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THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS HOSPITAL • UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS MEDICAL CENTER
New Lantern Award shines on ED Group making
plans to leverage
The hospital’s Emergency
Department has received a Google network
Lantern Award, a first-of-its- When Google debuts its
kind national honor. ultra-fast fiber early next year,
Just 20 EDs in the nation how will the campus partici-
received the new award, pate? That’s what executives
which is from the Emergency from the medical center and
Nurses Association and will hospital want to figure out.
be given annually. Our ED is At least 40 campus leaders
the only one in Kansas or met Aug. 10 for a major brain-
Missouri to receive it. storming session. Their goal:
The association said Identify opportunities to lever-
age the Google broadband
Lantern winners, announced
highway coming to our
Aug. 3, exemplify excep-
doorstep. Potential initiatives
tional performance in lead- are many, such as new health
ership, practice, education, care services for the commu-
advocacy and research. nity, advanced online educa-
Led by Nurse Manager Brian Selig, RN (arms folded), the Emergency
The award honors EDs tion and more research
Department has received the Lantern Award, a new honor from the Emergency
“whose commitment to excel- Nurses Association. partnerships.
lence truly exceeds normal Steve Fennel, KUMC
practice,” said association tices to the scrutiny of The hospital’s ED includes Biostatistics director who’s
President AnnMarie Papa, experts and have been recog- 105 staff and about 15 leading KUMC’s role in the
RN. “They have subjected nized for their commitment physicians. They treated Google initiative, said the group
themselves and their prac- to quality patient care.” continued on page 4 will refine those ideas through
the fall. But he sees the first
meeting – a one-hour session
Parents find support in novel medical home in the Robert E. Hemenway Life
Sciences Innovation Center – as
Dagen Korynta is a mira- care after neonatal ICU hos- an important step.
cle baby. He was born more Dagen pitalization. “This gives us a great starting
Korynta point,” he said. “We’re collect-
than a month prematurely. “Pre-term and at-risk
He spent much of his time infants require multiple ing ideas and feedback on how
in utero without amniotic medical, psychological and we should move forward as a
fluid. And he has a serious educational services,” said
Part of their challenge is that
heart condition that’s Debbie Pennington, RN,
details about the Google rollout
required two surgeries. NMH nurse navigator and
remain few. Unknowns range
But to see the happy 17- last November, provides a coordinator. “Traditionally, from projected number of cus-
month-old toddling around single point of contact for families have had to manage tomers to when and where
today, you probably wouldn’t families of medically com- all those providers sepa- they’ll be added to the new
guess Dagen has faced such plex infants like Dagen. For rately. Having one organiza- network.
challenges. His family gives many families in such a situ- tion coordinate the care is Google announced in late
a good deal of credit for his ation, navigating the com- more convenient for the March it will build a 1 gigabit/
progress to a cutting-edge plex network of caregivers family and puts the patient second network in Kansas City,
approach to at-risk infant can be frustrating. The and family at the center of Kan. – 100 times faster than
care now offered here. NMH simplifies the land- the care formula.” typical Internet speeds. Google
The Neonatal Medical scape for patients and The NMH is the first in May expanded its rollout
Home (NMH), established provides a continuum of continued on page 2 continued on page 2
Get up early Sunday and Race for the Cure! Nursing Annual
Final plans are in place for the
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure,
More than 400 people have
registered for the cancer center
• 9:30 a.m. – Survivor parade
which is this Sunday, Aug. 14. team. Race event times: With 30,000 people expected, for Aug. 15-18
The University of Kansas • 6:50 a.m – Cancer center parking is always a challenge, so
Fiscal year 201 marked
Cancer Center team T-shirts were team photo plan to get there early.
another milestone in our hos-
available to pick up Thursday, • 7:30 a.m. – 5K competitive run Registration has closed for join-
pital's emergence as a national
Aug. 1 Details are on 24/7 If
1. . start ing the cancer center team.
you didn’t receive your shirt that • 7:45 a.m. – 5K non-competi- However, you can still participate leader in patient care. During
day, contact Nichole Kempf, tive/1-mile start in the race. Details are at the Nursing Annual Meeting
5-5756, or email@example.com. • 9:15 a.m. – Survivor recognition komenkansascity.org. next week, Department of
Nursing leaders will celebrate
many of the highlights of the
NMH, past year and discuss upcom-
continued from page 1 ing initiatives to sustain that
organization of its momentum.
kind in the region – All Department of Nursing
and maybe the staff are encouraged to attend
nation. At present, one of the meetings and cele-
more than 300 fami- brate the accomplishments:
lies use the NMH as • Monday, Aug. 15
the primary provider 5:30-7:30 p.m., Westwood
for their at-risk Multipurpose Room
infants. Some fami- The Neonatal Medical Home team includes physicians, nurses, ancillary staff and medical assistants. • Tuesday, Aug. 16
lies travel from as far 2-4 p.m. 4016 Varnes,
away as Wichita, Manhattan tion is so reassuring.” “The evidence so far shows School of Nursing
and Ft. Riley to use the NMH The NMH has received a decrease in rehospitaliza- • Wednesday, Aug. 17
as the center for their infant’s official recognition from the tions and emergency room 7:30-9:30 a.m., G013
primary and specialty care. Kansas Patient-Centered visits, because the caregivers School of Nursing
“We can call them at home Medical Home Initiative for provide around-the-clock • Thursday, Aug. 18
and on weekends,” said its outcomes data and is service,” said Prabhu 2-4 p.m., Battenfeld
Heather Korynta, who lives seeking formal Patient- Parimi, MD, NMH medical Auditorium, Student Center
in Lawrence. “Being able to Centered Medical Home sta- director. “And from our par- The new Nursing Annual
Report also will be distributed
talk to people who really tus from the National Center ents’ perspective, it’s just
at the meetings.
know Dagen and his condi- for Quality Assurance. one phone call.”
