Outcomes December 2017 Newsletter

In This Issue 01 A Few Words About OUTCOMES Amit Mohan, CEO and David Nelson, MD 02 Grateful Patients THANK YOU BARLOW! 03 Looking Forward with Our Legacy Amit Mohan, CEO 04 Why Barlow Matters – A conversation with our BOARD MEMBERS, Diane Naegele and Nancy Katayama 06 A Hero Among Us Nursing Residency 07 Physicians’ Perspective David Nelson, MD and Scott Sasse, MD 08 Professional Excellence Einstein Lecture Series Respiratory Symposium 09 Barlow and You – Ways to Give Barlow in the Community The Legacy Issue Our Barlow main campus continues to undergo a transformation. From the meditation and herb gardens, to new furnishings in the library and fresh paint on the cottages, we’re working to make this a place of pride for our staff and a soothing environment to the families who visit us. Our newly landscaped entry garden, featuring drought tolerant plants and new walkways welcomes the community and preserves precious water resources. Before After Welcome Rebecca Suter We are pleased to welcome Rebecca Suter as Interim Director of Development for Barlow Foundation. Rebecca is a versatile professional with a diverse background in communications management, development, and fundraising. She has over two decades of leadership experience and has worked in the nexus of the political, non-profit and business sectors. A native of West Virginia, Rebecca lives in Los Angeles with her teenage daughter. 1 A Few Words on Outcomes Dear Friends, We hope this special issue helps you better understand why Barlow matters and how each of our Barlow team members work to achieve the best possible outcomes for our patients and their families. Barlow Respiratory Hospital has published our first Outcomes Book which illustrates the quality of specialized intensive care we provide for chronically critically ill and medically complex patients. We are pioneers in the care of ventilator-dependent patients and have treated and liberated more patients from prolonged mechanical ventilation than any other hospital in the nation. This commitment to expertise and innovation are the foundation of our values of continuous improvement, collaboration, efficiency and respect. Outcomes of care go beyond treatments, timeframes, and survival. For a ventilator-dependent patient, the ability to breathe on their own is the most important outcome for them. Experience a glimpse of the impact such outcomes can have in the “Thank You Barlow” section. Barlow touches each of us in a very personal way. Your generosity supports the outcomes that bring families together for the holidays, to talk and laugh with one another again. We invite you to honor the memory of a loved one or celebrate a milestone with a gift to Barlow Respiratory Hospital. With best wishes for the happiest new year, Amit Mohan, PhD, FACHE, FACMPE President & Chief Executive Officer Barlow Respiratory Hospital David R. Nelson, MD Medical Director Barlow Respiratory Hospital PUBLISHER Julia Robinson Shimizu EDITORIAL Deborah Grady DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT Rebecca Suter BARLOW RESPIRATORY HOSPITAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS Michael D. Berger | Chair Diane Naegele | Vice Chair Jason Zayon, CPA | Secretary/Treasurer Bradford M. Bolger Earl E. Gales, Jr. Azmy Ghaly, MD Eric Kleerup, MD John Van Dyke, MD Daniel Weinstein Amit Mohan, PhD, FACHE, FACMPE David R. Nelson, MD BARLOW FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS David R. Nelson, MD | Chair Boyd Hudson | Vice-Chair Amit Mohan, PhD | President Nancy Katayama | Secretary Brian D. Bartholomew Philip J. Fagan, MD Sheraly Khwaja O’Donnell Iselin Sergio Delgadillo Prem Raniga Eric Hogensen Ruben Gonzalez EMAIL foundation@barlowhospital.org WEBSITE www.barlowhospital.org ON THE COVER: Photograph of Nancy Katayama, Foundation Board (L) and Diane Naegle, Barlow Group / Hospital Board (R) at Barlow Main campus Library Cover Cover Photo by: Graham Streeter Outcomes 2017