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Weekly Progress Notes, October 10, 2018


Special congratulations to our two physicians who ran the Army 10 Miler this weekend

Delia Fine, internist at Bethesda Physicians, Bethesda and a member of our Medical staff since 2005, finished the race in under 2 hours. Todd Templeman, Emergency Medicine and a member of our medical staff since 2012, finished the race in 1 hour 42 minutes.

The Antimicrobial Stewardship web page (accessible from SHIP) has been updated

You can now see the latest C. diff guidelines, influenza surveillance, and infection control resources. As always, links to our local and JHH antibiotic guidelines are included. More information can be found here.

Mandatory Flu Vaccinations Beginning October 8, 2018

We will offer free flu vaccine clinics to our employees, physicians, and volunteers as we have done every year, at various locations and times for your convenience. The flu clinic schedule and a detailed “Frequently Asked Questions” document will be placed on the SHIP Intranet or can be obtained from your manager.  Those who receive the flu vaccine outside of Suburban Hospital will be required to provide documentation to Employee Health.  The final flu clinic will be held on November 16, 2018. The deadline for vaccination and documentation is also November 16, 2018.

Learn more here.

Diamond Ball on December 1

Don’t miss your chance to attend Suburban Hospital’s 75th Anniversary Diamond Ball on December 1 at the Bethesda Hyatt.  Sponsorships available at  Special thanks to all the physicians at JHCP Heart Care for stepping up as a lead (Sapphire) sponsor!  The Axis Healthcare Group and Dr. Pamela Wright also recently joined the list of physician sponsors of this important event.

Free! Freedom From Smoking Classes in the Community

Please share this great information with your patients.  Suburban has partnered with JHCP and the Town of Poolesville to present Freedom from Smoking courses in the community at no cost to the participant.

Details are here.  Call 301-896-2334 with questions.

October 2018 Medical Staff Calendar: Click here


Suburban Hospital CME Upcoming Symposia

Breakfast and lunch are included | All have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

Updates in Head and Neck Cancer Featuring the Dr. Jay Grodin Memorial Lecture

Click here for the brochure.

  •   Date – October 27, 2018
  •   Time – 7:30 am – 5:00 p.m.
  •   8 CME credits
  •   Fee:  $25

Register here

Johns Hopkins Medicine Continuing Medical Education Series

October 11: Surgical Grand Rounds—to access please click here. Find more information here.

October 12: Medical Grand Rounds—to access please click here. Find more information here.


Tip of the Week: Updates to Medication Discontinue Reasons

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