Edward Hospital Nurse Residency Program Achieves Accreditation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) with distinction
Congratulations to the Edward Hospital Nurse Residency Program which has been accredited with distinction as a Practice Transition Program by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation in Practice Transition Programs.
Accreditation with Distinction is the highest recognition awarded by the ANCC’s Accreditation Program.
ANCC Practice Transition Accreditation validates hospital residency or fellowship programs that transition registered nurses and advanced practice registered nurses into new practice settings that meet rigorous, evidence-based standards for quality and excellence. Nurses in accredited transition programs, like Edward Hospital’s Nurse Residency Program, experience curricula that promote the acquisition of knowledge, skills and professional behaviors necessary to deliver safe, high-quality care.
Accreditation is granted for four years. Elmhurst Hospital earned Accreditation with Distinction in 2019. Both hospitals should be very proud to offer Nurse Residency Programs that exemplify a global standard and demonstrate excellence in transitioning graduate nurses to new practice settings.
Dr. Schriedel named Chief Medical Officer for Edward Medical Group
Dr. Adam Schriedel has been named Chief Medical Officer for Edward Medical Group.
In his new role, Dr. Schriedel will have oversight for our employed primary care and specialty physicians within Edward Medical Group. In collaboration with the physician practices and hospital leadership, he will assist in leading the strategic and operational aspects of the EHV ambulatory network which include:
- A focus on expanding ambulatory patient volumes
- Improving the care delivery environment
- Enhancing the use of administrative and clinical data to improve patient care across the continuum
- Working with our physician leaders to improve integration and enhance governance to help connect the continuum of care
- Improving the work life and practice environment for engaged staff and physicians
- Improving patient quality outcomes, utilization and safety within the EHV ambulatory network
Dr. Schriedel is an internal medicine physician who trained at Loyola and started his career at Edward Medical Group 12 years ago. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Chicago and proceeded with Medical School at University of Illinois – Chicago.
Dr. Schriedel has had multiple leadership roles within Edward-Elmhurst Health including Medical Director of EMG – Primary care and is also current president-elect of the Edward Medical Staff.
Edward and Elmhurst Hospital EDs Honored with ENA Lantern Award
Congratulations to the Emergency Departments at Edward and Elmhurst Hospitals for being among just 25 hospitals that received the Emergency Nurses Association Lantern award.
Edward, which was also recognized in 2011, 2014 and 2017, is one of only two hospitals in the country to be honored four times. This is Elmhurst Hospital’s first Lantern Award.
Edward and Elmhurst Hospitals are two of only five EDs in Illinois with Lantern recognition, which is valid for three years.
This award recognizes emergency departments that demonstrate excellent practice and innovative performance through leadership, education, advocacy and research and is named in honor of Florence Nightingale, who worked to improve and change nursing in the 19th century.
Examples of the outstanding work from Lantern recipients include decreasing mislabeled specimens, mock delivery simulations and patient-specific safety care plans.
The Emergency Nurses Association is the premier professional nursing association dedicated to defining the future of emergency nursing through advocacy, education, research, innovation, and leadership.
Edward, Elmhurst earn A’s for hospital safety from The Leapfrog Group
Edward Hospital and Elmhurst Hospital each earned an A in The Leapfrog Group’s Spring 2019 Hospital Safety Grades.
Elmhurst Hospital is one of only 41 hospitals in the U.S. to achieve an A in every update since Leapfrog began the Hospital Safety Grades in the spring of 2012. To see details of Edward and Elmhurst’s A grades, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.
The Leapfrog Group is a national organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers.
Leapfrog uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D or F grade twice a year to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms among patients in their care.
Jewel Walk-in Clinics Closing
Three Jewel Walk-In Clinics located in Bensenville Jewel-Osco, River Forest Jewel-Osco, and Wheaton Jewel-Osco have been closed due to COVID, but now will be closing permanently.
Lower than expected revenue, combined with low downstream activity are some of the reasons for closure. Each of the closing locations, has another EEH, WIC or IC location within proximity – which enables EEH redirect patient care.
Ambulatory locations continue to be evaluated based on several criteria, including revenue and downstream, but also opportunities to consolidate services – where we already have space.
CME Program Accreditation
Congratulations to the CME department for earning Accreditation with Commendation from the Illinois State Medical Society!
On October 18th the CME department submitted a 200+ page application for Edward-Elmhurst Health’s CME program reaccreditation and on February 7th EEH had a site survey with the Illinois State Medical Society (ISMS).
ISMS reviewed the application, interviewed leadership, committee members, and staff and met on May 20th to review their findings.
After the review EEH received a call from, Jean Hebeisen, Director of Education, Accreditation and Licensure with the news the EEH has been granted Accreditation with Commendation.
This is the highest accreditation status, accompanied by a six-year term of accreditation to provide CME activities providing AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. CME Providers must demonstrate compliance with all accreditation criteria 1 through13, and additionally criteria 23 through36 plus at least one outcome criteria from 36 to 38 in order to achieve accreditation with commendation.
