Mystery and Merlot by dfgh4bnmu

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U         P        S         T       A       T           E
                                                                                                                                         A publication

                                                                                                                                         for the

                                                                                                                                         SUNY Upstate

                                                                                                                                         Medical University

                                                                                                                                         Community


                                                                                    DECEMBER             20 THROUGH JANUARY 3, 2001



                                     Mystery and Merlot set for                                                          Mock Trial
In the Calendar                                                                                                          scheduled for
Obstetrics/Gynecology
Grand Rounds. 1/5. 7:30 a.m.
                                     January 18                                                                          Jan. 31
Marley Education Building,               On Thursday, Jan. 18,                Syracuse, beginning at 5:30
                                                                                                                             “You Be The Jury!
Sulzle Aud. See Upstate              Central New Yorkers are                  p.m. Performers for the
                                                                                                                         Verbal Orders: Rx For
Calendar inside.                     invited to be part of a mys-             event are members of the
                                                                                                                         Death!” is the theme for a
                                     tery when the Auxiliary to               Fulton Community Theatre,
                                                                                                                         mock trial to be held
                                     Upstate Medical University               Ted and Amy... and you.
Take Note                            and University Hospital                  Proceeds from the event
                                                                                                                         Wednesday, Jan. 31 from
                                                                                                                         1 to 4 p.m. in the Medical
Receptions announced                 Nursing Recognition present              will benefit the Auxiliary’s
                                                                                                                         Alumni Auditorium of
     All Upstate Medical             the 3rd Annual Mystery                   We Have A Little Emergency
                                                                                                                         Weiskotten Hall.
University individuals are invited   and Merlot mystery dinner                car seat and helmet identifi-
                                                                                                                             The mock trial is a
to the following:                    theatre. Be a part of this               cation program and Nursing
                                                                                                                         creation of University
• Retirement reception for           fun evening that includes                Recognition programs at
                                                                                                                         Hospital’s Professional
   Shirley Hermann of the            wine and cheese sampling,                University Hospital. A min-
                                                                                                                         Liability Education Forum
   Research Development Office       dinner, mystery theatre,                 imum contribution of $50
                                                                                                                         faculty, who will facilitate
   will be held Thursday, Dec. 21    silent auction and the                   per person will be accepted
                                                                                                                         University Hospital and
   from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in Room       opportunity to meet 93Q’s                and two sponsorship levels
                                                                                                                         Syracuse University students
   1254, Weiskotten Hall.            morning drive personalities              are offered. For more
                                                                                                                         and staff in playing key
• Retirement reception for Ginny     Ted Long and Amy                         information or to make
                                                                                                                         roles for the prosecution
   Convertino of the Auxiliary       Robbins. Mystery and                     reservations, call the
                                                                                                                         and defense from nursing,
   office will be held Wednesday,    Merlot will take place in                Auxiliary office at
                                                                                                                         physician and pharmacy
   Jan. 3 from 2 to 4 p.m. in        the Persian Terrace at the               464-5606.
                                                                                                                         perspectives. The faculty
                                     Radisson Plaza-Hotel
   University Hospital, Room 1311.                                                                                       team is comprised of
Neurosurgery Research                                                                                                    Regina McGraw (SUNY
Laboratory relocates
    The Neurosurgery Research
                                                   Mystery and Merlot                                                    Counsel), Ray Carnevale
                                                                                                                         and Theresa Gagnon (Risk
                                                                                                                         Management), George
Laboratory has moved to Room
                                                                     y!                                                  Gaebler (Respiratory Therapy
4117 in the Institute for Human                        It’s a myster        .
Performance. The phone                                 No one had a clue ..                                              and Hospital Administration),
numbers remain the same.                                                                                                 Janette Miller (Orthopedics)
                                                                                                                         and Maggie Argentine
                                                                                                                         (Educational Support Services).
                                                                                                                             The case involves a
                                                                                                                         fictitious patient who
                                                                                                                         received a medication that
                                                                                                                         was ordered verbally;
                                                                                                                         dispensed and administered
                                                                                                                         in an excessive dose; and
                                                                                                                         the patient died. The trial
                                                                                                                         continued on page 2

