Language of Caring
We are excited to announce that we will soon begin implementing Language of Caring for Physicians, a program that helps physicians fine-tune the specific communication skills key to patient and family-centered care, the unparalleled patient experience, positive clinical outcomes and a more satisfying practice for physicians themselves.
The hospitalist program will be the initial focus, with others to follow. Stay tuned for more information.
Greeley Audit Kick-Off September
The goals of this engagement are to identify opportunities to improve the effectiveness of the medical staff in carrying out its functions, and to facilitate discussion and prioritization of recommended improvement opportunities.
Scope and Approach will include:
- Assessing the effectiveness of UM Upper Chesapeake Health’s organized medical staff (which is inclusive of the organization’s advanced practice professionals) in fulfilling its roles and responsibilities
- Assessing the effectiveness of communication between the hospital and the medical staff
- Offsite review and analysis of hospital-provided documents and data
- Onsite interviews with medical staff leaders (medical staff officers, department chairs, and paid medical directors) and hospital administration
- Preparation and presentation of the final report of findings and recommendations
Provider Survey Reminder
Our journey towards a Culture of Excellence depends on you! Participate in the medical staff survey and voice your opinion. Your answers to these survey questions will help guide us toward our goal of providing the finest care to every patient, every encounter, every day.
Instructions are provided in the survey packets that were recently mailed to your office. Results will be used by us to identify what we're doing well and to make plans for improvements where needed.
Take the survey and you'll be entered to win a pair of Baltimore Ravens tickets!
In Case You Missed It
Student Debt and Doctors
A program designed to ease the student-debt burden of teachers, public defenders and other modestly paid workers in the public sector is also set to help thousands of physicians, many of whom work for nonprofit hospitals.
ChoiceOne Urgent Care Now Open in Fallston
UM UCH has entered into a joint venture partnership with ChoiceOne Urgent Care to open the first of several walk-in urgent care centers in Harford County. Located at 2315 Belair Road, Unit 1, the Fallston Center is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week, including holidays. This is beneficial to you, particularly if you are a primary care physician, as you can refer your patients during off hours and weekends. ChoiceOne will also provide you with appropriate information regarding your patients’ visits to the Center.
ChoiceOne welcomes all ages and diagnoses and provides treatment for:
Colds, coughs and flu
Cuts and bruises
Earaches and infections
Minor broken bones
Burns, rashes and bites
Sprains and strains
Vomiting and diarrhea
Nausea and headaches
Occupational health services
Onsite medication dispensing
X-ray, EKG, labs, suturing, and IV hydration/antibiotics
Together, ChoiceOne and UM UCH will open other Harford County locations over the next two years.
Walk-ins are welcome, but patients can set their arrival time online using the ZipPASS scheduling system. Most insurance plans and private payment are accepted.
Upcoming Meetings and Events
Mark your calendars for important standing meetings and special events.
Cardiology Symposium 2016: The Cardiac Patient Across the Continuum of Care
This is your source for the most relevant information, best practices, and guidelines for the care of patients with cardiovascular disease. Join fellow primary care and emergency physicians, hospitalists, and cardiologists as well as nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, and allied health professionals at the premier cardiology conference in Harford County.
Register online at uchcourseregistration.org/cardiology
Saturday, Nov. 12, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Water’s Edge Events Center
4687 Millennium Drive, Belcamp, MD
This live activity has been designated for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits.™
Pediatric Grand Rounds:
Held the first Wednesday of every quarter (Jan., Apr., July, Oct.) from 7 - 8 p.m. Guest lecturers present different topics in pediatric medicine, including common dermatologic conditions, effects and management of obesity in children, pediatric head injuries, and more.
Multidisciplinary Thoracic Conference:
12 Noon, Every Monday
UM UCMC, KCC Streett Conference Room
Multidisciplinary Breast Conference: 8 a.m., Every Tuesday
Radiology/Oncology Conference Room
Pharmacy &Therapeutics (P & T) Committee: 7:30 a.m., Second Wednesday of each month
UM UCMC Maryland Room
7:30 - 9 a.m., Third Friday of each month
UM UCMC, MSCR
Medical Staff Leadership
8 - 9 a.m., Fourth Thursday of each month
UM UCMC, Fallston Room/UM HMH, MSCR