click here now: http://buff.ly/2pEzv7w
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Have you heard about what patients at University or Alberta are doing? Kim Dao, a clinical assistant professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Alberta, says that patients are “walking on the moon,” in the Anti-Gravity Treadmill to help relieve pain. Many patients were skeptical about the Anti-Gravity Treadmill until they tried it for the very first time. Most of the patients replied how amazing the experience was or how wonderful it was to do things that they were used to be able to do before their injuries. Check out the full story here: Try the Anti-Gravity Treadmill today and experience what the patients of Alberta University felt. Find the nearest Anti-Gravity Treadmill on our zip code locator and walk on the moon today! URL: http://buff.ly/2qkJWdG
Dynamic Duo Sigrid Tandy (right) and Kenya Vera-Sample (left) serve as liaisons between South Side adult and pediatric patients and their primary medical homes. Among their many tasks, these UChicago Medicine community health workers educate patients and families, connect them to needed resources and help ensure continuity of care. But their supervisor, Crystal Stevenson says “Kenya and Sigrid always provide at least one more ‘something else’ to their clients.” For example, Tandy not only advocates for clinic appointments, she helps arrange transportation to ensure her advanced heart failure patients get there on time. And the mother of a pediatric patient recently praised Vera-Sample for seeking out resources to help her son academically, in addition to the support and education she provides around his asthma care. “I learn more from Kenya and Sigrid than they realize,” said Stevenson. “They both make an awesome difference every day.”
At University of Alberta, patients are “walking on the moon,” in the Anti-Gravity Treadmill to help relieve pain. Kim Dao, a clinical assistant professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Alberta says that most patients are skeptical until they try the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill. Most patients replied how amazing the experience was or how wonderful it was to do things they were used to be able to do before their injuries. Check the full story here: Try the Anti-Gravity Treadmill today and don’t let being skeptical hold you back from defying gravity with AlterG. Use the zip code locator to find the nearest Anti-Gravity Treadmill near you. URL: http://buff.ly/2oBCxu2
As John Wall of the Washington Wizards gears up to face the Celtics at home, he is doing everything on and off the court to keep his body in peak shape. Check out the article below to read how he's overcome and prevented injuries. He has even invested in a certain Anti-Gravity Treadmill to be sure he is ready for an extensive post season. https://www.si.com/nba/2017/04/26/john-wall-washington-wizards-nba-playoffs-scott-brooks#