                                      For health information, physician referral, and Upstate Medical University services, call Health Connections at 464-8668
calendar
Wednesday, Dec. 20
Anesthesiology Grand Rounds.
                                   Thursday, Dec. 21
                                   Medical Grand Rounds. 8:30
                                                                     Thursday, Dec. 28
                                                                     Urology Grand Rounds. 9 to 10
                                                                                                     Pediatric Grand Rounds.
                                                                                                     Presenter: Robert Corwin,
                                                                                                     MD, MEDBEST. 9:15 a.m.
7 a.m. Wsk. Hall, Medical          a.m. Wsk. Hall, Rm. 1159.         a.m. University Hospital. Rm.
                                                                                                     University Hospital, Rm. 6500.
Alumni Aud. Otolaryngology         Urology Grand Rounds. 9 to 10     6500.
and Communication Sciences                                                                           Retirement Reception for Ginny
                                   a.m. University Hospital. Rm.     Retirement Reception for Dr.
Grand Rounds. 7 to 8 a.m.                                                                            Convertino. 2 to 4 p.m.
                                   6500.                             David Murray. 3 to 6 p.m. 550
University Hospital, Rm. 6500.                                                                       University Hospital, Rm. 1311.
                                   Psychiatry Faculty Meeting.       Harrison Center, Suite 100.
Pediatric Grand Rounds.                                                                              Combined Infectious Diseases
                                   12:30 to 1:45 p.m. PBS, 713
“Treatment for Recurrent           Harrison St., Rm. 338.
                                                                     Friday, Dec. 29                 Conference. 4 p.m. University
Abdominal Pain.” Presenter:                                                                          Hospital, Rm. 4505.
                                   Shirley Hermann Retirement        Obstetrics/Gynecology Grand
Manoochehr Karjoo, MD,                                               Rounds. “Cervical Cancer
Upstate Medical University.        Reception. 3 to 4:30 p.m.                                         Thursday, Jan. 4
                                   Wsk. Hall, Rm. 1254.              in pregnancy: A Case
9:15 a.m. University                                                 Presentation.” Presenter:       Medical Grand Rounds. “The
Hospital, Rm. 6500.                                                  Melissa Jeitler, MD, Upstate    2000 ACLS Guidelines for
                                   Friday, Dec. 22
Combined Infectious Diseases                                         Medical University. 7:30 a.m.   Ventricular Fibrillation: The
                                   Obstetrics/Gynecology Grand       Marley Education Building,      Sooner the Better.” Presenter:
Conference. 4 p.m. University
                                   Rounds. “Indications for          Sulzle Aud.                     Edgar R. Gonzalez, PharmD,
Hospital, Rm. 4505.
                                   Tension-Free Vaginal Tape:                                        Hampton University. 8:30
                                   A Case Presentation.”             Workshop. “MEDLINE on
                                                                                                     a.m. Wsk. Hall, Rm. 1159.
                                   Presenter: Suchitra Kavety,       the Web.” 11 a.m. to noon.
                                                                     Health Sciences Library, meet   Urology Grand Rounds. 9 to 10
                                   MD, Upstate Medical
                                                                     at Reference Desk. Call 464-    a.m. University Hospital. Rm.
                                   University. 7:30 a.m. Marley
                                                                     4581 to register.               6500.
                                   Education Building, Sulzle Aud.
                                                                                                     Psychiatry Grand Rounds.
      Upstate Medical                                                Wednesday, Jan. 3
                                   Wednesday, Dec. 27                                                Presenter: Philip Ninan, MD,
        University                                                   Anesthesiology Grand Rounds.    Emory University School of
                                   Anesthesiology Grand Rounds.
                                                                     7 a.m. Wsk. Hall, Medical       Medicine. 12:30 to 2 p.m.
                                   7 a.m. Wsk. Hall, Medical
       Art                         Alumni Aud.                       Alumni Aud.
                                                                     Otolaryngology and
                                                                                                     PBS, 713 Harrison St.


     exhibit                       Otolaryngology and
                                   Communication Sciences            Communication Sciences
                                                                                                     Friday, Jan. 5
                                                                                                     Obstetrics/Gynecology Grand
    Health Sciences Library        Grand Rounds. 7 to 8 a.m.         Grand Rounds. 7 to 8 a.m.
                                                                     University Hospital, Rm.        Rounds. 7:30 a.m. Marley
                                   University Hospital, Rm. 6500.
                                                                     6500.                           Education Building, Sulzle Aud.
      Dec. 4 – Jan. 5              Combined Infectious Diseases
                                   Conference. 4 p.m. University     Surgical Grand Rounds.
                                   Hospital, Rm. 4505.               “Gamma Knife Stereotactic
        Former adult                                                 Radiosurgery.” Presenter:
      University Hospital                                            Charles Hodge, MD, Upstate
          inpatients.                                                Medical University. 8 to 9
                                                                     a.m. Wsk. Hall, Rm. 103.




