April 24, 2014

Stay Tuned: UH will soon be on the Air

NY Med logo

If you’ve wondered about film crews in UH's trauma center, make plans to tune into ABC this summer for NY Med, a prime-time series from an ABC News team that will feature University Hospital. The eight-episode program will premier on Tuesday, June 24, at 10 pm on ABC.

The producer Terry Wrong met recently with the UH President and CEO and the Public Affairs staff. We won’t get a sneak preview of the program, but we understand that University Hospital and our trauma surgeons are prominently featured in every episode. The series also visits New York City hospitals and follows Dr. Mehmet Oz into the operating room. But we think UH will be the star.

"In the middle of chaos in the trauma center at University Hospital, what stood out was the decisive action of the trauma team," Wrong said. "You can see the adrenaline pumping." The juxtaposition of New York City and Newark turns the series into "a tale of two cities." He adds, "But it’s clear that the doctors care very deeply about Newark and its residents."

This project has been in the works since last spring; and Stacie Newton, Director of Marketing Communications, has been coordinating the myriad details. Which of our doctors will be making their television debuts? Stay tuned to find out.

Tips for Survey Readiness

The current issue of Preparing for Survey Readiness deals with issues relating to medical equipment, that is, any device used in rendering patient care. Medical equipment is inventoried, tracked and maintained by the Department of Clinical Engineering.

REMEMBER: All medical equipment, including outside equipment brought in by vendors, must be checked by Clinical Engineering before being placed into service or used on a patient.


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It’s Not Too Late!
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The March of Dimes’ March for Babies Walk is only a few days away, but there is still time to join the UH Team. The event is this coming Sunday, April 27, at Brookdale Park in Bloomfield/Montclair. Check in is at 8 am and the walk beginning at 9 am. Children are also invited to attend. There will be a special Kids Tent for young walkers who enjoy doing arts and crafts.

UH’s goal is to raise $5,000, so we need everyone's help. If you can’t walk, please consider making a donation. For information or to donate, click here or call Stacie Newton at 2-8761.

Windows Upgrade at UH

In early April, Microsoft ended support for the Windows XP computer operating system that has been the hospital standard for the last decade. This requires that all hospital computers that are running Windows XP be upgraded to Windows 7. IST will be performing these upgrades across the hospital over the next several months. The newer operating system, Windows 7, has already been shipping on all computers ordered within the last 4 months and will continue to ship on any new computer orders. IST will schedule Windows 7 upgrades on a rolling departmental basis and will continue through the next 10 months due to the quantity of machines that need either upgrading or replacement.

In Honor of Nurses
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Nurses are a crucial part of any healthcare team; they help manage symptoms, respond to emergencies, listen to family concerns, soothe patients’ worries and try to find ways to make difficult situations bearable. In recognition of all that the UH nursing staff does, a full agenda of activities is planned for National Nurses Week, May 6-12.

The week will kick off with a hot breakfast, and all the fixings. There will be a wide range of events, from a webinar on leadership and a poetry workshop, to movie time—complete with popcorn and soda—and a "mocktail" party.

Watch your email, the bulletin boards and the next issue of UH Now for a complete list of events.

Award Winner Announced
Soly Baredes, MD, Akosua Serwah-Boadu, and Evelyne Kalyoussef, MD,
From University Hospital’s Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery: (l to r) Soly Baredes, MD, chief of service and professor and chairman, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Akosua Serwah-Boadu, advanced nurse practitioner, and Evelyne Kalyoussef, MD, attending physician and assistant professor, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.

Akosua Serwah-Boadu, an advanced nurse practitioner in the Otolaryngology Department (Head and Neck Surgery Service) was surprised when members of the Alan M. Pedersen Award Selection Committee paid her a visit on April 16th. Bearing balloons and flowers, the committee informed Ms. Serwah-Boadu that she was one of two winners of the 2014 Alan M. Pedersen Humanism Award. She won in the category of direct patient caregiver. The second winner will be announced in May.

This Award Program was established to commemorate the life of Alan M. Pedersen, a dedicated employee who worked in the Radiology Department of University Hospital. Mr. Pedersen served as a role model for compassion, kindness and service excellence

Communications Manager Serves on Panel
UMarketing Expo panel

(l to r) Tiffany L. Smith, MA, Manager of Communications, University Hospital, Brandon Hatler, Evergreen Partners, Inc., Sarah Tremallo, Evergreen Partners, Inc., Michael G. Cherenson, APR, Fellow PRSA, Executive Vice President/Public Relations, Success Communications Group, Irene Maslowski, APR, Fellow PRSA, Maslowski Associates (panel moderator)

With the rise of the Internet, and more recently social media, marketing has undergone huge changes. Learning to make the most of the tools that are available was the focus of the 2014 Marketing Expo, held at Montclair State University on April 16. Tiffany Smith, of the Office of Public Affairs, served as a panelist for the event to answer questions and relate personal experiences. This is the second year she has been invited to participate.

"The purpose of the expo is to expose students to the various aspects of communications, marketing and media relations used today," says Ms. Smith. "They also learn ways to become more competitive in today’s workplace."

Birdies, Bogies and Bidding…
golf swing

…will be the order of the day on Thursday, June 5, at the 3rd Annual University Hospital Golf Classic. Join your friends and coworkers as they compete in tournament play at the Maplewood Country Club, then bid on valuable prizes that will be up for auction. Beginning May 5, you can view the items up for bid online.
Click on the appropriate link to donate an item(s) for auction, become a supporter and/or be a sponsor.

Behavioral Addictions Seminar Slated

Gambling, food, shopping, exercise, sex, internet surfing and texting are all part of everyday living in the 21st century. But can they shift into severe behavioral addictions with devastating consequences?

Petros Levounis, MD, Chief of Service, Department of Psychiatry at UH and Chair, Department of Psychiatry at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, invites everyone to attend The Behavioral Addictions seminar on May 2 to learn more about this fascinating area of mental health. Among the speakers will be Najeeb Hussain, MD, Unit Chief of the Inpatient Psychiatric at UH and director of the psychiatry residency training program at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.

The seminar will be in Room B-552 of the Medical School Building from 8 am to 3 pm. For more information and to register, go to www.njms.rutgers.edu/psychiatry.