Google, continued from page 1
plans to include the Missouri side
of the metro.
Construction of the network is
slated to begin next month. It will
debut in the first few months of
2012, then be expanded to more
metro-area users throughout the
Though Google will build the
infrastructure, the search-engine
giant has emphasized it’s up to the
people, businesses and organiza-
tions in Kansas City, such as our
campus, to figure out how best to
use the technology.
Other organizations in the area
also are developing their Google
strategies. Mayors of both Kansas
Warriors of the heart center Cities on Aug. 9 announced a Bi-
Employees in the Cardiovascular Progressive Care Unit take team-building to the extreme. Two years State Innovation Team to focus on
ago it was skydiving. The latest: Nine employees and two family members competed July 31 in the the Google project.
Warrior Dash. The 3.1-mile obstacle course at Tiffany Springs Park featured a fire pit, rope wall, mud pit The Kauffman Foundation also
and other hazards. “We like to do really fun activities,” said CVP Nurse Manager Renee Walters, RN.
announced it is forming a working
“It improves team dynamics.”
group to focus on Google.
Friday, August 12 the Academic Health Center?”
Elizabeth Baxley, MD, noon-1 Time to indulge: Blizzard day is Thursday
NEUROLOGY/NEUROSURGERY p.m., 1014 Orr-Major. Lunch pro- The forecast calls for major blizzards this week. But it’s not the
Grand Rounds: “Rises and Falls of vided for first 25 participants. weather – it’s a much sweeter kind.
Metabolic Signatures in Neuro- 1 1,
Miracle Treat Day is 1 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1 at par-
logical Disorders,” In-Young Choi, WOMEN IN MEDICINE and
ticipating Dairy Queens throughout North America, including the
PhD, 8-9 a.m., Lied Auditorium. Science (WIMS) Second Annual
Kansas City area. That’s when DQs donate $1 or more from the sale
Sunday, August 14 Conference Dinner and Awards: of each Blizzard treat to Children’s Miracle Network.
6-9 p.m., Boulevard Brewery. In the Kansas City area, KU Pediatrics is the sole CMN benefici-
SUSAN G. KOMEN Race for the ary. DQs in the metro last year raised more than $50,000 for CMN.
Cure: Union Station. Race day More than half of it, $29,000, was raised on one day – Miracle
registration begins at 6 a.m.; team Friday, August 19 Treat Day.
photo at 6:50 a.m. Information: The closest participating DQs in the metro are at 434 W. 85th St.
komenkansascity.org. WOMEN IN MEDICINE and
Science (WIMS) Second Annual in Kansas City, Mo., and 1 1904 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Shawnee.
Monday, August 15 Professional Development More are at miracletreatday.com.
Conference: “Labyrinths, Not The Dairy Queen system in North America has been a CMN sup-
THE MIDWEST CLASSIC PGA porter since 1984, raising more than $86 million. Last year the
Ceilings: Navigating WIMS Career
Tour Golf Tournament: Aug. 15- Paths to Success,” 6:30 a.m.-6 restaurants raised more than $5 million for CMN hospitals.
21, the Nicklaus Golf Club at p.m., School of Nursing. DQs also have been selling CMN Hospital icon balloons since May.
Lions Gate, Overland Park. Weekly Information: www2.kumc.edu/wims.
passes start at $25. Ticket buyers Subscribe to BeWell Connection
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President and CEO
Lantern Award, continued from 1 Patient stories collected by the highest award possible The University of Kansas Hospital
Barbara Atkinson, MD
46,000 patients for the fis- staff also are important. for ICUs. Six of our ICUs Executive Vice Chancellor
cal year just ended. “It’s a very big deal for received the Beacon over University of Kansas Medical Center
Seventeen ED staff spent us,” said Nurse Manager the past year. Staff
Mike Glynn, Editor
three months completing Brian Selig, RN. “We’re all The Lantern designation Brianna Vaughn,
the Lantern Award applica- very proud because it is valid for two years. The Michelle Keller, Jay Senter
tion. The award focuses on demonstrates not only our award is named in honor of Senior Writers
Kimm Fromm Foster,
a wide range of data, such quality of care but also the the “Lady of the Lamp,” Communications Manager
as patient and employee teamwork that exists among Florence Nightingale, who Mary King, Communications
satisfaction, diversion our nurses, physicians and worked deep into the night
Center Express is a weekly employee
hours, turnover, staff certifi- staff.” during the Crimean War of publication produced by
cation, door-to-balloon He said the Lantern the 1850s, checking on The University of Kansas Hospital
Communications Services, 2330
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