Mock Trial continued from page 1
                                                                     filled by Syracuse University College of Law students under
testimony will deal with evidence involving verbal orders,           the guidance of Regina McGraw. As the title implies, you
miscommunications, pharmacology knowledge, and how                   will be the jury. After hearing testimony, the audience will
the best intentions can lead to tragic outcomes.                     decide for the plaintiff or the defendant.
    As of press time, the ‘court lineup’ includes: nurses Judy            The Mock Trial has been approved for 4.8 contact
Kilpatrick (defendant) and Nancy Page (expert), physicians           hours by the Institute for Continuing Nursing Education.
Dave Lehmann (expert), Paul Kent (plaintiff’s doctor), and           Refreshments will be served. Advance registration is sug-
MSIII Jody Davis Connolly, (physician defendant) and a yet           gested due to limited seating capacity for this community
to be named pair of pharmacists. Win Thurlow of the New              wide event. Please email bakerv@upstate.edu or call
York Attorney General’s office will preside as judge in the          Educational Support Services (464-5463) to register.
case, and prosecuting and defense attorney roles will be
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Hospice and Palliative Care
                                           M e d i c a l              U n i v e r s i t y
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Associates present Anita Award to
Dr. Colleen O’Leary
    Colleen O’Leary, MD, assistant professor of
anesthesiology, received the Anita Award from Hospice
and Palliative Care Associates. The award, named for a
former Hospice patient, recognizes a physician for honest
and sensitive communication with and support for families
facing a life threatening illness.
    Dr. O’Leary is past president of the Onondaga County
Medical Society and chief medical officer for Perioperative                         Pathway to Wellness offers
Services at Upstate Medical University. She was selected
for her leadership role in promoting and understanding                              Hatha Yoga classes
of end-of-life issues throughout the Central New York                                  University Hospital’s Pathway to Wellness Program
medical community.                                                                  will again offer Hatha Yoga classes in 2001.
    This is the third consecutive year that a physician from                           The classes will be offered on campus each Monday
Upstate Medical University was selected as recipient of the                         and Wednesday, from 5 to 6 p.m., Jan. 8 through April
Anita Award. In 1998 the Anita Award went to Jonathan                               16. All members of the Upstate community are invited
Wright, MD, of the Regional Oncology Center. Last year                              to participate. The fee is $60 per session.
the award was presented to the University Hospital’s
Department of Radiation Oncology.                                                       The schedule is as follows:
                                                                                    • Monday sessions: These classes build and encourage
                                                                                      proper breathing and postures.
                                                                                      Days: Jan. 8, 22, 29; Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26; March 5, 12,
                                                                                      19, 26; April 2, 9, 16
                                                                                      Location: Physical Therapy Gym, 2N, University
                                                                                      Hospital
                                                                                    • Wednesday sessions: These classes concentrate on
                                                                                      floor exercises, breathing for relaxation and medita-
                                                                                      tion.
                                                                                      Days: Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31; Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28;
                                                                                      March 7, 14 ,21 ,28; April 4, 11
                                                                                      Location: Cognitive Therapy Room, UH

                                                                                       To register or for more information, contact:
                                                                                    Kim Utter at 464-4034.




                                                                                 Retirement reception for Dr. Murray
                                                                                 set for Dec. 28
                                                                                     All Upstate individuals are invited to a retirement
Colleen O’Leary, MD, assistant professor of anesthesiology, (left) accepts the   reception for David G. Murray, MD, Thursday, Dec. 28
Hospice Anita Award from Anita Award committee chair Lois Schaffer.
                                                                                 from 3 to 6 p.m. in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery,
                                                                                 Suite 100, 550 Harrison Center. Dr. Murray retires as
                                                                                 distinguished professor and past chair of Orthopedic
                                                                                 Surgery after serving Upstate for 39 years.