The committee made several findings of best practice for our organization:
• Criterion 11 – The provider analyzes changes in learners performance achieved as a result of the program’s activities/educational interventions;
• Criterion 28 – There was collaboration with other organizations to more effectively address population health issues;
Additionally, best practice comments from ISMS included:
• The Exhibitor Agreement used is an excellent example of clarifying the conditions and expectations of participation as an exhibitor in CME.
• The use of the CloudCME® software to assess intent to change practice, realize change, conduct learner evaluations of activities, allows user remote access, and provides ongoing evaluation of outcomes was identified as best practice.
• The CME Committee has diverse representation of many disciplines as well as ongoing input from local organizations and community health partners.
• Examples of collaboration provided in the application were excellent and identified as best practice of a culture of collaboration.
The Illinois State Medical Society described EEH’s CME Program as a well-established, outstanding program that was well-supported with input from a wide range of disciplines.
They stated it was clearly valued by the organization and dedicated to quality care and use of data and evidence-based practice, and although it has seen significant change and growth over the accreditation term, the program has continued to creatively adapt to the rapid changes.
EEH Infection Control and Prevention Team named to Crain’s 2020 Notable Health Care Heroes
The Edward-Elmhurst Health Infection Control & Prevention team is featured as one of Crain’s 2020 Notable Health Care Heroes that recognizes doctors, nurses, EMTs, home health care providers, janitors and others on the front lines providing care and services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The EEH Infection Control & Prevention team includes Dr. David Beezhold, Dr. Jonathan Pinsky, Mary Anderson, Annemarie Schmocker, Sara Czechowicz, Deb Diamond, Denise Ferris and Kate Prueitt.
As all of us at EEH would attest, this fine group has been instrumental in lending expertise to guide nearly every decision made to help the system handle the COVID-19 situation with safety at the forefront.
See the second page of the list of honorees.
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI)
Edward-Elmhurst Health is committed to promoting an inclusive culture - one where open discussion, diversity of thought and respect for one another is encouraged, appreciated and valued.
Inclusion is an important part of transforming the healthcare experience, making it more safe, seamless and personal.
On September 19, the Epic upgrade will make it possible for us to collect additional personal information from patients regarding sex, gender, preferred and legal names, and personal pronoun preferences. Collecting this important sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) information enables us to further understand and connect with our patients and to create more effective, safe and personal care plans. All employees at Edward-Elmhurst Health will receive SOGI cultural competency training.
Education has been developed to support you with SOGI cultural competency, and you are encouraged to participate in one or more of the following opportunities:
1) For all physicians, APNs and PAs, a one-hour for-credit pre-recorded video course featuring additional context and discussion will be available in September through CloudCME™.
2) Interactive Zoom courses, also for credit, will be offered as needed and publicized to you as they become available.
3) For employed physicians, a 15-minute non-credit slide show is available through HealthStream.
4) For independent (non-employed) physicians, a 15-minute non-credit slide show is available through CloudCME™.
Please watch your email for course availability in the weeks ahead. If you have any questions about the education being offered, please contact one of the medical directors: Bob Payton, Dan Sullivan or Susan Ahmari.
Sohal Patel, MD - Neurology
Joseph Venturini, MD - Interventional Cardiology
Manan Naik, DO - Interventional Cardiology
Hazem Alhawasli, MD - Interventional Cardiology
Michael Kimes, MD - Family Medicine
Areeb Siddiquie, MD - Anesthesiology
Prerana Reddy, MD - Pediatrics
Anna Kast, DO - Internal Medicine/Hospitalist
Jairus Lukose, MD - Internal Medicine/Hospitalist
Mehnaz Imran, MD - Internal Medicine/Hospitalist
Arpit Patel, MD - Family Medicine
Asrar Ahmed, DO - Internal Medicine/Hospitalist
Konny Ruo, MD - Anesthesiology
Anurag Mehrotra, MD - Pulmonary Disease
Zachary Rubin, MD - Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
Asim Khan, DO - Anesthesiology
Tedi Vlahu, MD - Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery
Roxane Holt, MD - Maternal Fetal Medicine
Maulik Patel, DO - Internal Medicine/Hospitalist
Vicki Zhu Jun Bing, MD - Anesthesiology
Sarah Plunkett, DO - Pediatrics/Hospitalist
Brian Fagan, MD - Radiology Diagnostic
Robina Iqbal, MD - Internal Medicine/Hospitalist
Sonal Varma, DO - Internal Medicine
Reem Beckerly, DO - Sleep Medicine
Sheetal Mehta, MD - Dermatology
Daniel Yousif, MD - Anesthesiology
Blake Garrett, MD,DDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Katrina Nguyen, DO - Emergency Medicine
Christopher Jeziorkowski, MD - Emergency Medicine
Diego Villacis, MD - Orthopedic Surgery
Sheila Barry, MD,PhD - Infectious Disease
William Davis, MD - Orthopedic Surgery
Zankhana Desai, MD - Neonatal Perinatal Medicine
Kevin Jackson, MD - Neurological Surgery
Farrukh Chaudhry, MD - Neurology
Daniel Grzegorek, DO - Internal Medicine
Carmelita Colbert, MD - Rheumatology
Sarah Kalari, MD - Family Medicine
Silpa Katta, MD - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Sana Hoda, DO - Pediatrics
Diana Mitchell, MD - Pediatric Critical Care Medicine