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The University Hospital Celebrates Doctors' Day


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Left to right: Suzanne Atkin, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Michael Jaker, MD, Medical Staff President-Elect, Anne Egan, Medical Staff Secretary and James R. Gonzalez, MPH, FACHE, Acting President and CEO.
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The University Hospital rolled out the red carpet and decorated the lobby with balloons and banners – all to honor their physicians on March 30, Doctors' Day. Administrative staff greeted physicians as they started their morning rounds and a full day of activities were planned, including a continental breakfast, afternoon tea and lunch with the acting president and CEO, James R. Gonzalez, MPH, FACHE. He expressed his heartfelt thanks and gratitude in a letter displayed in the hospital lobby: "I am proud of the physicians of The University Hospital who, I believe, are among the best in the country. They, along with an exceptional clinical and support staff, are the reason why The University Hospital is now recognized regionally and nationally as a provider of high-quality care and services."

 

We Have a Winner!


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Congratulations to Marisha Hogges, winner of the University Hospital Service Excellence Mascot Contest. Marisha, who is a member of the Bed Management Department, conceived the idea for the "Get Well Rover" mascot, from her 4-year-old shih tzu, Firecracker. "She is such a sweetheart. When anyone at home is feeling down, Firecracker comes to the rescue and cheers them up immediately with her big beautiful eyes and playful, friendly attitude. People seem to love her wherever we go. Firecracker is the perfect representative for service excellence because she exemplifies loyalty, devotion and companionship."

 

Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery Celebrates ZERO!


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The Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery Team celebrates an important milestone in patient safety.
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The Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery staff was all smiles as they gathered together to celebrate the good news of zero central line-associated blood infections (CLABSI’s) since June 2011. “This is the perfect example of the power of teamwork,” reports Onajovwe Fofah, MD, Chief of Pediatrics/Neonatology. “Our success was the result of a multidisciplinary, collaborative effort between the physicians and the departments of nursing and infection control. We utilized the Comprehensive Unit Based Safety Program (CUSP),  a safety model developed by Johns Hopkins University which decreases CLABSI’s and sustains that decrease over time,” concluded Dr. Fofah. Reduced CLABSI’s means improved safety, better outcomes and reduced length of stay for the patient and substantial cost savings for the Health System.

 

Pretty in Pink! University Hospital Welcomes First Baby of 2012!


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Left to right: Hopeton and Shadiki Harris, Sara Bittman, MD and Christiana Hope Harris
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Proud parents, Shadiki and Hopeton Harris hadn't expected their baby to arrive until January 15th. But it seemed like their beautiful, new daughter had other plans. Baby Christiana Hope Harris was born at 4:27 a.m. on January 1 just as the New Year was beginning. She weighed in at 6 pounds and 11.4 ounces and is 19 ¾ inches long. Baby Christiana, who was delivered by Sara Bittman, MD, joins a two-year-old brother.

 

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