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Health Insurance Option Transfer Period for New York State Employees
    The Choices, a yearly publication sent out by the                     The options listed at left are available for employees
Department of Civil Service summarizing the coverage                  living or working in Onondaga County. If you reside out-
0provided under each option offered under the New York                side of Onondaga County, please refer to the Rates and
State Health Insurance Program (NYSHIP), is now avail-                Deadlines flyer that will be mailed to your home for addi-
able. To obtain a copy, call or visit the Upstate Health              tional coverage options.
Insurance Office, Rm. 204 Jacobsen Hall, ph. 464-4941                     The following rates reflect employee contributions on a
(Kathi Exner) or 464-4944 (Sherrie Johnson). You may                  biweekly basis for CSEA represented employees.
also reach them by e-mail at: EXNERK or JOHNSOSA,
via GroupWise.                                                        CSEA Biweekly rates for 2001:
    The following rates reflect employee contributions on a           Plan Name                         Individual       Family
biweekly basis for PEF and UUP represented employees and
M/C employees.                                                        Empire                              $8.63          $37.98
                                                                      HMO/CNY                            $24.40         $106.65
PEF, UUP, M/C Biweekly rates for 2001:
                                                                      MVP                                $13.19          $71.98
Plan Name                         Individual         Family           Univera (PHP)                      $12.13          $74.06
Empire                              $12.70           $51.35           United Healthcare                  $24.93         $104.48
HMO/CNY                            $ 26.00          $114.67
MVP                                 $14.11           $76.67           As a basis for comparison CSEA Biweekly rates for 2000:
Univera (PHP)                       $14.18           $84.29           Plan Name                         Individual       Family
United Healthcare                   $26.51          $112.53           Empire                              $7.86          $34.31
                                                                      HMO/CNY                             $ 7.72         $56.79
As a basis for comparison PEF, UUP, M/C Biweekly rates for 2000:      MVP                                 $8.99          $60.53
                                                                      Univera (PHP)                      $20.21          $95.15
Plan Name                         Individual         Family           United Healthcare                  $18.06          $83.68
Empire                              $11.40           $46.28
                                                                          The options listed above are available for employees
HMO/CNY                             $ 9.11           $63.75
                                                                      living or working in Onondaga County. If you reside
MVP                                 $10.58           $68.50           outside of Onondaga County, please refer to the Rates
Univera (PHP)                       $21.34          $100.84           and Deadlines flyer that will be mailed to your home for
                                                                      additional coverage options.
United Healthcare                   $19.41           $90.54
                                                                         The deadline to change your health insurance option is
                                                                      Dec. 29, 2000. No action is required if you wish to keep
                                                                      your current health insurance option.
                                                                         If a new option is elected, your coverage under the new
                                                                      option will begin on Jan. 4, 2001 and the 2001 rates will
                                                                      be reflected in your Jan. 3, 2001 paycheck.


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Health Insurance Option Transfer
Period for New York State Employees
                                                                                           FAITH VALUES
(continued)
   The following table is a brief outline of some of the
benefit changes for 2001. The HMO contracts and the
certificate of insurance from the Empire Plan carriers with
amendments provide the specific benefits available under
                                                                                            F                   O



                                                                                             Public Health and the Drug War
                                                                                                                              &      R                   U                    M




NYSHIP. Please refer to the Choices publication and/or                                                                              In many people's minds, the drug war is
contact the HMO or Empire Plan Administrator for addi-                                                                              a failure. If we accept this conclusion,
                                                                                                                                    are there any alternatives? What are
tional information.
                                                                                                                                    the public health implications of our
                                                                                                                                    present and potential drug policies?
Plan Name               Plan Changes                                                                                                What are the ethical and moral
Empire                      For PEF, UUP, & M/C employees, the office                                                               dilemmas framing this issue?

                            copayment will increase from $8 to $10. For CSEA                                                        Presenters:
                            employees the office copayment will increase from                                                       Peter Christ, retired police captain,
                            $5 to $8. For CSEA employees, the annual                                                                Town of Tonawanda, NY, and host of the
                            deductible will increase from $161 to $175 (for                                                         Peter Christ Show on WSYR Radio.
                            enrollee; enrolled spouse/domestic partner; and all
                                                                                                                                    Gene Tinelli, MD, PhD, assistant
                            dependent children combined. The allowance for
                                                                                                                                    professor, Department of Psychiatry and
                            Hearing Aids will increase from $800 to $1000.
                                                                                                DIALOGUE AND                        Behavioral Science, Upstate Medical
                                                                                                                                    University; addiction psychiatrist at the
HMO/CNY                     The SUNY Upstate Medical University Health
                                                                                                   DISCUSSION                       Chemical Dependence Clinic, Veterans
and United                  Insurance Office has not been notified of any                                                           Administration Medical Center and at
                                                                                                        Noon - 1 p.m.               Crouse Hospital.
Healthcare                  benefit changes for HMO-CNY or United Healthcare
                            for 2001. Please contact the HMOs directly for
                                                                                        Wednesday, January 17                       This will not be a debate. Both presenters
                            information pertaining to the benefits they will                                                        are on the same side, but they will
                            offer in 2001.                                                                                          present both sides of the argument,
                                                                                                                                    even though the pro-war position
Univera (PHP)               The prescription drug coverage co-payments will                 9th Floor Auditorium                    appears to be well presented by the
                            change from $5 generic/$20 brand name to                                  Room 9295                     news media and the government.

