A More Seamless Healthcare Experience
We’ve now have a way to make life even easier for our patients through our new MyEEHealth™ mobile app which combines the ease of MyChart® with quick access to our convenient services, including appointment scheduling, wait times, find-a-doctor and health risk assessments.
You will be seeing a lot of buzz through a new 18-24 month Healthcare Can be Easier campaign that will include digital billboards, print, Pace bus ads, online ads, radio and Spotify. It is even the cover story of our Healthy Driven magazine coming out this month.
Through the new MyEEHealthTM app patients can:
• Log in to MyChart® for direct access to a secure online patient portal.
• Schedule an appointment for a test, procedure or doctor visit, including the next available one.
• Find a doctor using our advanced search tool to match their needs with the right doctor.
• Check wait times at our Walk-In Clinics, Immediate Care Centers and Emergency Departments.
• Take a health risk assessment to quickly gauge their risk for a variety of health conditions and get suggested next steps.
The MyEEHealthTM app simply makes healthcare easier to navigate. It’s part of our mission to make our patients’ experience more safe, seamless and personal.
Please encourage your patients to download the app today to take advantage of all the features it offers and gain a better understanding of how this new digital tool works for our patients.
Dr. Jeffrey Fitzer opens new office in Hinsdale
Dr. Jeffrey Fitzer, OB-GYN with Elmhurst Clinic, is now seeing patients at the Edward-Elmhurst Health Center in Hinsdale in addition to his offices in Addison and North Elmhurst.
Dr. Fitzer is accepting new patients at Edward-Elmhurst Health Centers in Hinsdale at 8 Salt Creek Lane, Addison at 303 W. Lake St. and North Elmhurst at 755 N. York St.
Dr. Fitzer also sees patients in the West Medical Office Building on the Elmhurst Hospital campus, 133 W. Brush Hill Rd. To make an appointment, call (331) 221-9007 or visit www.EEHealth.org/find-a-doctor.
Dr. Fitzer earned his medical degree from the University of Illinois-College of Medicine and completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Illinois Masonic Medical Center.
Dr. Fitzer offers a full range of obstetric and gynecologic services, including preconceptual counseling and complete prenatal care (both low- and high-risk pregnancies), well-woman care including annual exams and contraception, as well as gynecologic surgery (including minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures and robotics), and menopause care, in addition to speaking Spanish.
Elmhurst Clinic is a multi-specialty medical group with more than 100 physicians who practice in more than 20 specialties at 13 locations in Elmhurst, Addison, Bloomingdale, Lombard, Naperville, Oak Park, Hinsdale and Westchester. For more information, visit www.EEHealth.org/ElmhurstClinic.
Midwifery & Women’s Health of Elmhurst Clinic expands to Hinsdale
Mary Saracco, APN, CNM is accepting patients at the Midwifery & Women’s Health of Elmhurst Clinic new office in Hinsdale at 8 Salt Creek Lane in the Edward-Elmhurst Health Center.
Mary Saracco and the certified nurse midwives (CNMs) of the Elmhurst Clinic are Advanced Practice Nurses, licensed by the state of Illinois, who specialize in low-risk pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum care. They also provide alternative comfort measures for birth, such as warm water immersion for labor and birth (water birth) and the use of nitrous oxide for pain relief.
The Elmhurst Clinic midwives deliver babies exclusively at Elmhurst Hospital, where they provide individualized care, blend traditional and alternative therapies, support patient choices, cultural preferences and unique needs.
In addition, Elmhurst Clinic midwives provide women’s health services such as annual exams (Pap smears, HPV screenings, infection testing/treatment), breast exams, mammography referrals and menopausal care. Midwives see women of all ages and life stages – adolescence through menopause and beyond.
Midwifery & Women’s Health of Elmhurst Clinic has offices in Elmhurst, Hinsdale, Lombard and Oak Park with care provided by CNMs Jenna Haeberle, Michelle Jackowski, Brigitte Raahauge, Mary Saracco and Marybeth Waldorf.
Dr. Fadi Dahdaleh completes 20 daVinci cases
Dr. Fadi Dahdaleh achieved a tremendous milestone by reaching the 20 daVinci case goal, having completed a variety of surgical oncology cases using the daVinci technology.
Dr. Dahdaleh has used the daVinci technology to complete the following types of procedures:
- Distal pancreatectomy
- Liver resection
- Common bile duct exploration
Dr. Dahdaleh was trained on the daVinci system in his residency and fellowship.
