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                                                                                        August 11-17.2011

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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
                                                                                                                 unified group.”
    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
                                                                                       and awards
                                                                                    • 9:30 a.m. – Survivor parade
                                                                                                                               Meeting slated
    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
                                                                                                                                                  1
                                                                                                                                  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 nkempf@kumc.edu.             • 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
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                                                                                                                              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
                                                                                                                              year.
                                                                                                                                 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.
                               eXtracurricular
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
                                       Professional Development
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.
                                       Information: www2.kumc.edu/wims.
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
can designate JayDoc Free Clinic       NEUROLOGY/NEUROSURGERY                   BeWell Connection is the hospital’s free monthly e-newsletter for
as their charity of choice. Tickets:   Grand Rounds: “Magnetic Reson-         the public. The August issue features articles on our orthopedics
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HOSPITAL EMPLOYEE Wellness             Event benefits the KU Kids                An Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser will benefit Landon Center on
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RESEARCH SEMINAR Series in
                                        Hospital Operations Support
Developmental and Regenerative                                                   In Landon’s adopt-a-senior program, a dozen underprivileged sen-
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Biology: “Generating Gene                                                     iors are selected based on need and least amount of family support.
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Knockout Rats Using Rat Embryonic                                             The gift baskets include household and personal items and gift
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                                        Transportation and Dispatch,
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                                                                                                                    Bob Page
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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,
                                                                                                                          Graphic Designer
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
                                                                                                                          Services Director
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
(heart catheter) times,              Award is comparable in                wounded British soldiers as              Shawnee Mission Parkway, Suite 100,
throughput and LWBS (Left            scope to the Beacon Award             they slept.                              Westwood, KS 66205. Send
                                                                                                                    story ideas to centerexpress@kumc.edu.
Without Being Seen) rates.           for Critical Care Excellence,

				
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