                            $5 for Tier I / $15 for Tier II / $35 for Tier III.                  Weiskotten Hall                    Both speakers are members of
                                                                                                                                    ReconsiDer, an organization dedicated
                            The prescription drug coverage co-payments will                                                         to harm-reduction and the search for
MVP                         change from $5 generic/$10 brand name to $5                                                             alternatives to the drug war as we know
                            generic/$20 brand name. Mail order prescription                                                         it. It is their contention, and that of a
                            drug coverage $10/generic, $40 brand name for                          Free                             growing number of others, that the drug
                                                                                                                                    war contributes to racism, wasteful
                                                                                                  Pizza &
                            90 days supply or 300 units.                                                                            government spending, over-crowded
                                                                                                         *
                                                                                                   Soda!
                                                                                                                                    prisons, loss of civil liberties, gun
   You will be assured to get “medicine at its best” if you                                                                         violence, intervention in foreign govern-
choose a physician and option affiliated with University                                                                            ments and corruption of police and the
                                                                                                                                    courts. As such, it is a failure.
Hospital.                                                                                   * Made possible by a grant
                                                                                              from the Auxiliary of Upstate
                                                                                              Medical University                    The question is: Should we be spending
                                                                                                                                    billions treating a public health problem
                                                                                                                                    as a criminal problem? In advance of
                                                                                                                                    this presentation, you may want to visit
                                                                                                                                    the ReconsiDer website at www.recon-
                                                                                                                                    sider.org.



                                                                                       S P O N S O R E D BY T H E C O O P E R AT I V E C A M P U S M I N I S T R I E S C O M M I T T E E


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The survey says...
                                                S U N Y        U p s t a t e   M e d i c a l   U n i v e r s i t y




Give Thanks to Employees
    “Thank you messages are the best, whether they are
verbal, e-mail, or notes, it is nice to know that you are
appreciated” is the message given by the more than 1,200
respondents to the Employee Recognition Committee’s
recent survey. The charts at right summarize the survey
results and support the mission of University Hospital’s
newly appointed All Star Committee.
    And, with a new mission, comes a new name...
“Upstate Stars” (formerly All Stars). The Upstate Stars
Program will provide an opportunity for the entire
Upstate community to say “thank you” in innovative and
inexpensive ways. The survey results, as well as national
studies, indicate that formal (public recognition) is not as
important as informal (thank you) recognition. The
committee will focus on what is overwhelmingly impor-
tant to employees...informal recognition. The committee
is currently developing a variety of recognition training
tools for managers and departments, which include an
“Upstate Stars” informational web site. Look for more
information about the all new Upstate Stars in future
issues of Upstate Update.




    NOTE: Due to the holidays, the deadline for the Jan. 3 to Jan. 17
    issue of Upstate Update is WEDNESDAY, DEC. 20.

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Jeanne S. Lange Memorial Lecture series introduced at 1st Annual Team
SUNY Meeting
    The Department of                                                                     sion program. The lecturers     presented promising data in
Cardiovascular Perfusion                                                                  and the presentations were:     “Comparison of aprotinin
in the College of Health                                                                      Scott Alexander, CCP,       and CMT in an in vitro
Professions at Upstate                                                                    chief perfusionist at           inflammatory CPB circuit”;
Medical University intro-                                                                 University Hospital,            Jake Heiner delivered an
duced its Jeanne S. Lange                                                                 (“Lange-isms: are they still    IRB approved study entitled
Memorial Lecture Series at                                                                valid?”); Ian Shearer, CCP,     “ACT comparisons across
the 1st Annual Team                                                                       chief perfusionist, Duke        eight different devices.” A
SUNY meeting, held this                                                                   University Health System,       final student presentation,
past November in the                                                                      (“What is a Professional”);     a survey study, was “Is
Institute of Human                                                                            Frank Strickler, CCP,       pediatric perfusion education
Performance. The series                                                                   chief perfusionist, Albany      adequate?” delivered by
honors the founder of the                                                                 Medical Center, (“I do it       Ron Angona. The survey
college’s cardiovascular                                                                  the same way everyday”.)        evaluated responses in
perfusion program.                                                                            Senior student research     regards to pediatric
    “It is fitting to honor                                                               presentations followed the      perfusion education from
Jeanne Lange in this way. Jeanne S. Lange                                                 lectures. John Angotti pre-     program directors as well
Her commitment to perfu-                                                                  sented a review of current      as recent perfusion graduates.
sion education has had a      reflect upon our heritage,”                                 and new pharmacological         The Team SUNY Meeting
tremendous impact on our      said Bruce Searles, CCP, the                                interventions relating to the   was supported by COBE
profession. It is good to use current program director of                                 CPB-induced inflammatory        Cardiovascular Inc.
a forum such as this to       the cardiovascular perfu-                                   response; Michael Lockart