By reaching this milestone, Dr. Dahdaleh becomes active in the daVinci surgeon Locator Website. This service is available to all daVinci surgeons who achieve and maintain a minimum of 20 daVinci cases in a rolling 12-month period.
Epic Upgrade - April 4
Edward-Elmhurst Health will be performing an Epic Upgrade on April 4th. Highlighted below are a few impactful enhancements coming with this upgrade.
Storyboard is a redesign of the workspace to provide quicker access to key details and common actions without switching screens. Information that used to appear in the patient header now appears in Storyboard on the left-side of the screen, where it is easier to read and less likely to be truncated. Activity tabs have moved to the top of the screen.
Key information can be reviewed at a glance, while additional details can be viewed by hovering or clicking to take action. Each Storyboard is unique to user’s specialty. Basic information consistent among all users will be towards the top and specialty-focused information appears towards the bottom. Users can personalize their workspace view with the Customize button.
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Code status orders are now consistent with the language on the Physician’s Order for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST) form. DNAR (Do Not Attempt Resuscitation) orders have replaced DNR orders to provide a more accurate description as it does not imply success.
The new code status orders available are:
• Full Code
• DNAR/Full treatment
• DNAR/Selective treatment
• DNAR/Comfort care
Code status details and the POLST form can be found within a patient’s chart by clicking on the code status in Storyboard.
SGN – Sex, Gender, and Name
Epic has delivered a tool set focused on providing a culturally sensitive, inclusive, and clinically relevant experience for our patients. Gender identity, sexual orientation, and preferred name can now be documented using a SmartForm available in Storyboard and certain navigators.
The patient’s preferred name with the legal last name will be displayed in Storyboard above the patient’s legal name. The full SGN details can be viewed by hovering over the patient’s sex.
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Julia Afridi, D.O., ABIHM graduates from Leading Integrative Medicine Fellowship
Dr. Julia Afridi recently graduated from the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine, at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson.
Dr. Afridi, a board-certified Family Medicine Physician practicing in Hinsdale and Elmhurst, specializes in Integrative Family Medicine and has spent five years serving the local community.
Dr. Afridi joins an elite group of practitioners to have initiated studies with this internationally recognized integrative medicine program.
Launched in 1997 by integrative medicine pioneer Andrew Weil, MD, the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine is a 1,000-hour, two-year distance-learning program for physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
Elmhurst Hospital earns national recognition for knee and hip replacement
As part of its Blue Distinction Specialty Care program, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois has selected Elmhurst Hospital as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement.
The Blue Distinction Center designations signify that the knee and hip replacement program at Elmhurst Hospital meets nationally established selection criteria by demonstrating expertise in delivering quality specialty care, safely and effectively.
Hospitals designated as Blue Distinction Centers for Knee and Hip Replacement demonstrate expertise in total knee and total hip replacement surgeries, resulting in fewer patient complications and hospital readmissions. Designated hospitals must also maintain national accreditation.
In addition, hospitals designated as Blue Distinction Centers+ are, on average, 20 percent more cost-efficient in an episode of care compared to other hospitals.
Knee and hip replacement procedures are among the fastest growing medical treatments in the U.S., according to studies published in the June 2014 Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.
The Physicians’ role in the opioid initiative
Reducing opioid use is a priority in our organization and community.
Making an impact can only occur with the vigilance, commitment, and participation of our physicians. EEH is currently participating in the Alternatives to Opioids (ALTO) project, Medication-Assisted Therapy (MAT), community take-back, denaturing kit distribution, and Naloxone co-prescribing to name a few.
Read more about these initiatives here, to see how you can make an impact in reducing opioid use.
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Michael Hoeh, MD - Urology
Rehan Hussain, MD - Ophthalmology
Hurmina Muqtadar, MD - Vascular Neurology
Kent M. Shinozaki, DDS - Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Peter McQueen, MD - Orthopedic Surgery
Paul David Metzger, MD - Orthopedic Surgery
Jeffrey A. Cabotaje, MD - Pediatrics
Daniel D. Jimenez, DO - Emergency Medicine
Maria Romano McGann, DO - Orthopedic Surgery
Kiran C. Rajmane, MD - Radiology
Elizabeth M. Wollensak, DO - Pediatrics
Nicholas S. Yunez, MD - Family Medicine
Zankhana M. Desai, MD - Neonatal Perinatal Medicine