Outcomes December 2017 Newsletter

8 Professional Excellence - Einstein Lecture Series SHIRA DORON, MD, MS, FIDSA Anitimicrobial Steward Associate Hospital Epidemiologist Division of Geographic Medicine and Infection Diseases Tufts Medical Center Second Annual Respiratory Symposium Barlow Respiratory Hospital second annual Respiratory Symposium at the hospital’s Williams Hall was again completely sold out. The symposium is a day of targeted learning for the Respiratory Care practitioner designed to promote standards of practice in patient safety, expand innovative critical thinking skills and advance the profession of Respiratory Care Practitioner with a multidisciplinary approach to Respiratory Care. The symposium fee includes parking, breakfast, lunch and 6 CEUS for Respiratory Therapists, Registered Nurses and Licensed Vocational Nurses. With such demand for the coursework, the 2018 Respiratory Symposium will move to a larger venue. Save the Date OCTOBER 22, 2018 Barlow Respiratory Hospital Respiratory Symposium at the California Endowment. More information will be available soon on our website barlowhospital.org The Hans E. Einstein, MD Memorial Lectureship is an annual CME accredited scientific lecture series for pulmonary / critical care professionals held on the historic Barlow Respiratory Hospital campus. The evening is presented by the Hospital and the Center for Outcomes & Value (formerly known as the Barlow Respiratory Research Center), led by Dr. David Nelson and Meg Hassenpflug, MS, RD, FCCM and features a visiting professor. The lecture series is an opportunity for our pulmonary / critical care community to join colleagues for an educational evening that honors the late Hans E. Einstein, MD for his pioneering contributions and longstanding dedication to the advancement of medicine. A cousin of Albert Einstein, Dr. Einstein served Barlow as Medical Director and CEO, and as a member of Barlow’s Board of Directors. He devoted more than half a century to diagnosing and treating tuberculosis, AIDS and Valley Fever. The lecture was presented January 10, 2018 with esteemed Guest Lecturer Dr. Shira Doron of Tufts University School of Medicine, an award winning scholar on the topic of Antimicrobial Stewardship in the Long-Term Care Hospital. For information: Contact Meg Stearn Hassenpflug, MS, RD, FCCM Director of Outcomes and Value - 213.202.6863 Barlow and You – Ways to Give Rebecca Suter, Director of Development, Barlow Hospital Foundation As we enter the new year, I find myself thinking – like many of you – about the past year and what the future might hold. Like the many generations before us who have passed through the hallways and walked the grounds at Barlow Respiratory Hospital as patients, visitors, or employees, we can be wrapped up in the daily stress of our lives and sometimes forget that kindness and giving go a lot further than the opposite. I have come to cherish the time I spend here at the Barlow Foundation. I fight LA traffic to get here, but once I am here I encounter people who truly believe in and are committed to the work they do. Every patient and every family receives the uniquely personalized care Barlow Respiratory Hospital is known for. We are a small, specialty hospital, working together as a team, as interconnected as family. From the CEO to the cafeteria server, people are kind, respectful, and proudly support Barlow’s mission to make a positive difference in the lives of individuals with chronic critical illnesses and complex respiratory conditions in post-acute settings. At Barlow, I am surrounded by people who give more than their jobs require, and it is inspiring. Whatever Barlow means to you, I hope that you will renew your commitment to support us in the new year and continue to help us as we strive each day to fulfill our mission. There are many ways you can support Barlow, from making a tax deductible contribution to planned giving. Please make the choice to support Barlow Foundation today! Contributions/Gifts Tax Deductible Contribution : this is the most direct and easiest way to support Barlow. You can donate online or send a check made payable to Barlow Foundation: Barlow Foundation 2000 Stadium Way Los Angeles, CA 90026 You can also choose to make your gift a recurring one! Legacy Gift : a planned strategy that allows you to support Barlow while protecting your estate and gaining possible tax advantages. If this is an option that appeals to you, call 213- 202-6840. Tribute & Memorial Gifts : this time of year is the perfect opportunity to honor a loved one, a special caregiver, or physician by making a donation to Barlow Foundation in their name. For more information, please call 213-202-6840. 9 Breathmobile Serves Children at Barlow Barlow Respiratory Hospital partners with LA County Department of Health Services LAC+USC Breathmobile, a mobile pediatric health clinic to serve low income children with asthma. “At Barlow Respiratory Hospital, whenever we see children on our campus, they are generally gathered in response to a loved one’s medical crisis. It’s heartwarming to see a family come together to support a loved one in our care, and a little bit sad. Now, with this new partnership, we will see children and families at Barlow to access the care of the asthma experts with the Breathmobile. I am looking forward to seeing children getting the medical care and attention they need and becoming healthier and happier.” - David Nelson, M.D Barlow Van Nuys Celebrates 10 Years Barlow Respiratory Hospital satellite opened as a specialty service in Valley Presbyterian Hospital in February 2007 and remains the only LTACH serving the San Fernando Valley. “With this location,we are better able to serve patients closer to home, which improves the experience for families.” Amit Mohan, CEO, Barlow Respiratory Hospital. Opening day ceremony welcomed educational leaders, medical experts from the Breathmobile team and LA Dodgers Alum Alfred ‘Al’ Ferrara.