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    MnflEtn
    It’s time to start thinking about our New Year resolutions! If one of
    them is a commitment to lose weight and achieve a healthier
    lifestyle, sign up now for University Hospital’s Mindful Eating program.
    Mindful Eating uses a non-traditional, non-diet approach for safe, effective, and permanent
    weight loss. It is the area’s only program both developed and taught by a physician and a
    dietitian. Lisa Kaufmann, MD, is a specialist in Internal Medicine. Terry Podolak, RD, is a
    Registered Dietitian. They are recognized by their clients as supportive and empathetic instructors.

    Mindful Eating is a 10 week program offered on Thursdays from 6:30–9 p.m, January 11 through
    March 29, 2001. Each session is 2 1/2 hours. The $300 fee (only $30 per week) includes all
    program materials and an all-day session on stress management. Payment plans are available.

    To register or for more information please call 315-464-6052.

            S       Y       R       A   C   U   S   E   ,      N   E   W         Y    O     R    K



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 in the spotlight...                                                                                                        Did You Know?
                                                                                                                            • In 1999, University Hospital
                                                                                                                              had 1,874,155 pounds of dirty
                                      S U N Y       U p s t a t e        M e d i c a l         U n i v e r s i t y
                                                                                                                              linen washed. That’s about
                                                                                                                              6,000 pounds per day, six
 Margaret Turk, MD                           Dr. Turk earned her                                                              days per week. The average
                                          medical degree and                                                                  family of four produces
 receives OSU Alumni
                                          completed her residency in                                                          between 50 and 60 pounds of
 Award                                                                                                                        dirty linen per week or about
                                          physical medicine and
    The Ohio State University             rehabilitation at OSU. She                                                          3,100 pounds per year.
 (OSU) College of Medicine                was the 2000 AAPM&R                                                               • Upstate Medical University
 and Public Health honored                Annual Assembly Chair,                                                              qualifies for a discount rate
 Margaret Turk, MD, with                  serves on the AAPM&R                                                                from the U.S. Postal Service.
 an alumni achievement                    Business/Practice Committee,                                                        The rate we would pay for
 award during its 47th                    and is a director of the                                                            postage would be only 26.1
 annual alumni reunion.                   American Board of                                                                   cents per piece of mail if our
 Dr. Turk is an assistant                 Physical Medicine and                                                               envelopes were correctly
 professor of medicine at                 Rehabilitation.                                                                     labeled. The envelopes need
 Upstate Medical University.
                                                                                                                              to be typed or computer gen-
                                                                                  Margaret Turk, MD                           erated - not hand written. If
                                                                                                                              you use a window envelope
                                                                                                                              for your mailings, nothing
                                                                                                                              other than the name and the
     A message from the Ambassadors                                • If you spot someone smoking in
                                                                                                                              address can be showing. If
                                                                or near University Hospital entrances,
        Maintaining a clean and healthy                                                                                       this happens, we pay 33 cents
                                                                please remind them that University
     environment is a vital part of University                                                                                per piece even if it is typed.
                                                                Hospital is smoke-free institution, but
     Hospital’s mission.                                                                                                      If you have questions on
                                                                one which has, as a courtesy, designated
        • Please do not smoke in or near                                                                                      comments on other saving
                                                                smoking sites.
     University Hospital entrances. (Smoke                                                                                    ideas for the mail center
                                                                   • Please find an appropriate way of
     can harm our patients who have difficulty                                                                                please contact Brenda
                                                                disposing your cigarette. It is not suit-
     breathing). If you must smoke, please                                                                                    Rodriguez, Mail Services
                                                                able or healthy to toss cigarettes on the
     take advantage of University Hospital’s
                                                                floor or on the ground. Thank you.                            Supervisor, at 464-5328.
     designated smoking areas.




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